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Elephant Rock IPA | Pikes Peak Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bigaltemple on 07-15-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
54
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
49.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by bigaltemple:
Photo of bigaltemple
3.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark, golden amber in color. Bubbly, one finger off-white head settles out quickly. Very faint collar provides some occasional spots of lace.

Pine residue dominates. Sweet, juicy citrus notes make their way through as the brew warms a little. Hints at peach and mango.

Not overly sweet, but a decent malt base. Resinous, but again some tropical notes fight their way through. Fairly balanced. Good amount of carbonation in this medium-bodied beer. No overpowering, or long lingering aftertaste.

Pretty straight forward IPA. Surprised at the almost 8% ABV, as it drinks quite easily. First canned offering from the brewery, so I'll be interested to see where they go from here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Beaver13
2/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can. Pours very murky hazy tea color with a very small head that quickly goes to a few bubbles after a vigorous pour.

The aroma is subdued - sweet worty crystal malt with a little fruit and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary under attenuated crystal malt with some fruit and a bit of diacetyl and a grassy piney bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and watery with almost no carbonation.

Overall, not a big fan.

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Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of jbh26
3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jtnord
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of akolb
2.49/5  rDev -23.4%
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 st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of lunadylan
1/5  rDev -69.2%

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.71/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of keng1343
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thereal_adam
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Nat1975
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of BDeibs
3.62/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in a becker pint. Cool looking can! Reviewed from notes.

The finger's worth of white foam dies rather quickly, leaving behind very little lace. Good looking copper-gold body, though.

The hops on the nose beat out the bready malt, just barely:herbal, soapy, and piney.

More of the herbal quality on the palate to lead things off with that bready base. There is also a muddled grassiness on the palate that leads into the finish. There is more pine on the finish with that distinct herbalness.

Pike's Peak has a decent medium body that is more creamy than watery. Also finishes just a little dry. This is no bitter hop bomb. Appropriate for the flavor profiles though.

This IPA has great flavor, not an extreme flavored IPA, not even close. Easy to drink, and tastes pretty good. Nothing wrong with that.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev 0%

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Elephant Rock IPA from Pikes Peak Brewing Company
3.25 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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