Very Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing
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3.55/5 rDev +1.7%
Pour is very pale, dull orange; full clarity. White head retains pretty well while leaving bits of lace.
Lots of herbal/earthy hops with some light grapefruit perhaps. Toffee malts and buttered bread. Decent overall. Definitely English stuff goin' on.
Taste is similar, a bit hoppier maybe, surprisingly so for its non-IPA categorization. Mostly herbal and leafy flavors and light fruitiness there along with a tea-like presence. Bread, diacetyl, toffee-like sweetness and grains provide a big malty finish. Seems to be some minor off-flavors in there.
Smooth mouthfeel with light bitterness and lower-end carbonation. Just a bit of booze there.
A decent English pale, it's big on the herbal hops and buttery malts which is always kind of an 'eh' flavor combo for me, but really not a bad beer.
01-03-2014 00:47:50 | More by Chico1985
3.69/5 rDev +5.7%
Appearance - a light amber color, with not much of a head.
Smell - it is a piney/hops smell, with a bit of sweetness.
Taste - like the smell, pine/hops bitterness.
Mouthfeel - perfect carbonation and a good body.
Overall - It is a pretty decent English pale ale.
12-26-2013 05:19:22 | More by Captain_Komamura
Very Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.