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Pikes Peak Elephant Rock IPA

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft pour. Hazy deep gold. Bubbly white head. Dank fresh hop aroma. Floral, citrus, fresh cut grass. Taste is citrus zest, pine, sugar. Palate is the big down fall here. sticky sweet mess of a finish, lots of burned rubber.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexnbaum (13) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
This beer is pretty inconsistent. Some kegs I would give a 19/20 rating, but others I would give a 14/20. This beer can be dead on with a nice hop character with just enough body. But, I have had some kegs that are overly sweet, especially in the caramel notes. Overall though, this is a pretty easy drinking beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2670) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2014
16 oz. can. 7.7% ABV per the label. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is toffee/caramel with pine, resin, grapefruit peel, no esters, balance to the hops.....taste is moderately sweet, with toffee/caramel notes, light floral tones, with pine, resin, grapefruit, no esters, finishing with a moderate, lingering bitterness, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, sticky, very slightly astringent, mild alcohol warmth present, finish is soft. This is a quite typical American IPA, with the American hops dominating both aroma and flavors. It lacks some of the subtle floral qualities of the best and the malts are primarily sweeteners, without other subtleties. BJCP 8/3/14/4/6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2280) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Orange and pretty clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of resinous hops, pine, grass, herbs, floral notes, citrus zest and tropical fruits. Similar flavor, hoppy, crisp, smooth and bitter with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Pretty solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
alawren2 (8) - Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2014 does not count
Earthy, citrus, little bitter hops. A good beer. Easy drinking with relaxing pine and citrus notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Cloudy burnt orange under a thin foamy off-cream head. The aroma is quite leafy and earthy with a little semi-bitter pine resin. Big hoppy bitter leafy hop profile right up front, a little floral resin and earthy tones, with a bitter-ish caramel undertone leading to a doughy and yeasty caramalt finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (238) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap at Parry's Pizza. Cloudy orange body with thin white head. This is a good example of the double IPA genre, smooth taste, a big hop approach and a good balanced carbonation with a great finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phildorsey (160) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
1 pint can. Pours deep amber/reddish tint. Froth is light and the aroma is full with heavy citrus notes. Palate is a little light for an IPA but bitterness last through the finish. Excellent alcohol content...great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Can - labeled at 7.7 percent - pours a hazy medium amber - very malt-forward, which I am usually not a fan of when is comes to ipas, but something about this works to an extent - flavors and caramel, candied cherries, kumquat - slick mouthfeel - dank and resinous hops arrive late to cut the sweetness - almost drinks more like an American barleywine (think Bigfoot junior), but I’m liking it okay.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (811) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap at Stapleton Tap House in September. Details said 7.7% and 77 IBUs. Pours a dark amber with significant head. Aroma of straw and pine hops. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of amber malts, straw and pine hops, minerals. Overall flavorful with nice hops balance.


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