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Pikes Peak Elephant Rock IPA

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy gold. Aroma is dank and resiny with some citrus and tropical fruit notes along with faint caramel. Flavor is hop forward and clean with a great blend of flavors and a sharp dry finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbain5000 (1) - - NOV 8, 2015 does not count
Scored a six-pack at Monument Cork N Bottle, a stone’s throw from Pikes Peak Brewery and Elephant Rock. Pours a cloudy golden honey nectar, with short head and very little aroma. Initial impression is of a piney resinous note, think conifer trees and citrus, supported by an underlying tone of sweet maltiness, which balances out any excessive bitters. A simple, no pretences palate which makes for an extremely sessionable IPA, and a welcome digression from all the punch-in-your-face overhopped IPAs out there. Quite quaffable in numbers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (229) - North Branch, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Can brought back from Colorado by Todd. Not a lot of aroma, but the taste makes up for it. Not much at the front of the tongue, but a very nice lingering taste at the end. Solid beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (3729) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy Amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, resin, pone hops, caramel, nutty malt, and booze. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like pine hops, resin, some grapefruit, caramel, and nutty malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (2105) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
16 oz can pours a very cloudy copper with a big, white, sticky head. Citrus, orange aroma with a bit of butter and a hint of oxidation. Not sure how old this can is. Orange and pine in the flavor with a bit of caramel sweetness. This is aight.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy/oily texture, soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. A depressing and clunky rendition, syrupy and slick/oily in the mouth, mostly just resin in the nose with some diacetyl as a bonus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1427) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3086) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4074) - 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.

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