Dayglow IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 286 | Reviews: 47
Photo of rawfish
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of jooler
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of pkalix
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
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.....

Photo of WanderingFool
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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!!

Photo of leaddog
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

Photo of Dwkasper
4.75/5  rDev +15%

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.

Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

Photo of mattbk
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Orange, cloudy, fairly well carbonated, pretty standard.
S: Orange, mango, grapefruit, the centennial really comes out in this beer. May be a bit aged, no date on the bottle. Nice, not overpowering aroma.
T: Similar to aroma. Centennial grapefruit and strange mosaic, which is berry and tropical. Mosaic not my favorite hop admittedly. I also think this may have too much crystal and might have some age on it. The bitterness is decent, so is the slightly sweet malt character. Some heat from the relatively mild 6.5% ABV. I have had better than this from Elysian before.
M: Medium, finishes fairly dry, carbonation is actually fairly mild, appropriate for the style.
O: Above average, but nothing to write home about. It may be a bit better when fresh, and mosaic lovers may appreciate this more.

Photo of JPZ
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice surprise. Unknowing order at the local pub with clean lines. Nice lacing starting with a 1 finger head on a pint. The smell did not do this beer justice for me as I really enjoyed flavor combination after the 3rd sip. I understand why this is a limited edition as I would find myself tired of the citrus and floral combination, but a very nice first impression. Will enjoy this until it kicks.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pale straw color, haze, thin white head that doesn't last. Nose is a tropical delight with some pineapply-grapefruit going on, maybe tangerine... just mixed tropical citrusy goodness. Comes across a bit sharp on the palate with bitterness, light malt background, and more tropical character. Easy drinking. Comes across as a session IPA.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into snifter glass

A- deep copper color with nice thin head
S- tropical fruity hops. Mango and citrus
T- huge mango hops. A bit acidly, but awesome. Very nice use of hops for a single IPA
M- nice and solid. Just the right amount of thickness and carb

O- great IPA here. Smell doesn't do the huge taste justice

Photo of generallee
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint, 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 6.5% abv and there is a brief description of the beer.

Appearance: The body has a light golden color with good clarity (the second glass was very hazy) and some active carbonation. Sitting on top is a thick just off white head which settles down to a wispy thin film covering that laces up the edge of the glass. Some of which hangs on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is a little light overall but it has very nice juicy and fruity hops over pale bready maltiness. Pineapple and canned fruit cocktail notes stand out.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is packed with sweet juicy hops backed by supportive light bready malt sweetness. It has notes of pineapple juice with canned fruit cocktail (peaches, pears, green grapes, about 3 cherries per can and sugar water syrup) and a splash of lemony citrus. This turns to citrusy hop bitterness in the finish which lingers for just a short time. I like that it doesn't linger too long. It just helps to remind me that this is an IPA and that I should take another sip. The body and carbonation feel just right and very drinkable.

Photo of hreb
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Trippy 22oz bottle served in pint glass. Tempted to give it bonus appearance points just for the tiger on the label. Beer pours orange amber, medium haze, with an ample yellowish white head. Super tropical fruit aroma, with passion fruit, guava. They really nailed it with the aroma hops in this one. Flavor is more direct, with a steady bitterness typical of Elysian and their Manic IPAs. Malt backbone is not completely absent and clearly a secondary player. Overall pretty enjoyable, mainly due to the fantastic smell. Not all that great balance-wise, but still probably better than most of Elysian's Manic series (probably my second favorite after Space Dust, so far).

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-slight orange amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, light tropical fruit, pine, bready malt,slightly dank

T-grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, bready malt, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-solid IPA, like the mosaic hop flavors in this beer

Photo of laituegonflable
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Local Taphouse for their 4th of July 2014 US Tap Takeover.

Pours a pale orange gold, bubbly white head with slight haze. Decent lace; looks alright.

Hoppy on the nose. Resinous and piney with citrus as well, hugely bitter-smelling but nice caramel, cake batter malt coming through as well. It knows what it is. Surprisingly sweet but actually not bad.

Taste is hoppy, and yeah, IPA-esque. Pleasant with lots of citrus zest and pith upfront, gets odd caramel toffee notes midway before resinous bitter finish. Yeah, pretty decent West Coast IPA, amusingly unpretentious in the world of double and triple IPAs.

Quite a harsh texture from the hop oils. Decent body though.

Bit bitter, but nice enough flavours.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 5.10.14

A - Pours a lightly hazed, light orange with a small cream-colored head.

S - Light citrus and floral.

T - Light citrus, dank earthiness.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Light citrus, lots of earthy-dank. Light and easy drinker.

Photo of antott0523
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Slightly hazy amber color with a moderate amount of carbonation. The off white head survives the entire time, and leaves ribbons of syrupy lace along the glass.

