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RATINGS: 2577   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
aroma of pure sour citrus and pine in that order,you can detect malts if you sniff long and hard..golden clear liquid with a slight amber hue,pure white foamy head (the hallmarks of a hop bomb)..flavor..I was right..grapefruity,lemony,minty,piney,delicious and refreshing..tingly and perfectly carbonated with a sour bitter finish..overall..as the other ratings and mine show it doesn’t get much better than this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2622) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
On tap at Pizza Port, OB. Fresh, resinous pine and grapefruit peel, with lemon and apricot accents. Clear gold under a lasting, pristine, lacy sheet. Flavour is extremely hoppy with tons of apricot and grapefruit pith and assertive bitterness is not over the top. Malt backbone is base malt with some carapils silkiness. Medium body, medium carbonation, midway between crisp and smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
astanford (21) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
caramel, nuts, toast, roasty, resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs, barnyard, earthy, leaves, smoke, golden, cloudy, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours light amber, nose is floral, orange, taste is bitter, fruity, but a bit flat having been opened a couple days.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
againnagain (3) - USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
I’m almost amused by a total score any less than a 4.5... what the hell were you all drinking?! I agree with jbuskirk, just send me more! Unreal drink-ability for a double IPA. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (240) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
On tap. Great crisp and hearty beverage. Light spice balanced hops. Something that bites with abv

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (530) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
What can I say about Pliny the Elder that hasn’t been said by better thinkers and drinkers than me? It’s freakishly balanced? Nope, someone’s sure to have said that. It’s the perfect mix of spicy, fruity, grassy, piney, and citrusy hops? Nah, someone’s definitely mentioned that. It’s delicious. Got me, again. I’m at a loss on this one. I just want more. Someone give me more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (657) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
(Thanks Stefan "StefanSD") Bottle. A- Citrus, hoppy, cheese, floral, stone fruits. A- Amber color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Bitter, citrus, pine, balanced. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, smooth balanced finish. O- First off I have to give a huge thanks to Stefan for not only sending me this but sending me a fresh bottle. Had it only two weeks after bottling. I am also not an IPA fan so this made me nervous, thinking I’m drinking one of the best beers in the world and I might not like it. Well, true to myself, I personally wouldn’t rate this as one of the best in the world, but for an IPA, this was solid, and one I could drink, and not want it to be over. Very balanced and a very good representation of what I wish this style would be more like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazookaJoe (266) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours light orange with a citrus and orange aroma. Big body of hops that finishes with a dry oaky flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsvammel (3793) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle from a very friendly guy. Hoppy smell with citrus and tropical fruits. In the background I find a malty aroma going towards cookies. Similar taste with a sweet cookie and caramel finish. Very easy to drink with a high "hinkability". No harshness at all. It feels like the hops are a bit aged even though the bottle was just over a month old. Still a great beer though. Nice to see a beer that lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwmiller16 (111) - Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2015
17oz bottle bottled on 2/4/15. Pours gold in color with very little foam. Hoppy nose with piney and resiny aromas. Hop forward palate with a good malt backing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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