War Elephant - Rushing Duck Brewing Company
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by koopa:
4.28/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Growler filled at the brewery this past weekend.
It is an 80 ibu double ipa with loads of summit, simcoe, and galena hops.
NOTE: This growler was the first pour from "batch 2" which had some additional simcoe hops in it and bit less caramalizing/malliard reactions in the wort, yielding more perceived dryness than batch 1.
Appearance: Pours a slightly murky orange with a 2 finger white crown that shows good retention and lace.
Smell: Waves of citrus, a slightly bready malt, and a pleasant hint of alcohol. The hops are extremely pungent, wafting out of the glass in an impressive fashion. Lots of grapefruit, hints of orange, and whispers of lemon make themselves known.
Taste: Same as the nose with a really nice amount of hop oil and a nice alcohol stiffness without any heat or fusels. Nice grassy notes from the freshness of the batch. This beer is plenty bitter and very tasty. I think it would benefit from a bit more citrus though.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation is at that perfect low level to push the hop presence over the top. Body is medium and finish is fairly dry.
Overall: A solid DIPA worth seeking out while you can still find it (seasonal)
Serving type: growler
10-23-2012 21:23:00 | More by koopa
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4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
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
War Elephant from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.