Red Rock Elephino
Red Rock Brewing Company

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From:
Red Rock Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 10.43%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
132
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 28, 2019
Added:
Aug 18, 2010
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  50
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Red Rock's Elephino (el-uh-fine-oh) Double India Pale Ale is an American style IPA. Its intense citrus, floral and perfume-like, resinous and piney aroma come from the use of a copious amount of American hops. This beer is double dry-hopped on whole leaf Amarillo hops for a vivid, fresh aroma. The huge hop profile is backed up by a malty sweetness that lends a hand in this fine creation's balance.
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Rated: 4.18 by viking77 from Louisiana

Nov 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance - The beer pots a hazy orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades fast leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is lighter overall for a double. There is a little bit of tropical fruit as well a touch of pine and earth.
Taste- The taste begins with a bready and lightly tropical fruit taste of pineapple and mango taste. The sweet fades a little bit as the taste advances with more and more grapefruit and some herb coming to the tongue. These tastes last to the the end, and leave one with a nice robust but easygoing taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is moderate with a carbonation level that is normal. A nice sipping brew overall.
Overall -. A nice double with an easy drinking feel!! A nice brew overall.
Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I was bracing for the usual IIPA frontal hop attack on my buds. Instead I got a sneak attack. These hops refresh to start, then attack in the finish. Looks are actually inviting. Smells offer a nice malt base and lots of fruity hops. Refreshing. Once it gets in my mouth, the bitterness starts and does not relent; but it stays juicy enough so that a malt-head like me doesn't get shy.

My first from Red Rock, I went on their website and was not too surprised to learn they were 25 years old. (Not surprised because Elephino is an unusual beer that does not cut corners as young brewers might be tempted to do.) At 25 years, they have three brewpubs and some high level awards. since they have two Belgians in the 5 most-rated on BA, I almost wished that I'd had the saison... just to see how well Red Rock brews for its food. Next time I'm in SLC !
Oct 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by BAsbill from California

Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Feb 22, 2019
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Rated by Rocktech from Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
My favorite, next to Pelican Brewing's "Beak Breaker."
Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by ckeegan04 from Texas

Aug 31, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm trying this at Pizza & Noodles in Springdale, UT......just outside Zion National Park. It poured a clear orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had bitter hop essence with some citrus presence. The taste was nicely balanced with slight citrus bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.
Aug 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

Apr 05, 2018
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - copper color very slight haze slight off white head and sticky lacing
Smell - very fruity citrus with a very slight pine
Taste - slight citrus more pine
Feel - medium body and light medium carb, fairly juicy
Overall - pretty good beer!
Mar 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by deereless from Colorado

Feb 03, 2018
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Reviewed by UtahBeerPleb from Utah

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
It smells great and looks great coming out of the bottle. Not too hoppy for a double IPA, but well balanced. The citrus flavor is mixed really well, not too overpowering but loaded with flavor. It's smooth but still has a bit of a kick, a little bit of malt to go with the floral citrus flavor. Alcohol is hid well. It has a very satisfying aftertaste and mouthfeel as well. Just an all around excellent beer, very drinkable but not "light", one of my favorites all around.
Dec 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
L: Pours a clear golden yellow with hints of orange, with a large creamy white head that sticks on top and nice rings of lacing. A very nice looking beer.

S: Sweet orange and grapefruit, some floral hops and some earthy malt notes.

T: Slightly sweet orange, strong piney bitterness, with some sweet caramel malt.

F: Heavy body, creamy carbonation.

O: This is a very average double IPA but still drinkable.
Nov 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by zahara15 from Vermont

Sep 16, 2017
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Reviewed by huthuty from Utah

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
poured medium translucent amber with small head when poured carefully (i like retaining carbonation)
smell is of floral hops and light malt
taste is of floral hops and sweet quiet malt with a bitter finish, purrrrrrrfectly hoppy
a near perfect beer, i'm quite upset that it doesnt have an average of 90+
Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by sohearn from Alabama

Aug 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by MGibbons from Maryland

Aug 23, 2017
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Rated by IPA1978 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A good beer but nothing memorable.
Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A fluffy, off-white froth covers this reddish-orange brew.

Has an interesting aroma of herbal hops, caramel and and apple.

Tastes of caramel and citrus up front followed by a subtle and smooth hop bitterness that lingers in the background and makes up with resilience what it lacks in punch.

Medium in body and not noticing much in the way of alcohol.

Not a hop bomb, but a good beer nonetheless.
Jun 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.06 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Apr 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by hawkssb04 from Utah

Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.03 by Brittonkay from California

Feb 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by VTEno17 from Florida

Jan 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Mattymystique from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Sep 16, 2016
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Reviewed by JeffBlue from California

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
4/24/16 (500ml bottle, Piper Down Pub, Salt Lake City) Very balanced in both aroma and taste, nothing really to knock here. A shame this isn't allowed to be served on tap!
Sep 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jamesrossreese from Virginia

Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by B_B from California

Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by cjb215 from Illinois

Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by benloho from Utah

Jul 06, 2016
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Rated by CraftBeerRunner from California

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The Copper onion, SLC June 3016
Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by CPAles from Illinois

May 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by Smak_Hermann from Idaho

Apr 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by Beer21 from Florida

Apr 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by supermanny from Virginia

Mar 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Boxer_Rebellion from Utah

Mar 06, 2016
Red Rock Elephino from Red Rock Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 174 ratings