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RATINGS: 2703   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Courtesy via trade with Chewy...thanks man! I never thought I’d get to try this! Aroma was nice. Strong grapefruit hoppiness with a weird melon touch. Wow...in looking at previous ratings I see I’m not the only one who picked that up. Pour was a nice still and murky orange with lots of nice tiny particles floating around. Taste was a mix of bitter hops and a sweet honey and cantaloupe aftertaste. I want to try this on tap to see if the hops are stronger fresh. This was great, but the sweet melon thing takes away from it Either way, I’ve tried a legend!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Rating 100. Bottle pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is semi-sweet with notes of hops, gass, and melon. Taste starts with a sugary sweetness followed by hints of pine and saltiness, then finishes with a bitter hoppiness. Mouth feel is surprisingly coating and creamy. At 3 months of age the hops already seem to be fading. A strong IIPA but not the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
On draft at O’Brien’s A- Pours a clear orange gold hue, light bubbles and frosting on the top layer, big sticky lacing all over the glass S- Nose dominated by huge hops, pine and citrus proliferate throughout drinking, some floral and grass tones hang in the background, truly a olfactory hop masterpiece T- No surprise at this hop bomb, pine resin hops dominate the hop taste profile, followed by some slight citrus/grapefruit, midway enters essence of bubblegum and cotton candy, finishes dry and bitter M- Medium-bodied, oily texture coats the mouth, moderate carbonation D- Wonderfully hoppy DIPA that lives up to its reputation, well-balanced and complex hop bouquet, the alcohol is well-masked, I could drink this all night long but the extreme hops could be a barrier for others

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmm635 (957) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 Cloudy orange color with a foamy white head. Really fresh hops flood your nose, with whiffs of grass and florals. The taste is dominated by hops, but has a nice, rich malty balance. There is a real crisp finish that makes this beer so easy to drink. All-around this is a fantastic beer. Amazing balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2009
AtTornado, San Francisco - September 2006: Nice orange color, medium head, nice Chinook Hops Nose. Medium hoppy - also orange fruit taste. Medium Long lasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of pine, hops, and grass. Taste is dominated by the hops but not in an overly overt sort of way. nice and not overly carbonated. smooth. a great offering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
On tap at Russian River. Wow, I’d like to have this every day. Golden-amber color with an off-white head. Piney, delicious hops with sweet malt on the aroma. Excellent hop flavor - piney, citrusy, and a little floral - with sweet caramel malt providing that perfect balance. Smooth mouthfeel with hop oiliness. Heavenly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (439) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - FEB 3, 2009
This is a very solid offering for a double IPA. It is very hoppy, but not so overhopped that you can’t taste anything else after drinking it. It is pretty easy to drink and has an enjoyable aroma, flavor and aftertaste. There is definitely some pine and citrus mixed in with the flavor as well. A great offering if you have a while to enjoy a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle. The beer poured a slighty cloudy dark gold with a foam small head. The smell is a blast of pine and grapefruit. The taste is like the smell with a crisp finish and not too bitter. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2009
Draft @ Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA. Pours an amber/orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty grassy hoppy pine needles aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweetish slightly malty bitter hoppy grassy piney flavor with some hints of grapefruit. Has a long bitter hoppy piney finish with a long bitter aftertaste. Very nice!

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