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Red Rock Elephino | Red Rock Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
159 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Rock Brewing Company
Utah, United States
redrockbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Wasatch on 08-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,458
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
159
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 36
Reviews by elgiacomo:
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

32oz growler, kegged Nov 24, 2012. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy amber with a one finger white head that quickly recedes to a wispy cap and leaves some spotty lacing behind.

Aroma is orange, tangerine citrus, some apricot, decent amount of caramel malt. Good, but not great strength.

Flavor is orange citrus, light apricot, fair bit of caramel malt, mild sweetness in the middle, moderate to good bitterness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, bit sticky, good carbonation.

OK Double IPA. More caramel malt than I care for in the style, though.

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More User Reviews:
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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Bright golden; lovely lace

SMELL: Grassy, grapefruit pith, pine cone, catty, bready grain, yeast, clean esters, guava

TASTE: Citrus rind, mint, clean booze, pungent hop bitterness, aspirin, dried grass, nutty yeast, bread crust, ripe tropical fruit, piney; dry, bitter finish

Balance was not the intention here—the brewer was spot-on when they said “sensory overload.” If we had to gauge the IBUs, they would likely score past the human threshold in bitterness, but not enough to cloud out the flavor. Enjoy, hopheads! This one is for you!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Feeling bloated and buzzed from a big German meal and several different pints, I decided i couldn't leave without trying their flagship DIPA, what kind of hop head would i be if i didn't?
A - poured the bottle into a standard pint glass, very hazy golden orange, short head retained decent
S - Big citrus, mild pine, cracker graininess, hints of perfume at the back
T - big hop presence mostly of citrus and perfume, some pine and resiny flavours are more subtle, grainy malt tries to hold its own, and light boozy sweetness
M - realtively creamy with solid carbonation, an oily resiny feel, medium hop bitternesss, warming booziness late in the finish
O - while this was a bit of work to get through on a full stomach i am glad i savoured it last, great to see a small brewpub take on this style and come through with something worthy

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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+

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of vandemonian
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bottle was labelled RedRock Elephino Double IPA. Everything else was the same as the old label (and there is still a picture of an elephant). It was a very nice DIPA was grapefruit and pear characteristics. My first Utah beer was delicious!

A: Orange colour and a 1 cm head that fades pretty fast. 4

S: Citrus hops with a strong grapefruit-like character. There is also some pear aroma. Very interesting. 4.5

T: Malty with tangy grapefruit and some sweet pear. There is a slightly bitter aftertaste. I don't love the pear-like flavour. 4

M: Pretty thick. Not strongly carbonated. 4

O: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Gregaroo
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

There was a run on these at the state store. Had to try one to see what the buzz was all about. Very good double IPA from this SLC brewer. I should have picked up more than just one. I highly recommend this one if you can find it.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Slightly hazy amber. pretty fat pillowy head on the pour that recedes quickly.
smell: Strong grapefruit up front. Some piney hints.
taste: Sweetness up front surprisingly, followed almost immediately by bitter grapefruit.
overall: Decent DIPA. Not a standout for me but decent enough.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 5.99. No bottling info noted. Served in a Sweetwater snifter. 

Pours a hazy yellow orange with one finger white head. Leaves nice spots of lacing. 

A nice sharp aroma of citrus hops hit my nose as soon as I popped off the cap. Sweet blend of pine, mango, orange and fresh cut grass. 

Taste delivers that nice blend of citrus hops I smelled. Mango, pineapple, grass and orange. A good touch of biscuity malt. Very little, if any, booze bite. Long sweet but dry citrus aftertaste. 

Medium in body and carbonation. Oily slick on the tongue (in a good way). It could stand to be a bit heavier but it's light enough to go down smooth. 

Glad I picked this up and I'll definately get more in the future. In a market saturated with IPAs, doubles and imperials, Red Rocks had created a great hoppy treat that, for my tastes, can stand up to many of the big boys. Worth at least one try if your a fan of the style. 

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Red Rock Elephino from Red Rock Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 159 ratings
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