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RATINGS: 2509   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35353) - 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]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31495) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29528) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25084) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21120) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20684) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19705) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16948) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , 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!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 2010-04-15, courtesy of Oakes, fresh (bottled 030410), 10-5-9-5-19=48
Cloudy golden color; generous creamy head. The aroma is amazing, huge citrusy and piney hops, with a sharp manure edge, followed by mellow yellow fruits (peaches). When finally I manage to get the attention away from the aroma, the flavor reveals in its beauty; toffee struggles to find a way through valleys of hops, resins flow in from everywhere, fruits can’t be late to the appointment (oranges, mango, apricots, tangerines). The body is thinner than the alcohol content may suggest, especially in the final, but this improves the drinkability. Fresh, it can easily be the best

2009-05-25, brought by friend Dennis, 1 year old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
My first Russian River

Beautiful copper color, medium head. It has an intense hoppy aroma, fruity (bitter oranges and light mango) and with pine needles; persistent. The body is lean, with a strong caramel and toffee flavor, dry; the bitterness is strong but not excessive, well balanced, with good resins and bitter orange peels. Very good, but my expectations were very high, for something more astonishing.


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