Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA - Renegade Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.6/5 rDev -9.3%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):
LOOK: Hazed peachy amber, good froth
SMELL: Super dank, pomelos, star fruit, fresh grass, estery alcohol
TASTE: Smooth, orangey, hemp seeds, semi-chewy, spicy alcohol, floral, very bitter, tropical fruit, yeast, warming, juicy, biscuity, nutty grain, long hop sharpness; semidry, bitter finish
Chalk this one up to another brewer trying to boast 100-plus IBUs. We thought this phase of craft beer was over. Not exactly balanced at all here, but we are sure that wasn’t the brewer’s intention anyway. Somewhat drinkable and more or less of palate destroyer. Fun to drink? Yes.
11-27-2013 22:28:29 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -11.1%
12 oz can. Pours hazy copper orange with a big meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is dank piney summit hops with some onion.
The flavor is a little sweet crystal malt with a big piney bitter finish. I do get some onion from the summit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is slightly watery.
Overall, I've had this a few times and the summit hops can be a bit hit or miss. They can be a bit onioney at times. If not, this is really nice. Reminds me of Gubna - maybe a little more reserved other than alcohol.
05-22-2013 04:51:02 | More by Beaver13
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
12oz can served chilled into a shaker pint glass.
E3 is a very hazy yellow-orange color and semi-opaque because of all of the hop pollen. It has a thin layer of white head and leaves nice lacing as it settles.
Aroma is very hoppy but maybe not triple IPA hoppy. Nice grapefruit and other citrus along with that signature simcoe character.
Flavor is sweet up front leading to massive hop flavor and a big hit of bitterness. Again, maybe not triple IPA hoppy but, then again, maybe it's just a bit better balanced than I expected. It has a huge malt bill that lends sweetness and body and also helps to mellow out the bushels of hops that were likely used.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carbonation level which works well with the high alcohol. Definately a song beer but never hot.
Overall an impressive large IPA. To what degree may be a matter of opinion.
11-19-2013 02:34:54 | More by GilGarp
3.76/5 rDev -5.3%
Yep, you guessed it. This beer was given to me by the previous reviewer, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus, some malts. Taste is bitter up front, followed by a good malt balance, some citrus, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall be careful with this one, it is way to smooth and drinkable for 11% abv.
10-12-2013 16:04:59 | More by tone77
4.21/5 rDev +6%
Had on site at their "Publik House" took a few notes on my phone.
Smell: Pungent dank and piney hops.
Appearance: translucent hazy yellow colored beer with a large white head.
Taste: Lots of citrus, floral, and spiciness.
Mouthfeel: High side of medium bodied and high side of medium carbonation. Clean finish.
Overall: Very easy to drink for a 11% beer. Was very happy about the outcome of this beer. Very well balanced and put together. Look forward to trying more from this brewery.
07-28-2013 15:41:52 | More by minterro
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
4.5/5 rDev +13.4%
Renegade is pretty new to the Denver Beer scene. Great taproom and nice people! Decent beers, but nothing groundbreaking. I've watched this company grow as it started off on a totally different marketing platform under "Journey Brewing" then right before they opened it seems like someone shook them up and told them they needed to steal a few pages from Stone Brewing co circa 1998 and act like rebels/badasses and it really comes off unoriginal and out of place. Their marketing is cringe worthy while making fun of "yellow fizz drinkers" and "do the do's or dont do the do's", and on this lovely can it reads "offensively delicious" and "here's to the renegades".. it'll give you douchechills so badly you'll want to brownbag every beer you get from them. All of that aside, I love this beer! When I have a craving for big hops (and wanting to support a local brewery) I'll look past all of that and slap down my hard earned dough on this well balanced hop bomb. Hits hard on all fronts and is by far the best thing to come out of that brewery to date.
03-06-2013 21:41:30 | More by Natec1000
3.94/5 rDev -0.8%
A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot with some light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some burnt orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit along with moderate aromas of sweet malts with notes of caramel + honey.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of sweet malts with notes of caramel + honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit along with some lighter flavors of honeydew melon. Light amounts of bitterness balance out the sweetness.
M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light notes of alcohol warming in finish.
O: First off, thanks to my brother-in-law for grabbing me one of these when he was in Denver...it was a nice surprise. I enjoyed this beer though it was a little more on the sweet side than I prefer my DIPAs but it has some really great hop aromas and flavors.
10-30-2013 01:57:16 | More by dbrauneis
3.28/5 rDev -17.4%
I went out to visit The Old Lady in her home environs of the greater Denver area at the end of July and realized that it is actually in the state of CANorado! CANs were more prevalent than I could have possibly imagined and The CANQuest (TM) is Cracking and Glugging right along on the approach to # 1,000 as a result.
From the CAN: "offensively delicious"; "Light beer drinker? Put this [CAN] down. Now. Brewed at 5,280 feet with Summit hops to produce over 100 IBUs and Alc. 11% by Vol. This beer is truly elevated. Raise your [CAN] to this citrusy celebration of beer my friends, because here's to the Renegades and here's to life."
The Crack went off without a hitch and the subsequent inverted Glug netted two dense fingers of tawny head with great retention. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber (SRM = 7 - 9) with what looked like a mushroom cloud running up and down the centerline. I think that it may have been saturated with hops! Nose had a pine and caramel smell. Mouthfeel was thick and viscous, like a big blob of hops on my tongue. The malt was prevalent, causing me to wonder how quickly something like this fades. It was barely a month old, but the hops were not up to their billing. The ABV definitely was, though, and barely a third into it, I was feeling it. Phew. The sticky lacing that began to form was going to need a hammer and cold chisel to remove later. Finish was pretty sweet for my taste, especially for the style. No date on the CAN, so I CANnot be held responsible for its less-then-perfect state.
09-10-2013 23:03:45 | More by woodychandler
Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA from Renegade Brewing Company
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