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Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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81
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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
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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Photo of vette2006c5r
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.

vette2006c5r, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

FLBEERGUY25, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JeffSK, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

TrojanRB, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jaydoc, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Drew26, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
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.

Chico1985, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

aquazr1, Dec 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

jslice99, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Boone757, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Chucker17, Dec 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Texasfan549, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

twonder23, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

squirreljr, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dbaker61, Nov 23, 2013
Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.