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RATINGS: 2807   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
agl108 (1059) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 On draft at Capone’s (originally) and several times since including 16.9 oz. bottles. Poured hazy orange with fluffy white head that left wonderful rings of lace. Aroma of freshly cut citrus fruits. Flavor chalked full of fresh citrus fruit: orange, tangerine, grapefruit and peach. None of that tongue stripping bitterness that would detract from such a glorious hop profile. Dangerously easy to drink and sessionable as fuck. This beer is perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Hops nirvana with this thing. Sweet without reaching cloying. Gold color. Excellent floral and pine hops on the aroma with mostly citrus hops on the body. Solid finish. GABF2007

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Tap: Clear light copper color with a wonderful fresh floral hop aroma and light juniper. The flavor is intense hops with a great bitter aftertaste. Your taste buds scream for more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
draft. poured a clear light copper color. thanks to kenny for this beer. tons of floral and citrusy hop notes. oozes fresh vibrant flavors. extremely well rounded brew. complex and very very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gail (4) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007 does not count
To my taste this is much better than the too-hot Pliney the Younger. The pleasure of all the flavors hitting the tongue, from sweetness to a complexly hoppy bitterness, make this one of the most dependably delicious double IPAs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopDevil (16) - CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
Honey colored, slightly cloudy with a white head and wonderful sheets of lace. Floral aroma with honey, caramel, fruits and a touch of grape fruit rind. Full body, thick head and nice carbonation. Flavors of honey, flower pollen, fruit--apricot and grape fruit. Tons of pine and a fairly bitter finish with the malts. Awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
glennmastrange (2668) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2009 Tap. Great aromas of roasted and caramel for the malt, heavy note of pine and grapefruit for the hops, and light smell fo earth and broth for the yeast, with apricot, toffee and the bite of pepper in the background. Head is small, creamy white, with excellent lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic and bitter, then the long finish is moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily and has a lively carbonation. It finishes moderately astringent and has a very sharp bite at the end. A very unique (for me anyway) double IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Not quite as extreme as the younger version but its certainly easier to drink more than one of these. Very piney and grapefruit citrusy. Great body structure and slightly light carbonation. I love hops!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - OCT 21, 2007
A fine, excellence, wonderful, super awesome double IPA - quite possiblty thr best double or imperial IPA possible. Just super hoppy, but not noticible hop overload....well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
GABF. A great IPA with more IBUs than you would expect, but not noticeable. A hoppy aroma is well balanced with the alcohol content and heavy body.

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