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RATINGS: 2689   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 uncleís 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Enormous props to Ty5592 for sending me a growler of this--my friends were happy too! Wondeful hop aroma with lots of pine and citrus mixed. Nice clear golden brown color. Perfect palate for a double. Fantastic hop flavor with lots of balance. Refreshing and easy to drink--I love this beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Shared at Columbus Tasting V.Very solid hop aroma.Pours gold with a white head.Lots of pine and sweet malt in the flavor.Full mouthfeel with some malt and hops in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Growler shared at the Columbus Tasting V, brought by moejuck via trade with ty592, been waiting a long time for a Pliny to come along: Golden copper color with a white head. Aroma, pine, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, just oozing with hops. Flavor, citrusy hops in mass, pine, great bitterness on the finish. This was phenomenal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Tasted at the Columbus tasting froma growler. Moejuck was nice enough to bring this one along....Thanks Joe! This was a damn good double ipa. Very aromatic with loads of different hops shining through. Nice golden color with a nice white head. Very light and dry taste...which was very easy to enjoy as opposed to the so many double ipas that are so syrupy or sweet. A great beer that I was very happy I got to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Sampled at Columbus tasting. Poured golden orange color. Kind of bubbly, no head, no lace. Fruity, sweet, grapefruit flavor. Some other fruit in there as well with some spice. I enjoyed this quite a bit!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2007
12 oz. @ Hop Devil Grill. Iím not much of a hop head, but I figured I wouldnít be seeing a beer like this on tap in New York for a while and I should be developing my tastes anyway. Had a nice golden hue with some creamy white head. Pleasant aroma of pine and grapefruit. The taste was more on the grapefruity side. Though Iím not much of a fan of grapefruit itself, I did enjoy this particular flavor. Plenty of hop bitterness to go along, as was expected. Didnít catch much alcohol in the taste though and the bitteness didnít linger too long in the finish; both pluses. In my very limited experience, this is a really good IIPA and would love to have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2007
#974, Bottle at the Champaign-Urbana private tasting held at Radio Maria. Hazy more yellow with some copper. No head, thin white rim. Nose is hoppy with pine and some grapefruit. Taste is sharp, piney sweet and tonicy. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Tap at HDG Strong Fest. Light orange color with a modest head. Nice aromas of peach, citrus, tropical fruit and flowers. Friendly citrus/pine hop flavors. Thought I picked up a trace of phenols, but may have been hallucinating. Light to medium bodied and very drinkable. Unfortunately, I tried such a small sample (4 oz Brewtopia glass) that Iím afraid I havenít gotten a full or accurate impression. This one Iíll have to try again if it returns.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
had this on tap at liars club. aroma was sweet orange citrus with touches of spruce. flavor was ton of sweet citrus. finish citrus bitterness. this is a hop bomb but definitely has malt presence that is smooth and satisfying. a very very good ipa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 Tap in Philly area. Slightly hazy orange color. Grapefruit/citrus aroma. Taste is grapefruit and sweet caramel malts. Itís got a surprising malt backbone that seems to blend in with the hoppiness better that any other beer. Medium body. Finish is nicely bitter and fruity. So very good.

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