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RATINGS: 2797   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1315) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle shared by Chuckie. Poured clear golden amber with off white head and some lace. Notes of pine, malt, grapefruit, caramel and sweet hop. Lots going on. Bitterness is prevalent and more earth comes out as I chew. Still bitter though and mildy sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2016
On tap at O’breins in san diego. Appearance is vibrant sunshine gold color. Very inviting beer. Aroma is typical iipa. Huge hops aroma. Passion fruit and tropical notes mostly. Taste is really nice. Very smooth and not overly bitter. Kinda one dimensional with not alot of malt characteristics to pick up on. Palate is spot on. Has medium mouthfeel with sweet upfront and finishes sour. Overall an outstanding beer. I expected more depth of flavors but still amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle share with Theydon on 4th March behind Titan. Poured clear golden with a nice white covering medium carbonation. Nose is strong pine citrus grapefruit. Taste is pine grapefruit citrus straw wheat hoppy biterness. No wonder it’s a top rated beer! Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OsuStu (213) - - MAR 4, 2016
Draft at Tornado. A pretty translucent gold color, head was white but had dissipated. Aroma of pine, grass, apricots, lemon. Lemon peel, unripe oranges, straw, pineapple. Smooth. No biting bitterness. Pretty excellently balanced. Warming. Boozy aftertaste but mildly. Reminds me a lot of Bodhi which is saying something for Bohdi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (1539) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Nice 1" head.. eggshell white with alot of lace and stuck around forever.. brew is only slightly hop hazed golden straw. Nose is wonderfully fruity hoppiness.. citrus.. pine.. pineapple.. you name it.. reminds me of Flintstone Vitamins my mom made me take as a kid.. Flavor is a huge fresh hop smack in the tongue.. not nearly as bitter as expected.. very balanced with an obvious battering ram toward the hop flavors.. minerally and fruity hops.. pine and grapefruit zest without a bit of pith.. finish is looong and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a nice, clear gold color, with a big, foamy, off-white head. The aroma is grapefruit, butterscotch, lemon peel, and a bit of rye. Pretty bitter, with just a touch of sweetness. Medium body, crisp, sharp, and surprisingly clean. The aftertaste is long and bitter, but surprisingly pleasant. This is a nice, crisp IPA. The hype made this kind of disappointing, but it’s still a seriously good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1641) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Clear yellow orange pour with a nuce white head and great lacing. Aroma is strong pine and grapefruit rind with some sweet citrus mixed in. Taste is pine, resinous, citrus rind, and a bit herbal. Strong lingering bitterness. Medium body that finishes dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2016
On tap at Mohawk Bend in tulip glass. Aroma is intense pine, grapefruit, citrus, floral, with malt presence. Appearance is clear, golden yellow, nice sparkle, finger-width white foamy head with fair retention, attractive lacing. Taste is as nose--strong pine, citrus, grapefruit, herb, floral. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, with pleasant lively carbonation, finish is dry, crisp pleasant bitter. Overall, strong aroma and flavors, complex and fires on all cylinders. Long live Pliny the Elder!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (515) - - FEB 18, 2016
Served on tap at falling rock. Clear golden color with a white head. Hops floral grapefruit aroma. Hops citrus tropical fruit flavor. Well balanced. Medium light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TommyTH (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016 does not count
Notes of floral, pine, and citrus aroma. Light golden hazy color that will only tempt you to have another sip! Overall taste is very clean, smooth, and slightly bitter with notes of resin and pine. All hops are blended to perfection. One of the best IPAs around! Must have!

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