Railway City Double Dead Elephant | Railway City Brewing Company

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
90 IBU

Added by Sammy on 09-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
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0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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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3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.13/5  rDev -37.4%
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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3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Railway City Double Dead Elephant from Railway City Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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