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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Green Elephant is green because itís made from organic malts, and elephant because of the Amarillo, Ahtanum and organic Cascade hops. Itís medium-bodied with a subtle malt underpining and an explosive hop flavor and bitterness. Dang, the elephant is hoppy.

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4.8
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
Pours a slightly cloudy copper, rich head with some retention. Incredibly floral aroma that also presents caramel, soy, and curry spice. Dry and leafy, noticeable hop spiciness, and the finish lingers about with just the right amount of hop bitterness. The best Northwest IPA Iíve had in ages, many thanks to the Beerman at Whole Foods in Portland, OR, who told me I had to buy it!

4.3
teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear mostly gold copper with a short off-white head and excellent lacing. Smells a lemon citrus floral woodsy. Tastes awesome, massive flavor, a potpourri of enjoyment anchored by citrus. Mild bitterness that lingers through the 20 or more seconds of aftertaste. This is a home run for Laurelwood.

4.2
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Light amber color, tremendously hoppy oder. A hoppy aftertaste as well, which is good, cause its not pungent. A quality organic. Would drink again! A+++

4.2
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2008
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - Seasonal. Big Hoppy Beer. Hops kind of mask everything else, but very nice. Iíd get it in a keg (if it were available), but itís not for the masses.

4.1
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Clear deep golden color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a big citrus splash - tangerine, grapefruit, limes and a touch of pine and some floral notes. Flavor is nicely balanced - big malts, light caramel, and lots of big hop flavors - citrus and grassy. Not overly bitter, just enough.

4.1
DuffMan (10285) - 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!

4.1
eandjsedda (2) - Gresham, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015 does not count
Appears red/amber. Coopery and smooth on the palate. We both enjoy. Can smell hops before you taste them. Mildish IPA flavor. Good aftertaste.

4
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
22 oz bottle from BottleTrek.com. This is a great PNW ipa, you will never know that it is organic. Pours amber, airy head and tons-o-lacing. Aroma and flavor of big citrus hoppiness, floral and the grapefruit explodes in your mouth. Niclely balanced with a lingering bitter finish. This one surprised me, I have not had good experiences with organics, but this is a must try.

4
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2008
22 oz bottle via Liquid SOl. Pours a clear reddish amber with a large beige head. Nose is subdued but a nice floral/citrus aroma. The taste has a very nice hop profile..a perfect balance between grapefruit, orange, pepper, and a little earthiness with just the right amount of hoppiness carrying through. Carbonation is just right, body is perfect. Damned good beer.

4
neepsntatties (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Have had this on many an occasion yet havenít 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 Iíve ever met! And elephants arenít 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 íround! Thank goodness Iím only eight blocks from the Laurelwood, "mothership"!


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