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Railway City Dead Elephant Ale

Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
St. Thomas, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A full bodied golden Pale Ale which pours with a linen white medium density head leaving spider web lace on the glass. On the palate the flavour is sweet fruity malts up front (apricot, mango) with a bit of candy, and slight grassy notes which fall away to reveal a hint of biscuit with rather pleasant grapefruit and perfume undertones. This is a hop bomb, there is no doubt. To the nose there is a mild malt aroma which accentuates the robust floral bouquet which is derived from the hops.

Medium full bodied ale with pleasant lingering hop finish.

6.8 % alcohol by volume, IBUís 46.6

Food Pairings: Burgers, Chilli, Chorizo, Crispy/Spicy Duck, Spicy Indian dishes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (390) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
Citrus aroma. Clear amber colour. Malty front with that transition into fruity flavours; succinct bitter finish. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Solid and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
Aroma:caramel,light pine hops.... appearance:Dark orange,good foam head... Flavor:light caramel,light pine hops...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (314) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours orange amber with a white head that laces the glass. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. Good flavour balance of malts and hops with a decent bitterness. All around good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lux_edwards (288) - - MAY 14, 2016
50 cl can. Pours a cloudy amber with full white head. Aroma of pine, grass and hint of citrus. Taste is bitter and a little like Murphys oil soap smells. Palate has long cleaner type aftertaste. Overall it is okay, but I would choose others before this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeilinSeattle (32) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Slightly hazy appearance with a weak malt aroma but tastes better than that. Could drink another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (486) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
On tap @ Caper's Belleville. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Aromas are fruity malts a bs some pine resin. Tastes are acidic, bitter, and a little phenolic. Moderate carbonation, medium body, long resin finish. Struggled a little with what I perceived as a phenolic taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kauge (1617) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
Can from LCBO, 6.5%. Near clear copper with a small head. The aroma is, oh my, very strange, floral, even obnoxiously so. Or rather, not floral, cause I donít mind the smell of flowers, but... well, I donít have words to describe it. Raspberry? The flavour is similar, but more refrained in that deparment. Itís citric bitter and malty sweet. But thereís no escape from the strangeness so out of place in an IPA. Body and carbonation around medium, palate slightly oily. Overall? Bad. Not sure what it is supposed to be. But itís not what Iíd consider a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
CaN provided by Scott, i donít think he is a spy .. . Amber .. Foam is strong like Arnold .. Resin, dried leaves, rocks on a car, and grass .. Mouth is good, spot on finish .. . Traffic jams should be called car rapings.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BeerStoreDude (18) - - JUL 8, 2015
Apparently in St Thomas, this is an IPA. Someone should explain to them that doesnít stand for Industrial Product Adjunct. Calling it dismal... but Iím sure thereís a better word. Not good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2015
Tapped at a pub I cannot remember the name in Gananoque/Canada. Overall a very good IPA. Golden, copper clear color. White head that was gone very quickly? Aroma of floral hops, bitter fruits. Taste is a good balance of malt and floral hops with a good bitter hops finish. Medium carbonation. Refreshing. Good.

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