Elm Street IPA | Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
nattygreenes.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of mothman
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into small pint like glass.

Pours a finger of off-white head. Decent retention with some lace. Color is hazed brown hued orange.

Aroma: Very sweet and fruity with notes of orange peel and mangoes. Not much of a hop profile in the nose, but not malty either.

Taste: A little bit of a earthy hop profile but very fruity overall. Some pineapple and mango with a bit of oranges. Some bready malts. Not very hoppy for an ipa, however.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends a bit sticky.

Overall, not a very good ipa. Just not hoppy enough for me. I did enjoy the fruit profile, but it needed hops to back it up. Not too drinkable for me.

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Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow-amber with a very good head.

Has a light and fruity aroma of English hops and light malt.

The taste may seem lightly hopped, with at most the hoppiness of an average Amer. PA, but this is an English-style India Pale Ale, so the hop level was about as expected. With that in mind, the hops did seem more fruity and less earthy than usual. Mildly bitter with good balance.

Palate: Medium body; crisp, dry finish.

O: Easy-drinking and refreshing ale; easily recommended alternative to an APA.

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Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper color with a little orange tint to it with a thineer white head leaving some lace behind,aromas of pine mainly with some lemond rind in there most definently hop dominated.This is more of an American Pacific Northwest style IPA compared to Scotts Honest IPA from last year,very resiny and piney with a big earthy finish but there is a firm cracker-like maltiness to it.Very dry and earthy and really sociable a real winner for people who like American IPA's.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden peach in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and some pale orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense creamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of citrus/orange rind and citrus/lemon rind hops over hints of sweet malts with a hint of light fruit.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted bready malts with a very light hint of caramel sweetness that is followed by light flavors of citrus/orange rind/lemon rind hops. There is a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: I found this beer to be pretty easy to drink but I was hoping for a more traditional English hop style for an English IPA. Overall it is enjoyable but not quite what I was looking for this evening...I was hoping for something a little bigger/more intense in the earthy hop realm (not so much citrus).

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Had the chance to try pretty much the entire lineup from Natty Green's and I just do not pass up the opportunity to try these things.

Pour was solid, rich amber in color with a big head of white on top. Faded quickly but left a nice amount of lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Pungent citrus hops are right up front on me, but warming brings some nice biscuit tones coming through now as it warms as well, quite nicely balanced. Smooth even flavor from beginning to end. Quick touch of hops up front mellows quickly and leads to a nice and very well balanced profile. Orange touches, hints of pineapple are all balanced very well against a rich malt backbone. Nice and even on the carbonation now as well with a nice and smooth drinking feel.

Overall a solid and well deserved IPA. Pretty classic east coast style with the well balanced profile and pronounced malts. I would do this one again no problem.

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Photo of tdm168
2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy amber with two fingers of thick, foamy head. Great retention. Nice citrus notes in the nose; orange peel and lemon. Taste is very citrusy with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon. Extremely light, bready malt character. Faint medicine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly carbonated, but smooth.

Overall, this is too citrusy. The lemon and orange peel are more on the wheat beer side. The malt content is also rather weak. For a Natty Greene's beer, it's decent, but it's nothing to get excited about.

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Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of avalon07
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark amber color and a slightly cloudy texture. There was a huge, fluffy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: An above average aroma of hops, malt, and some fruit.

T: Tasted of a good amount of hops, some grapefruit, a little caramel, and a shot of malt in the finish. Much hoppier than most English IPAs, but it's not unwelcome. A pretty good flavor, but not exceptional.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Elm Street is a decent enough beer, but not a total standout. Nonetheless, worth a look for a different take on the style.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

After a semi-hard pour a nice, tight creamy head appears over a hazed golden orange body. Smells of earthy floral hops and grainy citrus rind. Subtle, but well rounded. Flowery-sweet hop flavor over a solid, fresh grainy malt profile. There's a slight yeasty quality too. The body is a little better than medium with a mild bitterness. A nice English-oriented IPA. Good with food.

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Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Falcone
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bcsbeer
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Metalmonk
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Haven't had the bottled version yet, but so far my experience with Natty Greene's is that their bottled versions don't touch the brewery-fresh pours.

Poured from the growler a super-fluffy head, which hung on forever and produced huge clinging lace walls. Orange-leaning copper in color. A quintessential IPA look.

Mild aroma, clean fruit and caramel, faint chewing gum, nice although very mellow.

Hops are fruity on the tongue, but also showing hints of bright pine; tangerine; nice toffee/caramel center. Remarkably toasty in the finish, along with a pleasing bitterness and some pineapple sweetness. Simple but clearly well-crafted, and super-likable.

Silky soft feel, with no lack of body or texture. Wonderful.

Excellent stuff. Smoothing drinking and plenty flavorful. Again, probably not this good from the bottle, glad I enjoyed it fresh.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Onenote81
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yes! A new beer being bottled by our local Natty Greene's. I am pretty excited about this. I was wondering when they were going to start bottling an IPA. It's English, but I'm still satisfied.

Pours a very dark rusty brownish orange with a good bit of off-white froth resting on top. Retention is excellent as there is still a nice cap more than halfway through this drink. Plenty of sticky lacing and even some nice sip rings. Pretty. Smells pretty basic. Faint floral hops and toasted sugar bread.

The mouth is well-carbonated to make this a nice crisp brew. Flavor is pretty balanced with a slight leaning towards malty. Plenty of sweet brown sugar, hefty breads, and finishing with a sharp hop bite that I like. This is a very good EIPA. Many are going to review this according to their skewed American IPA-tastes unfortunately, but this beer holds its own very well. Recommend.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft at the downtown Greensboro location. Arrives at the table a clear, malty golden color with a small white head. A good bit of lacing down the glass.

Aroma is a little different (more American) than most English IPAs. Definitely a bit of citrus hops and less earthiness than typical for the style. I like it. Some caramel notes with a hint of breadiness and vienna malt.

Really nice flavor. Again, more along the lines of an American IPA. Fruity up front with some melon-like and berry-like flavors. The fruitiness fades into an english/american hop flavor melange. The american hops punch you in the face and the english hops make the recovery smoother. I like the combination. Piney, resiny, and oily. I am not sure if American west coast hops are in this but it certainly tastes and smells like it. Nice bitterness in the finish.

Finishes a bit dry but is slick and oily on the palate. This was a really good beer. I must admit I was surprised, but glad I chose this one.

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Photo of BigTrubble
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Elm Street IPA from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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