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Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%


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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wknight167

California

4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apearance - Pours a clear orange copper with a one finger white head with little staying power and some lacing.

Nose- Grapefruit and pine hops at levels that remind me of a conservative west coast brew.

Palate- Starts off sweet with pineapple notes then dries out with the hops mentioned before. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation

Drinkability- Quite tasty and easy drinking.

Overall- I'm a little bummed this in only a winter offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 23:02:46 | More by wknight167
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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scottfrie

California

2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Minnesota

2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

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California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Kansas

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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.