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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA - Renegade Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Triple India Pale Ale.

IBUs: 100

(Beer added by: Ratman197 on 01-23-2012)
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Ratman197

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Renegade Poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscut, earthiness,skunk bud, pine and light tropical fruit. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, citrus and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter earthy finish.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2012 23:53:32 | More by Ratman197
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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.

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LOOK: Hazed peachy amber, good froth

SMELL: Super dank, pomelos, star fruit, fresh grass, estery alcohol

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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA from Renegade Brewing Company
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