glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright amber with medium head. Pine hop aroma with a little nug and citrus. Hoppy, but very well balanced with earthy malt. Enjoyable, but didn’t knock my socks off.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange color with an off white head. Aroma was mainly citrusy hops. Flavor was a lot of citrus hops and pretty malty, almost too malty to cover up the hops.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: 08/02/08, bomber courtesy of CelticBrew, and shared with him, Doboy, and Steve E.
Aroma - fresh hoppy aroma that is minty, spicy, and citursy,
Appearance - Deep hazy orange amber pour with a an off white head that leaves spotty lace
Flavor - Toffee and some light fruity sweetness provide entry for a spicy bitterness and a soft dry finish
Palate - Medium body and carbonation, somewhat resinous, lightly dry finish, bordering on crossing over to being sweet
Overall - Not overly bitter, but that is not a criticism. Big hop presence is balanced well by solid malt base.
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep amber with minimal head, sheets of lacings. Aroma is floral hops, pine.
Taste is a big wallop of piney resinous hops with a big malt presence. The hops have a broader flavor profile than the typical northwest varities. Interesting and very tasty IPA.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a viscous white head, nice lacing. Awesome smell of spruce sap and ganja bud smoke, wow....love that. Smooth palate and lightly carbonated. Good, simple flavors of semi sweet caramel with piney hops. Nicely bitter to finish. Great aroma, good taste.
doboy (397) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Popped this one with Steve, CelticBrew and DrBayern. Has a sweet aroma. It poured with no real head, just a light lacing around the edges. It was copper in color, with a very light haze. This Elephant has a very nice hoppy taste that I found to my liking!
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear deep golden color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a big citrus splash - tangerine, grapefruit, limes and a touch of pine and some floral notes. Flavor is nicely balanced - big malts, light caramel, and lots of big hop flavors - citrus and grassy. Not overly bitter, just enough.
CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium dark amber, forming small off white foamy head. Aroma was faint, hops, pines, tropical fruits. Flavour was of grassy tones with slight pine resin character with a slight caramel tinge. A little dry in the end, as the hoppiness overwhelms ( in a good way ). Lacing is lovely, overall a well crafted IPA. Would like to try the on tap version as well.
Came from 22 oz bomber.
Ratman197 (7631) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, carmel, mango, orange and a hint of grapefruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a slightly dry finish. Flavors of pine, carmel, orange, light earthiness, light mango and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp lingering moderatly bitter finish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark hazy apricot color with small white head. Fresh aroma of citrus hops mixed with peaches and grapefruit. The taste was the same with light mango flavos. As this beer warmed it took on a strange burnt rubber character. This brew had nice sweetness and maly profile, but the weird burnt rubber flavor killed it for me...still good though.