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RATINGS: 2791   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Floral lemon candy nose. Rich amber with a frothy medium head. Resiny sweet with multiple layers of hop bitterness, extraordinary balance and depth. Massive effervescence, fruity piney and finishes smooth and long. Extremely well put together beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 500 ml bottle obtained by trade with toncatcher. The pour was amber and clear with substantial floaties in glass #2. Slick white head trailing minor lacing. Aroma is killer - honey malt with a sharp blast of grapefruit and pine hops. Citrus hops are very upfront and tingly on the ton, followed by resinous pine and finally settling into the sweet malt. More balanced than many IIPAs, and dangerously drinkable despite the ABV. Mouthfeel was sticky and slick with lower carbonation than described in other reviews. Would love to try this one a little fresher to see if thereís a substantial difference in the hop profile. (Bottled 9/4/08)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Big thanks to drgonzo (of BA fame) for obtaining and sharing a fresh growler of this fine treat with me. Light copper body with a heavy orange tint. Frothy white head that diminishes leaving a steady trail of lacing behind. Slow carbonation, we felt this was due to the growler being a few days old but nonetheless it didnít seem to affect any of the important attributes. Powerful grapefruit nose joined by lemon and evergreen aromas. Nuts and bread scents could be had as well, this smells awesome. Hearty, filling brew that is exceptionally creamy and remarkably drinkable. The ability to drink this with ease may be itís best quality. Big bitter aftertaste with a resinous feeling. Fresh citrus fruit flavors followed by pine and doughy malt. A hint of caramel and a solid nutty taste help add plenty of substance to the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of lemon and grapefruit. Flavor of lemon, grapefruit, malt, nice bitter, very fresh! Mouthfeel is full bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this was very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
bman1113vr surprised me with this bottle. thanks andrew!! poured a hazy yellow with a soapy white head that laces the glass. aroma was wonderful with grapefruit and a touch of grass. flavor was nice and bold with citrus and grapefruit. medium-full body and high carbonation. this was a great beer and i am looking forward to the younger sometime.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Style and Glass: DIPA, Snifter; Tulip ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 300 C Purchased on tap at the Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA for $4.75 Hoppy, sweet and delicious. Aroma is hops, sour and mold. A great way to toast the new president, as I had this on inauguration eve. Bright, orange with a small white head. Sticky lace. Pine cirtus and grapefruit in the flavor. Coats the mouth, and finish is long and sweet, then bitter. A truly great brew. originally posted at: <a href="http://beercritic.wordpress.com/"&

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Fragrant hop aroma, which is a good hint of the flavor to follow. The flavor is as close to a perfect representation of American hops as Iíve tasted. Citrus and pine are right up front, maybe Cascade/Centennial/Columbus? Somehow itís not super bitter. A pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2009
yellow gold with thick white head. medium carbonation. hoppy nose. flavor has mild malt component with huge deep and complex hop component that is just amazing. cascade, centennial, everything is there. top of the line

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
good ipa, I canít say it blew me away or anything like that but this was a good beer I would definitely drink it again. Could have used a bit more bite but it this was pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Gift from Nathan. Pours amber with a nice white pillow on top. Sweet citrus and hop aroma. Very well balanced beer. Smooth and subtle at start with the sharpness of the hop bite towards the end. Excellent.

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