Red Rock Elephino - Red Rock Brewing Company
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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Red Rock Elephino from Red Rock Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.