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Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

dbarny76, Mar 14, 2014
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2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

scottfrie, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

morningthief, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Jah_Json, Feb 11, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

DuffDaddy, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

dillon_1005, Jan 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

JesseLara, Jan 14, 2014
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2.91/5  rDev -18%
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 +12.7%

FLBEERGUY25, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JeffSK, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

TrojanRB, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jaydoc, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Drew26, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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 -1.4%

aquazr1, Dec 27, 2013
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jslice99, Dec 26, 2013
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Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.