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RATINGS: 2795   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 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 (1351) - 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 (3505) - 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 (1128) - 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 (6413) - 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 (2293) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Clear golden, Hoppy, citrus, floral, spice, caramel, malty, nutty, very tolorable, and balanced for a double IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
On tap @ Toronado SF. Orange with a slight dark tinge, thin even white head. Hop aroma detected from across the table. Rich citrus/grapefruit mix with some floral notes, strong without being overpowering. Smooth taste - hoppy as hell, but not overly peppery or alcoholic. The citric hops linger long on my palate as I anticipated the next sip. Great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Slight hazy orange pour with a white head. Looks beautiful! The aroma is simply amazing. I wish I could get a car freshener that smells like this. It is by far the best aroma I have ever had in a beer. Floral, fruity, peaches and grapefruit as well as bitter piny hops. Intense but not overpowering. Complex with a lot going on. The flavor packs a lot of punch as well. Completely dry but still very fruity. Very balanced with a nice malt back. This stuff is incredibly fruity. I love the double IPA’s but they always seem to have a harsh bitter alcohol end, but not this. It’s got all the intense hop character but goes down incredibly smooth and all the alcohol is hidden. I docked it 1 point because my personal preference is to have a little bit of sweetness in the flavor, but otherwise this is a perfect beer.

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