Dead Elephant | Railway City Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Railway City Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
railwaycitybrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dead Elephant is a full bodied golden pale ale that pours with a linen white medium density head leaving spider web lace on the glass.

On the palate, the flavour is sweet and fruity malts up front (apricot, mango) with a bit of candy, and slight grassy notes that fall away to reveal a hint of biscuit with rather pleasant grapefruit and perfume undertones.

To the nose, there is a mild malt aroma that accentuates the robust floral bouquet derived from the hops.

Added by mrmanning on 09-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,566
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
192
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
37
Trade:
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Photo of bixby1971
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eberesford
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours misty dark gold with a creamy - aroma of pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Flavour dominated by hop bitterness with tropicalfruit sweetness and some honey.

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Photo of chicagoish
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dead Elephant IPA from Railway City Brewing Company in St Thomas, Ontario. 6.5% alc.

This beer has a nice white head that lasts for several minutes.

The colour of the beer is hazy gold; almost a light copper.

The smell is very faint: pine and citrus.

The aroma attributes transfer to the taste but in a much more pronounced fashion, which is quite enjoyable.

The beer is medium bodied and the finish is tart and slightly wet.

I thoroughly loved this offering and highly recommend trying it.

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Photo of IDIOTEQUIEM
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jhodgert
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mysticmage
2.41/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hmm....an IPA? yes, yes, they say it is English style (although no where on the can), but come on in our current market, ya slap IPA on the elephant’s ass we want an IPA not Owen Sound...trans. we are hoping for American style. Well, where to begin Jumbo.....look -ok amber typical. smell......what smell? No sense of an IPA here so Jumbo needs a refreshed cage. taste pretty much the same, nada. disappointing for sure and really they need to call this simpy strong beer rather than an IPA lest the consumer ends up feeling, like a Dumbo.

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Photo of Zzavela
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.59/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gome2990
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kier
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KenMist
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RHF711
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I bought a can of this from Brantford whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is subtle tart fruit. The taste is bitter through but easy to drink. There is some citrus present. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of Squeezyq
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beeryand
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ikidunot
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHawes
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is phenomenal, it is by far my favourite beer that they brew and I've tried them all, multiple times

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, floral hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a nice burst of earthy hops bitterness that is quickly followed by some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of Juiposa
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of halfshell
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - This beer pours a beautiful crystal clear pale golden color with 2 fingers of foamy white head that has great retention. The carbonation looks pretty lively too.

Aroma - The nose is definitely on the maltier side, which is fine considering its an English IPA. Its extremely bready like fresh white bread. followed up by some ligher citrus fruits, Grapefruit orange and melon all seem to be there but very lightly.

Taste - Again as it should the malt dominates, You get Grass, wheat some fresh baked white bread followed by grapefruit and orange. Fairly simple and pretty decent.

Feel - This is definitely a medium bodied beer with creamy carbonation. Bitterness is very light for someone like me used to american IPA's at a measly 46.6 IBU's Very easy drinking.

Overall - This beer is an English IPA not an American IPA. This is very clear when you smell and taste it. Many people rating it low were expecting an american version of the beer. As far as how it stacks up with the style I think it does a fine job. Its nice and malty and very refreshing. Try it out!

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Photo of mrchip
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dead Elephant from Railway City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 192 ratings