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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Green Elephant is green because it’s made from organic malts, and elephant because of the Amarillo, Ahtanum and organic Cascade hops. It’s medium-bodied with a subtle malt underpining and an explosive hop flavor and bitterness. Dang, the elephant is hoppy.

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3.9
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2013
On draught at 2013 North American Organic Brewers Festival. Golden amber color. Prominent grassy hop aroma. Hop bomb flavor, citrus, grassy, and resinous. Balanced astringency on the finish.

3.8
Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2011
2009 on Draft. Aroma: Fresh, floral hops with light fresh pine, touch of orange malt Palate: Great balance Flavor: Medium-rich orange malt followed by dried orange and medium pine. Finishes with lingering dried orange bitter spice, white pepper, light pine. Comments: Not overblown. I could order a 2nd one; would work very well with food.

3.9
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Smells lightly of caramel malt and more so of the resinous and citrus hop aromas. Copper golden color with some haziness and a long standing frothy off white head. Taste is medium resin hop bitterness followed by the medium-light caramel malt sweetness. Medium mouthfeel, bitterness on attack, balance in middle and hops persisting in fairly lengthy and dry finish. Moderate carbonation and a sticky yet creamy texture. Another great beer from Laurelwood. Plus it’s organic...yeah! Too bad it’s seasonal!

3.6
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2010
North American Organic Beer Festival – Portland, OR
Big Hops aroma, floral and fruity nice malt flavor mixed with the grapefruit and clove. This was a very tasty IPA. They do a great job here at Laurelwood Brewing.

3.4
jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
2010-07-04. Crisp golden dark amber body, modest beige head and light lace. 3+ Huge leafy, weedy green hop aroma, vegetation dominates. 6+ Flavour is similarly green and leafy, mild citrus is lightly astringent, lemon seed like in the finish. 6+ Smooth average palate. Decent, heavy on the leafy character, which I don’t love. On tap at Seattle International Beer Festival

3.6
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
[3108-20100704] Sample. Fresh oranges and hints of evergreen needles in the aroma. Clear, medium orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy bitter orange evergreen flavour. Medium-full bitter body. Rough but good, tasty and quite bitter.
(@ SIB 2010, Seattle, WA)

4.1
DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a nice hazy orange with a creamsicle cap, good lace. Very fruit-hoppy nose and palate, lots of fresh citrus and tropical fruit, juicy and fresh. Perfect malt balance. A perfect NW-style IPA. Awesome!

3
mcberko (18422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours hazy golden orange. Aroma of hops and caramel malt. Flavour is more malty than the average IPA, with an obvious hop dominance. Not bad.

4
brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2010
really liked this one. the hops are not over the top but just right, they seem to have a winner

4
neepsntatties (2019) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Have had this on many an occasion yet haven’t rated it, so here goes... Colour... copper-amber with thick head. Nose... sweetly hoppy with hints towards the grapefruit side. Palate... my! This is the hoppy-est elephant I’ve ever met! And elephants aren’t known for their hop! Very sweet, though not quite cloying, coating nonetheless with plenty of grapefruit skin and pith. Always a treat when this comes ’round! Thank goodness I’m only eight blocks from the Laurelwood, "mothership"!


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