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Baby Elephant - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Baby Elephant
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86
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.36%
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 scootny:
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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Very pale for an IPA. A light gold with a nice white head and a touch of lace. Smell is earthy with a touch of citrus. Nice malt undercurrent that brings olfactory memories of full fleged IPAs. Taste is big with earthy hops and light pine and faint citrus. They really got the order right for the abv. Malt sweetness has just enough body to balance the considerable hoppines. Nice grains and and light sweetness. Finish is quite dry and clean with a sharp bit hop oil lingering. Feel is crisp and quenching with a light but substantial body. A perfect thirst quenching session beer. Maybe the best low abv IPA I've had.

scootny, Jun 27, 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.

This one is obviously light bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation, and a crisp, but watery mouthfeel.

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

GreesyFizeek, Aug 10, 2014
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Pours a hazy bright golden color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Smells of citrus hop, oranges, pine hops, fruity malts; nose has a ton of hops. Taste is lightly bitter, lots of citrus hops to it thought lighter in general from the nose. Light to medium body and low carbonation, pretty easy to drink.

Overall very hoppy for a low ABV beer and a very good IPA. I don't think it necessarily fair to compare this to the 8.7% ABV War Elephant or hoppier DIPA's as you can only do some much with a lower ABV single IPA, and this is one of the better and more flavorful ones I've had in a while. Would like to have again and oyu could have a few of these for sure.

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Baby Elephant from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.