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


on tap

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RATINGS: 158   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, IBU’s 46.6

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5186) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
473 ml. Un liquide cuivré sur lequel flotte un mince col mousseux. Une dentelle éparse. Un nez qui s’installe en douceur avec ses malts et ses houblons finement fruités et habités par des herbes folles. Des saveurs touchées par un incertain parfum féminin et par des flaveurs d’orge sucré. Une bouche qui n’arrive pas à être de moyenne densité. Des bulles qui piquent la langue. Une texture qui se fait discrètement huileuse. Une finale amère qui rappelle les compositions odorantes destinées à un usage cosmétique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3890) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
Can - 500ml. Amber body with a fair white foamy/creamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with fruity hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grassy and citrusy notes. Ends with a long, sharp bitter finish. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
473ml can. Brassy orange colour, slightly hazy, moderate white head. Active carbonation. Floral and citrus hops up front in the smell, with a sweet malt balance. Not a particularly strong aroma. Mild grapefruity taste with some earthy bitterness in the back and toasted grain. While not super bitter it is tasty .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ILduce (257) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
Canned 473ml in OCB Discoverer. Cloudy golden with big foamy head that disappears oh too quickly. Decent hoppy aroma with some fruits- peach and appricot. taste is malty, cookie doughy, and hoppy enough for a decent IPA. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1785) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Cannette 473 ml. 6.55. Couleur ambrée, mousse beige pâle. Arôme de malt caramel, herbes et toffee. En bouche, malt, caramel, un peu de houblon. Plus une Pale Ale qu’une IPA. Bonne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
(Originally written for the Spring 2010 issue of TAPS Magazine.) When sending in beer for review, it’s standard practice for breweries to provide TAPS with several bottles for each writer in case of breakage or other problems. Normally, this precautionary measure proves to be unnecessary, but with Dead Elephant Ale, I was glad to have three bottles to try, since the first one I opened seemed to have been hit with a heavy dose of diacetyl, giving the beer an unpleasant strong buttery character. The other two bottles, however, contained an enjoyable ale with a burnished orange body, creamy white head, and aromas and flavours of tropical fruit, caramel and fresh citric hops. I’d like to see a bit more body, and perhaps a touch of restraint in the finish where the hops are a bit astringent, but it’s still a nice pint. I’ll just have to hope that the butter bomb I found in bottle number one was an anomaly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Listigovers (913) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Pours a very nice golden colour with a orange-white head. The beer is not BAD but it is very unbalanced. It is bitter but thin, and it’s aftertaste leaves to be desired. Not really worth it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Deep golden colour. Thin head. The aroma doesn’t have much hop at all. There’s light pale fruits, but they are subtle and indistinct. Earthy palate. Lots of fuggles maybe, still only maybe 45 IBUs. That’s pretty light. The malts are mostly light biscuity stuff and a bit syrupy. Basically a golden ale. Needs way more hop and a much brighter character. Will disappoint anyone expecting an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
Can: Poured a golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light bitter hops with dry malt notes. Taste is a light mix of subtle bitter hops with a medium-sweet malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. This one is seriously lacking a hop punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Gold-copper body with okay head that’s gone just too fast. Sampled at 13.4 celcius. Soft aroma of malts with some hoppy finishes on the back end. Flavour is a lot of maltiness with a dry hoppy finish. Okay mouthfeel, a little fake lager-ish though. Nice and well balanced.

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