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Elephant Rock IPA - Pikes Peak Brewing Company

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Elephant Rock IPAElephant Rock IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 9.32%
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)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-21-2014 20:56:26 | More by hiphopj5
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4/5  rDev +13%

07-26-2014 01:30:40 | More by MisterFuzz
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-25-2014 17:45:52 | More by leroybrown10
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-13-2014 02:18:47 | More by Moglog
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

05-03-2014 01:13:58 | More by HarmsWay88
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-16-2014 01:21:34 | More by nickfl
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-28-2014 02:34:28 | More by famous_mortimur
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-18-2014 03:23:55 | More by crobinso
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

02-07-2014 19:39:35 | More by Mebuzzard
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: can

02-06-2014 00:19:05 | More by StonedTrippin
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -11%
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.

Serving type: can

01-11-2014 23:21:28 | More by ArrogantB
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: can

12-30-2013 03:07:29 | More by Pintofbrown
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3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: can

11-25-2013 21:53:53 | More by beergoot
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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PhatAtUT

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timontheroad

Colorado

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Gerred

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-17-2013 03:16:28 | More by Gerred
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bigaltemple

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: can

07-15-2013 03:55:56 | More by bigaltemple
Elephant Rock IPA from Pikes Peak Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.