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Columbia River War Elephant Double IPA

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3433) - 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 (43) - - 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 (1186) - 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 (1091) - 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 (16644) - 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 (1480) - 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 (980) - 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 (7972) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13441) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Keg at the brew tap, 11/11/14. Lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate off white swirl and edgeing. Nose is juicy hops, orange squash, grapefruit, pine, juicy tropical fruit notes. Taste comprises earthy hops, bitter orange, pine, grapefruit, chalky mineral wash. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness well represented in the close. Decent enough DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Piney and fruity hop perfume. Fairly aggressively bitter with a little sweetness to temper it. Not quite a standout in a crowded field, but pretty damn nice."

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