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Old Elephant Foot IPA - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Old Elephant Foot IPAOld Elephant Foot IPA

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2002

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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.

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a mostly clear orange-ish color with white head. Some floral notes, with a bit of pine and grass, and just a hint of citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a decent hop bite.

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3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Completely random grab at Total Wine in Tampa, FL. Didn't know how long this brew has been around. Nice description on the can about it being referred to as over-hopped back in the 90s. Cool.

A- Pours from the tallboy can to a goblet and teku with a fair amount of haze in the golden-orange body. The white head ends up at one finger high with a frothy texture. Large band sits around the glass dropping only a few small sheets of lacing.

S- Intense citrus hops off the top and not in the nectar or juicy sort of way; edgy orange zest and pine prominent. Floral, bready and caramel candy notes as well.

T- Again, orange peel hops ala Cascade are the centerpiece as in the aroma. Floral, herbal and pine notes lead to a finish with a decent bit of crystal grains and caramelized sugar hints. A bit of alcohol amps harsh bitter citrus peel.

MF- Medium bodied with a certain slickness I am only used to in other styles like Barleywines for example. Texture is mostly foamy with high carbonation. Finishes bitter and somewhat warm.

Brewed since 1993 and it sort of reminds me of some of the earlier IPAs I reviewed in my early days of craft brews. Big Cascade hops lead to a cushion of medium caramel malts. Not exactly the cleanest brew overall as some alcohol comes out in the flavor and feel.

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3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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*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 195 ratings.