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7437 - Elevation Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 07-29-2013)
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-08-2014 01:42:26 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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Texas

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07-29-2014 04:28:12 | More by PhatAtUT
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allengarvin

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This pours a cloudy amber color with a big, very white head. The aroma, as expected, has lots of hops--big sticky citrusy, floral hop notes, along with strong sweet malt. The flavor is quite good: high bitterness balances the substantial maltiness, with a citrusy hop flavor that complements the ale fruitiness. Quite a good mix and easy to enjoy, with a lot of big flavors that nonetheless blend quite well, in balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 16:41:41 | More by allengarvin
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-13-2014 20:30:40 | More by capnamerica
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mactrail

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The very informative label lists the hops as Galena, Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, and Chinook and rates it at 95 IBUs. Inviting aroma of mango and honesuckle. Big foam on the clear golden brew poured in the Belle-Vue gueuze glass.

Hugely aromatic with all the hops in your life passing before your eyes. There is a vast malty undertone, but it's all golden and light. Alcohol does not really add to the taste. This gets rather sharp after some sipping, but it's balanced by the richness. Notes of flowery hops. A meaty flavor that is quite welcome in a DIPA. I've rarely tasted a beer so thoroughly tasting of tangerines, with the tangy juice and the bitter peel.

A sudsy and sensual mouthfeel with a moderate bitterness. Overall, a hugely flavored and hoppy brew but a mellow, friendly giant. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Mayfair Liquors in Denver. Bottled on 05.09.14.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 05:29:47 | More by mactrail
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-10-2014 04:02:51 | More by pagesofphotographs
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Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-05-2014 01:10:17 | More by bkeller04
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beergoot

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottling date of 05/09/14 with the ABV listed as 8.31%.

The pour revealed a crystal clear, medium gold colored body topped with a thick, foamy, white head. The aroma exudes strong orange and lemon hop aroma; some pine resin. A mild grain flavor rides beneath a juicy orange hop flavor with a bold hop bitterness bringing up the rear. Medium bodied; dry finish.

A very approachable and enjoyable DIPA. The hops are the star feature with excellent aroma and bitterness qualities. The malt and hop components do an excellent job of keeping the high ABV way in the background as far as taste goes. This beer comes across juicy and dry at the same time and makes the combination work. Another quality product from the higher elevations of Colorado...

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 22:37:30 | More by beergoot
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3/5  rDev -25.2%

06-27-2014 23:48:23 | More by Haybeerman
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-27-2014 00:44:06 | More by Gagnonsux
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.53/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle, 2014 2nd Anniversary. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney, dank, resiny hops with some garlic and onion notes and a little sweet malt in the background.

The flavor is some sweet bready malts with a lot of bitter piney, resiny hops. Again with some slight salty garlic and onion. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, an OK piney, resiny DIPA. It's a bit watery with some salty garlic and onion notes.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 04:29:29 | More by Beaver13
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brett_arneson

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -25.2%

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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-19-2014 01:03:13 | More by Texasfan549
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Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Papparoachy

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 5/9/14 drank 6/12/14
Bottle corked and caged

A-pours a transparent amber with a 2 inch white foamy head with good retention.

S- Aroma of citrus and tangerine with only a hint of grapefruit

T- Taste starts with some sweetness only to convert rapidly to some mild hop bitterness. I was surprised especially for a DIPA. The bitterness was not 'in your face' but pleasantly bitter if that makes any sense. The hop bitterness is incredibly balanced with the malt backbone.

M- Good carbonation making the feel of this beer quite smooth and creamy. Really nice mouth feel.

O- This was such a surprise and I cannot believe this was bottled only once. This beer hides the 8.31% incredibly well, making this dangerously crushable. This beer would sell like crazy if they bottled it more often. As I started drinking this beer, I did not want the experience to end. This beer reminds me a lot of Trillium's Congress Street IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 04:18:34 | More by Papparoachy
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-12-2014 04:28:51 | More by MarkyMOD
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spoony

Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle (bottled May 9, 2014) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about three fingers of eggshell head. The foam is sticky, has good retention, and leaves good lacing on the glass. There is a light haze in the beer, which is golden in color. I can see a few bubbles in there supporting the head.

S-The aroma is a pleasant mixture of zesty citrus like grapefruit, orange, and orange peel. There is also a bit of floral aroma, but things are not totally sweet as there is some pepper lurking in the hops. Obviously, the beer is very hop-forward, but I also smell some caramel from the malt. Alcohol is well-hidden.

T-The taste is interesting...mostly in a good way. There is more malt balancing the hops out (caramel and toast flavors). The hops are also spicier and earthier, with a bit of pine, some pepper, and an herbal, medicinal flavor that I did not smell, but assume is the alcohol combining with the hops. Some citrus remains, but this is not a juice bomb like the nose had me anticipating.

M-The body is on the heavy side for the style with a soft, almost-creamy carbonation of average strength.

O-This is a pretty tasty IIPA. I am surprised at how much the taste deviated from the smell, but it wasn't a bad deviation. The body and malt taste on this beer are pretty impressive and make for a nice, balanced drink. In short, a great IIPA. However, I have to comment on the bottle size and price, both of which are too big, but they don't affect my ratings.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 00:47:30 | More by spoony
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Nightwish1094

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i don't know what more you could want from your double ipa, certainly elevation continues to set the standard here with this one, so darn good, and for just over 10 bucks a bottle, its hard to beat honestly. sunny orange hued beer, well carbonated and holding a good solid inch of white cirrus cloud head. the nose is brightly hooped, i get the oily bitterness of simcoe, and the tropical complexion of mosaic gelling with the tangerine aspect of citra, not delicate, but not in my face too much either. a nice oil feel to it, not sticky or dank as they say, but resinous to a degree. the hops are fruity and way in front of a pale malt base. minimal bitterness here, and a nice interplay between five varietals that i can see going wrong a lot easier than going this right. the thing that makes this distinct for me is the finish, and texture of the finish. i get a confectioners sugar and lemon hit, sweet and powdery, but just for a second. the texture matches it, acidic slightly from the lemon, with a hoppy tang, and that powdered sugar fineness just real quick. its a very unfamiliar and surprising way to close out a big ipa, but its one i won't forget, and one i really admire, because it cleaned up immediately after, and with its big bubbles still found a way to be refreshing. just awesome beer, elevation is fast becoming one of the best breweries in colorado. a must try.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 22:57:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-06-2014 23:09:12 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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7437 from Elevation Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.