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RATINGS: 57   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Tangy citrus and pine in the nose, it smells like some centennials. Nice amber in color with a nice thick head. Nice combination of lemony hops, light pine with a solid malt backbone. Plenty of sweetness for those hops to ride on. Rich, chewy and creamy. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
Strong hops in the aroma offer lots of pine and citrus and are perhaps just a bit over the top. Copper coloured body is topped by a decent fine bubbled white head that lasts well. Toasted malts are somewhat overwhelmed by all the hop flavour. Bitterness is strong but not overpowering. Medium body with moderate soft bubbled carbonation. Bottle sampled at a tasting chez MartinT after the qualifying session for Grand Prix 2008.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2008
22oz bottle pours rusty orange in color with a light haze. Fresh, green herb (mint, basil, thyme) scented hop nose, along with some pillowy, earthy but light yeast notes. Resinous, earthy, nutty hop flavor; some caramel and chewy maple malt flavors, but largely light to medium in body, nearly thin. Okay overall, could be better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bomber at 6.9%. Copper amber color with a thin beige head. Aromas seem floral, citrus and resin. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with a lot of hop. Finish is almost balanced but hops rule. Really good drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Name: Green Elephant
Date: 06/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of fruity and pine hops, touch of floral hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich crystal malt flavor, lots of complex hop flavor, well balanced, light bitterness for balance but lets the hops be in control, light lasting bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours a transparent bronze orange with a stringy wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet lightly biscuity caramel malt and grassy earthy green hops. Body starts fairly full and caramely sweet with some citrusy grassy hops and a drier, semi-bitter grassy finish. An ok IPA, but could use more hop balance and grapefruity character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7549) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
My Bottom Line:
A divinely boastful hop bouquet proffers piney, resinous jocundity as its grassy alluvia seep into tender and sweet cereals. This PNW IPA is so honest, I cannot help but want to converse with it more often.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the misty orange blond.
-The tantalizing hop perfume slightly outshines the already enjoyable flavor profile.
-Crushed nuts seem to surface from the malt character, which is a tad underdeveloped.
-Peppery, grassy, coniferous hop bitterness seals the deal and links with the compelling aroma.

Bottle; thx Mike!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5552) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Forte odeur d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de mangue. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pin et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de poivrée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #1741)


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