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Oceanside Ale Works Elevation 83

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Elevation 83 is a full-bodied pale ale with balanced hops. Featuring both Midwestern malts and Northwestern hops. Brewed in Oceanside, California where the elevation is 83 feet above sea level. Matching the elevation with a perfect balance of 83 IBUs and 8.3% ABV. No matter what your elevation is, enjoy a step up with OAW’s Elevation 83.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Full bodied as advertise poured in sniffer and the head was pretty much non existent after a few moments. High alcohol pretty well hidden. taste of ripened fruit just the right amount of bitterness. Finish is better then the start.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2215) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a thin head on a hazy dark straw body. The aroma is ripe dark fruits. The taste starts with fruit sweetness, then boozy sweet and finishes with a mild bitter note. The texture is thicker. A bit sweet for me but fine.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marheb (4806) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Une légère invasion de diacétyl en entrée et une avalanche d’agrumes immédiatement ensuite. Des phénols et autres esters ferreux n’aident en rien la présence d’alcool. Décevant.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
The ONLY good things about this beer were that A. It looked great in the glass with a large very long lived head and decent lacing and B. I got this on sale for $3 a bomber. The rest is all down hill. It smelled like flowers and old cereal. Tasted like sucking on a flower petal. Was watery with a way too dry long bitter finish almost like aspirin. Slammed a couple big mouthfuls followed by a shot of Fireball to kill the taste. The rest was DRAIN POUR!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2628) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Copper. Citrus and sweet malt. Not a lot going on here. Decent. (Draught in tasting room)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
Ruddy orange with a huge head like sponge cake that takes a very long time to reduce. Smell is tangy and subtle. Ale is rich and spicy with a citrusy malt backbone. Palate is slightly flat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2015
From the bomber this is the ex-pa not an ipa and I could tell, not a lot of spices but really strong and chunky like a bread dumpling covered in gravy that gives you a buzz.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
22 oz bomber from Bev Mo. Very interesting hop biscuit aroma. Earthy noble type hop aroma, pretty big. Additionally a mild macadamia nut biscuit malt back ground. The malts really pick up in flavor with a crisp slight alcohol finish. Defiantly unique, I loved it some friends do not.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtticusReasor3 (11) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Nice IPA like aroma. But what made this brew awesome was the flavor f biscuit alcohol hop huge mouthfeel unlike any other XXIPA. So many good things going on like pine spice peppery spice and great finish! Nothing really similar I can compare to.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
edwardbass (783) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Mine must be old - bomber from Kenwood Liquor on Oak Lawn, IL. Huge white/tan head. Aroma is sour orange. Taste is citrus bitter that is too astringent and has no malt to balance it. Palate is super-carbonated, super-dry and a bit watery. Oh well, I decided to give this a try blind, and it turned out to be an excellent beer if not old or ruined in some way.


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