Name – Pliny the Elder
Country – United States
Type – American Double IPA
Appearance – Poured an ever so slight hazy yellow color with a decent white head. It left a good amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell – Big grapefruit and other citrus hops in the nose.
Taste – More grapefruit hops with some pine flavor present as well. It has a decent malt backing to it.
This one tends to be one of the most sought after beers by beer geeks. I’ve oddly had the pleasure of trying it on three separate occasions in the past couple weeks. While it is good I do believe it is over hyped. I always enjoy the big IPAs with lots of grapefruit hops and this one definitely delivered that. I don’t know I guess I just prefer Maharaja as my favorite DIPA so far.
Don’t forget that I reviewed this at Dos Beerigos as well on their scale and it can be read here.
Overall Grade – B+