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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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BA SCORE
83
good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.23/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: can

06-24-2012 14:55:33 | More by Rhettroactive
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mctizzz

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at the TBBC bar in Ybor City

A: hazy amber, the head disappears quickly.
S: not much to speak of - would be nicer if the aroma was stronger.
T: bitter grapefruit
M: the carbonation is really high- giving this a dry finish

Overall, this is a good beer, although its imbalanced in its thin malt profile. There's a nice bitterness that fades quickly. I wouldn't hesitate to get this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2012 00:33:19 | More by smerrell
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Jaldama

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-01-2012 18:19:09 | More by Jaldama
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-29-2012 00:46:33 | More by hockenbeer
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16 oz. can into pint glass.

A: Pours a nice copper color, with a good bit of haze that develops. 1 1/2 finger head forms, but dissipates relatively quickly. Streams of bubbles visible.

S: Citrus & pine hops dominate, but as you wait a moment some malt presence (sweet & bready) starts to show up. The aromas seem diminished here a bit.

T: A bit of a grapefruit hops punch up front, but it fades quickly into a generic hop bitterness flavor that the sweet-ish biscuity malts can't keep up with. There is an almost sour flavor at the end that stays around with the hop-bitter hang.

M: Nice and light, fairly bubbly mouthfeel; very drinkable. Alcohol presence well-hidden.

O: I've had this beer on-tap multiple times, and always thought it was a well-above average IPA. This is my first shot with it since they started canning and I'm more than a little disappointed. It's not a bad IPA in this incarnation, but not nearly what it is at the brewpub itself.

Serving type: can

05-26-2012 00:20:04 | More by macrosmatic
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

05-14-2012 00:18:36 | More by jrohrbacher
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-05-2012 23:52:42 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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KevieJames

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

04-27-2012 18:55:31 | More by KevieJames
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EMPotter


3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-20-2012 23:45:26 | More by EMPotter
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SFC21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-20-2012 17:07:37 | More by SFC21
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-16-2012 14:12:45 | More by BrewtalAlement
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amread4

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Serving type: can

04-14-2012 23:12:35 | More by amread4
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alalvarez75

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-30-2012 19:13:43 | More by alalvarez75
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beergod1

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a big, foamy white head that has good retention. Swirls of lace coat the glass nicely. The aroma is grapefruit, balanced out by some light caramel malt sweetness. The flavor is more of the same, with a good balance between the caramel malts and striking grapefruit hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a sticky, resiny finish. Pretty good IPA. I have had Double IPA's with less body than this.

Serving type: can

03-27-2012 23:42:13 | More by beergod1
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

03-25-2012 20:33:34 | More by tfsimpkins
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this can in a recent trade. Thanks Al! PT sized can...

A: A filtered completely clear orange colored brew with a 3/4 inch off white head that fades at a decent pace to a bubbly lace lake atop the brew. Good.

S: A malty brew with a mild earthy orange citrus blended in. A mild lemon on the back. Ok.

T: It starts with a sweet maltiness which quickly fades into a bitter hop wall. Hops start with a lemon and with a sugary bitter orange peel. Decent.

M: Medium body with a great carbonation. A sweet malty finish.

O: This is a decent beer. Not one of the best in the style, but good to try if you like IPA's.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 01:31:08 | More by steve8robin
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

03-07-2012 19:38:57 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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aepb1

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

02-26-2012 01:07:53 | More by Tumble
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Arknot

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: can

02-20-2012 08:50:21 | More by Arknot
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orange hued and slightly cloudy for the style. Two finger creamy white head is beautiful but faded fast. Lacing is descent.

The aroma is big on citrus, especially grapefruit. Orange zest and floral notes of honey suckle and orange blossom are on top of a lightly toasted bready backbone with caramel notes.

The flavor follows. Bright citrus dominates a light bread background. Nothing that distinguishes this from other IPAs. Great, but average. Mostly grapefruit.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but overall ok.

This taste great and has great balance, but kind of one dimensional (grapefruit).

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 06:09:06 | More by JayS2629
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sendsilk

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

12-14-2011 23:46:54 | More by sendsilk
Old Elephant Foot IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.