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Bad Elf Winter's Ale | Ridgeway Brewing

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Bad Elf Winter's AleBad Elf Winter's Ale
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3.53/5
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436 Ratings
Bad Elf Winter's AleBad Elf Winter's Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom
ridgewaybrewery.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Loki on 11-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,376
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
436
pDev:
14.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 436 |  Reviews: 250
Photo of brianmandell
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From 50 cL bottle to wine glass
Appearance: Copper pinkish color close to rose, minimal head, some lacing
Aroma: not a lot
Taste: Taste no really good
Mouthfeel: fizzy
Overall: No a really good beer, sour aftertaste, reminds me of Heineken. Not dark, which is usually expected of winter ales

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Photo of SuperMario
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjd315
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wlynch
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrMullet
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber/copper. Aroma is a mild citrus hop. Taste presents herbal with a mild grassy citrus flavor. This is a balanced English IPA. Not bad.

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Juice14
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopazoid
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bluehende
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srw
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
2.99/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rarigney
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of supermanny
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hozersr
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pat61
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Crystal clear gold topped by a 2” foam collar that quickly dissipates to ¼” but good lacing. S: Fruity, estery aromas T: Fairly dry, fruit, some biscuit with lingering hop bitterness and spice. F: Very creamy, medium light body, medium low carbonation. O: Very drinkable, nicely hopped and well balanced.

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Photo of jshusc
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

pours orange in color. smells of a floral and citrus, tastes that way too but not as strong as I would have thought.

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Photo of weldchecker
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of terrysjag
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foxybrau
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Probably not a good way to start, but I bought this beer on clearance. $0.98 per bottle a couple months after Christmas. Going to stock up after tasting it. Bad Elf pours a very interesting orange color and smell and taste are both bright and floral. I appreciate this IPA for being less hop and citrus and more spice and rose. I found it quite interesting and fun to drink. Perhaps it's the season getting ready to change, but the beer speaks more of springtime than Christmas to me, although I suppose the spice may come through nicely during the Holidays. Overall a unique an easy drinking brew, loved it.

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Bad Elf Winter's Ale from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 436 ratings
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