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War Elephant | Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company
New York, United States
rushingduck.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by koopa on 09-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#951
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
259
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
46
Trade:
3
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3.09/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Honestly, I can see why people love this but...just wasnt into it, yo. Better than average, though.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.42/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a lightly hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of big malt sweetness, sweet caramel, light cardboard.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, huge malt bomb. Caramel sweetness, very spicy chewy hops. There are some light citrus as well.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden nicely. Maybe a bit thin.

O - Overall this was a very malty beer. Really unfortunate.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of MikePags
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of facesnorth
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of jlindros
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned 9/20

No real head, little lacing, candy orange color lots of yeast chunks floating

Nose big candy sweet malts, big fruity hops, stone fruit, banana thing, spicy hops and little orange cream thing, little candy white choc orange cream

Taste big malt, sweet candy malt with hint if booze warmth, smooth sweet candy malt, huge spicy chewy hops quite bitter, faint orange peel, little generic fruity, candy cereal malt, little chewy creamy thing too. Finish big spicy chewy hops little orange zest big sweet sticky malt

MOuth is med to fuller bod decent carb, little booze.

Overall too malty bit booze, hops are not very good and the decent characters are just poking through.

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Photo of Lucular
3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a pale amber color.

The aroma offers intense caramel and sugary sweetness, sweet pineapple, bready malts, grapefruit, soft pine.

The flavor follows with that caramel sweetness up front, onto orange candy, grapefruit, onto lingering pine and leaning on spruce.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of infi
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Roze
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronTom
3.76/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of vfgccp
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCraftyCouple
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1-18-17 - On tap at The Pony Bar (10th Ave) in NYC. Short 8 oz. pour in a tiny pilsner-like glass. Dark copperish color with a slight head. Fruitier than I was expecting and not overwhelmingly hopped up. Nice DIPA from these folks, but I chose to move on to other options at The Pony Bar.

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3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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War Elephant from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 259 ratings
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