Elliott Bay Demolition Ale
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This recipe scored a bronze medal at the 2003 GABF in the American Strong Pale Ale category. It screams out "HOPS" from the first whiff to the last lingering drop. Pair that with 7.5% alc./weight and you'll be sure to understand just what the judges saw in this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9283) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
On June 23, 2015. At Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub in Seattle, Washington.
As "Demolition Imperial IPA".
Clear amber color, yellow head. Hoppy, fruity taste. Bitter aftertaste, also some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium high to high bitterness. Hoppy, fruity scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14076) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Billed as the hoppier DIPA on at the time, this is actually pretty similar, maybe with more citrusy character but still old school crystal malt forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel east coast style.  Hazy copper with a decent head. Lots of caramel and bitterness.  Resinous finish. Odd for something not an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Deep golden/orange color with a foam that clings well to the glass. Earthy hops along with tangerine and grapefruits. Moderate bitterness but pleasant to drink. Toffee malts try to keep up. Finish drags on with hop flavor and light alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsnicholas (456) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Draft at West Seattle Brew Pub. Mostly clear golden. Bitter. Mostly what I get is bitterness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On draught at 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival. Amber color. Aroma is grapefruit and bitter caramel. Taste is bitter grapefruit, tart citrus, and caramel malt. Good, but a little too bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3044) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sampler at source. This should be listed as a DIPA, not ASA. Dark orange amber color that completely covers the side of the glass as you drink it down. Aroma is a fresh bouquet of hops - some citrus, some fruit nicely blended, no/low pine. Medium bitterness on the nose. Alcohol appropriately pleasant with a present neutral malt background. Flavor is hop profile with a medium hip bitterness that overtakes the flavor and leads into the aftertaste. As the beer warms up there is a mild diacetyl character. I could see less sensitive people not picking it up. Also, I don’t mind the character as much but I could see those that dislike it really penalizing the beer for it. I actually think in this case it provides a nice characteristic to balance the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear brilliant amber/copper with a sweet copper malt tone with a touch of earthy citric bitterness. Hoppy floral flavor with a caramellish bitter finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4269) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy amber color. Nose has quite a bit of rye in there for me, along with the pepper that comes with it. Taste is slightly bitter and has a lot of the spicy elements in there. This was only OK for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Serving: from tap at Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub. Aroma: moderate, piney hoppy aroma. Appearance: very small, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, medium-amber body. Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor, and moderately bitter and lightly sour, lemony finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall: just another hoppy ale.

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