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RATINGS: 2796   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Courtesy of Juart. Holy frick is this stuff good. Pours a clear golden orange color... very bright. A small white head that disappears pretty quickly. The aroma is an extremely fresh resiny hop. Some pine and pineapple too. A little cat piss. THe flavor is a hop taste slap across the face. A slight sweetness but a dry bitter that almost burns the tongue. The body is a little bit thin. Finishes with a warming alcohol. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 500 ml. bottle. Fluffy white head, very clear golden yellow with champagne-like carbonation. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops, some pineapple sweetness. Very clean hoppy flavor, oranges and grapefruit, mild sweet malt background. Finishes dry and clean with a long lingering bitterness. Medium bodied and well carbonated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 Bottle,thanks to Secret Santa.Pours a clear, shining golden orange color with a foamy white head leaving soapy, spotty lacing behind. The aroma simply explodes from the glass with striking notes of juicy, fresh-picked oranges, grapefruits, and lemons. A lightly sweet, pale malt background sets the perfect background for the massive hop profile to do .The flavor is deliciously juicy, with bitter, resinous citrus and lemongrass hops,lightly toasted toffee and caramel malts,with a hint of honey. There’s nothing overly complex going on, but it is so well blended it is incredible. Medium-full, smooth, slightly sticky body. This is so incredibly drinkable. A delicious IIPA that ranks right up there with the best of them. Thank you to the beer gods for giving me the chance to try this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cohiba73 (11) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
One of the best Imp IPAs out there. A true hop bomb that is citrussy, floral, piney and refreshing. With an IBU level hovering above 200 it is refreshingly bitter and you crave another drink as soon as you put the glass down. What a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Nose is very floral. Hops galore from the first sip all the way through. Finishes dry and thin. This one is fruity sweet with hops and slightly resiny. Maybe picking up some sugars here as well. great IPA from a master brewer...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CheersMate (1339) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 First off, not fond of the color. Too yellow and clear for me. VERY aromatic. This beer smells like a hop field. An amazing balance of malts and hops. This beer smacks you in this face with hops and malts. It is amazing. Man, this beer has a PERFECT balance of hops and malts. That bittering hop bites you in the back of the mouth. Lovely texture. The color does not match the taste. I thought this beer would be a lot worse due to the coloring, but the taste and aroma surpasses the expectation. Overall, this beer is awesome. I love it. I think the balance is perfect and the hop taste is amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet and aroma with loads of hops, pine and citric notes. Sweet flavour with pine and loads of hops, grapefruit and citric notes. Solid bitterness towards the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Pours a light, clear gold in color with a small white head. Big hoppy nose full of pine. Fairly bitter hop flavor with a resiny smoothness in the mouth. Nice mix of hops. Some grapefruity notes, some pine. very good DIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Tasted 11/15/08. 500ml bottle. Filtered with a golden hue. Bubbled off-white head. Smokey and resinous aromas. Lotta hops in the nose as well. Complex hop aromas; woody, earthy, floral, grassy and candy. Full bodied and bitter. Slick with great flavors. Candy malts and bitter hops. Wonderful complexity. Thanks Ric! Amazing!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Pours clear amber gold. Light-medium head. Awesome intense aroma - grapefruit, passionfruit. Serious double ipa - clean citrus flavor, medium body, a lot of bitterness in the finish. pine, wood chips. Not too far away from 60 minute and Hopslam in flavor. The aroma is easily the highlight of this one.

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