Elevator Big Vic Imperial IPA

Posted: June 2, 2017 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus, Reviews

When I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Grove City, the only restaurants that were by the hotel were basically chain restaurants, which I’m not a huge fan of. I picked up a six of this for my room from the local gas station. I still wasn’t able to sleep due to the 2 AM cornhole tournaments outside my window.


ABV: 8.6%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Named for our Brewmaster Vic, a bigger cousin of the English Pale, India Pale Ales were originally brewed with extra alcohol and lots of hops, both of which served to preserve the beer on the long voyage from England to the colony. Dry hopped with a distinct floral essence.”

Random: This beer came in at 80 IBUs.

The beer poured with a one finger, cream-colored head that dissipated slowly. It left a lot of lacing on the plastic cup. The body was a clear, amber color with high carbonation. The nose was very malty for a double IPA. I picked up a lot of caramel up front that transitioned into grass and old pine oil. The taste was slightly more hoppy. I picked up grass, pine needles and lemon pledge. Alcohol came through next with a lot of caramel malt. The body had medium thickness with high carbonation. It had a lengthy and sweet finish with caramel malt. A bottle of this set me back $1.67, which broke down to $.14 per ounce. I thought this beer was slightly below average and one that I wouldn’t recommend.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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