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RATINGS: 2670   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   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.

Jonathan3584's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2005
BlueDevil0206 and I went up to Richmond on a run for Stone Imperial Stout and stopped in at Innsbrook Capital Ale House to find this beautiful little surprise. Orange/coppery color with a thin white head. Aroma is in your face amarillo hops as soon as the glass was set down. When I first smelled it, I was instantly reminded of DFH 90 min. Some malty notes made their way through the citrussy pine forest in the aroma, too, but hops dominate. Palate is good and full, though not oily. Just a slick, big DIPA. Flavor is incredible as well. Strong citrussy, piney amarillo flavor. Malt is sweet caramel and bread, but it’s very much in the background. The bitterness in the finish was IMMENSE. We ordered samples of 90 Minute, Ruination, and Stoudts DIPA and found them all blown out of the water in terms of bitterness (that gave us a nice perspective on their respective malt profiles.) The bitterness is clean, though -- in your face sharp, but not harsh. Impressive as all hell. I’m excited about the younger.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Studbeer (2) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
MMMMM Piney hops with medium sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation, golden, frothy, resin, herbs,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhopsbeertalk (225) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Picked up in a trade at Tree House Brewing. This is the second ’unicorn’ beer i’ve tried lately that completely failed to live up to the hype. Am I spoiled by my regular access to Tree House, maybe... The aroma is almost all caramel malts with very subtle herbal and floral notes. The flavor is the same, big malt/caramel pressence with vague hints of dank hops, citrus and tropical fruit. The beer is reasonbly bitter, but lacks any sting and the finish lacks any noticeable hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (2262) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, bottled July 23, 2015, from misterburd poured into a glass. Clear golden with medium/big white head. Aroma is very nice herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is tropical fruit, herbal hops, pine hops, and bitter finish. Good beer, but thought I would like it more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Medium amber. Solid head. Awesome hoppy original aroma. Good hoppy palate. Balanced. Good hop variety. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
napdynmite (86) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Smell is fantastic. Candied oranges. Mouthfeel is soft and undercarbonated. Flavor is bitter coming in and going down. Slightly boozy. More burnt orange on the taste. Also peaches. I agree with another reviewer that it reminds me of Maine Beer Lunch. I actually prefer Lunch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
echudy (87) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Nice hop and citrus scents, very light in color. Nice hop flavor, maybe a bit subtle. Kind of reminds me of Maine Beer Lunch

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhliesen (782) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly. Finally! Pours gold with a nice size white head. The aroma is grapefruit, lemon and pine. Flavor is a wonderful hop blend, with lasting bitterness in the finish. This beer is wonderful and lives up to the hype. 8.50 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (759) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle @ Maxi. Thanks for the hook up. Clear orange, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma, hoppy, pine, floral, apricot, peach. Taste, hoppy, pine, grapefruit, lime, malty background. Really bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (943) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle; pours clear gold with a slightly off white head; tropical fruit aroma with some malt and pine; taste is a little bit bitter with tropical fruits and some caramel notes with malt; finish is bitter with more tropical fruits; very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (446) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Crystal clear golden, ample white head. Pine resin, grapefruit. Bubblegum. Bitter, good malt backbone. Clean medium body, slight alcoholic hotness. Long finish. Classic, excellent.

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