Quest Ellida IPA
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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This west coast style IPA is our tribute to Norse and their quests and adventures. ELLIDA was a legendary magic dragon ship also known as the first ship of the north. This Viking ale is brewed with loads of hops and balanced out with 5 varieties of malts. Local malt from Riverbend Malthouse is used to add to the flavor complexity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden brown on tap with thin white head that leaves good lace. Aroma is big on the piney west coast hops, earthy and floral. Taste follows, medium bitterness, just barely a hint of pale malt. Solid, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11138) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, 18/02/15. Lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate off white covering. Nose is bitter orange, melon, caramel, straw, light bread dough. Taste comprises citric pith, toasted malt, bread, orange peel, lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a touch of hop bitterness. Lower end of the IPA spectrum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (562) - - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park. Sort of disappointing. Was expecting more based on description and hop overload that went into this one. Pours dark golden, somewhat hazy. All the IPA flavors I would expect are there- citrus, pine and tropical notes but balance is off. Too much earthiness (not the good kind) and vegetal notes. Maybe weird notes from different malts? Somewhat muddled. Appropriately bitter finish. So close to being really, really good but not quite there. Underachiever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Draught at the Quest, Greenville, SC. Hazy brown dark golden colour with a tiny white head. The aroma is a bit strange with vegetables, hoppy bitterness, mild yeast and malt. The flavour is yeast, dark resiny hoppy bitterness and malt. A bit messy and unbalanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Hazy gold, white lacing. Wet earth on the nose and strong earthy hop flavors on a full-bodied palate. Spot on for a west coast IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Hazy gold pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is dominated by citrus hops and some caramel malt undertones. Sweet caramel malt with a touch of fruity esters and a good citrus bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Draft. Pours amber with decent white creamy head. Aroma is pine/spruce, bread dough, lemon, tangerine. Taste is light/med body with some lingering hop bitterness. Malt variety adds a nice complexity. Overall, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
A decent IPA from a local brewery. Nothing really stood out to make this beer memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1547) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2014
On tap at Barely’s Taproom, Greenville, SC. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Floral hop aroma with hints of bubblegum. Taste is of roses, spruce, pine needles, and wet grass. Moderate lingering bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2013
From tap at brewery. A semi clear yellow color with thin head. Aroma was light but had piney hops. Taste was thin with piney hops and light malt. Easy drinking but not an IPA in my book.

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