Double Dead Elephant | Railway City Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Dead Elephant is an Imperial IPA with twice the amount of hops than the original Dead Elephant Ale.

This annual beer is released on September 15, the anniversary of Jumbo the Elephant’s death, to honour the prized attraction. Double Dead Elephant features local Ontario grown cascade hops, picked fresh the day before brewing. With a cloudy apricot hue, this drink brings aromas of pine, strawberries and pear, followed by a taste of herbaceous candied cherry that is both warming and staggeringly bitter.

Added by Sammy on 09-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,539
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
59
pDev:
13.93%
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Photo of Jesterr44
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy amber with light sheets of resin & a tall off-white head. Aroma is fairly mild with some light citrus & full sweet malt. Taste includes some citrus but really is a full sweet biscuity malt with some light candied peach and pleasant biting bitter finish. I've been on to some of the more fruity IPAs lately so if anything I think my score might be low as this is a solid 8%ABV DIPA.

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Photo of bixby1971
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jshugart
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kier
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.77/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mousel
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AmitC
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotsudge
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My can says 8% ABV

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Photo of CRObighit2
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy and bitter hops with some caramel malt notes is OK. Taste is a mix of citrusy and resinous hops with bitter hops and some caramel malt. Body is full with good carbonation. Old school IIPA with too much caramel malt and bitterness.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaPan
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.13/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

$10.95 for a 750ml bottle at the lcbo.

Pours a hazy light amber with a frothy, long-lasting head that leaves a good amount of foam on the glass. The aroma is herbal and pine hops with malt sweetness and some diacetyl. A somewhat brash hop bitterness and some medicinal alcohol compete with some citrusy, mango hops and some cookie dough. Diacetyl is also noticeable in the taste. The mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy with lots of delicate carbonation. The finish is moderately bitter with some sweetness and tobacco.

A lackluster IPA with a very limited hop profile, diacetyl and way too much alcohol presence for the low ABV for style. Also too expensive. Pass.

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Photo of LanceH
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TerryW
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bright apricot orange with a moderate head that settles to a heavy film. Lots of lace. A handsome beer.

Hoppy nose. Grapefruit and other sweet fruit. Some caramel. Grapefruit and pine to taste. Fruit and caramel. Somewhat wooden in character, bitter bite. Big in your face stuff, not particularly subtle. Lingering bitterness.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffo
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the LCBO this past October

From a 750 into a snifter
IBU: 90

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, creamy white head with excellent retention. Hazy gamboge orange with medium levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and foamy cap with lots of sticky lacing on the glass. A good splotchy wisp with piles of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Caramel, lots of grapefruit and some soapy notes as well. Citrus lemon and a touch of old yeast perhaps. That’s a little odd, but it doesn’t get in the way. Still, it’s there.

TASTE: Caramel sweetness and some light lemon flavors up front. Lots of bitter hops at the swallow with a big and bold finish of bitter grapefruit, lemon, sweet caramel, some grassy hops and just a hint of that old yeast character as well. Very bitter and aggressive. Enjoyable enough.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry. Bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This is actually quite good. The slight old yeast character might have been a mistake somewhere, as if they left it in the primary for a few months instead of a few weeks, but it’s not that big of a deal. Fix that issue and this would be great, though it’s certainly enjoyable as it is now. One worth picking up if you see it around, and will be especially interested in drinking a potential fresh batch closer to the summer months if they decide to brew it again. *hint hint* Cheers.

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Double Dead Elephant from Railway City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 59 ratings