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Elm Street IPA - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Elm Street IPAElm Street IPA

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2005)
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Reviews by Luigi:
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Note: This year the bottle marks this IPA as a seasonal brew and the ABV has been raised to 6.4%.

Pours out a healthy two finger foamy head with sticky lacing and great head retention. Hazy orange in color with some carbonation bubbles racing to the top.

The citrus hop aroma hit the nose at first. I enjoyed that a lot, because it is a change from the pine like dominated IPA's. Very English but with out the diacetyl. Balanced great with a sweet bread malt.

The flavor is full of citrus hops, but is balanced very well with sweet malt and hints of bread. Probably, from the yeast. Balance is the word For this IPA. Well done!

The body is medium and very easy to drink. Finishes dry and bitter with hops. I love it!

Overall it is nice to have an American version of an English IPA. And, I can say Natty Greene's brewery has done good job at capturing the style as well as making it their own. I hope this brew becomes year around! Cheers!

10-27-2011 06:36:35 | More by Luigi
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%

Pours a copper color with a little orange tint to it with a thineer white head leaving some lace behind,aromas of pine mainly with some lemond rind in there most definently hop dominated.This is more of an American Pacific Northwest style IPA compared to Scotts Honest IPA from last year,very resiny and piney with a big earthy finish but there is a firm cracker-like maltiness to it.Very dry and earthy and really sociable a real winner for people who like American IPA's.

03-10-2005 17:09:18 | More by oberon
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a hazy yellow-amber with a very good head.

Has a light and fruity aroma of English hops and light malt.

The taste may seem lightly hopped, with at most the hoppiness of an average Amer. PA, but this is an English-style India Pale Ale, so the hop level was about as expected. With that in mind, the hops did seem more fruity and less earthy than usual. Mildly bitter with good balance.

Palate: Medium body; crisp, dry finish.

O: Easy-drinking and refreshing ale; easily recommended alternative to an APA.

05-12-2013 17:23:34 | More by chinchill
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3/5  rDev -16%

07-18-2014 20:59:55 | More by Rld85go
Photo of tastybeer

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%

Color is dirty amber, or brownish orange and finely murky. Light tan colored head is small and fades to a ring almost instantly (though I didn't pour it very well from my growler). Nose is pleasant with soft hops and good full malts. British in its mellowness. Hops are pine-like, lightly citrus, dry and earthy and there may a little peat moss in there too. The malts smell like creamy caramel plus yummy bread and hold up the beer nice. Taste is easy going as well but is enjoyable. This could be a good session beer for sure. Nothing weird about it and a very non violent hop profile. I would like more hops but I suppose that's what the double IPA is for. Mouthfeel has nice smoothness with a little resiny texture. Ever so slightly bitter enough and mildly dry. Very drinkable though. Some might call it inhale-able.

Good and simple. Not massively hoppy.

02-10-2007 23:50:16 | More by tastybeer
Photo of Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +17.1%

Haven't had the bottled version yet, but so far my experience with Natty Greene's is that their bottled versions don't touch the brewery-fresh pours.

Poured from the growler a super-fluffy head, which hung on forever and produced huge clinging lace walls. Orange-leaning copper in color. A quintessential IPA look.

Mild aroma, clean fruit and caramel, faint chewing gum, nice although very mellow.

Hops are fruity on the tongue, but also showing hints of bright pine; tangerine; nice toffee/caramel center. Remarkably toasty in the finish, along with a pleasing bitterness and some pineapple sweetness. Simple but clearly well-crafted, and super-likable.

Silky soft feel, with no lack of body or texture. Wonderful.

Excellent stuff. Smoothing drinking and plenty flavorful. Again, probably not this good from the bottle, glad I enjoyed it fresh.

02-28-2010 19:44:12 | More by Metalmonk
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-04-2013 21:30:36 | More by twowheelssoar
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3.49/5  rDev -2.2%

Served in a glace chalice.

