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Old Elephant Foot IPA | Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Old Elephant Foot IPAOld Elephant Foot IPA

Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Florida, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2002

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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 257
Reviews by VncentLIFE:
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour had a huge light mocha colored head. Light orange body. I do notice a bit of floaties (im hoping hops). Out of the can, I got a good amount of resinous, piney, and even a touch of spicy grapefruit zest, but all that aroma escaped when I poured it. Hint of spruce and resin, but mostly slick balanced smell and flavor. Hops have truely faded, but the malt bill is slick and light enough to showcase what used to be a piney, zesty, resinous hop profile (at least thats what I got from the smell and light body). Body feels light and slick. With no hop bitterness, it goes down easy and smooth.

No date on the can, so idk.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – This poured a beautiful hazy orange in color and really lit up the room with its brilliant ccloring. The head was firm and pure white with good staying power just as it should be. Spot on in this category.

Smell – This took me back to Seattle with the PacNW aromatic hopping and wonderfully balanced mix of pine, grapefruit, and tangerine.

Taste – I was disappointed here as the sharp hopping lost its balance and the malts struggled to keep up. There was no sweetness to the finish which I’ve come to expect from superior examples of the style.

Mouthfeel – Though the style doesn’t demand medium-bodied the strong hopping does, and in this case it came up short.

Drinkability – This was OK but with such a strong appearance and the classic big IPA aroma I was a bit let down when I drank it.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer is supposed to be retired, but it's alive and well at the brewpub, regular draft and cask conditioned. It poured an amber color with a thick white head and quite impressive lacing. It had a sweet, outdoorsy scent, and a nice hoppy taste. I probably should drink more cask-conditioned beers, because they all taste too flat to me, and this was no exception. Still, it was a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Lazaro
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a growler at the RBWG-2104.

Clear amber with a fine head and exceptional lacing
Aroma: hops and more hops, yet some complexity and some sweet malt base

Fruity hops plus some herbal notes. Mildly bitter but the bitterness lingers on and on.

O: a solid IPA.

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Photo of Beer21
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnW
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although listed in here as "retired" at time of writing, is the regular brew now available in the new premises from November 2006. Pours medium dark bronze, with fair tight head, which lasts well down the glass. Aroma is heavy, malty and slightly sweet, and the initial taste confirms this, but overall the beer is well hoppy and has a bitter but well balanced after taste. It may seem just a little overpowering at first, but after a few sips I really got into this and enjoyed it a lot. I certainly has the 'Tampa Bay Brewing' family characteristics. It has only little natural carbonation, and this makes it easy to drink and thirst quenching. It seems just the same as it did when brewed at the old premises. I like this beer, and would always have at least one of these when in Ybor City, along with the other beers available on tap at Tampa Bay Brewing.

Bham UK (December 2006)

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Photo of Iparedman
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Shawner
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alotofcoffee
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap

A: light Amber color great clarity good lacing on the glass

S: some pine a little muted herbal

T: a little piney and some fruit moderate bitterness 

M: medium feel a little linger on the tongue 

O: it's ok it's not bad but it's not something I'd look for again just a middle of the road ipa looking to jump on the bandwagon ipa craze 

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Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. One of their beter ones, with Northern Brewer, Centennial and Cascade. The odour is c-hop but also odd. Cloudy yellow and lacey. Smooth and good bitterness, nicely malted. Orangey taste, hop resin, fairly decent drinkability.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. "Old Elephant Foot IPA"
$6 on tap @ The Brass Tap, Oldsmar, FL

Well you've got to at least love the name! Old Elephant Foot just sounds so English, doesn't it? And yet there are some American hops to it as well. I found it spicy and leafy (and a touch floral), but there's a good bit of pine and citrus to it as well. Beyond that, the malt also remains very English in nature. It's got a clear caramel edge to it that offers both golden and dark caramels, and it's a bit bready and toasty. Where it's American for sure is in it's girth, and in it's bitterness level; in that sense this is kind of an amped up English IPA (which normally tend to be lighter than Americans) - or am I totally backwards on this and it's an American IPA with an English bent? Regardless, it serves the purpose... it's a full-flavored, medium-bodied ale with more strength (7.0%) and a dry and hoppy character - it satiates! Nicely done!

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of MikeThumel
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass:

Contrary to what is stated, I had this beer last evening. The beer was a very nice reddish orange color with a nice two finger head. The beer presented itself very well. The aroma was almost all hops, but in a big way, with a hint of a floral aroma. The taste, all hops all the time. Very nice strong hoppy flavor to it, that is really all that I got, but it is really all that I want out of an IPA. The carbonation was as expected, noticeable but not so much that it took aware from the beer and it had a really nice bitter, dry aftertaste. Overall, highly drinakble beer.

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Old Elephant Foot IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
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