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RATINGS: 2806   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 uncleís 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 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 jesusí 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 (2723) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours golden with a white head. Intense hop aroma. Grapefruit, pine, floral, citrus. Full bodied. First sip: oh thatís 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. Thereís still a nice balance of honey and toffee malts. Medium body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2009
DLD 2009, and thanks to Ughsmash for getting me a glassful: It poured a golden amber body with a decent, sustained head. The aroma was a hop-headís treat - floral, pine, tart citrus, zest, earth... The flavor almost matched that with a flavorful hop bitterness almost balanced by a light caramel sweetness. The finish was dry with a prolonged bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Very seductive DIPA. Pours a peachy amber to golden color with white head that starts thick and dissipates to a thin layer that lasts well. Lace is present. Nose is the best feature of this ale. I get an appetizing tropical fruit, and perhaps we could call it candied tropical fruit like in those tropical versions of trail mix, where you might get some coconut thrown in for good measure. Iím also picking up something that is in the direction of mango with pineapple. Taste is grassy and dry up front, with a reflexive mouth pucker from the hops leaping across the palate. Not a lot of malt here, and the alcohol is amazingly subdued. The hoplover will relish this one but if youíre not into the style I can see why some see it as too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours a golden, slightly rosey color with thick whitish head. Aroma is vibrant with citrus and floral hoppiness and a slight earthiness. Flavor is nearly untouchable, simply bursting with resinous citrus and floral hoppiness. Iíve never experienced a beer with a larger number of flavors within its hop profile. It just seems to change from the first drop to minutes after the last gulp. Unreal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear light golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is near perfect hops very floral and earthy. Wow this is everything I want and expect from a west coast IPA. Powerfull hop presence without being overwhelming balances nicely with itís caramel malt base. Dry slightly bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ashbob90210 (3) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2009 does not count
On tap. The best it can get when it comes to IPA aroma and taste. If it is on tap at a bar you are at and do not order this beer, there is something wrong with you.

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