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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Green Elephant is green because it’s made from organic malts, and elephant because of the Amarillo, Ahtanum and organic Cascade hops. It’s medium-bodied with a subtle malt underpining and an explosive hop flavor and bitterness. Dang, the elephant is hoppy.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Don’t really have much to add here except that I was shocked to find myself enjoying an organic beer this much. Very piney and smooth on the way down, I could drink a whole bunch of these in one sitting. If only all organics were created equal...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Solid aroma of pine needles, oranges and malt. Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Good flavor of piney, citrusy hops with a competent malt back-bone and some bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. This is a very pleasant IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2008
22 oz bottle via Liquid SOl. Pours a clear reddish amber with a large beige head. Nose is subdued but a nice floral/citrus aroma. The taste has a very nice hop profile..a perfect balance between grapefruit, orange, pepper, and a little earthiness with just the right amount of hoppiness carrying through. Carbonation is just right, body is perfect. Damned good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle from Market of Choice in Ashland, OR. Poured a copper color with a the aroma of citrus hops. Not being a big fan of overly hoppy IPA’s this one instantly became one of my favorites in the genre. The malt backbone balances the citrus hops almost perfectly. Great for just an regular IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
From Market of Choice in Ashland, OR. Usually, organics just aren’t good, but this one had great flavor and a palate to boot. It was fuller in body than most IPAs (reminding me a little of TF Dreadnaught), although the hops were more citrusy than bitter pine. I actually loved this one for what it was: a very good, malty IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
nice looking IPA, does not live up to expectations. super soapy and citrusy with a strange spice and mintgrass conponent. very resiny and chewy but without a decent malt character to balance the extreme hop pine and citrus. its hoppy alright, but not in a good way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4195) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2008
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.


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