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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Red Rock’s Elephant Double IPA is enormous! Six different hop varieties combined with the finest malts and double dry-hopped for a massive sensory overload.


4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lupulucid (187) - - JUN 4, 2013
Aroma is rather subtle but palate is huge. Resin and spice ride a finely tuned bitterness to deliver an impressive amount of flavor and character. Hop expression and mouth feel are rather complex and evolve through the finish. Malt character contributes significantly to complexity but remains less than obtrusive allowing hops to shine. Outstanding beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Surprisingly well balanced considering the level of hopping. High alcohol and bitterness masked by the caramelly sweet backing. Winchell brought this beer back to Lawrence with him from SLC in 2013.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (117) - - MAY 9, 2013
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of pine, bergamot, some grapefruit, hint of tropical fruit, sweet grain. Taste of orange-y citrus, sweet grainy malt, hop bitterness, and some alcohol showing through but not too much. Finishes with a nice resinous bitterness. Well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
500ml bottle from Haberstam’s, Savannah. Hazy golden pour is plenty appealing, but there’s a distinct whiff of papery malts in the nose. Alas, the DIPA that sits on the unrefrigerated shelf . . . Still, gotta rate what I actually drank rather than potential. So, body was medium bordering on full, with a light tickle on the palate and a moderately dry finish. But the flavors definitely were a bit stale, with some pungency and bitterness preserved but not much in the way of brightness or floral flavors. Certainly on the downside in terms of age, and average in every way because of that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2013
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, a good amount of caramel malts, and light yeast notes. Flavor the same, but not a lot of hops. Average to smooth texture. Not bad but not the best for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Thanks to Douglas88 for the beautiful bottle from Utah. Pours a hazy yellow with an orange tint. Fat pillowy head of foam that fell to some sticky pretty lace. Some effervescence coming up from the bottom. This beer was majestic in the glass. Nose is orange citrus, mango, woodsy pine and grass. Fat. sweet, sugary malt backbone. Smells refreshing. Hops go a little earthy as it warms and the malt sweetness deepens. Taste is pure poise. Mild caramel and sweet, hops are bright and perfumey, resiny against the grainy malt. Slightly metallic and a touch of booze but I like a touch of booze in a DIPA. Dry and creamy with lingering essential bitter. This DIPA pitted a vast malt depth against a dry hoppy exuberance and came out straight forward and generous. Drank easy, happy and the malt was positively vital. Utah seems to like malt as much as I do.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FalconsFever (40) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Very hoppy and strong. First tried at East Atlanta Beer Festival in May 2012. It was the sleeper of the festival and a must try for IPA lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
500 ml bottle thanks to Dallas! Pours clear and golden. Excellent aromas of citrus, pine, and pineapple. Taste is bitter and citrusy. Also slight wine like/nail polish characteristic that was a little off putting at first, but went down smoother the more I drank it. Not the best ipa but not the worst.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1496) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
This tasty double IPA has a bright, light cloudy orange color and a bright white head. The nose is fresh and almost citrusy, clean, and bready. It’s Very bright in the nose, and flavor is bright as well. It’s bready, but thin-bodied, and finishes not at all bitter for the hop presence. It finishes thin and almost dry, giving up a little of its alcohol presence. Good, and different!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
normffl (1) - - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
I am not a big IPA fan, but found this one to be pretty tasty. The color was a redish gold and looked very appealing in the glass.


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