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RATINGS: 2806   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 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 (6642) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mpersinger (361) - , California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 On draft at my local pub (RR): Pliny pours deep golden with slight white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is bitter grapefruit rind, hop resin and a slight mineral note. Flavor is built on ripe citrus fruit and a rind bite over a touch of honey. Pliny is medium-lean in body, with a plush palate. It pulls off huge IBU’s along with (sometimes) lush apricot and touch of pineapple with slight astringent crispness in finish. Very integrated hop bitterness and flavor without caramel in malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Aroma is very fruity, grainy, hoppy. Sweet malt scent comes out as well, with little bits of hay. It pours with a very clear amber hue under a frothy white head, that stays for quite some time, but then diminishes into nothingness. The flavor is initially sweet and then goes into a medium-heavy bitter finish. Medium mouth feel with light carbonation. Great lacing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Finally I got to drink this...and it was worth the wait. WOW. Gold pour, nice white head. Nose is just pure hop heaven. Citrus hops, like a ripe pink grapefruit hits your nose and some nice pine aromas are there too. Flavor is just so damn juicy and good. Citrus hops bite you, mellow malt caresses you. This is one fine beer. MORE PLEASE!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Gold in color pouring resinous with low carbonation and a small head. Quite dank and resinous in aroma with peach, apricot, orange, passion fruit and a little green onion. Lighter in body than expected. Bright, clean hop flavor mostly of tropical fruit. Moderate bitterness. Good stuff and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2008
On tap at the Rock. Translucent gold pour....fluffy white head. Big hop nose, evergreen, citrusy. Flavor is top notch. Uber-hoppy flavors, pine, sticky lingering sweetness too. One of my favorites. I would’ve swore I rated this before. I’m drinking more of this tonight!

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