Drink: Railway City Double Dead Elephant Ale
Source: Railway City Brewing Co
Size: 473 mL tallboy
This eye-catching imperial ale pours tan and orange, with thick, foamy head.
Resinous pine on the nose with medium maltiness and lots of syrupy citrus. (This ale uses Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Huell Melon hops; some of these should be familiar to seasoned IPA swillers.)
The bright citrus of the manifold hops continues to the tasting, with a bracing bitterness that may off-put habitual lager drinkers. The addition of flaked oats contributes to the yeast elements.
A bittering finish that ends strongly, but not uncleanly.
A polarizing ale, without a doubt, but not without its charms.
Hoochsavvy Grade: B+