RateBeer
overall
97
84
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Red Rockís Elephant Double IPA is enormous! Six different hop varieties combined with the finest malts and double dry-hopped for a massive sensory overload.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2012
500mL bottle. Poured clear medium golden with a short white head. The aroma picked up clean, juicy grapefruit and pine hoppage over sweet caramel and bready malts.. a little peppery on the back of the nose.. engaging. The flavor found sweet caramel and almost fruity malts at the core.. resiny grass and grapefruit bitterness cut through nicely.. alcohol was just a little rough on the finish. Medium-bodied with nice balance on the palate.. spicy, warming, and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Amber orange in color, clear with a thin head. Hopped up IPA aroma good strong malt backing. Flavor was thick with hops and very drinkable. Very tasty and great dinner beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Pours hazy orange color with off white head. Grapefruit, lemon and orange aromas. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with some sweet maltiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Dallas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle: † Orangish straw in color, hues of pink grapefruit, very hazy, moderate to large pillowy white head. † Somewhat of a candyish hop nose, sugar sweet, slight pine and pith. † More rindish on the tongue, a bit grapefruity, with some musty basement notes. † Not a bruiser in the hop or bitterness sense, but strong enough to carry it through. † Powdery sugar sort of sweetness resides on the backside. † Lingering pith and citrus rind. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. † Has a decent amount of malt and sweetness to counter the moderate bitterness. † Not overly big, but a solid 1ĺ IPA. † Big thanks to Dallas for this one!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle/500ml - Pours a cloudy golden amber in color with a small off-white head that faded quickly to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is a heady mix of both citrus and pine hops. Flavor is quite hoppy with a base malty sweetness that provides some balance to the brew. There is also a bit of a vegetal flavor that creeps into the profile and that slightly detracts from the experience. Finish is quite bitter and lingering. Decent, but with some flaws...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Thanks douglas88! Pours yellowish orange with a white bubbly head. Smell: pine, grapefruit, sweet caramel malts, mango and a touch of honey. Taste: Pine, grapefruit, some citrus, big malt character and a nice pungent bitterness. Thick on the palate with a great pine resin bitterness in the long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Elephino bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, tropical fruit and dried wood. Finishes slightly bitter and very dry. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2011
This bottle was selflessly sent to me by Douglas88 on RB out of the blue. A very kind gesture of beer advocacy. He said this is one of his favorite local go toís. It pours a really, really nice cloudy, bright golden orange in color with a perfect and calmn one finger off white head. It looks stellar. The aromas consist of slighty sweet yet dry citrusy hops with a line and crisp pine presence. The flavors are a nice mix of both citrusy and floral hops with slight sweetness and moderate sweetness. It tastes like something Iíve had before, but I canít quite put my finger on the beer. Itís definitely a high quality IPA. It has a nice, clean finish and doesnít dry out your palate. Itís very approachable as well for a beer of 8%. Overall this is a really nice beer and Iím glad it was gifted to me. Thanks again Doulgas for sending me this local gem!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
bottle thanks to gription79. poured a light gold with a white head and some decent lace. aroma was pine, caramel, citrus, and peach. flavor was peach, caramel, and pine resin. body was medium with low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle from Gription79...thanks Dallas! - Says "Elephino" on the label. Pours honey amber with a huge fluffy off-white head. Tons of grapefruit on the nose, with a little pine, honey, and sweet malt. Decadent! Taste is a little off. Iím seeing some cooked veggies in some reviews, and I can see that. Hops are less bright, more earthy and dandelion bitter. Dry, wheat cracker malt. Finishes with honey sweetness and bitter, grassy hops. Nice and full-bodied, with a slickness to it. Warming on the way down. A bit of a let-down from the aroma, but still a nice brew.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9 10 11


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50