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Columbia River War Elephant Double IPA

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3811) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Amber body with a decent fluffy white hop head and some hop leaf debris settling at the bottom of the glass. Candi hop fruity nose--juicy. Bitter body of acerbic hops. Grapefruit, tangerine, and peach. Alcohol breath on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
Draught at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Clear amber - white head. High hoppy. Aggressive. Citrus. Resin. Grape fruit. Light sweet malty. Lots of bitterness. Knækbrød. Tobacco. Ok - a bit too aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2015
A cloudy orange with a thick beige head. It's got nice hop bouquet of juicy citrus, tropical fruits and light pine. The taste is bitter pithy grapefruit rind & malty caramel sweetness. This is also near it's expiry date but has held up much better than the Pale Ale. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nie (101) - - OCT 2, 2015
Bomber poured to cup. Hoppy aroma with a piney citrus zest. Maple color, average activity, tiny suspended yeast clumps. Citrus rind, sweet, Just enough malt. Pithy grapefruit finish leaves it a bit too bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nealblind (1668) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Gold pour some haze. Aroma pine simcoe like hops, sweet peaches. Sweet lemons. some herbal stuff. slick palate. skipper

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (2268) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at CBM Jimbocho. Cloudy orange color with a big soapy off-white head. Aromas of pine, resin, bark, citrus, caramel and toasted malt. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Bitter and sweet on the palate with the malts standing out fairly well. Dry finish. Nothing special but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods, Lynnwood
Cloudy orange / light amber color with creamy head. I know for a fact that this is not a fresh bottle, yet, it has a very nice fruity aroma, sweet oranges. The mouthfeel is quite dry; nice malt profile, lean, a bit grainy; powerful hopping, resiny, but because of the aging it seems a bit vegetable now.
I should look for a fresh bottle because it’s not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1861) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. A: Cloudy orange, frail white head. N: Grapefruit, pine, pineapple, earth, biscuit, and more citrus. T: Sweet, then citrusy and bitter. Good balance here. M: Resinous, heavier body. Alcohol is not present. Creamy carbonation as is the case on draft at the brewpub. O: Decent DIPA. There’s nothing here to really make it stand out in a very crowded field, but it is one of their best beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
From a bottle. The pour is a hazy dark orange with no head. A malty mango ipa with a minimal tang aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at MArciero. Dry, hoppy nose, grass and hay. Very grassy, leafy hop flavor, menthol and caramel. Dry and some minerals. Decent but not great.

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