Hairy John IPA | Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks

BA SCORE
85
very good
29 Ratings
Hairy John IPAHairy John IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
Pennsylvania, United States
elkcreekcafe.net

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ffejherb on 07-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty run-of-the-mill IPA, the hop presence is somewhat muted but that is my speed anyway. It just lacks any other standout notes. Just some citrus / golden hops & pine resin, mouthfeel is coating.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber, sample from brewery.

Great looking sudsy lacing, nearly clear reddish amber hue. Aroma and palate show a melding of a thick resin piney hop character with a well rounded deep malt toasted and caramel flavor. Semi-intense bitterness, slight warming from the alcohol ... clean though. Very bold and drinkable for a big beer.

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.2/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the alehouse.

Appearance – A nice amber color which forms a nice head. The head fades away to give a nice persistant foam and some decent degree’s of lacing.

Smell – A big hop aroma of citrus and pine meets the nose. A bit of the maltyness works it’s way thourgh, but is weak in comparison to the big citrus and pine.

Taste – The hops hit you right away. They strike big yet give way to some more malty flavors with a few sweet, caramel and toffee, flavors working their way in. They again seem to be lost in some piney hop taste which comes back toward the end of the taste. For a ~9 % not much alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel – A nice body, although a bit thinner then would be expected for the the abv. It has a moderate level of carbonation and has a smooth flow in the mouth.

Overall - A very nice double IPA. It is very good and a very drinkable beer (which at ~9 abv may not be the best), but kidding aside quite delicious.

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Hairy John IPA from Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
3.89 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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