Elliott Bay Demolition Ale
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2008
Cask @ WABF 2008. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty earthy hoppy aroma with some piney hints. Malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel and hints of citrus and pine. Has a malty hoppy piney finish with a nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13601) - 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 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8929) - 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
Ferris (8462) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6801) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5885) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Amber colored beer, thin head.. Malty aroma of bread perhaps with a ton of hops, pine and citrus mostly. Super hoppy flavors of grapefruit and pine with a touch of caramel maybe. Nice and hoppy. Lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Draft - Brewery - Burien, WA
Aroma – Deep rich malts and a good use of hops
Appearance – Deep copper color, clear and a light head
Flavor – The richness and the deep alcohol was found and the hops brought out some great flavors. This was a great beer.
Palate – The mouth liked this beer also. A great richness, sweet and a slight spicyness to the whole beer. Great stuff.
Overall –I liked this beer it will age well. Need to be sure to let this one age and warm up before drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - 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.

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