Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA - Renegade Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
A lovely frothy pour with amber brew and plenty of white foam in the chalice. Tangy but not overly acidic. The prickly carbonation goes well with the heat and the hops. Vast aromas
This has a rare but tasty balance of hot alcohol and massive hop flavors. It's fuming with hop aromatics. Plenty of residual sugar but not too sticky. The bitterness is insistent but not overdone, considering the truckloads of hops that must have gone into this. Just a whiff of butterscotch. Fruity like a Tripel, with pineapple and tart apple flavors, though it shades into something like a mango liqueur with all the malt.
This is one of my favorite high alcohol hop bombs. I find it way more sippable and pleasing than lots of DIPAs. From the 12 oz can purchased at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.
06-05-2014 06:29:55 | More by mactrail
4.01/5 rDev +1%
The beer pours a very white and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is an opaque orange with brown notes. A lot of lacing is left after drinking some. The smell has orange notes and grapefruit hop notes with a toasty malt smell. The smell also has a slight sweet note to it but is pretty faint and overwhelmed by the other notes. The taste has similar notes to the smell but the grapefruit hop notes are much stronger as are the toasty and grainy malt notes. The beer is heavy bodied and thick with biting carbonation. A fantastic underrated beer and worth bringing back home if you can.
05-02-2014 01:04:19 | More by HattedClassic
4.48/5 rDev +12.8%
Well damn if this isn't an underrated beer!
12oz can into Captain Lawrence tulip. Big thanks to BA morningthief for picking this up for me in Denver.
Appearance: Opaque brown orange. 1.5 inch frothy white head that lasts and leaves a wall of lacing. Looks like something out of a cauldron, and good.
Smell: Hefty dose of yet-to-be-boiled pale malt, along with sweet candy and crystal malt and an undercurrent of dank and grapefruity Summit hops.
The taste tells that this is a seriously hopped beer, but it's not very apparent in the nose. That said, the smell is sort of like baking cookies in the grain section of the homebrew shop. This is a good thing. Some chewy, citrusy and pineapple fruitiness as well.
Taste: Not since fresh original-recipe Oskar Blues GUBNA have I tasted the full force of Summit hops: tastes like a mix of marijuana and green onion. However, in this beer it's balanced by caramel malt to give it a strawberry and caramel flavor.
Those 3 flavors don't sound very good together do they? Well, they are. This is a *great* triple IPA, like a better thought out Devil Dancer (or a better thought out GUBNA). Subtle bitterness, amazingly well hidden ABV, unrestrained Summit hops delivered in a way that makes sense.
Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Sort of hop oily thick and slightly creamy. Mild dryness but I don't really miss it. Works perfectly with the flavor.
Overall: Very impressed with this beer. It's like a barleywine-ized Green Flash DIPA with more focused Summit hops and a more pleasing grain bill.
My friend tells me the locals drink a lot of this beer. They have it good in Colorado.
02-11-2014 03:59:11 | More by Pahn
4.01/5 rDev +1%
On tap at Renegade in Denver, CO. Poured into a taster glass, 3oz, today 1/18/2014.
Beautiful amber-yellow body, clear as the Colorado skies today. Comes with a 1cm white head, drops quickly but leaves behind lots of lacing. Beautiful beer to be honest, of any style.
Smells very citrusy with a lot of toffee, honey and some bread. This is a well balanced nose, though I would prefer more citrus to unbalance it a little for the style.
Flavor wise, it actually works. Hoppy citrus flavors evoking grapefruit and lemons, balanced out nicely by the sweet breadiness and a small alcohol burn as you'd expect from a 11.2% beer. Well done.
Thinner to medium body, a little watery but not so much that you can't enjoy the brew. Fairly darn bitter aftertaste of a crapton of pine resin, very resinous as well.
It's not saying much but this is a lot better of a TIPA than Devil Dancer. I like the citrus forward flavors that are balanced out by a ton of malt sweetness. Nicely done and if I crushed TIPAs on a regular basis this would be in my rotation.
01-19-2014 01:25:30 | More by Stevedore
Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA from Renegade Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.