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Red Rock Elephino - Red Rock Brewing Company

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94 Ratings

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-27-2012 05:54:02 | More by gritz147
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2012 23:10:42 | More by kdown
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-04-2012 21:58:44 | More by BradMacMullin
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

11-04-2012 19:04:28 | More by KalenJones
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Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Feeling bloated and buzzed from a big German meal and several different pints, I decided i couldn't leave without trying their flagship DIPA, what kind of hop head would i be if i didn't?
A - poured the bottle into a standard pint glass, very hazy golden orange, short head retained decent
S - Big citrus, mild pine, cracker graininess, hints of perfume at the back
T - big hop presence mostly of citrus and perfume, some pine and resiny flavours are more subtle, grainy malt tries to hold its own, and light boozy sweetness
M - realtively creamy with solid carbonation, an oily resiny feel, medium hop bitternesss, warming booziness late in the finish
O - while this was a bit of work to get through on a full stomach i am glad i savoured it last, great to see a small brewpub take on this style and come through with something worthy

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 21:55:31 | More by joemcgrath27
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4.25/5  rDev +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!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 23:29:01 | More by alexgash
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-29-2012 06:16:57 | More by glitchedmind
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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 17:28:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-11-2012 23:29:49 | More by falconxman
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2012 18:42:23 | More by Tenente
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2012 01:15:37 | More by AlCzerik
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 05:03:51 | More by mactrail
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic DIPA appearance in the form of an amber colored, clear, body, foamy, large head, and gentle strings of streamers. The smell was floral, grassy, and citric. The taste was a bit more vegetal than I was looking for. Green apples, grapefruit, an lemon rind were evident in the taste. There was a considerable level of bitterness throughout. Mouthfeel was medium thick and chewy. Not very memorable.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 04:06:49 | More by rajendra82
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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served at the Bayou Salt Lake City's biggest beer bar.

A: Amber lemon orange haze. Light white foam that clings the edge of the glass. There is a pasty copper glow when held to the sunlight.

S: Fragrant Chinook hops. Sweet amber honey combs. Light aromatic amber golden malts.

T: You can really taste 5 of the hop varietals with the first swallow. (this brew is made with 6) There are midwestern sticky hops plowing through. This brew is a cross between a Stone IPA and Founders Centenial IPA. A nice yellow lemon crisp. Orange rind grapefruit, sweet orange peel and Dominion Hop Mountain sticky pine cone resins.

M: THis is the best part. This is one very smooth highly drinkable Double IPA. It feels like its served with a nitro tap in a bottle! It's crisp with a lavender tongue feel!

O: This is one solid ass DIPA. Well worth the buy and try, it could be someone's favorite drinkable double IPA. Mine's Lagunitas Maximas btw, but thanks to JR and Mike for the recommendation when I was getting my meat and cheese on at Epic Brewery down the street. Keep truckin out of state for those highly sought after brews. Utah, your beer laws suck.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 22:53:54 | More by challenja
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-11-2012 17:36:55 | More by Momar42
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-04-2012 23:37:30 | More by ZinFanDave
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New York

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Central Waters snifter. Thanks to mrmarmot for muling this m-effer back.

A: Pours crystal clear golden color with the faintest amber notes in it. Aggressive pour leads to 1 finger rocky white head that takes a few minutes to disappear. Lacing is relatively non-existent.

S: Hop forward but it's entirely possible the hops have faded just a touch but they are still first and formost on the nose. Very nice citrus notes and a malt backbone that means business.

T: Follows the nose, brings a big time hop hammer and smooths it out with some balanced malt.

M: Creamy hop oil coating, nicely carbonated.

O: A solid DIPA. Nothing more, nothing less.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 03:13:13 | More by suspect
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-15-2012 23:22:55 | More by GRG1313
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3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 23:17:46 | More by Cyberkedi
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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 23:02:06 | More by zhanson88
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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 5.99. No bottling info noted. Served in a Sweetwater snifter. 

Pours a hazy yellow orange with one finger white head. Leaves nice spots of lacing. 

A nice sharp aroma of citrus hops hit my nose as soon as I popped off the cap. Sweet blend of pine, mango, orange and fresh cut grass. 

Taste delivers that nice blend of citrus hops I smelled. Mango, pineapple, grass and orange. A good touch of biscuity malt. Very little, if any, booze bite. Long sweet but dry citrus aftertaste. 

Medium in body and carbonation. Oily slick on the tongue (in a good way). It could stand to be a bit heavier but it's light enough to go down smooth. 

Glad I picked this up and I'll definately get more in the future. In a market saturated with IPAs, doubles and imperials, Red Rocks had created a great hoppy treat that, for my tastes, can stand up to many of the big boys. Worth at least one try if your a fan of the style. 

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 03:48:46 | More by ThickNStout
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-25-2012 07:35:42 | More by Abe_Froman
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

05-24-2012 15:40:49 | More by nichcollins
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 00:33:22 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-06-2012 01:50:18 | More by jriggins6
Red Rock Elephino from Red Rock Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.