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RATINGS: 2877   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   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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4.4
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle served in a snifter. First glass, straight out of the coldbox, poured very clear and light orange in color. Small head. Big aromatics. Sweet citrus, floral, and light pine on the nose. Mostly pineapple and oranges. There is some carbonation and the flavor is hoppy, fruity, and bitter with a nice malt backbone for balance. The mouthfeel is creamy, sticky, and thick, with a bitter finish. The second pour, was hazy, but still light orange with a larger head. Everything was the same except for less carbonation and a finish that included grapefruit this time around. Great brew.

4.2
malrubius (2896) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle at RnH Drink for Charity. Thanks to everyone who brought great beer to this. Pale hazy golden orange with ring lace. Piney hoppy melon citrus aroma. Medium melon orange fruity sweetness with liney hoppy bitter finish. Nice carbo and texture. Refreshing and delicious.

4.6
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle thanks to iowaherkeye (bottled 4/7/09). Finally getting around to rating this, as it is one of my favorites. Pours amber/orange with a medium white head. Aroma is huge grapefruit, pineapple, pine cones, floral notes and hops. Amazing aroma hop profile on this. Flavor is more of the same and finishes with tons of delicious hop bitterness. Very subtle malt backbone. I think I might even like this a little better than the Younger.

4.2
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice orange color with a decent sized head. Smelled very strongly of pine and citrus. Taste was the same with enough malt to make it not too overly bitter.

4.6
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Received a case of these not long ago. This beer is hyped alot. Does it live up to its hype? Yes indeed. Damn good beer with a damn good nose on it. Beg steal or borrow but get this beer

4.2
Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2009
On draft at Teresa’s Next Door. Fine hoppy beer. Aroma of citrus and pine. Tastes of hops, citrus and more pine.

4.6
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Huge aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is similar to aroma with a finish that is almost sweet, although that’s probably only in comparison to the bitterness on the front end. The most well balanced Double IPA I’ve encountered

4.7
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2009
Bottled, thanks vode! Copper color. Pungent hop aroma with pine, lemon, apricot, dank and black currant. The flavor follows the aroma with strong yet soft bitterness. Great long aftertaste. Even the mouthfeel is rich in hop polyphenols. This is all about hops, and almost perfect as such. Hard to say how this could be better. Thanks vode for a fresh bottle (Brewed March 2009).

4.4
dogfish120love (1330) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Thanks hophead22. Pours orange with a frothy off white head. Huge pine aroma with some citrusy grapefruit and floral notes, but predominantly pine. Flavor very consistant with the aroma heavy pine. Slightly under-carbonated , however otherwise I model to be followed for other iipa’s.

2.2
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
not really hoppy enough for a regular IPA, much les and Imp. IPA. It’s almost as if Sam Adams had brewed it. Thanks to either Daknole, Oakes, or Beershine- bottle was open when I got there.


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