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Old Elephant Foot IPA - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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2.3/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tap in a shaker at Players inside Doubletree Westshore. Light brass color with a well laced thin white head. Faint grapefruit aroma. Flavor is one dimensional. Resinous bitterness throughout with no detectable malt flavor. Quenching but leaves a lot to be desired.

HighWine, Apr 17, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Tampa Brewing Co, pours a nice hazy orange with moderate lacing. The smell is nice with hops and citrus. However, the beer taste plain, like any other run in the mill IPA. I was expecting more from this beer, but decent drinkability.

beersensei305, Nov 02, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A bit cloudy for an IPA but beautiful marmalade color. Looks great as the sun shines through it here on my back porch on a beautiful Florida afternoon. Bright white head that quickly rushes up the side of the glass and disappears nearly as quickly.

S: big hops up front with some grapefruit and lemon behind it. Par for the style - smells like the hops will dominate.

T: fresh hops followed by citrus and a bread and buttery finish. Pleasant, but again, in line with the style. 80 IBUs are very present.

M: a bit thin and maybe a bit underwhelming. More quenching than hearty.

O: still avery good effort that translates well to the can. Looking forward to more output from my favorite local pub (hopefully the porter next!). Cheers.

amread4, Apr 15, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 16oz tallboy to Bruges hybrid glass on 6/23/12
*From notes

-- Thanks to UMCaner74 for always takin' care of me --

A: Straight up orange in color. A good pour yields a 2.5 white head. Speaking of white, it looks like a snow globe, as I'm getting lots of tiny white floaties that fall from the head to the bottom of the beer. Decent lacing rims the glass as I drink.

S: Mostly pine-like hops. There's a touch of bitter grapefruit in there too. Not as floral or explosive as I would have liked.

T: East Coast bittering hops all the way. I'm not sure what it is about FL IPA's, but I'd think that due to the sweltering heat, you'd want to brew a tropical, fruit forward IPA. But this, like so many others, is very malt forward. As it wraps up, it dries out the palate a good bit.

M: Velvety and soft. The feel here really jumps in and helps to save this one, as it's creamy, dense and really easy to put back.

O: Certainly not a bad beer, it's rather just...I don't know...a beer? If you're in need of hops, this will suffice I guess. But it's not one I'd reach for over other (and better) hop offerings that await me on the shelf. A solid tick, but not much more.

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Old Elephant Foot IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.