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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA | Renegade Brewing Company

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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPAElevation - E3 - Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
renegadebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Triple India Pale Ale.

IBUs: 100

Added by Ratman197 on 01-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
173
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
22.31%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Hazed peachy amber, good froth

SMELL: Super dank, pomelos, star fruit, fresh grass, estery alcohol

TASTE: Smooth, orangey, hemp seeds, semi-chewy, spicy alcohol, floral, very bitter, tropical fruit, yeast, warming, juicy, biscuity, nutty grain, long hop sharpness; semidry, bitter finish

Chalk this one up to another brewer trying to boast 100-plus IBUs. We thought this phase of craft beer was over. Not exactly balanced at all here, but we are sure that wasn’t the brewer’s intention anyway. Somewhat drinkable and more or less of palate destroyer. Fun to drink? Yes.

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3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy copper orange with a big meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is dank piney summit hops with some onion.

The flavor is a little sweet crystal malt with a big piney bitter finish. I do get some onion from the summit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is slightly watery.

Overall, I've had this a few times and the summit hops can be a bit hit or miss. They can be a bit onioney at times. If not, this is really nice. Reminds me of Gubna - maybe a little more reserved other than alcohol.

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4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

pours murky and clouded, leaves respectable low sheeting.

oily hop nose

Hoppy but not overly bitter, soft and ripe fruit notes..tasty and dangerously drinkable at over 11%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can served chilled into a shaker pint glass.

E3 is a very hazy yellow-orange color and semi-opaque because of all of the hop pollen. It has a thin layer of white head and leaves nice lacing as it settles.

Aroma is very hoppy but maybe not triple IPA hoppy. Nice grapefruit and other citrus along with that signature simcoe character.

Flavor is sweet up front leading to massive hop flavor and a big hit of bitterness. Again, maybe not triple IPA hoppy but, then again, maybe it's just a bit better balanced than I expected. It has a huge malt bill that lends sweetness and body and also helps to mellow out the bushels of hops that were likely used.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carbonation level which works well with the high alcohol. Definately a song beer but never hot.

Overall an impressive large IPA. To what degree may be a matter of opinion.

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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wife and I were on a trip to Denver. This was a pretty chill/good stop along the way, but of the beers the E3 stood out.
Look: copper, good grip to the glass
Smell: Citrus, hoppy, not too boozy
Taste: Pretty good IIIPA. Smooth and with a punch that isnt too boozy
Feel: Full and Balanced.
Overall: Good beer, I would have it again but wouldnt go out of my way for it.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yep, you guessed it. This beer was given to me by the previous reviewer, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus, some malts. Taste is bitter up front, followed by a good malt balance, some citrus, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall be careful with this one, it is way to smooth and drinkable for 11% abv.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on site at their "Publik House" took a few notes on my phone.

Smell: Pungent dank and piney hops.

Appearance: translucent hazy yellow colored beer with a large white head.

Taste: Lots of citrus, floral, and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: High side of medium bodied and high side of medium carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall: Very easy to drink for a 11% beer. Was very happy about the outcome of this beer. Very well balanced and put together. Look forward to trying more from this brewery.

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3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very white and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is an opaque orange with brown notes. A lot of lacing is left after drinking some. The smell has orange notes and grapefruit hop notes with a toasty malt smell. The smell also has a slight sweet note to it but is pretty faint and overwhelmed by the other notes. The taste has similar notes to the smell but the grapefruit hop notes are much stronger as are the toasty and grainy malt notes. The beer is heavy bodied and thick with biting carbonation. A fantastic underrated beer and worth bringing back home if you can.

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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPA from Renegade Brewing Company
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