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Insanely Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 20.41%


Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fartingdog on 11-18-2007)
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a single bottle of the Elf to work on rating every style on BA. I didn't know much more about this beer other than an article online mentioning that people wait in line for the release of this beer.

Insanely pours a ruddy orange, orange with a decent brown tint. I used a snifter to smell the sour, cherry, and tobacco smell.

The flavor is pretty rich. You get more of the sour and cherry. There is a lot of vineous characteristics present. There is very little subtlety in this beer.

Insanely Bad Elf was an interesting experience. I recommend trying a single bottle over picking up a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 00:44:19 | More by ummswimmin
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Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf has a somewhat thinnish, off-white head, a mostly clear, brilliant, amber appearance, a few bubble streams, and not really any lacing. The aroma is of toffee, booze, sweetness, and a touch of fruit. Taste is of sweetness, a nice, peppery bitterness, syrup, fruit, candi sugar, and bread. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf finishes on the dry side, rich, and quite drinkable. It’s another winner from Ridgeway!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 15:22:50 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Wow 11.2 Insanely Bad Elf, I've had too many variations of Bad Elf. Pours an amber color, crystal clear off white head, dwindles rather quickly understandable with the abv. Aroma has fruits all day, sharp cherry, dark fruits even some pear, alcohol evident but not rocket fuel. Super sweet on the palate, cloying sweetness caramel sugars with dark fruits and a bit of hot alcohol in the backend...it definitely warms the chest with each sip. Sorry folks not my cup of tea you may need to age this for a bit, too hot and unrefined for this 2013 vintage. Syrup texture pretty much kills the drinkability, cloying soft carbonation full bodied bitter earthy finish stays on with an alcohol burn. Overall if your buying this novelty brew, put some age on it before cracking it, I've seen some good reviews on bottles a year and older.

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Insanely Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.