Elliott Bay Demolition Ale
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4291) - 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 (426) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
Draft in Burien (month or so back): Hazy amber with a nice head. Crisp. Very fruity; has notes of apple, pear and grapefruit. Finish was toasted and a bit stark, bitterness-wise. Hop aromas lacked depth. Says 140 IBUs, which is unlikely, of course, but it seemed more like 70. Slightly hot from the alcohol. Not bad, but definitely not my favorite from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Peachy amber color with a thin head. This definitely screams hops from the first whiff, a stiff one-dimensional, but lovely, floral, leafy dose of Chinook. The flavor remains consistent with a full-press bitter, leafy, Chinook body and dryish raw hop bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Sampler at brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Nose is a nice citrus and pine. Taste is of citrus. Mouthfeel is resinous and bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2010
On tap at West Seattle location. Pours honey brown with some off white clings. Slightly sugary aroma, with some citrus and some pine. Quite bitter. Spruce and pine, grassy, long bitter grapefruit peel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Tap at the pub. Poured a dark, orange amber with a lovely off-white head. Left lacing as I drank. Aroma is hoppy with notes of grapefruit. Flavor is a little toasty and malty, but is all about the resinous, grapefruit hops. Very hoppy, but drinkable, with a pleasantly bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 18, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Elliott
Appearance: cloudy amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma, light citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, dark caramel balanced by lots of earthyness, touch of spicyness including a peppery character, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7354) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2009
draft at collins. pours a fairly cloudy darkish amber. decent gray creamy head. nice resiny nose, some toasty malt, and, alas, butter. creamy medium body. nice roasty toasty resiny mid palate, too bad the butter shows up again. longish resiny finish. cut the diacetyl and this probably gains .6 or more. bummer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2009
This immediately followed the Pro-Am IPA at 70+ IBUs so my palate may have been a bit tired. Certainly bitter... This is hops all the way, but I’m surprised it’s rated at 140 IBU. That just sounds unpalatable. Pours a very dark brown. Tried to get a growler, but they were out. Probably for the best as this is best sipped in 10 oz. schooners.

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