Old Elephant Foot IPA - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Shaw:
4.25/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Excited to see the Tampa Bay Brewing Co. canning beer! It's been years since I had this on tap at their brewpub.
A cloudy light amber with a lot of sediment and a big stick head. Floaties don't bother me, but I bet many would be put off by its appearance.
Nice hop aroma of citrus and earth.
Excellent taste: It's quite bitter with citrus-peel-like hop flavors. They call this a West Coast IPA, and I agree: it's dry with the emphasis on the hop flavors and sharp bitterness rather than a semblance of balance from the malt. Slight metallic notes from the hops
Nice solid body.
I remembered this beer being excellent on tap at the brewpub and the canned version maintains that standard. A must-try for hopheads.
Serving type: can
10-22-2012 03:15:47 | More by Shaw
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a growler at the RBWG-2104.
Clear amber with a fine head and exceptional lacing
Aroma: hops and more hops, yet some complexity and some sweet malt base
Fruity hops plus some herbal notes. Mildly bitter but the bitterness lingers on and on.
O: a solid IPA.
Serving type: growler
02-12-2014 03:21:34 | More by chinchill
3.33/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
On draft at Bar Louie in Tampa. Pours a golden copper with one finger creamy white head. Aroma of light citrus, bready malt. Flavor is mostly malt, some light bitter, more malt. Falls a bit flat for me. Medium carbonation and slightly slick. Just not all that great. Meh.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2013 00:21:11 | More by BMMillsy
3.64/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a nice hazy darker golden hue with an one finger head that fade to leave light sticky side lacing and a thin spotty blanket.
S - Aromas of bright hops, initially, though it quickly becomes malt heavier with a slight wet cardboard type aroma. Light candi notes too.
T - Taste is a bit too malty/sweet, but that seems to taste like age than simply a sweeter IPA. Bitter hops is still on the finish, solid grapefruit rind finish and light citrus throughout with nice orange notes. Finish is nice, but not quite as hoppy as I prefer.
M - Mouthfeel is solid, alcohol hidden nicely. Crisp and clean.
O - Overall, tastes like it was a damn fine IPA, just perhaps a bit on the older side? The bitterness is well done, just too much malt for my liking.
Serving type: can
10-22-2013 22:03:26 | More by rudzud
3.81/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can, summer 2013
A: Nice orange color. Thin ring of bright white. Leaves some lacing bits on the glass. No alcohol feet or anything.
S: Smells like orange marmalade. Fruity hop aromas. Sweet malts. Might be a touch old.
T: Taste is actually better than the smell. Nice punch of orange like hops on the tip of the tongue. A little earthiness as well. Then you get the meshing of the sweet bready malts on the back end. Finish is fairly dry with lingering hop bitterness.
M: Medium bodied.
Serving type: can
07-22-2013 14:00:04 | More by inlimbo77
3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance- Pours a golden orange with a one inch white head that lingers and leaves lots of lacing.
Smell- A bit subdued, I get hints of grapefruit and a bit of sourness. Not much aroma.
Taste- Great bitterness. Like the smell I get some notes of grapefruit and citrus with some malt backing. Again, a bit subdued but still tasty.
Mouthfeel- Good medium mouthfeel with good carbonation, no complaints.
Overall- Good beer, the flavor and aroma are a bit subdued but it is still a good IPA just not as strong as many other American IPA's. The balanced bitterness makes this very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2013 04:31:17 | More by IPAdams
Old Elephant Foot IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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