Old Elephant Foot IPA | Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Old Elephant Foot IPAOld Elephant Foot IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
285
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
57
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of bcaputo99
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidRandall
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evostudios12
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mattyrubes
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lorihall1
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
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 ClaytonCMathis
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejohnson654
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is ok. It's really easy to drink and refreshing but I was disappointed with the happiness. There was a lack of fruit on the nose and it didn't really bite like IPAs should.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawner
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint can into a Stange glass. No dating on the can.

Popped the can open and it was a major volcano of foam all over the kitchen counter! Deep dark orange body and a fluffy head. Left layers of lacing in the glass.

Aromas of lemon, orange and biscuity malt. Might be a little older than I would prefer, but decided to move forward with drinking it.

Tastes of that lemon and some more citrus followed by the dry biscuit maltiness.

Great amount of carbonation, obvious with the kitchen counter gusher upon opening. Nice bitterness on the front and a lingering bitterness.

Overall, this beer is really tasty, and I am gonna have to find this fresher than this can and I'm sure this is a top notch IPA.

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Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Old Elephant Foot IPA from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 285 ratings.
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