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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA - Renegade Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | 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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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Domvan, Apr 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

ZachT, Apr 13, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +18.8%

Mickp19, Saturday at 09:45 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

HopAttack3, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Natec1000
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Natec1000, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

dlello2, Oct 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

MarkyMOD, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Pahn
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Pahn, Feb 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of the most unique and delicious india pale ales ive ever enjoyed. pours a murky golden color with a fairly small white head. very unassuming appearance. smell changes everything, huge fresh hop aroma, very complex. it smells a little fruity and on the lighter side of bitterness. aromas of cut grass, green apple, and lemon myrtle are all present. flavor is huge too, so much interesting light hops, not dissimilar to the sorachi ace hop profile with that delicate sort of fruity thing happening. a mediumm pale malt body rounds it out. the alcohol is well disguised and the mouthfeel is perfect for this beer. not over carbonated, and drinkable for a beer of this magnitude. i was very very impressed with this one.

StonedTrippin, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

stampfler07, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

HighonHops42, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

kguard, Jun 07, 2013
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StubFaceJoe, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

duds4suds, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

JMBSH, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

rfbenavi80, Dec 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

alandis01, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Packard, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

TaylorBrake, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Lincoln, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

azdback, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Domingo
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I honestly had some apprehension about this beer. I’m not a huge hophead, and the only other Summit-only beer I’ve had (OB’s Gubna) I really don’t care for.
That said, I was told that this beer was wonderful…and I can’t disagree.
Rich golden color with a foam layer that doesn’t dissipate. Served in a goblet, it managed to coat the walls admirably for something of this strength.
The flavor profile really keeps up with some of the best DIPA’s around. No oniony/dank nonsense either. Just a nice mix of fruits (pineapple, mango, peaches), a little bit of pine, and a malt body that provides just enough sweetness to let the hops shine and show off. At more than 11% ABV, there’s a hint of potency, but no fire.
I tend to lose my taste for hoppy beers after about 2/3 of a glass and I really think I could probably drink 2 or 3 goblets of this. I can also say that about a few “elite” hoppy beers like Pliny, Maharaja, Myrcenary, etc. so this beer is in good company.
I didn’t really see this coming, but this is truly an elite DIPA. Cheers to Renegade as they’ve really found their footing lately.

Domingo, Apr 05, 2012
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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

minterro, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

GilGarp, Nov 19, 2013
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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA from Renegade Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.