Elephant Rock IPA | Pikes Peak Brewing Company

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3.53/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pikes Peak Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
pikespeakbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bigaltemple on 07-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,258
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
68
pDev:
15.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of JamarcusMarinovich
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timbeer
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think this is a very good beer. It might be better considered as a double IPA, partly for its strength, but mainly because of the big malty background, which in my perception is more of a DIPA thing. The late addition hops do their job too, giving this a earthy, piney, temperate-rainforesty profile. I've been on the West Coast a lot lately, trying a lot of hop bombs, and I find this one to be a mellow, welcome contrast.

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Photo of CO-Bloom
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Either it’s gotten better, or people haven’t experienced as many subpar IPAs as I’ve had...or tastes are subjective. A good, pretty straight forward citrus and pine, West Coast (esque) IPA.

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Photo of Keeling
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rating for a can:

Mediocre hop profile. Wanting depth of flavour.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice hazy golden pale orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malt, citrus, piney. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, citrusy, with some pines. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of sirzekel
4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Gold in color with lots of haziness from moderately sized sediment. Light lacing. There's easily 2 inches of tightly packed dense tan head resting on top. The aroma is of citrus hops and light malt. I'm tasting sharply bitter citrus hops, tangerine, and light malt. The mouth is dry, resinous, and sticky.

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Photo of corywalston
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of akolb
2.49/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Brewed on 4/18/16
Pours a hazy amber. There are some floaties in here, looks like hop fragments.
Aroma has some promise: pine, resin, and grapefruit. But there's also a yeastiness that suggests fermentation problems. The taste has citrus and nice malts, but the sweetness is overpowering. Downright syrupy. Boozy and oxidized, despite the freshness. Shows some promise, but is deeply flawed.

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.8/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of habaceeba
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Nat1975
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sirhc3034
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Elephant Rock IPA from Pikes Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 68 ratings