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Insanely Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
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260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 20.12%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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nick_asian, May 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

blknikon, May 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2/5  rDev -40.8%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

richkrull, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of chilidog
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up one of these on clearance after the holidays, enjoyed it so I went back and got the remaining last bottle, would of taken a couple more.
This is the 2012 vintage. I like the bottle is stamped with a best before date of 2022.

Poured into a snifter, clear golden, not much carbonation, so very little tan tinted head. No lace. It does look like apple juice as noted by another review.

Aroma is malted, alcohol marinated dark cored fruit.

Taste is somewhat sweet, malty, cored fruit of apple and pear. The finish follows up with caramel and a fine brandy, stoned fruit like plum and cognac.

Mouthfeel is really smooth, easy to drink.

Overall a good special, high abv beer to enjoy when all is said and done. Oh ya, did I mention the holidays are over, oh ya, cheers

chilidog, Feb 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Thedrizzle, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

DukeX13, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of JimTeal
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2012 Vintage

Unique in many respects, it almost wants to be sweet, but ends up smooth and goes down with a caramel malt finish with hints of cognac. The higher ABV makes this one an attention getter, as in pay attention or it will kick your tail. I really appreciate the Brits giving a go to such a different beer. The head is almost non-existent upon pouring, and the hops are left way in the background, barely noticeable. What does that say, the aim, I believe for Ridgeway, was to create a good seasonal, able to stand up to the holiday beverage lists, and yet smooth enough to keep one's interest? So Insanely Bad Elf is not an everyday, but certainly way above average for special occasions.

JimTeal, Jan 19, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

Punkrckr281, Jan 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

lookrider, Jan 09, 2013
Insanely Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.