Red Rock Elephino - Red Rock Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is an amber sort of color with a nice finger's worth of off-white head.

S: A very pleasant citrus hop aroma of grapefruits and oranges along with a very nice pine note. A bit of sweet caramel malt underneath.

T: There is a bit more malt sweetness than I generally prefer for an IPA, but the piney hops provide a really excellent bitterness to the beer. The citrus notes are more subtle, but quite pleasant.

M: Medium both in terms of body and carbonation with a nice bitter finish.

D: This was really nice and I always enjoy trying a beer from a (new to me) brewery. I would definitely give this one another go.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

awesome double ipa. made with 6 types of hops, its got a great complex aroma and flavor. pours a quite light glowing gold color with just a little haze and a one inch fizzy white head. smell is way way hoppy, pine and resin dominate, but some bitter citrus notes as well. flavor is equally hop forward, with a refreshing but not painful level of bitterness. this beer was served absolutely ice cold in a 500ml bottle poured into a chilled pint glass, and it was extraordinarily enjoyable at that temperature. carbonation is major, almost like soda at first pour, but it relaxes to pleasantly drinkable. body is rather light for the style, and the alcohol is invisible. overall a great bigtime ipa and perhaps the best beer i had at the brewpub.

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with strong sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance to the big sweetness. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent 2IPA worth drinking for a whole evening.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #21 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is a pretty lookin' beer. Nice cloud to it and a decent head. Flavor profile is very thick malts with assertive enough hop tones to keep some semblance of balance. Hops are salty and bitter with strong earthy tones. This is a punch in the mouth kind of beer. Less rounded than it could be, but that's a trivial complaint. The beer is solid.

Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellower color than most big IPAs. Nice white foam, and pleasantly carbonated. Flowery nose with a touch of resins.

Big hop presence, but not excessively bitter. A very interesting variation on the DIPA theme. Rich and nicely sweet. It's like a Tripel with a big dose of hops. Rather sharp but thoroughly drinkable. Big fruity flavors of mango and pineapple. Dries out in the aftertaste but the aromatic flavors stay with you.

The photo is the old label before they changed the name from "Elephant." From the 500 ml bottle purchased at the Sugar House state store in Salt Lake. Interesting and worth a try.

Photo of Zorro
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Wasatch
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Pours a nice cloudy amber/orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger off-white creamy head, which quickly dissappears, leaving some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a slight malt note, some citrus, slight pine note. The taste is sweet, hoppy, nice little malt blend, citrusy, and some pine notes. Medium body, the finish is slighty dry/bitter. Drinkable, a pretty nice DIPA at only 8% ABV.

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of aasher
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was selflessly sent to me by Douglas88 on RB out of the blue. A very kind gesture of beer advocacy. He said this is one of his favorite local go to's. The bottle actually says Elephino, not Elephant as in the picture.

It pours a really, really nice cloudy, bright golden orange in color with a perfect and calmn one finger off white head. It looks stellar. The aromas consist of slighty sweet yet dry citrusy hops with a line and crisp pine presence. The flavors are a nice mix of both citrusy and floral hops with slight sweetness and moderate sweetness. It tastes like something I've had before, but I can't quite put my finger on the beer. It's definitely a high quality IPA. It has a nice, clean finish and doesn't dry out your palate. It's very approachable as well for a beer of 8%. Overall this is a really nice beer and I'm glad it was gifted to me. Thanks again Doulgas for sending me this local gem!

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of alexgash
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. No date detectable.

Sparkly, golden orange body. Two fingers of thick, frothy, dirty cotton white head. Great lacing. Lots of tropical fruits, mandarin orange, and piny hops on the nose. Sugary, cookie-ish malts underneath.

Herbal hop bitterness and metallic notes up front. Hop flavors are in charge here, with lots of mango, pineapple, and citrus. Becomes more resinous and dank near the finish. Sugary, fruity malt plays bass. Drier finish, with some lingering fruits and herbal hop bitterness. Medium-full body with a nice, creamy feel. Very nicely done!

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Bright golden; lovely lace

SMELL: Grassy, grapefruit pith, pine cone, catty, bready grain, yeast, clean esters, guava

TASTE: Citrus rind, mint, clean booze, pungent hop bitterness, aspirin, dried grass, nutty yeast, bread crust, ripe tropical fruit, piney; dry, bitter finish

Balance was not the intention here—the brewer was spot-on when they said “sensory overload.” If we had to gauge the IBUs, they would likely score past the human threshold in bitterness, but not enough to cloud out the flavor. Enjoy, hopheads! This one is for you!

Photo of jenray
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whoa, this is a serious DIPA to be reckoned with, from RedRock. Pours a gorgeous amber color with enormous pillowy head that has a nice silky meringue-like character. Nose has a candied mixed fruit quality that is seductive to say the least. It's complex, but I'm still thinking maybe apricot and peach. It delivers a nice balance of malt and big hop flavors on the palate, with the candied quality present again, in addition to a lovely pine cone quality. Bitterness hits late on the finish, and the aftertaste is pleasantly bitter. Love this beer.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wasatch threw this bomber in as an extra in our most recent trade. Thanks, John.

Elephant IIPA has an orange colored body with a stick off-white head that has good retention and lacing.

The aroma is very good, with all kinds of bright citrus aroma, some bitterness, and a good bit of pine and resin. A bit of sticky caramel malts.

After a very promising aroma, I was looking forward to my first sip of Elephant, but it disappointed a little bit. The malt profile is much bigger and sweeter than the aroma suggests. Up front comes citrus hops followed by a sticky caramel flavor, with more hops following. The second dose of hops has pine and resin flavors. The malt is about as big as the hops.

Pretty dry finish and above average carbonation. Maybe a little bit light also.

Elephant is pretty good. I'd say the aroma is the best part.

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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Red Rock Elephino from Red Rock Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.