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RATINGS: 2521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maddmatt639 (275) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tasted on January 12, 2013: A: Pours a copper color and retains a pretty foamy head for about 2 and a half minutes. S: Smells of pine and citrus. Also, a strong malt smell to it. T: Very hoppy up front, not overly hoppy though, more of a medium hoppy. Not very bitter in the end, rather smooth. Slightly malty in the aftertaste. M: Not much of a aftertaste. Feel slight notes of maltiness. O: Not a bad beer, but I don’t really see what the big deal about it is. I’d rather have a Hoptimum to be honest. The only thing I truly enjoyed was the aftertaste. Serving type: bottle


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5595) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
On tap oro limpida agrumata agrumato fruttata secca bel amaro deciso resinosa lunga

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOSSbrewer (1898) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2014
On tap at Hamilton's in San Diego. Aroma is grapefruit and grass. Flavor follows and finishes super clean and crisp. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MexiRevo (2) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Bottle pour into tulip glass. Bottle dated 10/28/14. Head is made of small white bubbles, aroma is extremely hoppy with hint of citrus. Taste is quite smooth. Tastes exactly how an IPA should: crisp and fresh with lingering hoppy flavor. I was afraid that I may have kept this one in the fridge a little too long, but found no heavy signs of degradation. Top notch IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
GABF week, 2014; at Falling Rock. I was excited to finally try this beer; and on tap at that. Bitter hop aroma and flavor. Intense hops, giving some hop burn. Citrus and pine qualities, but also sweet malt making it heavier on the palate than the Blind Pig I had a few minutes previously. Very likely the world’s best Double IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (133) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Flaska från bottlerock. Gyllengul kulör med fint vitt skum. Stor härlig doft av färsk humle och tropiska frukter. Kompakt nästan parfymig. Smak av passionsfrukt, ananas, gräs. Avlutas med en rejäl beska.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyF (101) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Flaska på BottleRock. Ljust gul med lite vitt skum. Doft av tropiska frukter med mango i topp. Liknande smak med finfin efterbeska.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (112) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ignace & co @ De Hopduvel! Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is piney hops. Taste is a sweet tropical fruits at first then followed by resinous hops and weak tropical fruits. This beer is unbalanced in favour of hops and that is distinctly noticeable. Great beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
pours gold with white head. Strong, earthy hops on the nose. Complex green hop, earth, and candied citrus flavors. A big malt presence keeps the fresh hop flavors from being overwhelming. Exceptionally good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
On tap. Pours gold with light head. Beautiful aromas of tropical fruit, grapefruit, light pine, peach and light malts. Flavors of bitter orange, pine, other light fruits. Very long bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammerhead01 (48) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2014
50 cl bottle Pours beautiful clear golden beer with a small with head. Aroma of pine and tropical fruits. The malt profile is very discreet allowing the hop flavours and aromas to come forward. Very balanced and complex with medium carbonation. Very high drinkability. Love this!


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