1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Elephant Rock IPA - Pikes Peak Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Elephant Rock IPAElephant Rock IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

29 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pikes Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bigaltemple on 07-15-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bigaltemple:
Photo of bigaltemple
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark, golden amber in color. Bubbly, one finger off-white head settles out quickly. Very faint collar provides some occasional spots of lace.

Pine residue dominates. Sweet, juicy citrus notes make their way through as the brew warms a little. Hints at peach and mango.

Not overly sweet, but a decent malt base. Resinous, but again some tropical notes fight their way through. Fairly balanced. Good amount of carbonation in this medium-bodied beer. No overpowering, or long lingering aftertaste.

Pretty straight forward IPA. Surprised at the almost 8% ABV, as it drinks quite easily. First canned offering from the brewery, so I'll be interested to see where they go from here.

bigaltemple, Jul 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Kappakoosh, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev +15.6%

timontheroad, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

hiphopj5, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

GRG1313, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

mtbdonn, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +15.6%

MisterFuzz, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of lunadylan
1/5  rDev -71.1%

lunadylan, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -13.3%

crobinso, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of thereal_adam
4/5  rDev +15.6%

thereal_adam, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

famous_mortimur, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Lovely85, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

BDeibs, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in a becker pint. Cool looking can! Reviewed from notes.

The finger's worth of white foam dies rather quickly, leaving behind very little lace. Good looking copper-gold body, though.

The hops on the nose beat out the bready malt, just barely:herbal, soapy, and piney.

More of the herbal quality on the palate to lead things off with that bready base. There is also a muddled grassiness on the palate that leads into the finish. There is more pine on the finish with that distinct herbalness.

Pike's Peak has a decent medium body that is more creamy than watery. Also finishes just a little dry. This is no bitter hop bomb. Appropriate for the flavor profiles though.

This IPA has great flavor, not an extreme flavored IPA, not even close. Easy to drink, and tastes pretty good. Nothing wrong with that.

Pintofbrown, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Mebuzzard, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of OsoRojo
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

OsoRojo, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Gregwa, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ingredient note: per the can, this per contains wheat.

Bold, copper-colored body topped with a rich, creamy head; sheets of clinging foam on the glass. Pine and citrus hop aroma with a touch of caramel malt scent. Good malt grain flavors beneath a strong but not overbearing hop bitterness. Medium bodied; clean, dry finish.

A good IPA but nothing exceptional. Definitely highlights hop bitterness and has great looks to go with its easy drinking character.

beergoot, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -13.3%

jenray, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of PhatAtUT
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

PhatAtUT, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16oz can $2.99. I might as well not even drink IPA's that ain't from Cali because they ain't shit. This is no exception. If it ain't west coast it ain't shit. Amber color, good lace, looks fine. Aroma is malty. Malty! Slightest hint of hops among all that malt sugar, fuck. Flavor is this malty sweet bullshit with accompanying hops, not dry at all. I'm moving to San Diego, it's West Coast or die as far as IPA is concerned.

ArrogantB, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of HarmsWay88
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

HarmsWay88, May 03, 2014
Photo of leroybrown10
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

leroybrown10, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

new pint cans just launched. i am overwhelmed by how average this is, i mean, its well made, hop forward, malty enough, well carbonated, and fits the style guidelines well enough, but there are just so many wonderful dynamite india pale ales on this market and most others, that one as forgettable as this is hard to credit for anything much. its copper in color, suggesting its malt balance, and its hopped on the pine side of the hop family, but it just doesn't pop for me, it simply satisfies, which should be enough to score a beer well, but its just too plain, too familiar, and altogether too generic. a little metallic funk to the finish, which also turns me off, but the feel is pretty good, maybe a little heavier than it needs to be, but nice and bubbly and sturdy. i loved their red on tap, but that also underwhelmed me in can format. not sure what it is, but this ipa doesn't bring much new and exciting to the table aside from a well hidden abv that lends itself to a quick buzz.

StonedTrippin, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Moglog
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Moglog, Jun 13, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Elephant Rock IPA from Pikes Peak Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.