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Dayglow IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Reviews: 62
Hads: 373
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.56%
Wants: 26
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dmorgan310 on 03-10-2014

Manic IPA Series

Dayglow crashes the party with the juicy beat of hops--dripping with tropical, sunshiny Mosaic and sparkling with touches of Eldorado and Centennial.

Our Manic IPA Series allows us to indulge in our hop obsession and share with you some of our favorite varietals
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Photo of Dikfour
3.08/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look: Two and a half fingers of Rocky off white head with half decent retention. Light lacing. Color is a pale yellow with streaks of copper.

Smell: Dish soapy lemon citrus leaning more towards fruity sweetness than hoppy bitterness though super floral. Light bready malt.

Taste:More bitter on the finish than I was expecting and surprisingly I'm not picking up many malts. Almost a full 180 from the nose.

Feel: Light to medium-light body. Certainly soapy.

Overall: I'm glad I bought this if for no other reason that the label makes me happy. Not a whole lot of this beer makes much sense to me. Oh well. I can't get to riled up. It was only $6 and I get a sweet new bottle to add to my collection. (703 characters)

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good IPA offering. Look and aroma were nothing really special, just your normal IPA. Taste is really good with, to me, an orange primarily taste getting through under the bitter hop hit. Not a lot of orange but a nice support. (233 characters)

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: pours a honey orange with a white head resembling the foamy fizz of a cocktail with egg whites.
Smell: mango, papaya, grapefruit, super floral
Taste: Grapefruit zest, an earthiness from the centennial hops, some tropical mango and papaya notes, hint of onion
Feel: slightly sticky mouthfeel
Overall: excellent fruity and floral and earthy ipa (349 characters)

Photo of IsaiahHoogendyk
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The World Famous Up & Up in Bellingham, Washington.

Wonderfully fruity bouquet, initially thinking peach and mango (reminiscent of my Extra IPA go to, Laurelwood Workhorse), but really melded into a more exotic tropical nose.

The taste was somewhere between complex and indescribable, like some Indonesian fruit that might be desirable after eating it every day for a week.

Quite thick in the hoppy-resin feel.

So, while this was quite drinkable and delicious (I helped finish my wife's schooner with much relish), the taste was actually the least positive point, but not memorable in a bad way.

Solid and unique, and I'd gladly get it again, but maybe not before trying a dozen other craft brews on tap I've never tried before (especially if they had "PA" in their name). (788 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(PKG 05/19/15 - poured into a teku)

L: clear gold liquid, whipped-creamy yellow-tinged sudsy foam... some knots of chunky lace do eventually get left behind

S: super-fragrant dried mango out the ass, wisps of grapefruit... faint hint of underripe banana peel, twinkle of black pepper in the back... some of the best aromas from an uncommon blend of US hops - so inviting!

T: surprisingly-clean, extra-dry malt underbelly, while a static blanket of tropical hop resins slowly unravels, dusting the palate with an almost Fun Dip fruity sugar flavor (minus the tartness)... kind of a circus peanut meets lemon peel with a haze of honey graham aftertaste... seems like it could benefit from a slightly toastier, more defined malt flavor and some more electric hop zip in the finish - it all just poofs out hardcore halfway through each sip

F: velvet smooth flow, fluffy foam kissing your lips, delicate voluptuousness in its body... i would say though it could use a nip of zizzle in it - it's almost "cask flat" on the tongue

O: there's something fantastic here, but I think you need to catch it within the first few weeks following packaging (1,144 characters)

Photo of Reema
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Super fruity and dank (if that's possible). Pours an opaque amber color with a very fruity smell. Tastes of the fruit in the smells plus mad hops. Very crushable and very drinkable. (203 characters)

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid ipa. Don't drink a lot of elsyian beers picked this up because it was pretty fresh. Don't let the talk about onions from other reviewers sway you. I didn't pick up any onions at all. All I tasted was a delicious hop bitterness that hung around on the tounge between each sip of juicy citrus goodness. (311 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Two Bells in Seattle.

