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Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Loki on 11-26-2003)
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Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-23-2014 22:52:26 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

07-20-2014 13:56:48 | More by Howlader
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-13-2014 01:28:13 | More by CUbeerfan
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2014 12:19:07 | More by Fargrow
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-07-2014 14:48:16 | More by zenwatts
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Jerseyislandbeer

Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-23-2014 22:20:58 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

03-20-2014 18:41:36 | More by harpus
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-14-2014 01:10:39 | More by dbarny76
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scottfrie

California

2.89/5  rDev -18.8%

500ml bottle into imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a clear light golden with a finger of bubbly bright white head that faded into a fuzzy collar that left patches of soapy lace down the glass.
S: Toasted malts and English style grain bill mixed with earthy and leafy noble hops and a touch of spice. Bready and light smelling.
T: Bready, crackery malts, light mild hops, earthy, spicy, leafy, and peppery hop flavors, sour mash in the finish, slightly fruity aftertaste. Overall pretty standard flavors if not a bit below average. Faint apple juice.
M: Medium body with a chewy mouthfeel. Drinks clean and easy. Fizzy carbonation but it’s soft and nonintrusive.
O: Fizzy carbonation and sour mash and apple juice flavors put this one at below average for me. It wasn’t terrible, just not something I was that in to.

02-17-2014 00:11:38 | More by scottfrie
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-12-2014 16:07:28 | More by morningthief
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Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Florida

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.91/5  rDev -18.3%

Bad Elf pours a bright straw golden color, with a small lacing head. There is a sweet, cheap grain, and adjunct aromas. The taste is the same, a cheap grainy backbone, lots of adjunct like flavors, sweet apple notes too. Light, which is good, but has a nice crisp feel. Overall its watery, plain, and not too great.

01-13-2014 01:05:34 | More by vette2006c5r
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Florida

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-30-2013 04:02:52 | More by jaydoc
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Drew26

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-30-2013 02:12:10 | More by Drew26
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Pale orange color, bubbly white head. Translucent, good retention and lacing.

Smell is pretty hop forward, presenting mostly herbal and grapefruit. There is also some toasted bread, mineral-y and pale malts.

Taste is a step up, bringing a surprisingly pretty hoppy ale that still retains its English-ness. Grapefruit, grassiness, and herbal hops with malt flavors of toasted biscuit, mineral, and light toffee-like sweetness.

Solid, full-bodied mouthfeel with carbonation a bit on the lower side but ample enough.

This is one of the better Ridgeway Christmas gimmick beers. Hoppier than usual for the style, but if you're not a fan of English IPAs this probably won't change your mind.

12-28-2013 20:08:20 | More by Chico1985
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Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.