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RATINGS: 2671   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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1684) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On tap into a tulip glass. One finger of head on a medium straw colored body. It’s aroma is pine and lemon in a wonderful blend. The taste has a big malt backbone with moderate bitterness, lemon. Smooth texture with moderate carbonation and medium body. Obviously it’s a good drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
George999 (244) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2015
From the tap the pour is clear golden with a light head, the aroma hoppy up front citrus, the taste is a little sweet lightly hopped a little pine bitters and a clean citrus, the finish is clean and mouthfeel is thin. Great beer.

   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 (226) - 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 (2263) - 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 (88) - 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

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