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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8492) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2008
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - Seasonal. Big Hoppy Beer. Hops kind of mask everything else, but very nice. I’d get it in a keg (if it were available), but it’s not for the masses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (994) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Aroma of a citrus salad, flowery, not harsh; a little pine, some caramel. Flavor-wise, the hops a bit more assertive, citus focus on bitter, enough malt to keep it from going harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4892) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber. Frothy head. Citrus and wood in the aroma. Flavour starts citrus then the wood kicks in. Aggressive hop profile. Relatively clean finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
Pours a slightly cloudy copper, rich head with some retention. Incredibly floral aroma that also presents caramel, soy, and curry spice. Dry and leafy, noticeable hop spiciness, and the finish lingers about with just the right amount of hop bitterness. The best Northwest IPA I’ve had in ages, many thanks to the Beerman at Whole Foods in Portland, OR, who told me I had to buy it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1833) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bomber. My expectations on this were beat! Well balanced, and well hopped up this is definitely one of the better "Organic" brews I’ve encountered. Fruity malts combine with a mature hop palate mid to finish. Medium bodied. Goodness!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6632) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2008
22. Thanks, Skoi! Your hospitality is both surprising and overwhelming. :-)
This beer is one of those little gems that comes out of nowhere. Maybe it’s just the perfect match for a certain palate or maybe it’s a bit underrecognized--either way, this is a kickin IPA. I hope they can broaden their distro to include a regular stop somewhere in Seattle.
Pours a nice ruddy orangeish medium amber with a thick, though brief, little creamy tan head. Nice peach and especially mango nose. Just a fruit-forward delight; really smells like there could be fruit flesh in the glass. Creamy medium body, active carb. Very sessionable body. Caramelly biscuit mid-palate, but that pales in comparison to the lovely peach and mango hop payload. Not the fruitiest or sweetest IPA around, but refreshing and flavorful and very drinkable. Tidy little resin grace note for a finish. Great stuff.

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