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RATINGS: 2534   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
pours gold with white head. Strong, earthy hops on the nose. Complex green hop, earth, and candied citrus flavors. A big malt presence keeps the fresh hop flavors from being overwhelming. Exceptionally good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
On tap. Pours gold with light head. Beautiful aromas of tropical fruit, grapefruit, light pine, peach and light malts. Flavors of bitter orange, pine, other light fruits. Very long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammerhead01 (49) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2014
50 cl bottle Pours beautiful clear golden beer with a small with head. Aroma of pine and tropical fruits. The malt profile is very discreet allowing the hop flavours and aromas to come forward. Very balanced and complex with medium carbonation. Very high drinkability. Love this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Guitarlos (2) - Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
I was able to try this from a tap in South Philadelphia. Aroma was not as fragrant as I had anticipated, very decent but rather hyped, imo. Great appearance, nice lacing, taste was not as strong as I had anticipated. Overall, Im glad that I was able to try this in pint form, but had raised expectations from hype Ive heard and read.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkSanta410 (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from a friend who returned from the brewery. Bottled 10-21-14. Pours a clear copper color with off white head. Head lingers nicely in the glass. Aroma is a huge hop bouquet, with tropical fruit notes hints of pine. Earthy, fresh. Taste is nice grapefruit peel, tropical fruits and a bit of pine resin. Malts balance it out, but the hops are definitely the feature here. A clean, solid bitterness throughout. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Juicy, not dry. Alcohol is not really detectable. Overall, a great beer. Lived up to the hype for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2300) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2014
What a stroke of luck to get some Pliny, without being a trader. Iíve heard about it from a good friend (who never brought any back) and Ron has heard about it too. He is a good friend that DID bring some back. Big nose of tropical fruits and a bit of grapefruit. Clear medium yellow, with nice small bubble (2.5/5). Palate is most excellent. Velvelty, lots of hops body, but very balanced and perfect, does not overwhelm. Start clear, taste a bit of the fruit. Very very drinkable. IIPA number 100 by stroke of luck. Thanks again Ron!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolord (109) - - OCT 30, 2014
Vom Fass in der Brauerei, relativ hell im Glas, wenig schaum, süßlich hopfig in der Nase, frisch im Antrunk, wunderbare fruchtige hopfenaromen mit wunderbar ausbalancierter bittere. Sehr schönes Bier

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (46) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2014
From a trade with leftyhyzer. (Thanks!) Poured from a 2 week old bomber into a tulip. Clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma is floral hops, with a bit of citrus. The taste reverses those a bit, with the citrus (especially grapefruit) more dominant than the floral. Very light and effervescent, especially for a double. Not boozy at all. Very, very good, although I donít think it quite lives up to the reputation (but given the reputation, that may be impossible). Definitely worth having, and if you live in a place where you can get it easily, would easily be a staple in my refrigerator. But itís not worth giving a bunch away in a trade to get.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJester (1963) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
500 mL bottle. Pours pale orange with a small but persistent white head. Smells fantastic, with pineapple, resin, lemon and fresh straw. Tastes fantastic. Complex. All of the hop flavours, along with booze. Nice bitterness. Light for a double. Very drinkable. Outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ron (2687) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at the Brewpub and later a whole bottle. I had this 1st of the 15 beer sampler tray even thou they had it marked for last. I just could not wait. Pours light hazy golden/amber color with white head. Aroma is juicy fruity citrus, tropical fruit and resiny pine. Light syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor starts off citrus followed by pineapple and mango flavor and finishing with grapefruit and resiny pine bitterness. High expectation for this brew and it delivered.

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