Hazy brown, orange color. White head, about a finger’s worth . Piney and grassy hops on the nose and some sugary biscuit with some earthiness in there as well. The aroma is pretty decent for an IPA. Grassy and piney hops taste-wise with fairly low bitterness. As the beer warms, more tropical notes begin to come out. The hop profile tastes really similar to a Stone RuinTen, although tamed down about 40.7%. The malt balances out the hops pretty well. It isn’t a hop-bomb, and I generally like my IPAs a little more crisp, however it’s a nicely crafted IPA.

06-29-2013 20:17:02 | More by greenmtn1111
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North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -20.2%

Pours a hazy amber with two fingers of thick, foamy head. Great retention. Nice citrus notes in the nose; orange peel and lemon. Taste is very citrusy with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon. Extremely light, bready malt character. Faint medicine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly carbonated, but smooth.

Overall, this is too citrusy. The lemon and orange peel are more on the wheat beer side. The malt content is also rather weak. For a Natty Greene's beer, it's decent, but it's nothing to get excited about.

09-05-2011 22:08:41 | More by tdm168
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-02-2014 16:47:42 | More by tabascosigned
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-12-2014 00:39:09 | More by bpprovost
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30%

06-14-2014 21:47:27 | More by ghowehattrick
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-14-2014 21:00:22 | More by swills
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New York

5/5  rDev +40.1%

08-10-2014 01:31:13 | More by PaleAleWalt
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-02-2013 02:02:50 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-07-2014 22:21:49 | More by CUbeerfan
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-14-2013 15:53:05 | More by KevinGordon
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-03-2013 00:21:57 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-06-2014 14:28:57 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-09-2014 23:13:27 | More by JDeming
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North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%

After a semi-hard pour a nice, tight creamy head appears over a hazed golden orange body. Smells of earthy floral hops and grainy citrus rind. Subtle, but well rounded. Flowery-sweet hop flavor over a solid, fresh grainy malt profile. There's a slight yeasty quality too. The body is a little better than medium with a mild bitterness. A nice English-oriented IPA. Good with food.

02-10-2007 23:43:18 | More by wedge
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

Had the chance to try pretty much the entire lineup from Natty Green's and I just do not pass up the opportunity to try these things.

Pour was solid, rich amber in color with a big head of white on top. Faded quickly but left a nice amount of lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Pungent citrus hops are right up front on me, but warming brings some nice biscuit tones coming through now as it warms as well, quite nicely balanced. Smooth even flavor from beginning to end. Quick touch of hops up front mellows quickly and leads to a nice and very well balanced profile. Orange touches, hints of pineapple are all balanced very well against a rich malt backbone. Nice and even on the carbonation now as well with a nice and smooth drinking feel.

Overall a solid and well deserved IPA. Pretty classic east coast style with the well balanced profile and pronounced malts. I would do this one again no problem.

09-20-2009 23:00:29 | More by mikesgroove
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%

I'm so excited for this, Natty Greene's is my favorite brewery, gotta rep Greensboro (I mean this brew IS named after the street that is the center of life of Greensboro, as well as the location of the brewery), but this is the first time I'm trying this one!

Poured into a Tulip glass.

a - Beautiful dark amber color with a two finger cream white head. Head seems stable like strongly whipped egg whites. Body is cloudy with much movement from carbonation and/or sediment.

s - very earthy for an IPA. Wood, mud, some raspberry and currant notes, and the usual hint of lemon and hops.

t - starts of with a strong lemon and herbal (oregano, mint, sage) flavor, then shifts into a wood, finish has notes of chocolate and small hint of hot pepper.

m - moderate. Frothy with small amount of acid.

o - Well this beer definitely didn't disappoint. It's not my favorite Natty Greene's, but it's still really good, and I'll be looking for it come next season, now that they've started their next seasonal brew.

07-03-2014 00:46:24 | More by marshmarsh
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-14-2014 23:02:23 | More by Irish57
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-01-2014 19:26:42 | More by kerry4porters
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