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Tampa Bay Old Elephant Foot IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed as a traditional India Pale Ale. A highly hopped, medium-bodied, higher alcohol ale. This is a true hop-head beer. Generous portions of Northern Brewer, Centennial and Cascade hops complete this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. Malty, citrus, fruity in ythe nose. Floral and a touch perfume, but also touch of malt and sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Can to face. Red tab. Light melon aroma with some citrus. Taste follows with some light grass. Actually very pleasant but a tad sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Light orange color, sticky foam, light citrus and grass hops. Moderate bitterness. L

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Amber with visible carbonation white head. Toasted malt nose. Green hop flavor some bitterness in finish, mild malt profile. Orlando

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1084) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours a cooper amber with a soapy white head. Copious sticky lacing. Nose is citrus, spruce and bread. Taste mildly bitter. Finish bitter with lemony hop notes. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (1007) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2016
On tap. Amber in color with a creamy white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Biting bitter hoppy flavor. Medium bodied. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klaing (282) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Lemon gold clean white head low to moderate carbonation. Sweet malts and hops on pine citrus side. Full bodied for an IPA. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Draft 5/13/15 (Brick House Tavern-Tampa)-Poured a copperish orange with decent sized head. Aroma of hop, malt, and pine. Taste of the same with some citrus on the back end. This medium bodied brew is pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2016
16 oz can Clear gold with a tall mostly white head. Fresh citrus and pine resin hop aroma. The flavor is well balanced, moderately bitter with a nice long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Thereís a certain sub-style of IPAs that donít have a name, but they have common characteristics. Malt-forward but also plenty piney and bitter. Itís similar to the classic East Coast style, but sweeter. Whatever that genre is, Tampa Bay Old Elephant Foot IPA is part of it. Itís a familiar, safe-bet IPA, but a decent one at least.

I poured a 16oz can into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.49 ($0.16 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark, almost dirty-looking shade of orange/copper/light brown. Clear at first but becomes more and more cloudy. Pours to an average-sized, white, frothy head which retains and laces pretty well.

Smell: An interesting combination of pine sap, light lemonpeel, and amber malts (all the makings of Centennial hops).

Taste: This beer is definitely malty for the style, and itís the first thing I notice. Classic amber ale selections of grain to give it mild candy-like sweetness, but intensely syrupy or confectionery-like. At the same time itís also noticeably bitter. A consistent, strong dry bitterness from beginning to end. Actual hop flavor doesnít really come through until the second half when thereís a strong burst of pine and resin. I also get some lemon taste as well, though itís fairly short-lived. This combination of flavors is one of my least favorite for an IPA to have, yet I will say this palette is still enjoyable.

Drinkability: The delivery to Tampa Bay Old Elephant Foot IPA is a bit of a mixed bag. Though itís a sweet, malty beer; the mouthfeel seems to have a slightly watery texture to it. It seems like it should be more viscous. But then again, this is technically just a single IPA, so itís actually appropriate for the style. Itís also nice that thereís no discernible alcohol presence despite the 7% ABV. One can definitely is satisfying enough, and this would stand up to flavorful food quite well.

RATING: 7/10

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