The Immortal IPA - Elysian Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A: Poured into a Sam Smith's nonic. Body is a clear golden-amber wtih a half-finger off-white head. Good lace at the top of the glass, not so much on the way down.
S: Not too strong, but clean -- citrus (orange peel and grapefruit) and a hint of pine.
T: Pale (think biscuity or cracker-like) and caramel malt is followed by a nice hop bite, with lingering citrus and pine. Especially pine -- but it's not overpowering or palate-shredding at all. As it warms the malt body seems almost fruity -- or is that lemony/citrusy fruityness coming from the hops? Either way, there's a nice balance between hops and malt, and the lingering piney bitterness doesn't destroy the tastebuds as some western IPAs tend to do. Balance is the key here.
M: A tad lighter than medium bodied with a slightly creamy feel.
D: Excellent. Clean but flavorful. Went down real easy.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2008 20:17:18 | More by Kendo
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The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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