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Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
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404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: Loki on 11-26-2003

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a hazy dark golden to pale amber color. The head is two fingers of dense, fluffy, tan foam. The lace is thick and sticky.

The smell is a floral, grapefruit, malty and light spicy hops.

The taste is somewhat more subdued than I was expecting. Malt was at the forefront, nicely balanced with a slight hoppy bitterness.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.

Yes, very drinkable. I wish I had gotten more.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a few of these in a liqourstore close to work and realized i had not yet review it so i decided to grab a bottle....

A: Orange with a cream head that sticks to the glass.

S: Citric notes, yeast, hint of caramel, metal notes.

T: Caramel, minerals, hint of apple, cough-medicine(!), tropical fruits

M: Quite smooth with very low carbonation and a nice bitterness.

Well, i'd say this is more of a IPA than a winterale. Still, for an IPA it is not bad. Still, this is not something i'll go back to again anytime soon. Average.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - a crisp golden color, a little murky but mostly clear. Not much foam, and somewhat slow carbonation.

Smell - Seems fairly hoppy and bitter with a hint of some sort of spice.

Taste - Not quite as hoppy-tasting as it smelled, but still hoppy and bitter, but the malts help balance it out. The spice from the smell is here too in the taste, but I can't narrow it down. Texture is fairly well-balanced but leans slightly toward the creamy side.

Drinkability - Not a bad brew at all. Decently complex and good-tasting. Just wish I could narrow down the other ingredients in the taste.

Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.