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First Cast - Elevation Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 02-09-2013)
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.28/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

16 oz bottle. Pours golden amber with a small creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is biscuity malts, sugary melons and some piney resiny hops.

The flavor is lots of biscuity malts with a little fruit and a pretty big grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with low carbonation.

Overall, I didn't really care for it. Thin, with too much biscuit.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 03:56:22 | More by Beaver13
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.63/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On tap at the Rackhouse pub. I was curious to try this since the brewers described it as a West Coast IPA which is almost never true outside the west coast. Nice orange color, good head. Aroma is muted, maybe there is a hop floating somewhere but this ain't no west coast. Flavor had a bit of fruitiness and citrus but again, not a west coast IPA by any stretch of the imagination. Overall this is a decent beer but as a west coast IPA it is a complete failure. I have to wonder if the brewers at Elevation have ever had an IPA from Alpine or Russian River or Stone or Kern River etc, etc. I really feel like this is false advertising, please stop calling your IPA west coast unless it can stand up against the most humdrum IPA from San Diego.

Update 3/14/14 bottle dated 2/17 so relatively fresh. Why, oh why did I buy this knowing better? It's malty, it's metallic, it's not hoppy enough. The bottle/packaging is nice but it's $11 for for pints. I can get sixers of Odell IPA, Racer 5, Stone IPA, Lagunitas, etc for cheaper. This beer is a ripoff.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 18:24:30 | More by ArrogantB
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CreedeSon

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-20-2014 14:20:47 | More by CreedeSon
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-17-2013 01:42:35 | More by AlexFields
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Twal

Colorado

3/5  rDev -14.5%

10-20-2013 04:29:28 | More by Twal
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Buannaich

Colorado

3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK I'm rating this as an India Pale Ale. Brewery web site calls this a "... a hop-forward west coast style American IPA."
If I tasted this blind folded I would have called it a Scottish Ale. Maybe I'm off, maybe not.
Not a bad brew! If you go into this thinking hop heaven forgetaboutit. If you don't mind a little malt on the front end you'll enjoy this beer from Elevation.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 20:31:20 | More by Buannaich
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Todd

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

09-06-2013 00:26:12 | More by Todd
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-07-2014 13:15:21 | More by mtbdonn
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core42

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-17-2013 00:46:50 | More by core42
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-06-2013 03:52:08 | More by rkarimi
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-23-2014 02:24:32 | More by IllicitEloquence
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-20-2014 00:20:46 | More by rEBELlION
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-29-2013 22:19:34 | More by Haybeerman
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks like foamy iced tea. Head is bright white, nice lacing... Kinda weird

Awesome aroma, pine, mango, orange, slight dish rag aroma...

initial flavor burst is great followed by blandness... Kind of a disappointment, but kinda a success? Like the appearance, the flavors are lacking. It's nice, smooth, light, not creamy, slightly watery, refreshing, but never seems to finish... Flavors never seem to develop from initial piney resinous kick. Carbonation is light and feels forced. Missing bitterness. Sweetness is nailed.

I see better things for Elevation, but this is still a nice offering that I'd recommend. Kind of a mess, but kind of a success? Keep casting. @$4/pint buy it.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 03:45:59 | More by chugalug06
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - love the shape of the bottle for sure. pours an opaques orangish yellow with a inch thick head

Smell - straw up front and it did not seem too bitter at first. as this warmed up I got much more hops in the smell

Taste - a ton of bittering hops for sure. bitter at first, broken up by the malts, and then a bitter finish.

Mouthfell - weirdly it was kind of dry to the finish

Overall - Love most beers by Elevation, but this one wasn't my favorite. Would be willing to drink again though.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 15:00:47 | More by beatenbyjacks
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-25-2014 01:10:57 | More by pagesofphotographs
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-13-2013 03:22:28 | More by nmann08
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barryjg

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-19-2014 01:29:34 | More by barryjg
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-03-2013 19:44:06 | More by JMBSH
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mfield14

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-18-2013 03:37:18 | More by mfield14
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-23-2013 00:34:12 | More by eawolff99
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-23-2014 19:36:39 | More by ricecracker420
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-06-2014 04:10:12 | More by Axnjxn
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-16-2014 03:00:13 | More by Fettpopps
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condorsim

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-01-2014 00:29:03 | More by condorsim
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First Cast from Elevation Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.