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Elevator Imperial IPA - Harvest Moon Brewery

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Elevator Imperial IPAElevator Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harvest Moon Brewery visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zhanson88 on 06-07-2011)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

a77cj7, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

beer_nibbler, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Chucker17, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Flathead_Monster, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

NickSMpls, Jul 29, 2014
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

IDABEERGUY, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ckeegan04, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

richkrull, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

great Montana ipa here, as much in the English vein as the American one as the grains go. four pack of pint cans is a welcome serving. the color of this is reddish brown, deeper brass than many, with over an inch of tan foam with fine retention and creamy feel. the nose is a little sweeter from the malt, but the hops are dominant as you would expect. bitter and citric, not as bright as some, or as forward, but this is about as balanced as a double ipa can be in both nose and taste. long lasting bitter finish is given additional legs by some malt sweetness, a big wintery feeling drink that packs quite the punch. a couple of these can get you loose, that's for sure. full bodied and well bubbly, the feel of this beer is outstanding. I will look for this again when I return to the great state of Montana.

StonedTrippin, Nov 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

elglueckert, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

superfriend, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: murky medium orange-brown hue with lots of effervescence and a thin cap of light tan foam. Not bad, but a bit uninspiring.

Smell: sweet malt with a little bit of caramel character and good-sized hit of citrusy, piney hops. It's not bad, per se, but it is very homebrew-ey; it really reminds me of an extract beer.

Taste: the malt seems a little less sweet than the aroma, but it's still up there. There's a good hit of citrusy hops followed by a dose of less-tasty piney, resiny hops that just don't work as well against the malt. Bitterness is moderate for the style, and a little bit raspy. I really like the citrusy flavor up front, but the denouement leaves something to be desired.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation and a rocky texture. Not really creamy, but pretty refreshing.

Overall: this isn't a bad beer, but I see no reason to really seek it out.

flagmantho, Aug 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Huffaroma, Jul 22, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours an amber colour with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, caramel/toffee malts, plum.

Taste - Citrus hops, bready & caramel/toffee malts, and lot of dark fruits. A little cloying. Not your typical flavour palate for an Imperial IPA.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation. A little sticky.

Overall - A little disappointed by this Imperial IPA in regards to flavour. Although the citrus hops presence is there, the dark fruits dominate and are very cloying on the palate.

leaddog, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

neckbeered, Jun 10, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Props to joemcgrath27 for the hook up on this brew.

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden copper colour, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Nose is dominated by musty citrus, hints of lemon iced tea, heavy caramel and a bready finish.

T - Musty caramel comes through alongside the earthy citrus hops, toasted bread, burnt sugar, and a bitter lemon rind finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty DIPA that is mellow and easy drinking. Nicely balanced, though certainly doesn't fit the traditional flavour profile of the style.

andrenaline, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

InVinoVeritas, Mar 09, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.2%

BGsWo22, Feb 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +34%

dwitt24, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Kevin79, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

DeekNayvuz, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - mostly clear copper, one finger of off white head dissipated to a solid cover, some sheet lacing
S - caramel pastry aroma to start, some earthiness and grains seep through, very mild citrus
T - toffee and grainy maltiness jump out, quiclkly followed by earthy resin and pepper hops that hold throughout, with the peppery flavour really taking over on the finish
M - light with a decent carbonation kick, sweet and rich through the middle, with a pleasant bitter finish
O - at 7% is somewhat straddles the line between IPA and DIPA, there is no noticeable alcohol, and it is almost too balanced to be a true DIPA, but those are only technicalities, the truth is this is a solid brew that I could see becoming a semi regular 6-pack sessioner for me

joemcgrath27, Dec 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Jameswoody, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jakea, Dec 23, 2012
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Elevator Imperial IPA from Harvest Moon Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.