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RATINGS: 2482   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2008 Much needed Re-rate, bottle from Beverages for Less in Santee. Pours orange with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is wonderful with big big hops and a lot of character and reminiscent of yulesmith. Taste is big with lots of massive hops and a lot of kick. on tap at the Live Wire, light straw color, cloudy with a thin almost nothing head. Hoppy aroma, with a bitter lingering citrus taste. The aftertaste as a nice punch to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
On tap at O’briens. Yummy! Pours clear and golden in colour with almost no head. Aroma and flavour of (believe it or not) pines, hops and also notes of spices. Hints of citrus and raisins and is kinda floral as well. Very nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
On tap at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia. Huge grapefuit aroma. Gold yellow straw in color with thin white head. Flavors is sharp citrus twang, grapefuit skins and floral hoppiness. <!-- br --><!-- br --> -- I almost wonder if the server at the Greylodge had their taps backwards between elder and younger. We all felt that the elder that we were served was hoppier than the younger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2006
On tap at the Toronado. creamy off-white head, clear golden yellow body. aroma is sweaty hops, pine cone resin. flavor is pine needles - very hoppy. a bit pithy too. sparkly carbonation. liked the pine better than your typical grapefruit flavors. bitter finish and aftertaste. lacing makes patterns like layers of teeth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 3/2/11: Draught at TND: Aroma of hops, resin, pine, light grapefruit, Poured amber in color with a small, white head that diminished except for around the edges. Slightly hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is heavily bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, light caramel malt, resin, light wood, and hop oil. Medium body. Average texture. Bitter, hop, wood, pine, resin, finish is lightly dry. 7/4/9/4/16 = 4 10/15/10: Draught at TND: Aroma of hops, pine, grapefruit, light tropical fruit, resin, and evergreen. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily bitter and slightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, grapefruit, citrus-fruit, and evergreen. Medium body. Slightly tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, hop, pine, and evergreen finish is lightly dry. 8.5%ABV completely hidden throughout. 7/4/8/4/15 = 3.9 8/19/06: Draught at Drafting Room: Aroma is hugely HOPPY! Smells floral, and of grapefruit, citrus, and resin. No malt aroma. Very strong scent. Golden in color a little cloudy, but clear enough to see through. Sparkling. Medium white head was rocky and lasted. Great head and great lacing. Flavor was very hoppy and a bit spicy with hints of grapefruit, hops, and clove. Heavily bitter, not sweet. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Medium length, slightly dry, bitter finish. Could be drier. Overall, I prefer a drier IPA but this is still a very good brew. 10/5/7/4/17=4.3

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Finally got to taste this....at the Oregon Brewer’s Fest. Lived up to the hype for sure. Huge hop taste and aroma. Amazing hops for such a balanced beer. I’m a fan of hop juice, and this is one of my favorite balanced IPA’s....

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Wow, now that was a good IPA. Found this on tap in Livermore, CA. I need to take a bunch of it back to Tucson with me.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2006
got a growler from a friend who lives in san Diego. I loved it. Great fruity aroma and flavor. A huge hop blast. I think it is the best IPA i have ever had. Better than three floyds and stones ruination. not that i would EVER turn those two beers away. thanks to my friend tod for bringing this to me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
On tap pours clear copper/gold with big white head and nice lacing. Aromas of pine, citrus, grapefruit and sweet malt. Taste is big on hop bitterness with a nice sweet carmel balance and a great piney hop flavor. Finnish is a bit alcoholic with large amounts of lingering hops. Overall exceptionally smooth for a double IPA with hops being the star of the show.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
(Draught, Hollingshead’s) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with an average-sized off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, florals, and breadinesss. Good balance of hops and malt with a bitter finish. Enjoyable Double IPA.


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