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RATINGS: 2361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerZombies1 (19) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2014
American double / Imperial IPA 8% ABV 100 IBU APPEARANCE: Pours a bright, vibrant golden hue. Seems to glow or burn like fire dancing with orange highlights. Dense, billowy three fingers of head with great lacing. AROMA: Did I just snort a line of hops? In your face hops, intense pine and resin. Very dank and earthy that starts to give way to a fruit bomb of grapefruit, mango, papaya and citrus. End with light floral and grassy notes. TASTE: like tiny angels dancing on my tongue! First taste is that hoppy bitterness that takes over your mouth. Once you get used to it the layers of sweetness from the fruit really shine. Light lemon grass and floral hits with that great bitterness remaining throughout. MOUTHFEEL: Medium body with lively carbonation. Coats the entire mouth allowing the complex layers to really come out. Finished perfectly dry with nice lingering bitterness. OVERALL: This is the IPA I hold all others up against. For me and my pallet it's perfect. I 100% understand the hype behind this beer. From popping the bottle to the last sip out of my glass it never disappoints. RATING: 5/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
NX520 (7) - - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
From tap at Toranado in SF. Great beer but expected a little better. A smooth piney, citrusy IPA gold in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HIGHB4LL (269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at Choice City Butcher. Appearance: two fingers white head, golden color, clear. Aroma: floral, orange, very light caramel. Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation, sticky texture, slight dry finish. Taste: light floral sweetness to great bitterness that lasts. Overall, balance is great, everything is really great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ST247 (167) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Kraddel. Pours golden with white foam. Aroma is exotic fruits. First taste little fruitiness, medium bitterness. Aftertaste more fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
redOaks (13) - - MAR 3, 2014
Perfection... hard to imagine life without this beer, worth all the hype as it deserves it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rockchalkgenes (20) - - MAR 2, 2014
Smells and tastes like heaven. Pine, citrus, and fruit on the nose and palate. So smooth. So good. Best beer Iíve had to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (244) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Golden honey hue with nice white head. Aroma citrus, pine, oranges, ripe limes, melon, sugar. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nicely balanced hop following and a nice CO2 sharpness in the finish. Overall this is a great IPA...better than Younger in my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at Rose&Crown. Aromas of caramel, flowers, liquorice. Long taste, well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBreakfast (15) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Donít get me wrong, itís a superb beer...I just donít think itís worth the hype it receives, which I believe is due in large part to itís limited releases. I personally think Stone Enjoy By is an all around better crafted double.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sarapeaches1990 (12) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
BFF from Palm Desert got this.....best beer EvEr. Chicks itís pure cut grass an grapefruit with a ting of heat. This makes your legs weak fir a week. Canít find this sh&t wonderful made Bach party spendicious. Drink this one last as it will destroy your tadtbuds....bucket list. The younger....

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