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RATINGS: 2679   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Pliny the Elder was a Roman naturalist, scholar, historian, traveler, officer, and writer. Although not considered his most important work, Pliny and his contemporaries created the botanical name for hops, "lupus Salictarius", meaning wolf among scrubs." Hops at that time grew wild among willows, much like a wolf in the forest. Later the current botanical name, humulus Lupulus, was adopted. Pliny died in 79 AD while observing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. He was immortalized by his nephew, Pliny the Younger, who continued his uncle’s legacy by documenting much of what he observed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder, the beer, is brewed with 40% more malt and over twice the amount of hops as compared to our already hoppy IPA.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Hey look at that, a beer I rated on paper 9 months ago and it was just too darned special to enter right away.... so here goes for 2400!
A bottle bottle generously bonused to me by ineedbeer within maybe a week or two of it’s bottling date!
The beer pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head and a nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is piney and herbaceous. There are some fruit forward elements like pine and orange-peel, a little mild alcohol character slips in there as well. The beer is remarkably aromatic and hoppy.

The flavor is piney with some big citrus character. The bitterness is fairly high, but it’s not unbalanced, astringent or unpleasant in any way. Lots of grapefruit flavor, the alcohol character is very mild and some nice flavors of melon rind and honey are very light but complimentary to the whole.

The mouth feel fairly prickly & the beer does that tongue bracing sensation that really great hoppy beers seem to do.


And now for a bonus rate:
My brother-in-law Dwain crushed this beer with me. Dwain is a Budweiser enthusiast who recently gave me a call to let me know about the new "Budweiser Black Crown"... when Dwain saw me writing notes he asked me to take down a few of his own. So here goes....
Aroma:
This beer smells like pine.

Flavor:
Really piney. Sort of salty, might be a good beer to add a little salt to.

Overall:
I’m just shocked at how good this beer tastes. This isn’t even a lager!


And now for a Lushawn bonus rate:
I’m totally shocked at how good this beer tastes. And by shocked I mean completely unsurprised in any way, shape, or form.


3.9
thomat (4144) - G�teborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, fruit, hops and bitterness. Medium to full body with a long bitter / fruity finish.

5
sunteakae05 (6) - - NOV 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 Hands down top 2 on my list! Just a fantastic beer. Aroma is great and the taste from start to finish is just A-1! Don’t give up the opportunity to drink it if you can find one in your area.

4.2
Mariox (337) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 Piękny aromat żywiczno-cytrusowo-tropikalny, aczkolwiek nie tak intensywny. W smaku wytrawne z nutą słodkich owoców tropikalnych. Na finiszu pojawia się taka grejpfrutowa goryczka, ale nie zalegająca. Wysycenie średnie, alkohol świetnie ukryty. Sporo ciała jak na IIPA, treściwe, mega pijalne. Świetny klasyk.

4.1
ChrisOfstad (334) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 0,5 litre Bottle from La Vista Liquor. Golden with medium white head. Tropical aroma with dry, Fruity bitterness!

4.6
kazooka (58) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Bottled on October 10, 2017. Piney, the aroma! Pungent and bright citrus hop scented. Faint sour dough bread. Yeast aroma similar to brie. Pours honey-colored with substantial lingering head and clear reduces to a white lace around the glass through the experience. Not overly bitter flavored with a hint of sweetness. Fizzy and refreshing carbonation softens through the glass. Long bitter and sticky finish. Medium-heavy bodied although seems deceptively light.

3.9
danielst (420) - AUSTRIA - OCT 8, 2017
On tap @ Monk's Cafe. Intense grapefruit and sweet mango aroma, a fairly sweet malty flavor, finishes with a medium bitterness. Very good IIPA.

4.1
dojken (659) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 Fat på Gabf. Klassisk dipa doft. Så väldigt balanserad o välgjord dipa. Här finns bra smaker o en god efterbeska men jag saknar något mer smaker för att den ska få riktigt höga betyg. Återdrack den på Fallande klippan o sänker den ett snäpp.

4.1
Patrik (924) - Amarillo City, - OCT 5, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 Fat GABF. Klassisk Dipa doft. Smakar klassiskt rent Dipa. Om du osäker vad som menas med klassisk? läs på tidiga Stone, Alesmith Dipor mm omdömen . Välbalanserad . Tydlig fin efterbeska . Bra Dipa men inte alls i toppnivå med de bästa som nu utvecklats senaste åren. Nu återtestad nyktert i Denver på fallande Klippan i jämförelse med annan Dipa . Måste då sänka betyget . Klassisk bra Dipa väl balanserad utan stötte komplexitet. Testa blindprovning låt dig inte luras av hype som råder kring vissa öl. Gå på smak kvalité

5
avena319 (20) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2017 Draft at brewery. This is the best double IPA I have had. There is no residual alcohol under taste with a perfect hop balance. I truly enjoy this beer.

4.7
ipa4me4u (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Hard to find even in San Diego, Ca. Gorgeous golden color. Delicious tropical, piney, citrus. Too easy drinking. Outstanding!


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