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RATINGS: 2807   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
[ Courtesy of SecretSanta ]. Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange - citrus, fruity - peach. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090814]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at OBrians. Pours almost clear and golden orange with a creamy and lacing white head. Dense fruity hops and smooth caramel malt showing through. Extremely smooth mix of caramel and dense hoppy oily flavours, yet in no way overempowering. Smooth peachy and light fruity hops finish with a little persisting caramel malt presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2007
(hand?) Bottled. A golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy and malty with a lovely fresh grapefruit note. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of fruit - especially grapefruit - leading to a good bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of hops and pine needles. Sweet flavour of hops, caramel and pine needles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is lots of fruity hops, some wood, alcohol and also mild herbal notes. Flavour is hops (peachy, tropical fruity and grassy bittery), with also some alcohol and mildly caramelly notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2007
(On tap - Toronado) Clear, pale amber golden with a small, white head. Very fresh piney aroma. Medium body with a dry malt base and an extremely dry hopping - a bit too dry for me. But a very lovely and complex hop structure. Astringent bitterness in the finish. 290307

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2004
Sampled draught at O’Briens, San Diego.
Bronze colour, small creamy head. Grapefruty hop aroma. Rich, boldly malty and salty with fairly soft mouthfeel. Rude, salty, very bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2009
Draft @ Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA. Pours an amber/orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty grassy hoppy pine needles aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweetish slightly malty bitter hoppy grassy piney flavor with some hints of grapefruit. Has a long bitter hoppy piney finish with a long bitter aftertaste. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 22nd August 2008.
Hazy gold beer. Grassy and piney hops with a sweet pineapple undertone. Some bitter grapefruit in the finish. Very refreshing.

30th June 2012
Don’t know who brought this but big thanks! I’ve had this beer on 5 or 6 occasions and whilst I’ve always enjoyed it I didn’t really get the hype. Well this one blew me away! Super smooth. Mild malt base. Beautiful smooth piney hops - mellow. A little tropical fruits. Lovely smooth DIPA. Okay I get it now!

13th March 2013
Thanks Deeblo for another bite of this classic. Light orange marmalade and pine. Touch of skunk. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 Bottle at home august 2013. 12days old... Light amber orange... Thin white head... Soft peppery orange nose... Light bitter orange front... Quite peppery... Floral orange... Light crystal in linger.? Certainly some sort of sweet toffee but very light3.9 Bottle at home ... Thanks to Jsquire for this one ... Golden orange ... thick tight bubbly white head ... floral and bright sharp citrus hops ...sweet juicy fruity smooth grapefruit ... with a nice back bone of what i think of as typical american hops lots of pine resins ... little drying and some tartness... possibly the best Double IPA ive 4.1 bottle at home tasting 12-March-11... golden amber ... (dec bottle so a few month old) ... bubbly white head ... huge grapefruit citrus nose ,... juicy citrus ... orange sweet hop ... smooth balanced and delisious ... 4.3

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