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Elk Creek Hairy John’s IPA
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   ABV: -
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A strong American IPA, long on hops!


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4013) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft during lunch at Campground Brewdown. Poured a light amber body with a small to average foamy super light beige head. Aroma of subdued citrus, light toast and with some warmth grapefruit. Medium to full body with bubbly carbonation and some noticeable alcohol heat. Flavor of grapefruit, rind and alcohol. Alcohol is a bit to apparent on this one.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at the Knick. Mild spicy rye aroma with light biscuit. Coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts malty sweet with caramel, light rye spicy character. Big bitter rye finish with bitter after. A little harsh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1279) - - MAY 18, 2014
Transfer from BA rated on 1-21-12 - Had on tap at the alehouse. Appearance – A nice amber color which forms a nice head. The head fades away to give a nice persistant foam and some decent degree’s of lacing. Smell – A big hop aroma of citrus and pine meets the nose. A bit of the maltyness works it’s way thourgh, but is weak in comparison to the big citrus and pine. Taste – The hops hit you right away. They strike big yet give way to some more malty flavors with a few sweet, caramel and toffee, flavors working their way in. They again seem to be lost in some piney hop taste which comes back toward the end of the taste. For a ~9 % not much alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel – A nice body, although a bit thinner then would be expected for the the abv. It has a moderate level of carbonation and has a smooth flow in the mouth. Overall - A very nice double IPA. It is very good and a very drinkable beer (which at ~9 abv may not be the best), but kidding aside quite delicious.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LKay (110) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Tasted like maple syrup and brown sugar...definitely not an IPA I would ever try again. Ugh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
In short: A well balanced easy to drink golden Double IPA.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Clear copper body topped by a small beige head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is mostly fruity hops with some toasted cereals. Taste is crunchy toasted bread, croutons sensation, crunchy caramel, refreshing fruity hops with a smooth and tasty bitterness. The advertised 10% abv is very well hidden. Quite easy to drink, actually this one was easier to drink than their smaller Double Rainbow IPA which was a sticky dry-hop bomb. A nice beer from this little brewpub located in a small Pennsylvania village where people still using computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8 while us Canadians are already on Windows 95.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3560) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Pours clear amber with thin off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is floral and grassy hops, caramel malt, and earthy notes. Flavor is light sweet malt, heavy grassy hops, and light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral hops, biscuit and light caramel malt with fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4983) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
On tap, at brewpub. Pours a clear dark copper body with a one finger frothy light beige head that had excellent retention. Intense citrusy hop nose battles with the thick caramel sweet malt for supremacy. I’d call it a draw. The flavor leans toward the malty side for me, caramel sweetness with a touch of brown sugar on the finish. The hops are pretty bitter with a slight menthol like quality on the finish after the citrus fades. Thick and chewy texture with moderate carbonation that helps cut the thickness a bit. Lingering caramel. Not bad, a little too heavy on the sweetness for me. I could go for a bit more aroma hops as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3396) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pint at local pub. Nice amber color and pours with an inch of foam. Nice hoppiness and the taste lingers long after. Very nice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy deep orange with a white head. Aroma of sweaty hops, citrus, and sweet caramel malt. Flavor of oily, grassy hops, sweet caramel malt. Not too sweet for a 9%-er, just right, and pretty tasty! 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]


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