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The Immortal IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

903 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 36
Gots: 64 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.21% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-14-2001)
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Reviews by yeastsipper:
Photo of yeastsipper
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

Beer pours a nice foggy light copper color with nice head. Smell is very nice. Floral much more than piney. Malt is very evident on the nose. Very soapy, definitely the dominant smell. Soap evident in the taste as well, as well as floral. There is the Earl Gray breakfast tea flavor i get from red ales. Quite bitter going done and leaves a blanket of bitterness on the palate that lingers. Mouthfeel is a touch week as for me, the body is a touch light and watery. Pretty darn good stuff, though not in the upper echelon of other IPAs I have had.

yeastsipper, Apr 20, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured a clear copper with a white not overly large head but had nice staying power,really suprised by the big malt character in the aroma of this beer lightly sweet caramel and cracker malt with a lighter than expected herbal hop note.I have to say this to me was more English flavor wise very herbal like geranium slightly grassy but not that big ass Pacific NW hop punch in the mouth big cracker malt backbone is as big as the hop presence.Now I think this brew is good balanced and quaffable but I didnt expect an amped up English bitter wich I think this,oh well like I said its pretty good for what it is.

oberon, Dec 17, 2005
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance – Nice, thick, darkish orange color to the ale. I was careful on the pour but the head still rose high, lingering for a few minutes before going down slowly.

Smell – A hint of pine complimented the citrus-hop aroma. There also seems to be a tinge of malt.

Taste – This one’s got a bitter bite. It starts off easy with the prefaced malt and light citrus, then comes on sharp with a beautiful hop experience. The orange and lime peel finish this one out. Nicely done.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated with a dry smoothness that pleases the mouth. The bitter aspect keeps you awake.

Drinkability – This goes down well, and the personalized style makes this one to come back to. Besides, it’s cool to say to your friends who like hoppy ales, “Sure, that macro is good, but have you ever tried The Immortal?”

Update – Well, two years have past since my last review of this ale. The label is now ultra-cool thanks to Kevin at Bottleworks. Gotta love Odin in flip-flops.

Anyway, the beer has shown amazing consistency. It’s funny, because I enjoy drinking it and stand behind the solid 4.0 rating, but admittedly it seems to lag whenever I include it in a blind taste test. Taste tests be damned, I like it.

RoyalT, Aug 26, 2003
Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

beerhunter13, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Supersweetshirts
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

I had passed by this beer numerous times at the beer store and it had always caught my eye. After reading some mediocre reviews that delayed previous impulse purchase attempts, today I caved in and decided to give it a try. The beer poured a nice hazy, golden amber and had a really impressive thick, clingy, eggshell colored head on it that remained constant for most of the beer. This wasn't as hoppy as I normally prefer my I.P.A.'s but it was rich in honey citrus flavors without being too sweet. What impressed me the most was the incredible balance of flavor. It wasn't too sweet but it had just the perfect blend of pine, grapefruit, and sweet fruits.

Supersweetshirts, May 06, 2011
Photo of Hainesworth
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Hainesworth, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of steelerguy
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

A - Light amber color with moderate carbonation and a white head. The head sticks around for a bit before becoming lacing on top.

S - Lightly toasted malt, a bit bit of hay, very subtle hops notes.

T - Malt comes first, some lightly toasted flavors, a bit bread like. The hops are subtle in flavor like the aroma, with a touch of citrus, and a bit of bitterness at the end.

M - Moderate body, a little more than most AIPA but it doesn't feel heavy with the carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth at the end.

O - A good IPA, seems more English than American and is certainly more malt forward than most American IPAs. Maybe a good introductory IPA but a bit boring to me.

steelerguy, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of Bitzer
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

Bitzer, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours from the bomber a crisp clear golden orange with a nice effervescent bubbly white head. The head falls pretty quickly to leave a ring around the top. My nose is greeted by citrusy hop notes, with some candy caramel. Yummy and enticing.

First sip brings a big citric, grapefruity hop flavor which melds in nicely with a clean sweet maltiness. Bitterness hits the back of the palate on the way down and lingers a bit after each sip. Fairly balanced...but the hops definetly take center stage. A good IPA overall.

