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Old Elephant Foot IPA - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2002

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Photo of cbutova
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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jblain
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
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.

Photo of CraigS119
3.88/5  rDev +6%

Purchased 2-for-1 on tap at Ocean Blue (some cheap sushi joint in Tampa).

A: Pours an uninviting crystalline brownish tan.. but with a nice white head. Lots of tiny champagne bubbles rising from the bottom, which is nice if you're into that sort of thing. 2/5

A: Mostly caramel/bread/malt. There's a hint of delicate fruit skin in there too. Some minute spice as well. 3/5

T: Very full bodied hoppy IPA. Getting a lot more of the caramel malts, with some floral characteristics as well. Strong and lingering bitter with this one, but not to the extent of being off-putting. No real one spice/fruit/floral note comes through, just hops and malt backbone. 4/5

M: Full, smooth, moderate carbonation. Very drinkable. 4.5/5

O: Better than your run-of-the-mill IPA, but no "oomph" with this one. I guess I'm more of a fan of the citrus-forward IPAs. Still warms me up and makes me feel like a man though, so I'd order this again. 3.88/5

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4.8/5  rDev +31.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap


A: light Amber color great clarity good lacing on the glass


S: some pine a little muted herbal


T: a little piney and some fruit moderate bitterness 


M: medium feel a little linger on the tongue 


O: it's ok it's not bad but it's not something I'd look for again just a middle of the road ipa looking to jump on the bandwagon ipa craze 

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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Old Elephant Foot IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.