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Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

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 brewtus
1.48/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured copper with white head... forget it,I'm going to cut right to the chase, this is clearly a novelty beer and it was disgusting. Granted winter ales aren't my favorite, but this wasn't a winter ale, as the label claims. It tastes cheap and hits you like a cheap shot of liquor. It's a great Christmas gift but a terrible drink. Grab a anchor, bells, or Great Lakes Christmas instead.

brewtus, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

brewdude1982, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

NickThePyro, Dec 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

cliff1066, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

IvoryFoxhole, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of JakeDebus
3/5  rDev -15.7%

JakeDebus, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

MaddDogg84, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeah, I really didn't dig this beer at all. it has style issues: looks like a blonde, smells like a sour and dinks like a pils. Go figure.
Pours golden in color with a fizzy white head with no carbonation.
Aroma was funky and skunky some malts and tart.
Taste seems like a pils in that it was dry and sharp.
Bought a couple of these down at the craft beer outlet and I'm a bit disappointed.

micromaniac129, Dec 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

t0rin0, Dec 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

im4beer, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

bigclydeoliver, Dec 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

brandon722, Dec 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

bradwalrus, Dec 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

wertschy, Dec 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

whatname, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of RobinLee
4/5  rDev +12.4%

RobinLee, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of kaufmaal
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A new find at World Market, this one and two other beers from this brewery. As the season is Winter, I thought that I would try this one first.

Ah, but it doesn't taste like a winter ale, or really look like one. That said, it is a fairly dry IPA with some bitter orange flavors and alfalfa. Golden orange color, a nice big head that fizzled away but left some nice lacing. I might just drink another one.

kaufmaal, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

dmorgan310, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

CEDAMA, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Braz
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Braz, Nov 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

kkmiller76, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dirty orange/golden bubbly, finger white head, solid lacing

S: lemon peel, grassy, sugary

T: same as nose, but earthy grain, low bitter/oily finish

M: med body, smooth, oily mouth

O: Nice English IPA. I would get again and recommend.
Curious why this is a Winter Ale?

GOOD, NOT MUST HAVE!

BeerLover99, Nov 08, 2012
Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.