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RATINGS: 2781   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Huge aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is similar to aroma with a finish that is almost sweet, although that’s probably only in comparison to the bitterness on the front end. The most well balanced Double IPA I’ve encountered

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2009
Bottled, thanks vode! Copper color. Pungent hop aroma with pine, lemon, apricot, dank and black currant. The flavor follows the aroma with strong yet soft bitterness. Great long aftertaste. Even the mouthfeel is rich in hop polyphenols. This is all about hops, and almost perfect as such. Hard to say how this could be better. Thanks vode for a fresh bottle (Brewed March 2009).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1106) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Thanks hophead22. Pours orange with a frothy off white head. Huge pine aroma with some citrusy grapefruit and floral notes, but predominantly pine. Flavor very consistant with the aroma heavy pine. Slightly under-carbonated , however otherwise I model to be followed for other iipa’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rustyham (1835) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
not really hoppy enough for a regular IPA, much les and Imp. IPA. It’s almost as if Sam Adams had brewed it. Thanks to either Daknole, Oakes, or Beershine- bottle was open when I got there.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Poured a golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is amazing, floral, citrus, piney, it is like walking through a hop farm, exquisite. The flavor is complex, you get some pine from the hop still, a little malt but mostly hop. This is a great beer for a hop head, I can find nothing to dislike about this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FedorStout (16) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Hopheads unite this beer kicks ass.Pours a golden color with a small white head. A great aroma of some fresh fresh hops. Tastes of hops citrus and some pine. Some bitterness in the finish wow i lub dis beer ya smellz me

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pour is deceptive. It looks thicker than it actually is. Head is small and dissipates fast in the golden orange brew. Consistent lacing as it gets drinked. Smells like pine trees, hops, and jesus’ eyes. Taste is out of this world. Perfectly crafted, perfectly balanced, not too bitter, but the hops are put on a pedestal on this one. Slight hints of grapefruit. Mouthfeel is great, it sticks to your lips just slightly, carbonated perfectly so it bubbles all over your tongue. Not too heavy to make it hard to drink, but not too light that the flavor leaves. The taste of this one lingers for a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours golden with a white head. Intense hop aroma. Grapefruit, pine, floral, citrus. Full bodied. First sip: oh that’s nice... Hops galore. Citrus, pine, floral, grapefruit, grass, light sweet malts, some honey. Truly an outstanding DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pours blonde, white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty and fruity (grapefruit). Taste, hoppy, lots of citrus and grapefruits flavors, giving a light bitter taste. There is a sublte light malty / caramel presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Bottle thanks to DuffManSW. Gold pour with a slight pink tint and a big loose white head with lots of lacing. Lots of bright citrus and bubblegum ester aroma with notes of honey, toffee, and lemon grass. The hop profile is much more bitter and piny than the aroma. There’s still a nice balance of honey and toffee malts. Medium body with soft carbonation.

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