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RATINGS: 2691   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianprentiss (678) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thegreenrooster (3606) - 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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5890) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours a less-than-appetizing straw-colored yellow with a quickly receding head. Smells delicious, like straight-up hop flowers. Could use a tiny bit more carbonation, but otherwise, I have nothing but praise for this beer. I would drink this every day if I could.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2008
bottle. purchased from South Bay Drugs... pours a dark golden w/ 1/4" white head which lasts throughout at a bit smaller size. wonderful aroma of piney hops. big full body which is incredibly soft over the tongue. really fresh hops dominate the beer with some other citrus fruit notes coming through as well. full of pine / grass notes. resiny feel on the back of the palate and a long bitter finish that lasts all night. incredible IIPA... lives up to the hype and deserves it all.

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