Railway City 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: 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%
 
 
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Purchase at the LCBO for around $6.95 or so in a challis at 5deg C

A- 4.25- Nice dark unfiltered brew. Nice Nice Nice

S-4.25- This is a good brew

T- 4.5- This is where this beer shines. WOW. What nice well balanced brew

M- 3.75- A touch bitter. Aftertaste leaves something to be desired.

O- 4.15- This is what it deserves. Looking forward to dinner!!!

Food Pairing

This Nice brew went well with...... Dynamite Sushi Roll!!!

Enjoy!!!!

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Photo of Tgawinski
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Good beer, lots of layered flavors, good nose, middle and finish. Define buy again.

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Photo of AmitC
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eastshoreboy
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of StoneCrow
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favourite Railway City brew, so delighted to see it and enjoy it again!! Beautiful amber colour, head and decent mouthfeel.

Aroma has a malt backbone with citrus hop twist. Not too sharp, but not dull either. Flavour is well-balanced (buttery diacetyl at a minimum), and really well done : citrus and pine finish plus an excellent grain portfolio.

This keg was fresh and brilliant. Definitely recommend!

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Photo of Mousel
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle purchased from the LCBO for about $11 CDN. A beautiful weekend early fall day seems like a good time to crack this. Served cool into a Keith's pint glass.

Appearance - beautiful slightly hazy vibrant orange color. Plenty of effervescent bubbles rise to the top and a finger and half of white head takes its sweet time on relinquishing its hold on the glass. Leaves behind plenty of lacing.

Smell - Nice big does of tropical fruits, that is fulfilling but not overwhelming. Some sweet caramel and mango aromas let you know that this most certainly is related to the original dead elephant beer, the aromatic similarities are striking. This has a touch more citrus aroma, maybe some pineapple is making the difference. A lot of candied fruit aromas too.

Taste - Quite fruity, the mango and pineapple come through here. Not nearly the bitterness expected, if anything until the aftertaste this is too sweet, full of sugar and candied fruit flavors. Some mild bitterness comes on mid sip and leaves behind a residual bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Lively carbonation, juicy in the mouth yet finishes dry.

Overall - Certanly not the biggest or baddest or most intense in the style, as this is actually nearly as sessionable as a stock IPA, but is cretianly plenty tasty and well crafted. A bit sweet with too much candied fruit flavor for my liking and the 90 IBU's certainly seem subdued but other than this is quite a good beer. The only drawback for me on repeating this purchase is the steep price.

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

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

Photo of headstash
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of nullbort
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of mjacquard
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Trevor_IPA
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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

Photo of bigox420
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffo
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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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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Photo of polloenfuego
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of DrJay
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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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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