Green Elephant IPA
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Green Elephant IPAGreen Elephant IPA
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From:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 12.27%
Ratings:
51
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 28, 2016
Added:
Jan 19, 2010
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  9
SCORE
85
Very Good
Green Elephant IPAGreen Elephant IPA
Notes: 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
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Ratings by CoryR:
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4.5/5  rDev +20%
by CoryR from Oregon

Nov 19, 2011
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3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

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.

Dec 28, 2016
 
3.75 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Sep 26, 2016
 
3.1 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon on Aug 26, 2016
 
3.54 by einman from Minnesota on Jul 21, 2016
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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bilbobrewer from Oregon

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.

Jul 01, 2016
 
3.85 by MacStinson from Michigan on Jun 27, 2016
 
4.41 by grnmtnman from Oregon on May 15, 2016
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3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Skrumpy from Oregon

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

Apr 17, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by tempest from New York

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.

Mar 30, 2016
 
3.84 by Brandon632 from North Carolina on Nov 20, 2015
 
3.77 by nhirsch04 from Ohio on Oct 17, 2015
 
3.43 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Aug 18, 2015
 
4.38 by erickc from Washington on Aug 06, 2015
 
3.88 by scuttlebutt21 from California on Jul 31, 2015
 
3.71 by Drknight from Virginia on Jul 23, 2015
 
3.5 by akang from California on Jul 18, 2015
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3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by kellydunn from Washington

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.

Jun 19, 2015
 
3.75 by abrodsky from Massachusetts on Jun 13, 2015
 
3.56 by Beervana from Canada (BC) on Jun 03, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by oceanman907 from Texas

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.

May 21, 2015
 
4.03 by Aleforme from Washington on May 12, 2015
 
3.67 by Texasfan549 from Texas on May 12, 2015
 
3.75 by SocalKicks from California on May 11, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by RenzoD from Washington

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.

May 10, 2015
 
3.5 by LoveStout from New York on May 07, 2015
 
4 by CaptainQ from Washington on May 05, 2015
 
3.52 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 05, 2015
 
3.6 by Donkster46 from Washington on Apr 25, 2015
 
2.08 by bondjedi from Washington on Apr 25, 2015
 
3.46 by NWHopinator from Oregon on Apr 25, 2015
 
2.32 by KlayWey from Idaho on Oct 20, 2014
 
 
4.15 by SteeleWright from Texas on Sep 02, 2014
 
4.5 by BigJYoungblood from Oregon on Aug 28, 2014
 
4 by twelveinches from Washington on Aug 22, 2014
 
4 by Kevlee722 from Washington on Aug 12, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Spikester from Oregon

First time on tap. Hazy light amber with one inch of off white durable head. Modest lacing.
Smell is big whiff of piney hop oils. Malty aroma arrives later.
Taste is tropical fruit piney hop oil with a push back of sweet bready malts.
Mouthfeel is a bit low on carbonation could be due to bottom end of keg. Any it is fine and the bubbles don't get in the way of flavors. Long dry bitter finish leaves you wanting more.
Overall a huge beer for a 70 IBU IPA. Well recommended for hopheads.

Aug 06, 2014
 
3.5 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Jul 30, 2014
 
3.5 by Derek from Canada (BC) on Jul 27, 2014
Green Elephant IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 51 ratings