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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA - Renegade Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.5%
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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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2013 02:32:36 | More by TheRougeBastard
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

10-30-2013 01:57:16 | More by dbrauneis
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

10-29-2013 05:38:20 | More by TickleMeTony
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

10-12-2013 16:04:59 | More by tone77
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-09-2013 20:59:27 | More by SocalKicks
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev 0%

09-29-2013 21:01:53 | More by ldhughes3
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-25-2013 03:55:26 | More by MarkyMOD
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-21-2013 03:27:31 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Heretic42

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

09-16-2013 16:21:36 | More by Heretic42
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 23:03:45 | More by woodychandler
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biertrinkenja

California

4/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2013 21:31:10 | More by biertrinkenja
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

08-10-2013 04:03:16 | More by eawolff99
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stuart3368

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2013 03:15:21 | More by stuart3368
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minterro

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 15:41:52 | More by minterro
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alandis01

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-26-2013 18:15:46 | More by alandis01
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Renegade Publik House. Poured into a tulip.
Appearance - goldish/orange with thick, creamy white head; which I wasn't expecting with a DIPA. Leaves nice amounts of lace!
Smell - nice floral hops. Pleasing!
Taste - easy drinking 11% ABV brew!
Feel - solid DIPA, with balanced hop presence!
Overall - a bit pricey, but available in cans which is a plus.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 21:50:40 | More by DenverHopHead
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-21-2013 03:23:45 | More by robwestcott
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-06-2013 04:03:42 | More by rkarimi
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ajmitch4

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-13-2013 21:09:25 | More by ajmitch4
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kguard

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-07-2013 03:57:49 | More by kguard
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-01-2013 20:26:56 | More by JMBSH
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

05-28-2013 19:33:51 | More by claspada
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-28-2013 00:14:24 | More by stampfler07
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

05-22-2013 04:51:02 | More by Beaver13
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

05-07-2013 02:08:54 | More by dsuedbeck
Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA from Renegade Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.