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Elk Creek Double Rainbow IPA
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Named for the spectacular and complete double rainbow that appeared in the northwest sky just outside the brewhouse during the inaugural mash in. With a foot in both the new and old worlds, this IPA is generously dry-hopped with English Fuggles, resulting in a strong, deep golden, very fresh, and fruity English flavor and aroma.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4168) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft at lunch on Saturday during Campground Brewdown. Poured a clear bronze body with a small off white head with creamy edges. Aroma of a subdued sweetness, light citrus and some toast. Smooth fuller body with light carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor of toast and dry hop cones and a finish of slight rubbing alcohol. Meh.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5069) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Tap at EC, golden, white head, lots of lace. Nose is sugary-sweet with orange peel/confit and marmalade, interesting effect for the foodie. Soft medium body with cleansing and lightly oily hops, lots of nice and interesting spikes of candy and mixed fruit. Only lightly bitter and not too sweet, has some West Coast IPA elements without fully abandoning big and sweet doles of English tradition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - MAY 18, 2014
From BA review on 1-28-12 - Had on tap in pint glass. Appearance – Pours a somewhat pale copper/golden color. The slightly off white head which was there upon serving gives way to some lacing. Smell – Citrus and pine hit the nose right away. These give way to some floral aromas and a very slight amount of maltiness which work their way in the end. Taste - Bitter hops are the first to be tasted followed shortly by some citrusy hopes of grapefruit and orange. A slight carmel color, not detectable in the smell, works in, but at the end gives way again to a more bitter hop flavor. Mouthfeel- the carbonation level is great for the beer while the body may be a little thin. The thinner body does however lend to it being much more drinkable even at ~ 8 % abv. Overall – A nice IPA, but nothing too exceptional. It is quite good, but in comparison to their Hairy John it pales a bit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Cask (7/3/6/3/12) and draft (6/3/5/3/11). Medium white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, floral/orange, some bread. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
In short: A sweet and very bitter-resinous golden IPA. Just ok.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Clear golden - blond body topped by a medium white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is rather intense with pungent resinous-floral hops. Taste is sweet upfront (sweet fruit juice) followed by an intense floral/fruity resinous bitterness. Hops essence that stick to the back of the mouth, this is a dry-hop bomb. A bit too sweet and resinous-bitter for its own good. And I hate when the waiter states the obvious like “sir, I should warn you that an IPA is a bitter beer” and “sir, you are not wearing any pants”.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Draft at smiling chameleon. Pours slightly orange without much on the nose. Has big pine sol vibe on the tongue but disappears the more you drink. Finishes fairly clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3759) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Sampled on tap at Zeno’s. Mild hoppy nose with light pale malt sweetness. Beany spicy hops. Medium golden clear with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts dry with tons of hop flavor and bitterness. Bitter finish with mild sweet pale malt. Good IPA profile. Bitter after but smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, apple, light fruits, and bready malt. Flavor of bready malt, citrus, sweet fruits. A touch on the sweet side overall. A very drinkable English-style IPA. 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours gold with sticky off-white head. The aroma is piney with some soap notes, a little bit of lemon and grapefruit. The flavor is mellowed hops, pine mostly, with some nutty malts and a sourish grain note. The finish is somewhat bitter, but lacking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a vibrant golden color with a large white head. The aroma was a lovely sweet grapefruit, pine and fruit cocktail. The flavor was smooth, sweet and had a lovely mix of fruit cocktail, pine and grapefriut. There was a lighlty woody and earthy undertone. Not bitter at all despite the nice hop presence.The finish was rich, sweet, fruity hops. Lovely.


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