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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Elevation: This triple IPA is sure to excite the taste buds! 11.2% ABV and 100 IBU’s. This beer is exclusively hopped with the Summit hop variety to accentuate this bold hop character.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ernest (6834) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2013
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a very strong note of butter, other note of sulfur / struck match, light note of pineapple. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Full body, syrupy/velvety texture, soft carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Dear Renegade, you have a diacetyl problem. A very severe one. I have tried both Ryeteous and now Elevation from cans, and both are loaded with butter odor. While I could smell other things in Ryeteous, Elevation smells like almost NOTHING but butter. If you cannot smell diacetyl in either of these beers, you really, really, really need to hire someone on your team that can. Dear RateBeer users, if you need a beer to use as a VERY clear test for diacetyl flaw, buy a can of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8561) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2013
Can thanks to a trade! Pours a clear gold with a touch of orange and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of wet grass with some earthy grains but not overly hoppy. Flavor has a good amount of grass with a bit of resin and an earthy grain backing. Seemed to lack a bit of punch for a "triple IPA".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1234) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Can thanks to Doodler. Thanks for the canned goodness! I’ll give a proper rating from a can to a tulip though I thought this beer was rad while drinking from the can in the middle of nowhere camping. Pours a very light golden with big white head. Aroma is sweet and citrus plus stonefruit when it is just 5 minutes from the fridge. Very nice. Taste is nectarine skin, slight pear, some sweetness and light malt at the tail end. The hops are balanced and the bitterness isn’t there. As the beer warms it falls apart. Naturally, more flavors come out that aren’t as pleasant. Slight vegetable traits, some peas to be specific, come out. I enjoyed this much more from the can and then really cold. Not the best endorsement for the beer as I second guess myself.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Dang. I usually love big IPA's, but I'm not a big fan of this one. Dunno what hops they used, but it smells like bong water. Also an unusual hop flavor - almost like liverwurst. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eddy5335 (45) - Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Hazy golden color. Little white head, went away pretty quick. Doesn’t surprise me that much. 11.2% Aroma is carmel, tropical fruits, strong hop presence. Taste is medium body, good punch of hop bitterness right up front to middle of the tongue. The sweetness and carmel rounds off the taste really nice! The finish is very pleasant. Overall really good! The 11.2 is hidden really well and because of the balance of aromas to flavors I recommend it. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doodler (316) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Snagged some newly released 12 oz cans. Poured a hazy amber with white head. Nose is piney hops and citrus notes with a touch of brown sugar and bread notes. A potent Triple at 11% with flavors of bitter hops and bready esters, fruity notes and a mildly bitter finish. Decent carbonation. Not a bad canned brew, but am a bigger fan of canned Ska Modus Hoperandi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Golden with small tan head. Herbal and dank aroma, alcohol is strong. A bit soapy and strange, nothing special, a bit thick and sweet. Not bad overall, but not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2013
The beer is a hazy, orange-ish golden yellow hue (vague enough?) with a white, sticky head that leaves ringlets of lacing plastered about the walls of the pint glass. The aroma offers mangos, pineapples, sweet citrus. Smells sweet and hoppy. No surprise here. Sticky, sweet, and loaded with pineapple, mango, and melon flavors. Alcohol presence is certainly noticeable. This is pretty tasty, but probably best suited for slow sipping. Full bodied and creamy with warming alcohol. A solid beer. While not among my favorite DIPAs, I did find this one enjoyable and a nice departure from the norm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3517) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Growler shared by john. The pour is a lightly hazed copper golden orange with a smallish white head that is pretty lasting for a pour from a growler. The aroma is big round citrus, grass and light honey floral. Big, expressive hop nose. The taste opens with lightly sweet malt and then turns quickly to the big expressive hop notes of the nose - orange citrus, hay grass, and floral dry notes. The alcohol is present in the warming finish, though doesn’t detract from the taste. The palate is medium bodied, soft active carbonation, and the dry warming finish. Nice one, thanks for bring the growler to KC and sharing, John.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at Renegade. I mostly ordered this just to see how it stacks up to Alpine Exponential Hoppiness even though I knew it wouldn’t hold a candle. I must say that while Alpine has nothing to worry about this was surprisingly good. I thought I was tasting Columbus hops and was surprised to learn it was Summit which I normally find disgusting. This was extremely hoppy and thick so I was glad I only had a 3oz taster. Still, worthwhile and recommended for all hopheads. Serving type: on-tap

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