DEAD ELEPHANT IPA BY RAILWAY CITY BREWING CO.
- STYLE: American Pale Ale
- ABV: 6.5%
- COUNTRY: Canada
- REGION: St. Thomas, ON
- BREWERY: Railway City Brewing Co.
From Railway City Brewing,
A full bodied golden Pale Ale which pours with a linen white medium density head leaving spider web lace on the glass.
On the palate the flavour is sweet fruity malts up front (apricot, mango) with a bit of candy, and slight grassy notes which fall away to reveal a hint of biscuit with rather pleasant grapefruit and perfume undertones.
This is a hop bomb, there is no doubt. To the nose there is a mild malt aroma which accentuates the robust floral bouquet which is derived from the hops.
Medium full bodied ale with pleasant lingering hop finish.
Appearance | Amber with a white, medium-sized head.
Smell | Lemon, caramel, corn, and grains.
Taste | Subtle bitterness with notes of citrus, caramel, grainy malts.
Aftertaste | Grainy, oily, fruity with a sticky sweet feeling that lingers.
Overall | This medium-bodied brew is easy, smooth, and creamy. It is a great beer to use as an introduction to IPA as a brew type because the bitterness is masked by a caramel flavour. There’s a ‘farm’ style to this beer with the amount of grain, malt, corn, and floral hops. This brew would pair well with a burger, sausage on a bun, or a bowl of chili.
Don’t be thrown off by the name. It’s a tribute to Jumbo the Elephant, an elephant travelling with the Barnum & Bailey Circus circa 1881, that was tragically struck and killed by a train in St. Thomas, Ontario. Learn more about Jumbo here.
LCBO Inventory | $2.75 | 473ml can
3 Pints/5 Pints
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