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Red Rock Elephino - Red Rock Brewing Company

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very good

101 Ratings

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Ratings: 101
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Sam_C, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tedho21, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

johnishere3000, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Zorro, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

RichH55, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ac22rush, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

WillemHC, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

CesarLopes, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

rab53, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

keenanite21, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

NappyB, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
4/5  rDev +1.8%

IDABEERGUY, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

casapy, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
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!

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with an orange tint. Fat pillowy head of foam that fell to some sticky pretty lace. Some effervescence coming up from the bottom. This beer was majestic in the glass. Nose is orange citrus, mango, woodsy pine and grass. Fat. sweet, sugary malt backbone. Smells refreshing. Hops go a little earthy as it warms and the malt sweetness deepens. Taste is pure poise. Mild caramel and sweet, hops are bright and perfumey, resiny against the grainy malt. Slightly metallic and a touch of booze but I like a touch of booze in a DIPA. Dry and creamy with lingering essential bitter. This DIPA pitted a vast malt depth against a dry hoppy exuberance and came out straight forward and generous. Drank easy, happy and the malt was positively vital. Utah seems to like malt as much as I do.

utopiajane, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Underdogbisco, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

KlayWey, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Laklimell, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Trish, May 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Jovian, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Rhettroactive, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

estlinska, Mar 10, 2013
Red Rock Elephino from Red Rock Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.