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Bad Elf Winter's Ale | Ridgeway Brewing

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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:
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Added by Loki on 11-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,338
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
436
pDev:
14.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
Trade:
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Photo of Kuaff
4.26/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In my imperial pint glass, after receiving it as a gift on Christmas eve and using a Starship Enterprise bottle opener (also gift) to open it. About cellar temperature.

It looks respectably nice for being a bad elf! A beautiful rich orange color, crystal clear. Not much of any head action, but no matter.

Smells like an English ale for sure. You got a bit of marmalade, biscuits and bread, honey, light citrus, and a little pine.

Really well-integrated flavor here. Nothing overwhelming, but just right. Lemony, limey citrus, sweet bread, and a clean, malty finish that hints at some piney astringency.

A pleasantly full body. This is a substantial elf.

You're actually a pretty good elf. Or a tasty elf, at least.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, cardboard, earth, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, pepper, and apple skin flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing very memorable to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of fishguyac
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A nice little Christmas gift from a friend, this English ale pours a bright amber golden with nice thick white bubbles that dissipates quickly to leave a thin layer of foam and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops, light spice cake, pepper, bread, and sweet caramel malts. Flavors of sweet malts are offset by bittering and citrus hops. Light peppery aftertaste mingling with bittering hops. For being a "winter warmer" it is closer to many American IPA's out there. Decently balanced, and crisp good carbonation makes this a good gift for most good ale drinkers, especially those who like their IPA's with a bit of a bite.
Happy Holidays----Cheers!

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Photo of Derrill
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of MtOrion
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.84/5  rDev +8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of matias-
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Yesdog
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Rick778
3/5  rDev -15%

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Therealfootball
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a thin straw yellow with a little head that leaves a trail on the glass. The smell has citrus and bread scents running through. The taste was a bit underwhelming but the warmth from the alcohol was nice with the citrus from the hops. Not a bad beer to have during the winter months.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.72/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of JoelClark
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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