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Baby Elephant - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Baby Elephant
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BA SCORE
86
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mynie on 04-14-2014)
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Reviews by mynie:
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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint of this at the Bier Abbey. No one knew if it was a small beer made from the second runnings of War Elephant, or if it was an IPA that simply used the same hop pallet as War Elephant. To me, it tasted like a small beer, but I got no proof of that.

Good pour--hazy orange, nice head. Smells strongly of yeast and amarillo.

Tastes like small beer syndrome. Big hop burst up front with huge nodes of pine and citrus, but then the flavor drops off considerably near the middle. It's never bad, and it's never quite weak, but the drop off is a little disappointing.

Still, a good example of a small beer.

mynie, Apr 14, 2014
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On tap at the Lionheart in Albany, NY.

Pours a light golden yellow, with a half inch fizzy head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells grassy, with some grapefruit, and pine.

As with most session IPas, not a whole lot of malt flavor here. This one feels slightly watery- hop water, basically. Some light pine, a bit of grapefruit, and a light grassy flavor. Just honestly a little bit boring.

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I'm sure War Elephant is great, haven't tried it yet, but this one is disappointing. Pass.

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Baby Elephant from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.