Elvis Juice
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,453
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,787
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 9.85%
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
542
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  140
SCORE
89
Very Good
Elvis JuiceElvis Juice
Notes: An American IPA with a bitter edge that will push your citrus tolerance to the brink and back; Elvis Juice is loaded with tart pithy grapefruit peel. This IPA has a caramel malt base, supporting a full frontal citrus overload - grapefruit peel piled on top of intense us aroma hops. Waves of crashing pine, orange and grapefruit round out this citrus infused IPA.

Malts: Cara, Extra Pale

Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Magnum, Mosaic, Simcoe
Reviews: 141 | Ratings: 542 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Kangacool42:
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Kangacool42

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells great upon first open. Poured into glass in which a nice head appeared which receded quickly. Has a darker orange appearance that gives it more of a blue moon type look then iPad. Drinks well with a immediate citrus taste with the grapefruit kicking in, after the pine taste connects with the caramel malt. Overall good beer, nice on a hot day. Will always buy when marked down.

Nov 14, 2019
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dcondon87 from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic grapefruit IPA. Definitely the death of Ballast Point GF Sculpin. Perfect amount of grapefruit to match the citrusy hop additions. Could drink these all day.

Jul 30, 2018
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thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Feb 11 2018 and served barely chilled.

Pours a clear orange-amber hue, with roughly one inch of frothy white foam seated atop. Within the next 3-4 minutes, it has faded down to a bubbly, soapy cap and wide collar, with an attractive ring of lacing having been splattered against the interior of the glass. Looks fine. The aroma is potently citric, with notes of pink grapefruit juice, orange zest and citrus oil coming through quite clearly. There's also some underlying caramel and bready malt sweetness, as well as some hints of dank pine resin, peach and raspberry, but these are all minor contributors compared to the citrus.

A solid IPA, with the grapefruit imbuing it with a rather more citrus-forward flavour than most others. It's equipped with a sturdy base of pale, bready malts and caramel sweetness, but it's the pink grapefruit notes - together with hints of orange peel essential oils and marmalade - that really drive the profile. Subtle suggestions of tropical fruit (pineapple) and berries (lychee) are also distributed throughout the middle and latter portions of the sip, ending upon a note of pine resiny bitterness that lingers briefly into the aftertaste. Medium in body, with moderate carbonation levels that provide a modest bite on the palate; a little soft in texture, and rather smooth/slick-feeling. Excellent drinkability for a 6.5% hop bomb.

Final Grade: 4.04, an A-. Elvis Juice didn't exactly leave my taste buds all shook up, but it's still a very solid effort - not that I've come to expect anything less from these hound-BrewDogs. The grapefruit flavours are appealing - both juicy and pithy - as well as perfectly suited to the quintet of fruity, flavourful hop strains used to produce this very-respectable pale ale. I'd need to try this side-by-side with their Punk IPA to determine which one I prefer, but either way they're both solid IPAs, well worth checking out if you can secure a fresh sample.

Jun 19, 2017
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for around $3.20 CDN. Best before February 11, 2018.

Appearance - Hazy dark bronze color with some orange highlights. Small half finger of off-white head rests on top and lingers for only a short while. Some spotty lacing sticks to the edge of the glass.

Smell - Sweet grapefruit, orange and pineapple combo, leaning more towards the orange and grapefruit. Rather sweet overall and near artificial smelling. Reminds me of Heavy Seas TropiCannon.

Taste - Clean with middling bitterness, some grapefruit and subtle orange and lemon. More astringent than tropical, but with decent grainy backbone. Flavor just doesn't seem to stick to the tongue as much as I would've expected.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, a touch gassy, fairly dry finish.

Overall -Elvis Juice isn't a bad IPA, but tasted like one with extra artificial flavors added and it didn't really work for me. Wishing I hadn't gotten a second bottle as other better and fresher IPA's are available.

Jun 17, 2017
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Billolick from New York

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, came in a boxed variety 12 pack

4/18//18 stamped on the bottom

Pours lightly hazed, darker almond, medium khaki cap, goes to a fine film and leaves spotty low lacing on the glass

Sweet fruit juicy sniff

Tasty enough IPA, on the sweet malty side, I'm not really getting the advertised grapefruit blast...might be the over two months in the can...either way tasty and enjoyable enough to enjoy more then one...better then decent sessioner.

Jun 28, 2018
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TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 30, 2019
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CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 03, 2019
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BucBasil from South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass. Bought at an expat grocery store in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a dark reddish orange, hazy, with a small off-white head that doesn't last super long.

S: Typical IPA smell, if a bit sweeter.

