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RATINGS: 2475   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2009
From bottle : Pours a hazy, carbonated golden color with a finger of bubbley head. Thick lacing. Pine hops jump from the glass, with some citrus also noted. Taste is bitter and abrasive at first, mellows out toward the end but the bitter never stops, all the way into the aftertaste it still has that bitter bite. Has a pretty light body, with a slick feel in the mouth. Quite good, but i dont think it lived up to the hype....for me atleast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (166) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle in Belgrade with huge huge thanks to luttonm and travlr. Pours orange/golden clear with a white foam which leaves a fantastic lacing and draft. 3 months old bottles: nose of pine resiny, pineapple and grapefruit skin. Simply amazing. Mouth: citrus peel, orange, balanced bitterness, dry feel cleaning the mouth from bitterness. Simply great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (523) - - SEP 7, 2014
510ml bottle into an IPA glass. Lovely citrus hop aroma with slight pine resiny notes and a hint of tropical fruit. Pours golden amber colored with a thick soapy white head and very little lacing. Smooth, slick mouthfeel with a good amount of malt and excellent citrus and tropical fruit flavor to start. Finishes dry with a bit of pine resiny hop flavor with just a hint of bitterness. Refreshing, flavor ipa with excellent balance and without the harsh bitter bite. Fantastic ipa!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
Stor takk til Asle Bjørn for denne! Aller siste flaske (bottled 07.08.14) på RBHD-samlinga på Mosterøy: klar gylden med medium skum. Et mesterverk i smaksrikdom og friskhet i yndefull balanse. En aroma man bare kan drømme om. En syntese av alt som er godt innen stilen, og med en intens renhet og klarhet. Ganglag for sjelen, et fyrtårn å navigere etter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (108) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap at toronado, san francisco. Hoppy without going to excess, moderately bitter finish. well balanced. Nice double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (770) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Thank you to my friend dsandanto for getting this one for me. Pours light hazy golden/amber color with white head. Aroma is juicy fruity citrus, tropical fruit and resiny pine. Thick light syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor starts off citrus followed by pineapple and mango flavor and finishing with grapefruit peel and resiny pine bitterness. High expecttion for this brew and it delivered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (253) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Golden with thin lacy head. Sweet tropical fruit and some piney hops in the aroma. Taste is tropical- mango, citrus, pineapple. Malty but not sweet. Bitter but not biting. Finish is warming bitter with citrus and malt linger. Thanks Dan for sharing!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
htzpah (96) - - SEP 2, 2014
An odd, French cheese stink on the nose. Very pungent. Harsh bite and flavor. No idea why it's so popular. A particularly bland hop hit of an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (289) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle - Pours golden w/ white head. A nice hoppy and piney nose. The taste is well balanced between the hops and malts with nice citrus notes. Overall, its solid!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Classic West Coast double IPA with rocky, snow white, stable head on an orangey amber beer with vivid sparkling, clear. Very strong and inviting citrussy hops in the nose, very flowery too, grapefruit, rosewater, apple peel, white pepper, toasted bread... Vivid citrus freshness in the mouth, hint of iron, perfumey and toasty with nutty malt base, very agreeable hops, oily, very aromatic if not ethereal, resinous, spicy, peppery, bitter and extremely long and complex, but not as ’biting’ as is often the case in this style. In all, an IPA balanced to utter perfection, elegant and complex, one of the best I had so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (904) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottled 07.08.14. Clear golden. White head and lacing. Wonderfully inviting aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, with malt sweetness and citrus bitterness well in harmony. Similarly fine taste and aftertaste. Very refrishing with a superb drinkablility.

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