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Organic Green Elephant | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Organic Green ElephantOrganic Green Elephant

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beerguy101 on 10-10-2003

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 15
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LouZ
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BurdockBoy
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldGriz
4.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pleasantly surprised! So much aroma and smooth taste. Highly recommend.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Docer
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, another picture of a bottle I have never seen,.. grabbed a pull at the 2009 PIB... what can I say.. a great IPA..

- Slightly cloudy copper-yellow IPA with a wonderful bubbly white head and big bubbles..

- Some citrus hop smell with a touch of pine, caramel, and some very wonderful bread notes and yeast... complex..

- Smooth sailing bready caramel sweet hop nectar citrus smoothie... a great all around west coast IPA flavor, and is really something different than their Workhorse. Great yeast and bread notes with a wonderful citrus hop aroma and flavor...

- Slightly chewy, a touch dry, but a nectar of the gods... smooth, and clean.. and wonderfully balanced...

- This I could drop 2 growlers of without a problem... a fantastic IPA that should set the standard for a west coast IPA.

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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like hops? You're in the right place. Green Elephant has a turbo hop aroma that leaps in cartwheels off the glass. And the verdant hop flavor is full metal jacket. The beer is copper with light suds and is offered as a summer seasonal.

Balanced? Not exactly. The beer actually leans too far in the hops direction for my tastes and is less preferable to the award winning Workhorse or the retired Boss IPA. But if you're a mainline hops user Green Elephant may be your drug of choice.

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Photo of hopdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, and pine. Tastes of citrus, earthiness, floral, and some maltiness. Light to medium bitter with a lighter sweetness. Light lacing left on the glass.

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Photo of Vancer
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah oh, an organic brew - haven't had any that were any good so far. Let's check 'er out:

Hmm, nice amber orange pour, fluffy ivory head that sticking to the Cordendonk glass nicely.

And we have a solid west coast aroma here, citrus, orange and pine. Oh joy! The quaff is just as good, lip smacking with the juicy fruit that finishes crisp and clean.

The best organic brew to date, sips nicely while watching college football.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Contrary to what most people say, the most dangerous animal in the world is not the lion or the tiger or even the elephant. It's a shark riding on an elephant's back, just trampling and eating everything they see."

--Jack Handy

Glowing kumquat with polished brass accents when backlit with sunshine. A few streamers of slowly rising bubbles can be seen disappearing into the underside of an orange mousse head that is beginning to leave a great deal of itself on the upper reaches of the glass.

This is an incredibly hoppy IPA that is a pleasure to sniff. The brewery needs to add the word 'aroma' to their statement of 'explosive hop flavor and bitterness'. This pachyderm smells like a cornucopia of tropical fruity goodness. Wow!

Organic Green Elephant is excellent beer that is as hoppy as advertised. The only thing keeping it from achieving the next highest flavor score is an underlying earthiness that might be due to organic ingredients. More likely, a small percentage of Munich malt is responsible. That said, hop flavor and bitterness come close to overwhelming all else.

The hop bill includes Amarillo, Ahtanum and Cascade... great choices all. Each sip delivers a serious smackdown of sweet orange, bitter white grapefruit, juicy pink grapefruit, ripe peach, a trickle of caramel and a crumble of aged cheese. Because it's impossible for me to resist beer this chock full of delicious hop flavor... 4.5 it is.

Keeping style in mind, the body/mouthfeel is spot-on. Any lighter and we'd be talking APA. Any more full and we'd be talking DIPA. It doesn't hurt that the bubbles, while abundant, are soft and creamilicious.

It has been said that elephants never forget. Well I'm not likely to forget Organic Green Elephant IPA. If you're a hophead, seek this one out. Final word: there may not be an organic brewery that I like more than Laurelwood.

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4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Green Elephant poured a orange color semi-hazy with a good 2 finger foam head and good lacing.

The aroma was great. Bottle said it had 5 different hops. It was a clean smell with overtones of citrus and grassy notes. It had a solid malt backbone with a smooth hop crispness. In the mouth is was jumpy and left bitterness on the tongue. Overall a wonderful American IPA.

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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle in my prized Double Mountain tulip pint glass.

A - Golden color with good clarity. Nice head on pouring but doesn't last long. Decent lacing.

S - Fruity, floral hops. Very nice. Some yeast as well.

T - Nice hoppy, mildly bitter flavor. A touch of sweetness.

M - Nice moderate carbonation. Maybe a tad on the thin side.

D - No complaints. Goes down easy. Line 'em up and I'll drink them.

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Organic Green Elephant from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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