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Elk Creek Hairy Johnís IPA
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 (3742) - 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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LKay (104) - 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 (5929) - 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 (3042) - 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 (9068) - 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 (4684) - 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. Iíd 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 (3161) - 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 (3370) - 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]

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 Sampled on draft at Zenoís in State College PA this beer poured a dark orange-amber color with a small khaki head that lingered and produced some lacing. The aroma was very strong sweet grapefruit, lemon and pine with undertones of pineapple and fruit cocktail. The flavor was sour caramel, pineapple, greapefruit and pine with notes of lemon and peper. The beer was fairly dry with a long hoppy finish. Fairly full bodied. Very nice.


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