Green Elephant IPA | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Green Elephant IPAGreen Elephant IPA
BA SCORE
58.8%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 51 ratings
Green Elephant IPAGreen Elephant IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Green Elephant IPA has a mellow malt character that sets the backdrop for a big hoppy beast of a beer. Layers of hop flavor come from the copious amounts of hops used in this brew, soaking the beer with hop oil goodness; creating layers of pine and tropical fruits. This beer drinks so wonderfully that you have to be careful. This elephant can sneak up on you!
70 IBU / O.G. 16° Plato

Added by jdense on 01-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,136
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
51
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
12.27%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of stevoj
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bitter and bracing double from this Oregon brewery. Amber in color with small beige head. Hops kick in immediately, sharp and biting. Everything expected from a double.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of einman
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bilbobrewer
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB: 07/23/16...about 3 weeks to go, so a wee bit old.

Pours clear golden. A little bit of soapy head quickly disappears. No glass lacing.

Versus Workhorse, it's a bit lighter in the taste, much less Citrusy or fruity. Lower abv, at 6.9%.
A very crisp, clean, summer beverage or a session.

For those not so enamored with dominating hop flavor, not a bad choice. But for me, Workhorse is a better brew.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grnmtnman
4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Very little head & almost no lacing. Clear, golden amber in color. Tropical fruit, citrus, and light malty sweetness in the aroma. Medium body, flavored of apricot, orange and a bit of hops bite at the end. More resinous is the finish, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall a decent IPA

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Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge fruity apricot and peach aroma, so thick is smells like a sweet dessert. There's a spicy grapefruit edge to the bitter finish. Medium body and overall it hits the high fruit then closes with drier, spicy hops. Cool IPA, well made. I'd buy another.

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Photo of Brandon632
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhirsch04
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erickc
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scuttlebutt21
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kellydunn
3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought a 22oz bomber from local grocery store.

Appearance:

Poured a clear, copper body with minimal head. Minimal lacing.

Smell:

Traditional IPA vapors. Some floral, some citrus, ostensibly from the Cascade and Amarillo additions. Apricot sweetness, followed by some gummy malt aromas.

Taste:

Big candied orange is followed by a slightly awkward caramelly-sweetness and finishes with a dull, earthy, hop spice. Kind of a clunky mix of flavors for an IPA, but the finish is decent.

Feel:

Initially gummy and chewy, leaving a residual bit of oily-ness at the back of the palette. Relatively smooth otherwise.

Overall:

Smooth and clear, this IPA is drinkable, but probably only one pint's worth. The whole experience was sort of awkward, and left a slightly displeasing taste of spicy candied orange on my palette. Perhaps if it was a bit more decisive if it wanted to be a spicy, earthy IPA, a floral IPA, or a citrusy IPA, I'd probably enjoy it a bit more.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oceanman907
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On Cask conditioned draft at Bailey's taproom in Portland, OR

A good IPA with a lot of your classic grassy flavors, some pine as well really not a lot of intrigue here but a good, well balanced beer with tons of NW hop flavor. I enjoyed the temp. of the cask as it brought out a distinct pine/ must quality that becomes masked at lower temperatures. Again worth trying but not top on my lest of trying when visiting PDX.

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Photo of Aleforme
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RenzoD
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice coloring, creamy head, lingers for a bit. Smells like candy. Really sugary aroma; pleasing but...odd. hops are pronounced in an interesting way, it's not bitter and piney, more on the citrus side but even that isn't the best description. Best word that comes to mind is sugars. It tastes very sweet, but not in a malty way either. Very simple balance, but complex to pinpoint what's going on exactly. It keeps you coming back for more. Very good and refreshing.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Green Elephant IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 58.8% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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