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RATINGS: 2668   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 I’m comparing this to Blind Pig, well because BP was incredible. This is not quite as good but still an awesome brew. Aroma isn’t as strong and nice as I hoped for but still good. Hops and pine balanced well with notes of citrus. Appearance is a light gold copper that gets darker as it reaches the top near the thick white head. Flavor is actually on the lighter spectrum of a DIPA. Light on hops, pine and citrus. Palate has good bitterness great mouthfeel. Overall its a really good beer and even better second time around :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 Poured orange from the bottle. Huge juicy orange and bitter hop on the nose. Taste is nice big grapefruit, more sweet ripe orange, pine, nice sweet malt character. Big and full, just what I was hoping it would be. Floral hops, sticky and delicious. Update: On tap at Toronado San Fran. No change in my rating, just a confirmation. Really nice and juicy, very floral on tap and well balanced. Super drinkable and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Pours dark amber brown with very nice white head. Aroma is sweet citrus and pine with a background of hops. Flavor begins with a great and unique palate of roasted nuts, almost like creamy peanut butter. Nice finish of hops and citrus. Great medium body, very easy to drink. Unique and amazing double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Deep orange pour with a thick creamy head that lasts throughout the glass. Big hoppy pine and grapefruit peel aroma. Flavor starts with a sweet caramel malt but quicly turns to citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied, but with a long lasting mouth coating feeling. Biting, but not overly bitter finish. Great IIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Draft @ PP Carlsbad. WOW!! Pours orange with thick white head. Aroma is HUGE piney hops. Big grapefruit and citrus hop taste. The hop bite is big. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. The last sip is as good as the first. A wonderful hop bomb. This was the beer I had to try on my first SD trip. Just awesome!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle thanks to AgentSteve. Dark orange pour with nice white thick head. Big and I mean big nose of pine with zest of oranges and grapefruit. Flavor is the same, with a good balance of malt that even out the hops until the finish. GREAT!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
smith4498 (3266) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle courtesy of thecheeseman. Pours orangish color with white head. Amazing big hoppy aroma. WOW! Flavors of pine and grapefruit with sweet caramel malts. Meduim body with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. This is the best DIPA I have ever had. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Definitely one of the best IPA’s I’ve had. Right up there with the 90 minute. Picked this one up at City Beer in SF and I’m glad I did... probably won’t see this one on the east coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4904) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Pliny is remarkable. People in Northern California already know. They get it on tap. They can go to the brewery. But in Missouri, it’s a rare treat. The honey. The hops. The bitterness. Lots of citrus. Very floral. Perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Draught. Poured deep red amber with thin white head. Wonderful aroma of hop, citrus, flowers, willow. Lekker refreshing hoppy flavour, with citrusy and caramel notes. lasting finish. A wonderful dipa

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