Appearance: cloudy orange hue with a finger of ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: sweetish and nicely fruity hop aroma. Not complex, but satisfying.

Taste: lightly sweet malt with a dose of fruityish, dankish hops. Interesting. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess for the style. Woot!

Overall: straightforward but satisfying. Worth a try if you see it around. (464 characters)

Photo of bkkt
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First tastes with tons of floral, citrus, and fruits. It does taste a bit of onion which is a bit off putting to me but nothing too strong to ruin the beer. Nice bitterness to balance out the sweet. A rock solid IPA from Elysian. (229 characters)

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The only beer I drank on the 4th of July, but it was worth it. Found a lone bomber sitting on the shelf of a Weis Market in Ephrata, PA. Tons of citrus, notes of pine and wait... just a touch of Vidalia onion. Hmm, this was tasty. Seek this one. (245 characters)

Photo of vitALEity
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

cloudy, gold body with a thick, creamy,white head

Tons of juicy fruit (pineapple, kiwi, grapefruit) and flowers (rhododendron, osmanthus, honeysuckle). Amazing

Taste is like the smell with a hint of onion and malted biscuits. Perfect slight bitterness on the back end to balance the fruit/flower assault.

medium body, smooth

Overall this is a 97-99 beer. (362 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a magnificent head; excellent stickage and copious lacing

Smell: Tropical fruit and a touch of biscuit; sugary and floral

Taste: Bright tropical fruit flavors open first, with papaya, mango and pineapple; some pithy citrus and onion tones, in the middle; biscuity malt underneath but this is all about the hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA; doesn't break any new ground but it does what it does very well

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity (528 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: clear medium gold body with a white head a few fingers high that left lace lines trailed behind

S: lots of floral and fruit aromas - bright, citric, sweet, and clean; undertones of toasted biscuit and honeyed bread

T: everything from the nose represents as well as a subtle resinous pine that coats the tongue with bitterness while the malts caress it with sweetness

M: light-medium body, smooth with a slight numbing coat

O: the flavors are bigger than the 6.5% abv - a real mouthful, bursting with all sorts of fruity and bitter impressions - grab one if you spot it. (576 characters)

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a good one- really juicy hop profile. Like a starburst or something. Light in color, clear, decent bitterness, mild grain backdrop. I would definitely get this again. (174 characters)

Photo of rawfish
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Amber gold body of this beer features a super sudsy head that casts enormous amounts of lacing in the glass.

Centennial hops are rocking the boat a little with it's typical onion and garlic pungency. Lots of overripe mango, steady pine and dark orange citrus peel. The tiger on the label must've also peed in the glass.

Steady Centennial earthiness with rotten tropical fruit, orange sweet citrus and pine. The finish is a bit grainy and unkempt, malt base is really lacking, Med-low bitterness and finishes, slick and grainy.

Medium body, breathy alcohol and a steady graininess. Bitterness is on point but the malt base of this beer is really falling apart in the finish.

Awesome label art, powerful fronts of pungent, herbaceous/tropical hops (if you are into that) but a very poor and porous malt base. (815 characters)

Photo of jooler
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Somewhat hazy gold look. Initial smell is sort of good. Has a weird after smell (I don't know how to explain it). Initial taste is piney and citrusy with a small bitterness to the tongue. Alcohol is not noticeable. Overall great beer (233 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Packaged 4/17/15.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with very nice citrus and tropical forward hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle. (690 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

brought out of retirement, huh? this one is awesome!! light, fruity, sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. Sunny D sweet!! very nice! I like this one a lot! definitely the best one i have had from this brand..... (208 characters)

Photo of WanderingFool
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate creamy head on top of the hazy golden amber beer. Lots of lacing. Nice aroma of pine and citrus with some dankness mixed in. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor has lots of pine, grapefruit citrus, tropical fruit and malt sweetness. It finishes dry and bitter. A delicious easy drinking beer. (349 characters)

Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Elysian - Dayglow IPA [Manic IPA Series] (22oz ---> Stella Artois Chalice : 6.5% ABV : 65 IBU)

