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War Elephant - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 31
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: koopa on 09-16-2012

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Photo of brbrocc
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baw185
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very impressive double IPA. This brewery is a sleeper and worth a visit.

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rojapa
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doomXsaloon
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of smi69
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roze
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markgugs
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Bier Abbey in Schenectady, NY.

Pours a golden orange, with a one inch head, and lots of sticky lacing.

Smells very pungent, huge floral aroma, some pine, and a good amount of citrusy grapefruit and peach.

This is some real sh*t. A clear cut front runner for best IPA brewed in our state. Fairly bitter, but in a good way- lots of pine with a big floral component, with a fairly sweet and fruity finish. I can discern grapefruit, peach, and orange, with grapefruity bitterness providing the majority of the fruit flavor. There's a small amount of malt perceptible on the back end of this, providing some sweet heft to the hop assault.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp and crushable mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation. This is really, really drinkable, it goes down so easily.

This is the real deal- it makes me proud that it was brewed in my state.

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There's a weird funk as this beer warms, similar to enjoy by 12/26

Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_Leon
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackHawk89
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of jiggad369
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of magnusdave
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%

From 12/02/14 notes. Had a 14 oz. glass of this in a tulip at The Jeffrey in NYC. This was kegged this morning so as fresh as it gets.

Pours a murky dark orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Pine hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus hops, resin, light bitterness, fruity malts, and lightly floral hops. Hop bomb, very green, very good. Medium body and moderate carbonation, moderate bitterness.

Overall an excellent beer; if it wasn't for having Divided by Zero right after this, which is a little more my style for a DIPA, this would be the best beer I've had by Rushing Duck. Some moderate bitterness but huge hop bomb. Worth the hype, worth checking out.

Photo of jrnyc
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jlabs
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Zai
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dajerzy52
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of nineworldseries
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of IronTom
3.76/5  rDev -13.2%

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War Elephant from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.