This Is The Shit That Killed Elvis
Ale Industries

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American Amber / Red Ale
2.79 | pDev: 41.94%
Ale Industries
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Sabtos
1.18/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a gloppy color of prune juice with no head.

Smells like funky raisin banana bread, either stale or spoiled, or both.

Taste is either boozy hot, or oddly sour, with a weird, or bad, flavor of raisiny banana caramels.

This was intentional?!

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Photo of endlesszero
3.97/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose of a Banana Split and the mouth of banana whiskey. At 10%, I'm terrified of this banana beer milkshake. It's a pleasure and a treat. Drink. Enjoy. Divine.

The whiskey is extremely forward. Poured cold. Disgused as a bitch who wants your money.

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Photo of largadeer
2.15/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Odd beer, not sure what they were going for with this. Don't really get the name, either. The nose is loaded with bready sweet Vienna malt and fruity esters; perhaps a touch of overripe banana and stonefruit. Not all that pleasant. The palate is one-dimensional, and that dimension is Vienna malt. It's bready, overly sweet and there's a fair amount of astringency from the malt. The beer doesn't taste as estery as it smells, it's essentially just a malt showcase, and not a very enjoyable one.

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Photo of KillahB
1.86/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I had it on cask at Beer Revolution in Oakland, and the brewer had just been in to verify that all was well, so to speak, with this truly unpleasant beer. The barman informed me that he had so far sold but two of these, both of which had been sent back. If I had not been forewarned I may not have been so tempted.

The color and mouthfeel of this beer are fine -- normal for a dark beer on cask -- but the smell and especially the taste are simply brutal. Interesting: yes, but interesting is not always good. It tastes salty and horrid. Like beef bouillon mixed with burnt-shoe-leather scotch. A lot of malt, really extreme in a variety of ways, but not extreme in any sense that I think anyone would want to explore. Not even for science. Not weird enough to drink for the novelty; certainly not good enough to drink for it's own sake. Convince your friend to get one, have a sip, then laugh at your friend.

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Photo of emilylee
1/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Truly unfortunate concoction, this one. Anything with a gimmicky name "The Shit blah blah, Elvis." should be automatically suspect, but for reasons unknown, we chose to split one across the table.

What arrived was a placid glass of brown syrupy stuff. Gadzooks! Was this brewed by a team of chimney-sweeps? WTF! Metal pipes and sugar... like somebody tapped a garbage disposal after cleaning off the cake plates at a birthday party. It was under-carbonated giving it a texture like flat Dr. Pepper, and exposing every negative trait to the taste buds.

We tried to imagine redeeming qualities or ways it could be improved, but every hesitating caveat was shot down.... Hitler without a moustache is still Hitler. This beer is irredeemably foul. We tried to send it back, and here's the strangest thing. The bartender tells us "Actually the brewer was just in, and that's exactly how he wants it." Go figure.

In short... avoid.... turn the other way.... Elvis needs to leave the building....

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark red-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet caramel, vienna, and honey malts, with some light dark fruits, a faint hint of cocoa, some Belgian yeast character, and a hint of spices, with a touch of booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel, vienna, and honey malts with some dark fruits, some spices, some Belgian yeast, berries, a bit of red licorice, some light resiny pine hops, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch thick, with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Nicely balanced and complex. Interesting blend of malts that does really well.

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This Is The Shit That Killed Elvis from Ale Industries
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 11 ratings