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Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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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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brewtus

Ohio

1.48/5  rDev -58.4%

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.

12-30-2012 17:10:05 | More by brewtus
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-28-2012 23:00:20 | More by brewdude1982
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-28-2012 02:14:45 | More by NickThePyro
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-28-2012 01:27:43 | More by cliff1066
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-27-2012 23:14:50 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-26-2012 21:01:15 | More by JakeDebus
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

12-26-2012 03:06:45 | More by MaddDogg84
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

12-22-2012 13:31:52 | More by micromaniac129
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-19-2012 21:09:45 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-17-2012 15:26:57 | More by stereosforgeeks
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-17-2012 03:18:32 | More by t0rin0
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im4beer

Utah

2/5  rDev -43.8%

12-15-2012 01:45:22 | More by im4beer
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-14-2012 02:49:45 | More by bigclydeoliver
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brandon722

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-14-2012 02:27:02 | More by brandon722
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bradwalrus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-14-2012 02:20:30 | More by bradwalrus
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-14-2012 01:23:25 | More by wertschy
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-12-2012 02:47:25 | More by whatname
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-11-2012 23:41:59 | More by RobinLee
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

12-06-2012 03:45:50 | More by kaufmaal
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-03-2012 06:24:54 | More by dmorgan310
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CEDAMA

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-02-2012 17:53:23 | More by CEDAMA
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

11-26-2012 08:13:14 | More by Braz
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-22-2012 21:47:26 | More by djrn2
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-18-2012 03:00:28 | More by kkmiller76
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

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!

11-08-2012 21:18:03 | More by BeerLover99
Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.