T: Surprisingly well-rounded, with a good amount of sweetness and a nice subtle fruity taste that isn't too overpowering. Has a good malt backbone that is slightly bready.

Overall: I thought this one would be another overwhelming citrus IPA, but the result was more balanced than expected. A good summer drink.

Sep 07, 2017
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911CROFT from England

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into a Spiegleau IPA glass. Paid £1.85 for a single.

Pours a bright, clear, amber coloured body with a modest amount of visible lively carbonation. A thin, bubbly, one-finger in height, white head with sub-par retention quickly fades to a patchy film and collar, leaving behind almost no lace of any kind.

A juicy mix of pink grapefruit, pomelo, mandarin and orange predominantly comprise the citric-forward nose. Underneath, traces of caramel malt, candied citrus peels, and artificial orangey flavoured confectionary provide a skittles/ starburst-like impression, while hints of piney hop profiles become perceptible towards the back-end. Taste follows almost exactly. Simple and straightforward, bold, semi-sweet, juicy pink grapefruit leads with a roughly equal mix of sweet fleshy pulp, and lightly bitter rinds. Lesser notes of candied citrus peel, pomelo, blood orange and tangerine follow. Underneath, a solid malt backbone is present throughout, giving a lightly bready impression with a faint caramel edge. In the mouth, a light to medium body paired with moderately lively carbonation feels smooth, slick and reasonably crisp from start to finish. Towards the back-end, faint notes of pine and grassy-floral bitterness join lingering grapefruit and citrus skins to competently balance small amounts of residual malt sweetness. After the swallow, hints of the 6.5% ABV and a touch of hop-driven astringency dry the palate slightly, finishing quick, clean and refreshing.

Overall this is a very good beer. Bright, bold, clean and crisp, it delivers plenty of the expected citrusy characters alongside a malt backbone solid enough to keep bitterness in-check. Its flavour profile is however a little one-dimensional, and fruity additions do overshadow what is on paper, an impressive five-strong hop bill. Ultimately though, it remains flavourful, insanely crushable, and (in the UK at least) readily available and excellent value for money. Recommended.

Jan 21, 2017
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seakayak from Massachusetts

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

Dec 22, 2018
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 04, 2018
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blaje from Canada (QC)

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 16, 2018
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DJ-Hophead from England

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

330 ml bottle, Tesco, Bristol - Pours clear amber with a mediumwhite foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma- zesty, sharp, citrus- orange/grapefruit/peach. Taste - zesty, citrus - orange/grapefruit/peach pith, light crisp bitter finish. Nice enough but personally prefer citrus notes from hops.

Nov 13, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 03, 2016
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hdtrice from England

3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 01, 2016
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PaulieD from Maryland

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at brewdog soho. Almost didn't order because taster was way too much citrus for my liking.

Glad I ordered it. Turned out to be really drinkable and well done pineapple IPA. A little more mellow than a sculpin.

Oct 31, 2016
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PatricLind from Sweden

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

May 24, 2016
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nrbw23 from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 01, 2017
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Geosuds from Spain

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 04, 2018
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Amalak from New York

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 29, 2018
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mcthfg from Korea (South)

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 09, 2016
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StJamesGate from New York

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Puffy linen head over pale amber. 3.75
Big, rind oil nose that’s yet somehow artificial. 3.75
Thin caramel, big round orange hit, other citrus notes come in and a bit of pine sap to end. 3.75
Light to medium, oily, round. 4

Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra

Nose is a bit Bubbalicious and there’s not much doing but tons of citrus peel. Hops are seamlessly integrated or MIA, depending on your point of view. Thinner (yet more drinkable?) and less interesting than Ska Mandarina, and just doesn’t justify 6.5%. 3.75

Apr 04, 2016
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MTKATL from Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 21, 2016
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml can - I passed on an expensive draft serving of this a while back. A sagacious decision, in retrospect.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent flock of seagulls pattern lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of ruby red grapefruit flesh, bready and doughy caramel malt, further indistinct citrus rind, and some tame leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy cereal malt, muted domestic grapefruit and orange juice, some damp minerality, and more understated earthy, herbal, and resinous piney hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its innocuous-seeming frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with a thin airy creaminess evolving as things warm up a bit around here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and muddled frooty essences locked in a lingering tango.

Overall - this comes across as a pleasantly rendered version of the style, with the proclaimed grapefruit thing definitely front-end loaded. Still, full of flavour, and enjoyable on a fresh late summer day (ah, who am I kidding - school started today, so fall it is).

Sep 04, 2018
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Dazka from Italy

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 15, 2017
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