S: A whirlwind of pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruits. Resinous.

T: The flavor follows the nose. More traditional hop notes of pine and citrus, with a splash of juicy tropical fruit form the Mosaic hops. The finish, though long, is a bit more harsh, leaving a slightly tart grapefruit pith flavor.

M: Moderate carbonation and body. Resinous with a mild bite from the hops.

Overall: This IPA is stunning. Even before opening the bottle, the reflective label invokes the vivid color and bright flavors you would expect from an IPA brewed with the Mosaic hop. This is my first time trying Elysian, and definitely not the last. The finish is a bit tart, but that can hardly be called a flaw, as it is actually a refreshing finish to this devastatingly juicy IPA.

Photo of biboergosum
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, with a tiger shooting laser beams out of its eyes depicted on the label. What, Phillips Electric Unicorn doing the very same thing wasn't enough?

This beer pours a hazy, dull-looking medium tarnished golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some nice chains of gear cog lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of dank pine needles, peppy tropical fruit - pineapple, guava, lime, and underripe mango - a sharp, nondescript citrus rind bitterness, grainy pale and caramel malt, a bit of earthy yeast, and a middling chalkiness. The taste is big forest flora green hop bitters - pine, floral, leafy, and musty - all kickin' it alongside its foreign fruity pals - fresh pineapple juice, papaya, kiwi, and a hint of grassy lemon (not quite lemongrass, tho) - all over gritty pale and slightly bready caramel malts, a minor savoury spiciness, and some middling, probing alcohol esters.

The bubbles are fairly active, and a mite bit cutting at times, the body a decent medium weight, and not particularly smooth, but you don't really care so much about that, given who the perpetrators are here, eh? It finishes quite dry, the pine/citrus/dank hops of mouthfeel renown extending their stay, at the expense of, well, everything else.

Another splendidly fruity and bitter IPA from a venerable West Coast American brewer of such. There are layers of hoppiness to chew through here, which speaks well to multiple indulgences, especially given the relatively sane ABV, both in strength, and actual rendition. A definite stop and smell the flowers kind of offering for aficionados of the style.

Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 oz growler poured into a Dogfish shaped pint glass.

Gold with 2+ fingers of white head that dissipates slowly. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Pineapple juice, papaya, candy sugar, tangerine, and lemon.

Pineapple juice, sugar coated papaya, tangerine, and lemon. Good doses of sweetened grapefruit juice. Finishes with dried pine and slight onion.

Medium bodied, crisp, oily, bitter, and off-dry.

Big pineapple and grapefruit presence. A solid IPA.

Photo of StoneTSR
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Dayglow pours a hazy, bright orange and has a solid finger and a half of egg-shell-white head. The retention is interesting. Most beers will settle in an even way, but this beer has a more random topography with valleys that form a Y-shaped pattern on top of the beer and different sized mounds of foam between them. The lacing is excellent, covering a good 70% of the back of the glass.

SMELL: Gorgeous smell here; orange, mango, pineapple with a hint of coconut and just a touch of grass.

TASTE: All the flavors from the nose are present in the flavor, but the grassiness is far more pronounced than the fruit flavors. The orange, mango and pineapple are joined by a nice, fairly strong dose of grapefruit and the coconut remains on the sidelines as just a faint flavor to help round things out.

MOUTHFEEL: Very juicy early in the sip with a big, dry, bitter finish. The body is light and carbonation is playful, but not too intense. My only complaint would be that it is a little on the thin side. I’d like slightly more body.

OVERALL: This is an excellent beer. The aroma alone is enough to make me want to buy this again, but the taste is nearly as good and when this sucker is fresh it’s amazing. I would highly recommend buying and drinking this beer ASAP.

Photo of Kendo
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is clear golden-amber that appears more yellow when backlit. Half-finger whitish head on top leaves some lacing behind.

S: Hops smell of citrus, mainly grapefruit; also a bit of tropical fruit salad. Hint of bready malt underneath.

T: Doesn't quite taste as good as it smells, but it's solid. Sweet malt foundation surprises - bread doughy, honey and even brown sugar all make an appearance. Followed by a spicy bite that makes me think of rye, then you get the hops - a touch of grapefruit, some lemon and bitter pine needles. Lingering bitterness really coats the palate.

M: A wee hit on the thin or watery side. Call it medium in heft, though in some ways it comes across as lighter. A bit slick in feel too.

O: A solid IPA, though not an exceptional one.

Photo of dar482
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a light hazy golden color.

The aroma has bright citrus and tropical zesty quality of Mosaic.

The flavor follows of pineapple, citrus peel, kumquat, and fresh citrus and tropical fruit essence. A light malt body that keeps the beer crisp.

Definitely an IPA up my alley with the new age hops and light malt body.

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Dayglow IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.