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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Green Elephant is green because itís made from organic malts, and elephant because of the Amarillo, Ahtanum and organic Cascade hops. Itís medium-bodied with a subtle malt underpining and an explosive hop flavor and bitterness. Dang, the elephant is hoppy.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap @ Laurelwood PDX. Golden colored beer with white foam. Nice pine and citrus peel aromas. A touch of apricot and resin, too. Sweet caramel malts are quite pronounced. Hints of grass, too. Flavor is rather astringent and bitter. A ton of pine and resin...some mild papery notes. Orange peel, apricot, and sweet caramel malts. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hivemind (771) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Had this on tap at Lardo East in Portland (08.10.2014) with Erica and Matt N. Poured a dull, glossy, medium amber with a lot of head. Aroma was fresh pine and tasted of pine, some vegetable, and a bit of grapefruit. Good caramel malt flavor that gave it a soft body (not a harsh/rough IPA at all), but still full of flavor. Good beer and was perfect to wash down all the pork.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to my summer secret santa. Pours a clear gold color with a big pillowy head that fades slowly and leaves good lacing. Aroma is dank, overripe citrus fruit with peaches, malt, and herbal hops. Tastes a bit harsh. The herbal hops seem to cover up the nice peach and citrus hops a bit. Caramel malt shows up in the bitter, dry finish. Pretty well made but just not the flavors I usually look for in an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2014
22 oz bottle from Trader Joe in Salem OR $4.49 pours a a nice clear burnt orange coloured ale. Nice lively carbonation strings rise from the bottom of my glass. Large rocky,bubbly white head. Lots of citrus and herbal hop notes in the aroma, Almost like lemon drop sweeties used to like in Scotland. Taste is less sweet but the taste is of lemon,grapefruit and peach in the hops. Very exuberant. The caramel malt in the back ground prevents it going over the top. Nice smooth easy going mouth feel very nice for a summer quaffer. Nice beer so easy to drink for its strength. So be careful out there!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1366) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On tap. A: Cloudy orange with a fluffy off-white head. N: Pine, grapefruit, oranges, leaves, earth, biscuit. T: Quite bitter. Moderate sweet cracker. M: Alcohol burn, dry medium body. Resins. Touch watery. O: Dry west coast IPA. Doesnít lose the hops in the malt. Solid beer in a crowded field.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2417) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft at tjs. Pours clear amber with a small off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has pine, some grapefruit, a bit of a caramel maltiness. The taste has a nice bitterness, sweet grapefruit and orange juice. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bitter and bracing double from this Oregon brewery. Amber in color with small beige head. Hops kick in immediately, sharp and biting. Everything expected from a double.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1354) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
Draft pour. Amber color. Piney aroma. This is a solid IPA. A lot of hops and pine. Slight citrus. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2013
On draught at 2013 North American Organic Brewers Festival. Golden amber color. Prominent grassy hop aroma. Hop bomb flavor, citrus, grassy, and resinous. Balanced astringency on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (492) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2011
2009 on Draft. Aroma: Fresh, floral hops with light fresh pine, touch of orange malt Palate: Great balance Flavor: Medium-rich orange malt followed by dried orange and medium pine. Finishes with lingering dried orange bitter spice, white pepper, light pine. Comments: Not overblown. I could order a 2nd one; would work very well with food.


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