Dayglow IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 21
Gots: 64 | 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 brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
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

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 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 BurgeoningBrewhead
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip; clear golden yellow-orange with a fluffy white head that leaves nice chunky, sticky lacing.
Smells of nice Mosaic hops; pine, stonefruit and citrus. Some more citrus rind and floral.
Taste follows nose, although not as strong as the smell; no date on the bottle, so I'm not sure how fresh this one is. There's a decent amount of hop flavor though.
Mouthfeel is clean, wet and medium-thin bodied.
Overall, very tasty and drinkable. Mosaic are one of my favorite hops, and they're a big reason I picked this one up. If only Elysian would date their bottles...I'd love to find out if this is fresh or not. If not, I'd love to have it fresh, it would be outstanding.

Photo of CloudStrife
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a white head on top. Some tiny bubbles are visible in the body. Head dissipates and leaves some lacing on the sides.

S: Nice tropical fruit aroma from the mosaic and eldorado hops. Really comes through with a pineapple or melon like aroma. Some malt sweetness makes up the backend.

T: Very smooth and fruity hop flavor on this one. There is a bit of spice or pine in there too but the focus is on the tropical tones. As with the aroma there are great melon qualities. Bitterness doesnt overpower as there is a lightly sweet malt backing.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. A resinous sticky mouthfeel from the hops as well as a dry finish.

Overall it is tough to argue with the mosaic hop flavor and this beer showcases it well. Great tropical fruit flavors mix with a mild malt sweetness. Worth picking up especially if you havent tried mosaic hops yet.

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 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 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 Hopdaemon39
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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 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 jellikit
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: yellow. Slight haze. Small head. Small lacing that disappears fairly quickly.
S: mellow. Mellon and citrus. Almost non detectable.
T: small malt taste. Flavor dominated by hops. Citrus and big pine bittering.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body.
O: this is a good IPA. Not great. Lacks aroma. Super bitter lingers. Drinking this at the brewery, so expected a bit more on the aroma and less on the bitter. Solid though.

Photo of spark3148857
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, the artwork on this bottle is so damn cool. On to the beer. Pours a hazy bright orange with a finger of eggshell white tight bubbles that recedes to leave a ring around the glass and some solid lacing. Aroma is of a typical Elysian malt bill with that juicy mosaic hop dominating the nose. Big orange juice and orange rind sweetness. Big pop of bitterness up front that opens the palate up to sweet juicy mosaic hop goodness. Bitter orange rind lingers on the palate. Solid IPA, I would return to this one.

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 Greywulfken
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine one finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of mild caramel malt, citrus hops, good tropical fruit (very aromatic and noticeable at arms length). Flavor is citrus hop forward with great grapefruit rind, lemon, light fruit juice, mild neutral malt gives some body to the flavor, but is is backseat to the the hops. Mild tropical flavors, not as intense as the aroma. Medium bodied with great carbonation and a hint of creaminess. I now expect the best from Elysian and am rarely disappointed. This is one of their best efforts in the citrus IPA profile. I'd like a bit more intense malt support, but there is plenty here to enjoy anyway. Nice lingering citrus rind hop finish. Quite nice blend of other hops to complement the Mosaic base. Enjoyable. I don't know why I like the graphics on this so much, maybe a flashback to the 60s. Put me in a good mood.

Photo of Absolut
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an excellent ipa, golden brown color, citrusy smell. taste is citrus, hop, touch of malt, and a little onion on the backend.

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber. Really cool label, can that contribute to the appearance? Pours bright golden with white head. The smell is just amazing. Juicy tropical fruit. Taste follows the nose. Amazing flavor. Pineapple, some pine and citrus, and just the right amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is exactly where it should be. Crisp and refreshing. Overall, such a great beer. I can't believe it's only going to be brewed once. This needs to be a year rounder!

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 BeerSnobsUnited
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Coolest bottle I've seen in a while.
Poured into a tulip from a bomber
A - Clear, pale gold colour in the light with hints of orange. About 2 fingers of white foamy head, that retained well, and spotty lacing.
A - Light caramel with citrus hops and slight pine and floral.
T - slight sweetness, with huge pine bitters. Notes of Grapefruit rind.
M - light bodied, but no water. Dry finish and a touch of carbonation.
O - Would love to drink again, and a great addition to any labeorphilist

Photo of Eisen
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Delirium tulip to match the DayGlo: Wonderfully cloudy amber with two finger head that faded into thin, sticky lacing. Smells of bitter orange, wet hops, fresh rain, and mangos. There is a crispness that is achieved without the metallic taste that is common to relatively low alcohol ipas and apas, thus making it one of the better ipas under 8% out there with tastes of mango, chilies, gentian, orange peel, and skunky weed. A truly great blend of hops. The mouthfeel is quite dry but with a spicy sweetness. I haven't eaten paint in a long time, but the esters seem to give off a hint of DayGlo itself. Very much worth the price. Goes great with a banh mi, some dutch treat, and a nice spring day.

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 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 Gavage
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with some orange in it. 1/2" head falls quickly, but thick lace paints the glass.

Smell: tropical fruit, grapefruit, and some woody tones comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, pear, mango, grapefruit, orange, and some pine. Bitterness is a bit biting but pleasant.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish with some dryness arriving late. Long lasting citrus and bitter aftertaste.

Overall: easy to drink IPA. Refreshing and well balanced. Worthy of a try.

Photo of Tone
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus, floral, sweet malt, and alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus, alcohol, sweet malt, and hint of floral. Overall, decent, but nothing special.

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Dayglow IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.