Mouthfeel has a nice smooth creamy profile with near perfect carbonation. A tasty, easy drinking IPA...however nothing really jumps out at me and there's probably a few others I'd pick first. Worth a try.

orbitalr0x, Feb 16, 2005
Photo of NWer
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

A - Clear golden amber appearance, minimal bronze head that disipated quickly - what there was.

S - Nice pleasant grapefruit essence.

T - More grapefruit - Very smooth. Not overwhelmingly hoppy.

M - The beer feels very pleasant in the mouth and the aftertaste is very pleasant.

D -. Very drinkable. I'm thinking about having another.

This is a very easy going, pleasant IPA that works well in the summer.

Note:
"Best by 11 28 2010" printed on bottom right corner of label.
Label claims 6.3% ABV not the 6.21 noted in the description.
Label has been changed. Needs to be updated. Is there a way to do that?

NWer, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of Lazaro
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Lazaro, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Had this at Redbones in Sommerville, MA. A damn good IPA. Right on balance too with a fruity malt character and a kickin' NW hop character to match ... and then some.

Todd, Nov 14, 2001
Photo of Beaver13
2.1/5  rDev -45.3%

22oz bottle, best by 12/5/10 (but received for Christmas). Pours a hazy yellow gold with a small bubbly white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, grains and a little melon and a touch of sulfur.

The flavor is some sweet grainy malts and sugary melon with a medium tarry bitter finish. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and watery.

Overall, this may have suffered a little from age, but I've had it fresh too and not been impressed.

Beaver13, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of Kendog65
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Kendog65, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +4.2%

nstroup, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TimoP, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Good white lace around the glass. Nice hop aroma with a puckering hop bitterness and flavour. Fruity malt character. A kicker of an IPA.

Jason, Nov 14, 2001
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Bomber 22 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info offered. Pours typical medium amber, off white head and plenty of fine, wispy and splattered lacing. Nose is softly of malts and perhaps a wiff of earthy hops. Pleasant and smooth, Brit style ale, moderately hopped thoroughly enjoyable, balanced and easy drinking. Nice creation in brewing.

Billolick, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

SuperbikeShaun, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma has perfume and floral notes, along with some biscuit malt. The flavor is flowers, pine and earthy hops with some biscuit malt and low bitterness. The beer tastes like it was hopped with a mix of both English and US hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of bjames08
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bjames08, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Single bottle from the LCBO - picked up a sixpack of this.

Poured into a nonic. Light amber-honey colour, nice billowing head, good lacing on this. Unfortunately, there's lots of pulpy floaters in this one. I'm used to this, but it's still unappealing.

Nose is malty, with light west coast hoppage and caramel.

Decent IPA that I'd really like to try fresh, because I think the trip was not overly kind (or the time was). There's some nice tropical fruit and tasty cracker malts, but it feels a bit old, and more like an APA.

Mild carbonation, a bit slick.

I'll hold off on getting this one again until I can get it fresh, because it's pretty expensive in Ontario and there are other IPAs I'd prefer to pick up instead.

JohnnyBarman, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

22oz bomber. No freshness dating.

Poured a clear, deep honey in color. Thick and rocky off-white head laces the glass nicely and persists for the duration of the session. Aromas are west coast: lots of piney/citrus/piney scents. Yummy! Flavor is tasty. Lots of hoppy bitterness dominates, but there is an underlying sweetness that helps to balance the flavor. Interesting honey sweetness right up front as well. Barely noticed is the alcohol in this one, but it's there. Finishes on the bitter side, which became even more noticeable when it warmed. Pine sap on the lips a nice touch. Mouthfeel is decent. Smooth and creamy. Very drinkable. The lasting bitterness really pleases. A very nice IPA.

Tremendous thanks to RoyalT for this beer that was part of an amazing shipment I got from a superb BA!

OldFrothingSlosh, Dec 16, 2003
Photo of kingcrowing
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

On tap poured into a sample glass.

Pours a light orange color with a small white head that leaves a thin layer of lacing. Nose is quite mellow, very tame a bit of citrus.

Wow, after having the same beer on cask, this is really fresh and Brite, a nice crisp lemon/cirus with a sharp and bitter finish - Mouthfeel is full and smooth, overall very nice!

kingcrowing, Oct 11, 2011
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The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.