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RATINGS: 2660   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 19/20
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 On Tap @ the Liar’s Club. Clear light copper color with lasting off white head. Nice sheet of lacing. Mouthwatering piney hop aroma that demands you to take a swig. Full rich mouth feel with subtle malts flavors peaking through the iron veil of pine hop flavor and bitterness. There is a tasty lingering hop bitterness deep into the aftertaste. Ths is something I could drink all day. YUM.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 GABF 2006. I had several samples. Aroma is like perfume. Columbus and Simcoe really stick out, the aroma is predominately citrus with a piney background. Citrus and piney hops dominated taste. Tasty.

500ml bottle. Bottled about 6 weeks ago. Light golden color, great clarity, and a small white head. The aroma is divine; pine, tangerine, tropical fruits, sweet perfume, and some earthiness. The flavor is sweet, biscuty malt followed by lots of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and an apparent, but clean, bitterness. The bitterness lingers in the finish and notes of citrus and honey linger. Bumped this up from a 4.1 to a 4.4. This stuff is just wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 29, 2006
tap at pizzera Paradisio in Georgetown DC. light orange with a foamy white head. nose is citric as all hell-orange, tangerine, pinneapple, lots of passionfruit. ohh man, what a wonderful citric flavor burst here-orange, pinneapple, lots of grapefruit rinds(think pink grapefruit), espeically on the finish. body seemed a little on the lite side for a IIPA, but again, this is only 8%. My only letdown was the body. finish goes on and on for eternity. this beer is sweet without being cloying and has just enough bitterness to dry out the finish. This had lacing all the way down to the last drop of the beer. I ended up having 3 pints of this while i was in DC this past week. Definately a hop monster. the lite body made this very easy drinking and could become quite a session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2006
On tap at hop devil grill, NYC. Cloudy orange pour, decent fluffy head and good lacing. Aroms is surprisingly malty, fruity, a bit of citrus. Well balanced, with cinnamon and lemon hints. In the mouth this has a strong bite, big early bitterness. Citrusy hops come in full force midway through, though calms down to a very mellow finish, with a very sweet, perfect caramel, and lingering grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
hoppy, floral nose. nice lacing on the glass. tastes like citrus on 1st sip but then leads to a slightly sweet finish. i loved this because it’s not all sweet like most of the doubles i’ve had. this beer is the shit!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Multiple drafts at Birreria Paradiso. Slightly hazy, amber body with a pillowy, white head. The aroma is overflowing with an amazing fresh hop blast, apricot, pineapple, floral and grapefruit. The flavor is juicy citrus and floral hops, lots of grapefruit and apricot, some pine and a light sweetness and a solid bitterness. Medium/light body with soft carbonation and a bitter end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2006
(Draught, Stockholm Beer Festival, 8 Oct) Golden yellow colour with firm white head. Very hoppy and fruity nose with loads of grapefruit and notes of mandarin peel. Fruity taste with a distinct grapefruit and citrus character, notes of pine needles and resin, hints of black-currant. Very hoppy but still very well balanced. Alcohol is well hidden behind the hops, but gives the beer a firm backbone. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2006
GABF 2006, Won 1st. place in Imperial IPA catagory. Big citrus and pine hop nose. Very drinkable for a high grav. beer. Hops defentaly domanate. I was glad to have the chance to have this. They were out when we visited the brewery. Recomended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2006
GABF 2006. Light golden. Aroma is huge piney hops. Taste is your typical west coast hop bomb, lots of grapefruit, etc. Pine, citrus in there. Solid mild bitterness. Long hoppy finish. Fun but not that complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nimbleprop (5915) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Had this on tap in D.C. at Pizza Paradiso. Poured a deep gold with orange hues with a foamier head than expected. The aroma knocks you out, very hoppy. citrus, floral, pine. First taste is citrus, with the heavy malt coming in after that. Very complex flavor with layers of citrus, malt, and sugar. Thick and syrupy on the palate. The overwhelming hops hide the alcohol, which hits you a few minutes after. Outstanding.

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