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100
style
RATINGS: 2851   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3093) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Aroma screams floral hops, color is yellow orange with nice foamy white head.... Flavor is piney yet sweet, hops dominate from beginning to end, almost a citrusy bitter finish... Great beer through and through... Always loved this guy...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1669) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle dated 6/22/09. Thanks to good friend Jimmy S. Beautiful bright gold color that screams "drink me". Nice fluffy white head. Nice fruity, piney, hop nose but it doesnt overwhelm the nose. Drinks like a west coast hop bomb but very subtle malts in the background. Bitter and dry on the end with some hints of alcohol. The flavors tend to fade out a bit on the end-dissapointing. Overall a very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HungTuna (10) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bold hop delivery on a scale rarely equaled anywhere else. Pungent mossy taste with notes of pine, bark, and sour orange zest. Finishes with a pleasing dance of the senses.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dollarbill (13) - , California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
I cant imagine what else one could ask for from a DIPA. Ive served this to people who would normally recoil from a well-hopped beer, and they love it. At the same time, my seasoned beer-drinking friends also appreciate how good this beer is. If the universal appeal of this beer isnt a testament to how good it is, then I cant think what is. Wonderful hoppy nose, with an incredible hop flavor. There is a reason it occupies the 100th percentile in these rankings. If I had a keg of this at home, I would probably become an alcoholic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Thin white head caps the transparent gold brew. Sheets and drips of lacing leave a nice history of this great beer. Strong hops aroma, a sweet start, tart flavors, and a dry finish. Nice balance of carbonation. Deserving of its 4.2 average score!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (3265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
Bottled on 021609 consumed 061609. Bought at Cracked kettle. Pours hazy golden with a yellowish head. Smells of grapefruit, pineapple and oranges. Tastes like hard fruit candy, finishes a bit bitter. Has some unidentifyed "belgian feel" to it, well balanced!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Yum Yum Yum, enjoyed this one with BigBang. Very smooth and very tasty and very well balanced - very fresh!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Strong piney citrus nose, smells sticky!!! Pours a light golden blonde with a thin white head. Big hop flavor, theres no balance here, way over the top, lots of sticky pine resin and bitter grapefruit peel, great hop flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Poured cloudy orange with a 2-finger head, aroma was strong hops with pine and grapefruit notes. Flavor was hop dominant with high bitterness, not well balanced with malt. The alcohol is very well hidden. A great beer, but slightly overrated IMO.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
500ml bottle. Bottled on 4/7/09. Served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear pale gold with two fingers of white head. Big piney hop aroma. For some reason I got a little cat piss, but hey Ive got cats. It went away quickly. It wasnt as bitter as the nose would suggest. Medium bodied with a decent malt base. Long dry finish with the mouth pucker you would expect from a DIPA. Maybe could have been a bit fresher. Good beer, but I think I expected more.


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