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RATINGS: 2673   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Pour is a shiny golden shade and the bouquet and mouthfeel are both heavily imbued with pine needles. This is about as good looking, smelling and tasting as a beer can get, and I’m happy we finally got distribution of this and Blind Pig up here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
This is completely and totally different from any Imperial IPA I have ever tried. Pours a dark yellow with little carbonation and a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, and kumquat or something. Taste is similarly fruity (especially grapefruit) but then the dry hops kicks in and gives this beer a bitter kick that is balanced out nicely in the end from the malt. Lacing is superb. Aftertaste is bitter and dry. An amazing beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2008
On draft. A hazy gold body. Aroma of pine, sweet grapefruit, citric, floral hops. Flavor is very sweet pine, grapefruit, mandarin orange, with a touch of malt. Very bitter and acidic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Had on draft. Poured a slight hazy orange color. Aroma of citrus hops, fruits and just a touch of malt. A big hop taste, with grapefruit really standing out. Nice backbone of sweet caramel malt came through also.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TraumaTheDiva (5) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008 does not count
This is best CONSISTENTLY AVAILABLE Double IPA in Northern California. So hoppy that you may think your beer has been laced with fresh buds.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Super yummy! Not much head, but what a smell! I can’t wait to taste Pliny the Younger because this one is an amazing DIPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thegreenrooster (3566) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pour is a dark yellow with a large white head. Aroma is what is would be like to wake up in a grove of fresh hops. Flvor is again a very strong fresh hop with some silky malts. A complete hop juice of a beer and one to seek out. Bonus is that a bottle is fairly cheap for such a outstanding brew at only $3.99!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pour is a light golden with small white head. Aroma strong of piney hops. Flavor is dry with pine, sweet malt, and some citrus. It lives up to its name and its a great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2008
This one was a truly intriguing beer. Served cold from a bottle. Dark gold pour with a small white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma was described by someone as a "citrus bouquet", it was definitely rich in pine and citrus hops. It tasted unlike any beer I’ve had, very complex and refined. Flavor was heavily hoppy with some malts to balance it out, but the finish is nice and bitter. Very cool beer. Highly recommended.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2008
Tap @ RR. Clear golden color, short head. Strong aroma of pine and grapefruit. Very bitter taste, but still elegantly smooth. Perfect balance for such a smack-in-the-face doube IPA.


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