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Railway City Dead Elephant Ale - Railway City Brewing Company

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.17/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.17/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Float_On
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single 473 ml can of this from a beverage store in Niagra On The Lake, Canada when my wife and I went there recently. Poured into one of my pint glasses. This beer pours a clear, pale, medium golden color with a nice white head initially about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured. the most pale IPA I think I have ever seen. Not sure what that means, if anything, or what I should make of it. Don't think I like it, but I don't think this should necessarily be considered a flaw or anything like that. Its just weird. The head eventually settles to a nice medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with a nice big cluster of surface foam. Lacing is just okay. Has a nice citrus hop aroma with hints of malt. Has a good fairly sweet and slightly toasted malt flavor upfront that gives way to the citrus hops. The hop profile is interesting, not as bitter as I would expect it to be. While certainly not the best tasting IPA I have ever had, something about the flavor profile is unique and unlike anything I have yet had in an IPA. It is a subtle uniqueness, but it is sure there. The hop bitterness certainly comes out more as the beer warms up a bit and becomes more apparent. Has a clean finish with a dry aftertaste. Has a crisp, slightly chewy, smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This has very nice drinkablity indeed. Certainly worth a try, especially if you are an IPA fan like myself.


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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

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Railway City Dead Elephant Ale from Railway City Brewing Company
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