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Columbia River War Elephant Double IPA

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (751) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bomber. Hazy dark golden amber pour with a sudsy layer of off-white head. Aroma is a mix of pine resin, earthy hops and orange peel with a bit of malt sweetness around the edges. Taste starts with a strong serving of grapefruit, pine and leafy hops bitterness along with some lemon and caramel malt toward the end. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and more citrus and dank bitterness in the finish. Needs a little more balance to make it stand out from the pack.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Clear amber color with ivory head. Pine, floral, mild spicy hop aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Nice floral, pine hoppy flavors with a light pale malt sweetness___drying bitter finish----good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
pours a semi-hazy amber with a large white foamy head, and lots of lacing. smell is of citrus, some hops, caramel, and earth. taste is of grain, caramel, hops, and dry leaves. ends dry and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty orange, a bit cloudy, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Candied citrus peel nose, caramel malts, seems fairly sweet.   Slightly dank too.   Resiny, not as malty as I hoped.   A touch astringent.   Good dose of hops, wished it had more malts to back it up.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not alcoholic, but its warming.   Lingering pith, resin, and a touch of earthy malts.   Tiz okay, a little rough at times, smells sweet, but comes across as more hoppy.   Not out of balance, but the nose suggested a bit more malt sweetness.   otherwise ok.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A nice fruity hop nose with some caramel. Clean big hop flavors of oranges, lemon, light bitterness, biscuit and marmalade, a bit of caramel and toffee. Quite nice. Easy drinking and flavorful.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bomber. Orange pour with a very thin white head. Aroma is very lightly citrus. Sweet caramel. Flavor is very sweet followed by some intense bitterness. Not that good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours hazy orange with a creamy beige head. Aroma is earthy/citrus. Full bodied, or nearly. Flavor is earthy, citrus, resin. Mild hop burn. Detectable caramel backbone. Finishes nice and hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4774) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Terrific Double IPA. Copper color with lots of yeast in the glass. Very good hops backing this was awesome. Could use less Vitamin B in the glass. ;)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Nose of dough and caramel some fruity citrus and pine hops. Fairly standard PNW IIPA. Pours hazy golden brownish amber nice creamy head. Flavors of dough and caramel, toasted malts, earthy bitter notes as well as citrus and pine. Somewhat medium bitterness, good balance, citrus finish. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
Deep nice copper coloured body with a thin, tan head. Aroma of bright piney and grapefruity hops with a bit of honey and sugars in the nose. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavour at first with a good malt backbone and some light alcohol flavours. Aftertaste shows a nice subdued hop flavour, but not much at all and fairly mild for the style. Overall, a decent Imperial IPA, but not strong at all, which is why I don’t mind it - fairly light in general and very light for the style. Nice to try, however. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon earlier today for US$7.27, sampled in my hotel room on 25-April-2013.


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