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War Elephant - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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War Elephant
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 20
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koopa on 09-16-2012)
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Reviews by Kendo:
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Kendo

New York

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the half-growler into a Duvel tulip. Body is somewhat hazy golden-orange with a 1-finger densely-bubbled slightly off-white head on top. Nice ring of lace up top is followed by splotchy lacing on the way down the glass.

S: Juicy hops - citrusy grapefruit, tangerine, grapefruit peel and apricot . Not as potent as expected, but it's a pleasant nose for hopheads.

T: Follows the nose: juicy, citrusy hops dominate, along with some tropical fruit. Think grapefruit pith, a touch of pineapple and a touch of apricot. Bite of pine needles and earthy spice at the finish. Slight amount of heat from the alcohol is felt at the back of the palate - and produces warmth down the gulley and in the belly.

M: Medium to full in body. Modestly slick or oily in feel. Carbonation is active and a bit sharp.

O: Very good stuff.

Serving type: growler

10-26-2013 01:05:54 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to twizzard for this howler.

A - Pours a dark copper amber color with slight head, mild carbonation. Sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Papaya, pineapple, mango, oranges, and grapefruit and light pine - definitely hop forward.

T - A ton of pine resin and tropical fruit: oranges, papaya, pineapple, red grapefruit, peppery spicy tropical rinds. Up front is a slight bit of sweet malt before the hops crash in over the top and carry everything to the proverbial lingering bitter end. Has a long, lingering peppery rind finish, after awhile the malt/hop combo creates a borderline candy sweetness.

M - Medium body, gentle carbonation with a smooth texture and coats the mouth to the point where it feels like cotton.

O - All about the hops in this one. As the beer warms, a little more malt character and alcohol starts to surface, better totally cold and will definitely trash your palate!

Serving type: growler

07-22-2014 22:17:44 | More by jzeilinger
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-22-2014 21:51:52 | More by Knapp85
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New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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dazedandconfused

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-23-2014 22:50:51 | More by ScottK22
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twizzard

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-22-2014 22:33:34 | More by twizzard
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gonzowestwood

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2014 13:33:56 | More by gonzowestwood
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-10-2014 16:46:42 | More by acurtis
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -7%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a growler from the brewery. Poured clear amber with a tall white head. I'm not easily impressed by DIPAs, there are so many good ones out there. This, however, is notably delicious. There's a huge juicy fruit and floral side with smooth, oily bitterness complemented by a rich, sharp grapefruit peel and zest. Big aroma, big flavor, and a body that's not too big. I'm a fan.

Serving type: growler

04-01-2014 17:05:01 | More by tempest
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War Elephant from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.