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War Elephant - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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War Elephant
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 14
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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koopa

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
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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War Elephant from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.