Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing
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3.51/5 rDev -1.4%
Appearance - Pours a hazy, golden orange with a white, finger width head. Average retention. Lacing is spotty, with little stick.
Smell - Fruity and yeasty. Hints at lemon and apricot. Very faint caramel aroma sits well beneath.
Taste - Follows the nose. Fruity esters upfront and throughout. Light apricot and moderate, but mild lemon hop character. Caramel is present, but is well shadowed by the predominant mild lemon flavor. Finishes with a touch of lemon rind bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, with soft carbonation. Smooth on the swallow, with a clean, dry finish.
Overall - A decent English IPA. Mild, smooth and drinkable, though nothing that really stands out. Reminds me a bit of Deschutes Chasin' Freshies, though not quite as complex, nor as assertive.
01-16-2013 05:24:50 | More by TheSixthRing
Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.