While debating which beer to indulge while scoping the local shelves, it was hardly a difficult decision after laying eyes upon this bottle - As it's label looks as if Lisa Frank took acid at the zoo and Photoshopped the label while enjoying the tiger exhibit... It is part of the "Manic IPA Series" in which they brewed a trio of beers, each blend giving a nod to some of Elysian's most favored hop varietals... It poured a golden orange with a slight haze to it, but before I could even finish pouring, the scent of grapefruit attacked my nose!! It had a 1.5 inch head with nice big bubbles that faded moderately quickly, but left behind spotty lacing... On the nose obviously is grapefruit, but behind that are traces of mango and some earthy/piney notes also hiding in there... Tastes are much subtler than the aromas would suggest, as the soft citrus notes are present on the forefront but are quickly overtaken by the earthy/wheaty bitterness of the hops... The finish is extremely smooth though, as the bitterness fades away and the bright citrus shines through, leaving each sip very refreshing... Mouthfeel provided by the beer was very complimentary to the style and accompanied the flavor profile quite nicely& Overall I was delightfully surprised with the beer, as I expected a "DAYGLOW IPA" from Seattle to just drench my palate in danky resinous hops - But it didn't... It was tastefully bittered, with plenty of earthiness to escort the fruity profile... Another great brew - Cheers!! (1,597 characters)

Photo of leaddog
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Appearance - Pours an amber with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - cirtrus hops, tropical fruits(passionfruit,pineapple), grapefruit peel, some pine resin, and sweet caramel malts.

Taste - Excellent initial punch from the citrus hops followed by the tropical fruits (passionfruit, pineapple), grapefruit peel, touch of pine resin, and sweet caramel malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Overall - An enjoyable fruity and bitter American IPA that possesess an excellent hop profile with a supporting caramel malt sweetness. A winner for all the hop heads out there. (646 characters)

Photo of Dwkasper
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

A: Light, dehydrated urine color. A little hazy with thin white head on top. Consistent lacing.

S: Wow, first smell is mango! I then get green apple and banana . Fruit hops are always such a welcoming first smell.

T: Taste follows the nose. Very fresh. Banana, mango, sweet citrusy hops. Tastes like I bit into a very ripe, juicy peach. Nothing unpleasant

M: Light carbonation and light mouth feel. Aftertaste starts to taste a little like licking envelopes.

O: I've passed this beer many times because of the gimmicky bottle but I'm sorry I did. This is an awesome, fresh IPA that reminds me of Cigar City Jai Alai or Brew Bus Last Stop IPA because of the fruity hops. This is in my top 5 of non-rare IPAs right now. I paired this with grilled shrimp seasoned with Old Bay Lemon & Herb seasoning and it was the perfect complement. Goes wealth with spicy, citrusy, salty and savory. (908 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Poured into an imperial nonic a dull light to medium golden with a lacey half finger bone white head atop that left some decent lacing as it settled into a frothy mass.Overripe tropical fruits stand out most in the nose along with a little fresh cut grass,a dryer crisp malt base in the nose.A little light in the feel and malt heft keeps this beer from being grear,as it's very good in my opinion.Tropical fruits are the main component flavor-wise with a dryer biscuit malt base. (480 characters)

Photo of Gregaroo
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Birthday beer #7 from my sister-in-law. I've had this one before while in Seattle. This update is for a bottle poured into an IPA glass. Dayglow is my favorite color. (169 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%

On tap at L&M Lanes in Rochester, NY.

Pours a light golden yellow, with a half inch fizzy head, and a small amount of lacing.

Smells like pine, grapefruit, and vague but nice citrus fruits.

The taste is similar. This is nothing different than I've ever tasted in a West Coast IPA, but it's still tasty. The typical pine and grapefruit is big and up front, with some caramel malt to back it up. Again, nothing really to see here- it's just tasty, but nothing to blab on about.

This one is medium bodied, with a crisp and fairly juicy mouthfeel, and a medium level of carbonation.

This one is good, but it's a dime a dozen, honestly. (636 characters)

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Dayglow IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.