7437 | Elevation Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by denver10 on 07-29-2013

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of Papparoachy
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 5/9/14 drank 6/12/14
Bottle corked and caged

A-pours a transparent amber with a 2 inch white foamy head with good retention.

S- Aroma of citrus and tangerine with only a hint of grapefruit

T- Taste starts with some sweetness only to convert rapidly to some mild hop bitterness. I was surprised especially for a DIPA. The bitterness was not 'in your face' but pleasantly bitter if that makes any sense. The hop bitterness is incredibly balanced with the malt backbone.

M- Good carbonation making the feel of this beer quite smooth and creamy. Really nice mouth feel.

O- This was such a surprise and I cannot believe this was bottled only once. This beer hides the 8.31% incredibly well, making this dangerously crushable. This beer would sell like crazy if they bottled it more often. As I started drinking this beer, I did not want the experience to end. This beer reminds me a lot of Trillium's Congress Street IPA.

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Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Beaver13
2.54/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle, 2014 2nd Anniversary. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is piney, dank, resiny hops with some garlic and onion notes and a little sweet malt in the background.

The flavor is some sweet bready malts with a lot of bitter piney, resiny hops. Again with some slight salty garlic and onion. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, an OK piney, resiny DIPA. It's a bit watery with some salty garlic and onion notes.

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Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of timontheroad
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy copper, very little head, receded to a thin film that provided a nice lace. Aroma is pretty big, with lots of pineapple, grapefruit and floral smells. The taste is big, as a DIPA should be, with pineapple and citrus flavors dominating the taste. There's a nice sweet subdued malt backbone that really complements the other flavors. The mouthfeel is medium, with a nice carbonation bite that sets it off. This is a very nice beer, glad I was finally able to score some on the second anniversary edition! I'll be buying this one again for its third edition.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Bottled one month ago today on August 24th, 2014.

Served chilled into a goblet, 7437 is a slightly hazy golden amber with thin short-lived head. It leaves a bit of spotty lace as it settles.

Aroma is full of complexity and depth. Primarily hop-driven character with citrus, tropical fruit, and pine.

Flavor is also complex where just about every hop adjective I can think of comes to mind. It has the traditional west coast citrus and grapefruit, Pacific Northwest pine and bitter zest, and more traditional European spice and grass. The malts don't just hide in the background but rather "elevate" the beer, pardon the pun. They add sweetness with caramel and honey.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. It has great balance for a double IPA and, despite the freshness, seems to hide the ABV pretty well.

Overall an excellent double IPA and a pleasant surprise.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of bkeller04
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of hoppy91
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Chilly_E
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of DblDiamond
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium copper amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma dominated by tropical fruit with hints of piney hops, light stone fruit, light bready malt. Flavor is light sweet mildly caramel malt, amazing mixture of tropical, berry and light stone fruit. Not very intensely hoppy until the finish when a slowly developing hop bitterness reveals resinous piney and mildly citrus hop flavors. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. An very flavorful imperial IPA with the most complex, but well balanced fruit component I can remember. Deceptively subtly hopped at first, but reveals an appropriate resinous hoppiness in the finish that surprisingly shows off some nice herbal hop flavors. An enjoyable flavor progression and interesting flavor caused this one to rapidly grow on me as I drank it. Nicely done and different.

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Photo of tommy5
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Pours a murky amber. Aroma has sweet caramel, dank hops, pine. Huge hops in the taste: grapefruit, mango, pine. Bitter, astringent finish. A very good DIPA.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into a tulip. Botttled 6-3-15. I'm delighted to see a big DIPA like this in a 12 ounce bottle, the perfect serving size, and much more useful than the 750 ml that was previously the only bottled version of this beer.

Golden orange with some head. Nice appearance, not remarkable. The aroma is citrus hoppy. The taste is the big deal here ... a nice mix of citrus flavors, a little sweetness (not much) and maltiness, and a moderate amount of bitterness. The hop flavors are varied, and quite interesting. It's a beer that benefits a lot from warming - I waited a while after taking it from the fridge, but it was still better 15 minutes after I began drinking it.

Overall, this is one of the better DIPAs I've had ... not quite in Pliny territory, but very very good.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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7437 from Elevation Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 98 ratings