Green Elephant IPA
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Green Elephant IPAGreen Elephant IPA
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Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
American IPA
3.75 | pDev: 12.27%
Dec 28, 2016
Jan 19, 2010
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 tempest:
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Reviewed by tempest from New York

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.
Mar 30, 2016
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

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.
Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 3.1 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon

Aug 26, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by einman from Minnesota

Jul 21, 2016
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Reviewed by bilbobrewer from Oregon

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.
Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by MacStinson from Michigan

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by grnmtnman from Oregon

May 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Skrumpy from Oregon

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
Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by Brandon632 from North Carolina

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by nhirsch04 from Ohio

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Aug 18, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by erickc from Washington

Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by scuttlebutt21 from California

Jul 31, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by Drknight from Virginia

Jul 23, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by akang from California

Jul 18, 2015
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Reviewed by kellydunn from Washington

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.


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


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


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.


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


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
Rated: 3.75 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Jun 03, 2015
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Reviewed by oceanman907 from Texas

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.
May 21, 2015