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RATINGS: 2820   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 uncles 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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Weedking4 (33) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2009
500ml bottled Aug 31/09. Pours a hazy orange, and this thing is mother fucking delicious. Incredibly easy to drink and so damn good. Not a hint of the alc.% at all. Goes down so smooth. I loved the hints of grapefruit and bitterness to this beauty. Worth the hype, and then some.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Enjoyed this one at the GABF this year, then scored a few bottles, by miracle, at Dam Liquor in Nederland CO. Pours bright gold and clear. Nose of Simcoe hops (pine citrus and resin) low to no malt aroma. Taste is clean, clean, clean, with a showcase of citrus hops. Medium malt profile is mostly in the background with this one. Finish is clean and dry with a lingering hop bitterness that coats the mouth. Only thing about this beer is its not big enough in body or bitterness for a classic example of a Double IPA. Could pass for an excellent American IPA. Still a great beer, and will always be a favorite of mine. Best consumed fresh as possible!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
Tap at Falling Rock. Amber. Thin lasting head and lacing. Strong citrus aroma. Hop juice, pure and simple. Hop fumes. Each sip remindse you how good and nicely balanced this creation is. Nicely balanced. Short finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Where Blind Pig hits the right notes, this is just a bit over the top. The hops lose some of the mildness and makes it a tad too harsh.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Sweet, sticky, floral hop aroma - almost minty. Taste is dominated by grapefruit with a solid caramel malt backbone. Not insanely hoppy and bitter, just a well-made, enjoyable IPA. Moderate carbonation with a full-bodied mouthfeel. Long tasty finish. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 Tasting at GABF. Yellow gold- creamy white head. huge hops with citrus and sweet hops and malts. Flavor is fruit notes and sweeter malts supply caramel notes and make evident alcohol sweet tasting. Big hops make back bitter finish. Very complex soft salty and sharp finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap. Hazy orange pour. Aroma of simcoe hops, citrusy. Flavor is nice and astringent, with some bitter hops and pleasant citrus. Great soapy finish. A solid brew!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Great beer. Strong citrus nose, very clear golden orange color. Crisp bitter dry attack. Long slow finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1825) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Bomber from Belmont Station. Colour... peachy-orange with a thick white head. Nose... amazingly citrusy and piney all at once! Palate... WOOF! Forgot how good this is!! A wallop of Indian River grapefruit skin and pith, Poderosa pine pitch and the chewiness to go with it! Sweet, tart and yet remarkably well balanced. No wonder this stuff flies off the shelves when it hits town! Truly one of the best imperial IPAs EVER!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerater (16) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2009
This is a pure double IPA in the truest sense of the style. No gimmicks here, just a perfect balance between complex bitterness, body, and great finish and aftertaste.


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