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Old Elephant Foot IPA - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2002)
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Reviews by gonzo46and2:
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gonzo46and2

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%

Not sure why this shows as retired since it is a year-round offering at TBBC.

Had this one on cask 3-12-09

Pours a cloudy pale orange with a nice rich foamy white head that laced down the glass consistently.

Aroma is pithy citrus bitterness with a bit of malt sweetness hiding in the background. Orange Pith, Grapefruit, maybe a touch of wood resin.

Taste is full on hops. Drinks very much like a double IPA and at the ABV it's pushing that level. Quite bitter but tasty.

Mouthfeel is a bit astringent but otherwise drinks very easily and smooth and slick as far as the body goes.

Drinkability is not so good. It's a palate killer and has a high ABV. Nice if you are popping in for just one.

03-14-2009 03:36:30 | More by gonzo46and2
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

This beer is supposed to be retired, but it's alive and well at the brewpub, regular draft and cask conditioned. It poured an amber color with a thick white head and quite impressive lacing. It had a sweet, outdoorsy scent, and a nice hoppy taste. I probably should drink more cask-conditioned beers, because they all taste too flat to me, and this was no exception. Still, it was a pretty good beer.

03-16-2006 13:09:27 | More by lordofthewiens
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Lazaro

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-01-2014 02:21:39 | More by Lazaro
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mctizzz

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-15-2012 03:52:22 | More by mctizzz
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

02-12-2014 03:21:34 | More by chinchill
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JohnW

United Kingdom (England)

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

Although listed in here as "retired" at time of writing, is the regular brew now available in the new premises from November 2006. Pours medium dark bronze, with fair tight head, which lasts well down the glass. Aroma is heavy, malty and slightly sweet, and the initial taste confirms this, but overall the beer is well hoppy and has a bitter but well balanced after taste. It may seem just a little overpowering at first, but after a few sips I really got into this and enjoyed it a lot. I certainly has the 'Tampa Bay Brewing' family characteristics. It has only little natural carbonation, and this makes it easy to drink and thirst quenching. It seems just the same as it did when brewed at the old premises. I like this beer, and would always have at least one of these when in Ybor City, along with the other beers available on tap at Tampa Bay Brewing.


JohnW
Bham UK (December 2006)

12-09-2006 10:15:06 | More by JohnW
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alotofcoffee

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

08-05-2014 23:46:46 | More by alotofcoffee
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. One of their beter ones, with Northern Brewer, Centennial and Cascade. The odour is c-hop but also odd. Cloudy yellow and lacey. Smooth and good bitterness, nicely malted. Orangey taste, hop resin, fairly decent drinkability.

02-20-2009 04:49:29 | More by Sammy
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. "Old Elephant Foot IPA"
$6 on tap @ The Brass Tap, Oldsmar, FL

Well you've got to at least love the name! Old Elephant Foot just sounds so English, doesn't it? And yet there are some American hops to it as well. I found it spicy and leafy (and a touch floral), but there's a good bit of pine and citrus to it as well. Beyond that, the malt also remains very English in nature. It's got a clear caramel edge to it that offers both golden and dark caramels, and it's a bit bready and toasty. Where it's American for sure is in it's girth, and in it's bitterness level; in that sense this is kind of an amped up English IPA (which normally tend to be lighter than Americans) - or am I totally backwards on this and it's an American IPA with an English bent? Regardless, it serves the purpose... it's a full-flavored, medium-bodied ale with more strength (7.0%) and a dry and hoppy character - it satiates! Nicely done!

07-02-2014 23:20:28 | More by NeroFiddled
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

03-04-2013 03:07:21 | More by WoodBrew
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PBelt71

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

08-17-2013 04:18:17 | More by PBelt71
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MikeThumel

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-07-2014 00:34:07 | More by MikeThumel
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-26-2012 18:49:28 | More by KTCamm
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-09-2013 01:01:39 | More by Danielr26
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

Served on tap in a pint glass:

Contrary to what is stated, I had this beer last evening. The beer was a very nice reddish orange color with a nice two finger head. The beer presented itself very well. The aroma was almost all hops, but in a big way, with a hint of a floral aroma. The taste, all hops all the time. Very nice strong hoppy flavor to it, that is really all that I got, but it is really all that I want out of an IPA. The carbonation was as expected, noticeable but not so much that it took aware from the beer and it had a really nice bitter, dry aftertaste. Overall, highly drinakble beer.

07-10-2008 13:31:10 | More by PhillyStyle
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aepb1

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-04-2012 23:55:47 | More by aepb1
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mobrockman

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-28-2013 02:28:39 | More by mobrockman
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MikalMick

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-07-2012 04:28:55 | More by MikalMick
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-10-2013 23:14:37 | More by cistercian12
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Arknot

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +24.5%

Poured from a hand labeled 16oz tallboy can, part of the brewerys first batch of 2000 cans. 7% abv and 80 ibus

This beer is really a treat, pretty color, nice smell, great head, lots of creamy lacing, and great taste. Its hard to believe I just poured this out of a big can.

The taste is highly american hops with a nice malt backbone. The malt isn't sweet or caramel, but more of warm bready thickness that comforts the hop assault.
Hops are a fresh fruity citrus hop without being too soapy. This drinks like nearly a double ipa, yet it holds back instead of going all the way. The taste is a little unique too, I'd say its fruiter then some, with more floral/citrus/freshness in the taste and less soapy/bitter like some IPAs. I'm about 3/4 done with this beer now, and my mouth is pretty coated in hoppy beer goodness. I'll say the mouthfeel is pretty epic!

Prost!

02-20-2012 08:50:21 | More by Arknot
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JWing

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-03-2012 19:49:49 | More by JWing
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StevieW

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +14.7%

Copper to brown in color, nice fluffy stand up beige head. Florals, biscuit, malt, and big hop blend into an appealing smell. Nice balanced malty taste, with a super strong hoppy kick. Creamy medium bodied feel, good bitter finish, crisp, nothing lingers. Asks you take another sip. One of their better offerings.

08-09-2002 13:52:18 | More by StevieW
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

11-29-2012 14:58:54 | More by mendvicdog
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-12-2012 14:51:11 | More by Tyrawlings
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-08-2013 04:11:17 | More by BGsWo22
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Old Elephant Foot IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.