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First Cast - Elevation Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kylemckinnis, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

beatenbyjacks, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of IllicitEloquence
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

IllicitEloquence, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of dwoolley1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

dwoolley1, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of birchstick
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

birchstick, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of wellsnb
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

wellsnb, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Buannaich
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Buannaich, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

pagesofphotographs, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of rEBELlION
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

rEBELlION, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of core42
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

core42, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Twal
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Twal, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

nmann08, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Todd
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Todd, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -16.4%

AlexFields, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of steamboatbrewer
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

steamboatbrewer, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

JMBSH, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of rkarimi
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%

rkarimi, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Haybeerman, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

lilsmizzul1225, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of spoony
4/5  rDev +11.4%

spoony, May 18, 2013
Photo of Jordantb313
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Jordantb313, May 07, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bold yellow body crowned with a very thick, sticky head. Fruity scent; marmalade; deep yet subtle malt notes. Bread-y grain flavors meld with a bold, bitter hop kick; slight ester-y hints. Tingly mouthfeel; medium bodied, smooth, semi-dry finish.

Solid malt-forward body equally balanced with a nice, lingering hop bitterness. Rich and full-flavored. A really nice offering from Elevation.

beergoot, May 04, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.28/5  rDev -36.5%
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.

Beaver13, May 02, 2013
Photo of eawolff99
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

eawolff99, Apr 23, 2013
First Cast from Elevation Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.