Twin Elephant Brewing to open

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by dennis3951, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (2,729) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    Crush It And Kill It is a nice, tart citrusy IPA and you can't beat the hop bill of Mosaic, Citra, and Galaxy, but it's overshadowed by the White Gold Tarantula I had before it and the Lil' Shimmy after it. TE is doing first rate work!
     
  2. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (810) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    You must have been there when is was. Left about 1/2 an hour ago. Took a growler of Crush it and Kill it home, nice brew.
     
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  3. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (2,729) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I'll bet we're there at the same time a lot. I often stop in after work on Fridays. This is the first time I've been to TE on three consecutive days! It's a lot easier for me to stop in after work since the Morris Avenue bridge in Summit is finally finished. I'll have to wear either my orange Bucknell hat or my light blue UNC hat.
     
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  4. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,245) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Bout friggin time lol
     
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  5. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (2,729) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    Yeah, really. The George Washington Bridge was built in less than 3 years.
     
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  6. Jflopsu

    Jflopsu Initiate (37) Jan 16, 2018 New Jersey
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    This week's drops announced on Facebook. I am also anticipating their Here There Be Monsters cans should be dropping any week now. They posted the can art again on their Instagram stories, which they did for Gathering Clouds too just a week or two before they did the can drop.

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    Finesse impress which we prove
    And y'all will realize that we are the move
    So listen close so you all don't miss
    As we go a little something like this
    Hit it

    FRIDAY (GROWLERS) _

    La Di Da Di: 6.4% ABV Milk Porter with toasted coconut, madagascar vanilla beans, and bourbon barrel aged coffee beans.__

    Lil' Shimmy Ye': 5.8% ABV American Pale Ale DDH with Citra, Belma and Mosaic hops. Notes of apricot pulp and honeydew melon nectar on top of an eclectic heirloom grist that gives a wrinkle of crackery biscuit._

    SATURDAY (GROWLERS) _

    Gathering Clouds: 6.4% ABV American IPA DDH with Galaxy, Vic Secret, Southern Cross, Motueka, and Rakau. Little spelt helps lift the sweet malt tones into a heady mix teeming with notes of lemon peel, pine needles, caramelized pineapple, clean spice bitterness. Beautiful cluster of sweet, grass, resin and fruit. __

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  7. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,245) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    La Di is super coconut-y. Definitely on the sweeter side when combined with that lactose sweetness.
     
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  8. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,245) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Catch It and Kill It is pretty good also. Nice hop combination, so it’s not a completely standard NEIPA
     
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  9. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (810) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Twin Elephant has been on a roll for the last 5/6 weeks. According to Scott there is a lot of new stuff in the tanks.
     
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  10. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,245) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Excellent!
     
  11. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,245) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    On Tap
    Nosh: Hallertau Blanc - American IPA - 6.9% ABV
    Biggenz - American IPA - 8.0% ABV
    Utah! Gimme 2! - Belgian IPA - 7.9% ABV
    Trolls Footpath - Norwegian Style Farmhouse Ale with Pineapple & Blood Orange Puree - 4.7% ABV
    White Gold Tarantula - Double IPA - 8.4% ABV
    Lil' Shimmy Ye - American Pale Ale - 5.8% ABV
    Gathering Clouds - American IPA - 6.4% ABV
    La Di Da Di - Milk Porter w/ toasted coconut, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, & Homestead Roaster's Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee - 6.4% ABV

    Tapping Friday
    Can't Or Won't? - White IPA - 6.2% ABV
    Collecting Moonbeams - American Stout w/ Tart Cherry Puree - 5.8% ABV

    Tapping Saturday
    De Day Da - American Cream Ale - 4.9% ABV


    The growler fills for this weekend will be:
    Utah! Gimme 2! - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Trolls Footpath - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    White Gold Tarantula - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Lil' Shimmy Ye - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Nosh: Hallertau Blanc - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Gathering Clouds - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    La Di Da Di - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Can't Or Won't? (Friday) - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Collecting Moonbeams (Friday) - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    De Da Day (Saturday) - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available

    Total Volume limits are 64oz max per person per type of beer.

    In the Secondary (coming up)
    Wepeel - American IPA
    TBD - Imperial Stout
    Here There Be Monsters - American IPA
     
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  12. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (810) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Bummer I was hoping the Stout was a Plain Jane
     
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  13. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,245) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    I know you were! I’m excited for the cherry, but I’m really hoping they put out something like the ESB again, or a Pilsner or something
     
  14. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (2,729) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    This batch of La Di Da Di is just outstanding! One of the best milk/coffee porters I've ever had. It drinks like a candy bar.
     
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  15. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (69) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    stopped in for a few yesterday...

    Can't or Won't was an interesting hybrid... get the ipa and hoppiness up front, alongf with the aromatics and flavors of a wit. The wit makes it finish crisp and refreshing.

    I liked Collecting Moonbeams a lot, more than I expected to... really nice roasty, chocolatey malt up front with some sweetness from the malt, than the tart cherry flavor hits on the finish. Nicely blananced.

    Also had a tast of the La Di Da Di. Good, really obvius but natural coconut on the finish. Carb was a bit low - but they said the oils from the coconut causes that
     
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  16. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,245) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Agree on pretty much every part! The mouthfeel on Moonbeams really helped the tartness come through on the finish.

    I really enjoyed Can't or Won't. Like you said, they hybrid added nice aromatics and a nice dry finish
     
  17. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (79) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Stopped in with my Dad yesterday, we were both extremely impressed with La Di Da Di and ended up getting 32oz growlers each. It kinda rides right up to the line of being too sweet but its a nice decadent dessert stout. I also really liked the Nosh, I've been drinking a lot of Nelson beers from OH recently and this had that similar grape-y/white wine-y character.