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Railway City Dead Elephant Ale - Railway City Brewing Company

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Railway City Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mrmanning on 09-20-2009

A full bodied golden Pale Ale which pours with a linen white medium density head leaving spider web lace on the glass.

On the palate the flavour is sweet fruity malts up front (apricot, mango) with a bit of candy, and slight grassy notes which fall away to reveal a hint of biscuit with rather pleasant grapefruit and perfume undertones.

This is a hop bomb, there is no doubt. To the nose there is a mild malt aroma which accentuates the robust floral bouquet which is derived from the hops.

Medium full bodied ale with pleasant lingering hop finish.

46.6 IBU
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Native brew to my hometown. But not a biased review.

Appearance is a nice caramel golden haze. Not much head retention.

Not as much aroma as expected from an IPA, just some standard citrus grapefruit and subtle maltiness.

Mouthfeel is decent but a little under carbonated.

The finish really takes a lot out of this pint in my opinion. Just when you want that IPA to have a nice heavy caramel finish, this offering just lays down like a dead elephant on the tracks. Has a nice flavor but then just drys up and lacks complexity.

Overall decent. Will try again. All IPA's are different. Find the ones you like.

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Railway City Dead Elephant Ale from Railway City Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.