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Red Rock Elephino - Red Rock Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Rock Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Red Rock's Elephino (el-uh-fine-oh) Double India Pale Ale is an American style IPA. Its intense citrus, floral and perfume-like, resinous and piney aroma come from the use of a copious amount of American hops. This beer is double dry-hopped on whole leaf Amarillo hops for a vivid, fresh aroma. The huge hop profile is backed up by a malty sweetness that lends a hand in this fine creation's balance.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-18-2010)
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KalenJones

Utah

2/5  rDev -49.1%

11-04-2012 19:04:28 | More by KalenJones
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

02-24-2013 13:43:52 | More by Irish12
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-25-2012 07:35:42 | More by Abe_Froman
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Curtis

Utah

3.11/5  rDev -20.9%

This could have been a great beer... except that I don't like grapefruits. Damn the cascade hops!. It poured okay, but the head was minimal and what little there was faded in seconds. Color was a slightly hazy rich gold.. not bad at all. Aroma was slight, a little hoppy. Mouth feel not bad at all... but then came the hops. I love hops, just hate grapefruit off flavors and that pretty much ruined it for me. I think a lot of people will like this beer, especially if you are into cascade... just wasn't for me. Very hard to get past that to review the beer faithfully, so I pretty much called it even on this one. Don't want to slam it as they did'nt do anything wrong, just a difference in tastes..

05-04-2014 00:24:10 | More by Curtis
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-15-2014 20:48:22 | More by Dreamer
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-09-2013 06:16:19 | More by Zbeetleman
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Jovian

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

05-03-2013 01:52:54 | More by Jovian
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -16.5%

32oz growler, kegged Nov 24, 2012. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy amber with a one finger white head that quickly recedes to a wispy cap and leaves some spotty lacing behind.

Aroma is orange, tangerine citrus, some apricot, decent amount of caramel malt. Good, but not great strength.

Flavor is orange citrus, light apricot, fair bit of caramel malt, mild sweetness in the middle, moderate to good bitterness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, bit sticky, good carbonation.

OK Double IPA. More caramel malt than I care for in the style, though.

01-07-2013 00:44:44 | More by elgiacomo
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-01-2012 03:19:59 | More by Jason
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-11-2012 23:29:49 | More by falconxman
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-15-2012 23:22:55 | More by GRG1313
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

appearance: Slightly hazy amber. pretty fat pillowy head on the pour that recedes quickly.
smell: Strong grapefruit up front. Some piney hints.
taste: Sweetness up front surprisingly, followed almost immediately by bitter grapefruit.
overall: Decent DIPA. Not a standout for me but decent enough.

05-16-2012 00:33:22 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Zorro

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells strongly of northwestern hops with a strong fruit aroma. Pineapple is the strongest scent here. Passion fruit, and mango are in there with a much fainter grapefruit and orange aroma.

$tarts out malty with a woody pineapple taste. Flavor stays dry. Strong tea and tropical fruit. Bitterness is about medium for the style. Flavor just isn't as good as the scent with this one.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good beer but not a great one. They just need to make it taste like it smells.

12-24-2013 04:21:40 | More by Zorro
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-07-2014 20:02:13 | More by Benish
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-20-2014 21:23:26 | More by InfragilisBrew
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timsoder

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-20-2014 03:15:36 | More by timsoder
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BeerKing510

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-06-2014 21:36:46 | More by BeerKing510
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-10-2013 23:08:53 | More by estlinska
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-20-2014 23:31:09 | More by tedho21
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Momar42

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-11-2012 17:36:55 | More by Momar42
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-27-2012 05:54:02 | More by gritz147
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jriggins6

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-06-2012 01:50:18 | More by jriggins6
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%

A-pours a cloudy golden amber color with a creamy off white head, thick and robust leaving a pretty thick lace on the glass.

S-the nose is piney with sticky malts. notes of caramel and cooked brown sugar. piney resignous hops, light citrus and orange.

T-the taste is much of the same, sticky malts of caramel and caramelized brown sugar. piney resignous hops and orange citrus light behind. a light lingering bitterness in the finish.

M-medium to light body that falls off slightly in the finish. a touch thin with a fair bit of carbonation and semi dry.

D-solid double IPA, well balanced with a tasty hop profile and nothing too over the top. the bitterness lingers slightly but not offensively in any way. quite drinkable.

02-11-2011 01:28:23 | More by cpetrone84
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%

Strong and very hoppy aroma has a firm undertone of grapefruit and a hint of Mandarin orange. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a fairly thick and rather persistent cream-white head that leaves generous lacing. Flavor is very hoppy, strongly but not fiercely bitter, with a nice citrus undertone. Lively texture has good body. Maybe not the best Double IPA I have had, but certainly a worthy one. Elephant or Elephino, put it in your trunk if you like IPAs.

06-10-2012 23:17:46 | More by Cyberkedi
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zhanson88

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with about an inch of eggshell white head. Pretty nice head retention, limited lacing. Pretty good appearance.

Smell: Very citrusy and floral hop character. Not a lot of pine or bitter hops detected in this, but lots of orange rind, and tropical fruit. Malt backbone detected underneath the hops.

Taste: Malt base provides balance and quite a lot of sweetness. Hops are in line with the smell; very citrusy and tropical, but not a lot of bitterness. Very dank. It's a big beer and the alcohol is detected somewhat, but all in all is hidden fairly well.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is all of medium bodied; with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth. Overall a nice DIPA. Packs a little too much heat for me but has some nice hop flavor.

06-06-2012 23:02:06 | More by zhanson88
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Red Rock Elephino from Red Rock Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.