Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing
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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.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 20:08:20 | More by Chico1985
Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.