Elle | From The Barrel Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
From The Barrel Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
drinkftb.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,595
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
48
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 48
Reviews by lgeigerll:
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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bierman9
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Swung by FtB today to secure some NFL playoff libations. Opted for a 32oz "growler" of Elle, at $10.00 for the refill.

Filled a small tulip with half of the "growler". It is a deep, rich orange color, and it's somewhat hazy. Hard to espy any carbo within, and the head is a thin, off-white layer of fine foam, mostly rim-clinging. There's a bit of nice lace left behind. Aroma is a nice mix of hoppy citrus along with some fruits from the sweeter side, like tangerine and apricot. The body is a bit over medium, and it feels quite smooth going down.

Flavor mirrors the nose, with a solid balance of sweet and bitter. A touch of toasty malt is evident at the start, melding with apricots and clementines. It easily segues from sweet to hoppy, with some oily, resiny pine showing up, along with a smidge of rindy bitterness. This one, to me, possesses a great flavor balance, and it goes down verrry easily, even with a 9.50% ABV. Nice work, From the Barrel! Prosit!

4.39/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of ILiveOffHops
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of wreck
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bert's
Slightly hazy light golden color with a huge frothy bone white head that shows great retention and leaves lots of stickies on the sides of the glass. the nose was initially lemon and grapefruit but more of the resinous pine moved in as my glass sat. Light faint bready crackery maltiness. The flavor has a hint of sweet bread maltiness with a crap load of tangerine, grapefruit and lemon grass. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation. Nice double IPA, I quite enjoyed this.

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Photo of tpauer
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of puboflyons
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in Spring 2015. Just discovered my napkin notes on July 5, 2015.

Slightly unfiltered pale yellow color with off-white head and good lacing.

Pale malts, pine, citrus, and vague vanilla notes in the aroma.

Medium, chewy body.

The taste has a notable tropical and fruity character and ends bitter. Lingering.

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Photo of jweisenburger
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Double. Good balance of chewy round body and bitterness. Also had the Big Elle, which was outstanding.

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Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElGallo
3.28/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this on draft at a NH restaurant. Smell was nice up front, but this quickly devolved into a butter bomb. Based on the other reviews I am seeing, maybe this was a bad batch or it doesn't hold up well, but this was a disppointment. I liked their porter a while back, so I'm sure I'll try this brewery again.

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Photo of mklisz
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeroma5
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 16.9oz bottle into snifter. Darker yellow and cloudy with a 2 finger white head. Fades to a ring and leaves loads of lacing on the glass. Sweet bread drenched in caramel. Hops bring pineapple, some citrus, and pine. Smell is very pleasant. Flavor is sweet at first, but the hops assault your palate viciously. Pine and pineapple take the first hit, then come some citrus of orange and grapefruit rind. Finish is quite bitter and there is some booze to it. Medium body with nice carbonation. Alcohol is warming and noticeable. A flavor packed IIPA that really brings the hops.

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Photo of smccann
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeremyScott
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of twofacedmonster
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Pwbres
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Elle from From The Barrel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 48 ratings