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RATINGS: 2583   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
(Embouteillée le 1er septembre, bue le 1er décembre - Est-ce que 3 mois est trop vieux pour une Pliny? Let’s see! Chose sûre, dès que j’en ai une fraîche entre les mains, je révise mon évalutation) - Bière dorée, limpide, scintillante; elle mousse avec retenue. Le nez offre toujours de joyeux houblons, encore assez vivants (j’irais même à écrire qu’ils frétillent, mais j’ai peur qu’on me taxe d’over-poétique). En bouche, les houblons sont relativement résineux et fruités. Je ne sens pas leur âge (évidemment, j’écris avec aucun comparatif de fraîcheur). Le profil aromatique est excellent. Parfait? Non! Mais définitivement au-dessus de la moyenne supérieure. Nous avons affaire à une double IPA d’exception qui mérite amplement sa réputation. Désormais, qu’on m’en serve une fraîche!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (468) - - NOV 29, 2014
On draft. Aroma-free? (At least here.) Nice lacing. Flavors of grapefruit, orange, hazelnut (walnut?) and something bitter and chewy at the finish. Flavors come in waves. Still a classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
razrq73 (3) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
On tap at Burgers and Brew in Sacramento, Ca. Terrific flavor, semi sweet to balance the bitter. Looks like gold poured in a glass!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2859) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft at Stone Liberty Station. Pours clear bright gold with a bubbly white head. Tastes like strong sweet orange citrus, caramel, sweet grapefruit, and very light pine and very light hop bitterness. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet citrus candy, pine hops, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (6080) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
On tap oro limpida agrumata agrumato fruttata secca bel amaro deciso resinosa lunga

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2014
On tap at Hamilton's in San Diego. Aroma is grapefruit and grass. Flavor follows and finishes super clean and crisp. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MexiRevo (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Bottle pour into tulip glass. Bottle dated 10/28/14. Head is made of small white bubbles, aroma is extremely hoppy with hint of citrus. Taste is quite smooth. Tastes exactly how an IPA should: crisp and fresh with lingering hoppy flavor. I was afraid that I may have kept this one in the fridge a little too long, but found no heavy signs of degradation. Top notch IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
GABF week, 2014; at Falling Rock. I was excited to finally try this beer; and on tap at that. Bitter hop aroma and flavor. Intense hops, giving some hop burn. Citrus and pine qualities, but also sweet malt making it heavier on the palate than the Blind Pig I had a few minutes previously. Very likely the world’s best Double IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (342) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Flaska från bottlerock. Gyllengul kulör med fint vitt skum. Stor härlig doft av färsk humle och tropiska frukter. Kompakt nästan parfymig. Smak av passionsfrukt, ananas, gräs. Avlutas med en rejäl beska.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyF (243) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Flaska på BottleRock. Ljust gul med lite vitt skum. Doft av tropiska frukter med mango i topp. Liknande smak med finfin efterbeska.

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