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Bad Elf

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This naughty elf pours a clear amber in color with a decent off-white head.

The nose is full of bready malts, a bit of molasses and a light sweetness. Since this is an IPA the hops are there, but well balanced with the malt and a touch of spices in the background.

It shows depth and texture within the malt presence. The slightly sweet apple and orange notes blend nicely within the bready malts and hop bitterness. The hop character isn't brutish and the light sugars linger whilst a touch of cinnamon shows its hand.

It's slightly different and lighter than most winter warmers, but a good beer to pick up during the holidays, nonetheless.

Additional Info

  • Name: Bad Elf
  • Brewery: Ridgeway Brewing
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • Type: English India Pale Ale
  • Description:

    The illustration for the Bad Elf label was painted by Massachusetts artist Gary Lippincott. Brewed by Peter Scholey, master brewer for the late and much-lamented Brakspear Brewery of Henley-on-Thames, England, Peter started his own brewing operations in 2003. 

    Ridgeway Brewing produce serious beers with a penchant for humor. Bad Elf is an English IPA delivered with a heavy helping of malt and a warming 6% ABV.  The holiday beer hailing from Oxfordshire, England is labeled a winter ale and is blended with English malt and balanced with 45 ounzes of hops per barrel.

  • Overall rating:: 3.6
  • Appearance:: 4.0
  • Aroma:: 4.0
  • Taste:: 3.0
  • Overall Drinkability:: 4.0
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