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The Immortal IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA

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very good

906 Ratings

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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 36
Gots: 67 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

justfinish, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

peensteen, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +4.2%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of beagle75
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from the beer engine into a shaker pint glass at the Elysian-Capitol Hill pub.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with less than one finger of diminishing loose white foam head. Scant lacing and fine hops sediment remain.

S: Very mild, with slightly husky pale grain and bright mixed citrus fruit.

T: Begins almost dry, with energetic acidity and very bright grapefruit citrus. Bready pale malt gains some traction in the middle as bitterness builds early. The finish still retains distinct Centennial hops flavors amidst bitterness that is powerful at its peak.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Cask service is exemplary on this occasion at Elysian, with the temperature well-positioned just below ambient temperature. The beer itself is a traditional West Coast IPA, well-crafted for the most part but a bit scary to look at for a professionally-brewed IPA. The late hop bitterness seems accentuated by the mode of service.

beagle75, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of tadmuchowski
4/5  rDev +4.2%

tadmuchowski, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Coastal_Brew
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Coastal_Brew, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of katan
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a deep orange hue. Pearly white head, not much of it however. Some lacing. Fairly clear with just a few bubbles.

S - Citrus notes that is backed up with a deeper acidic note. This beer is a little bit old, so the hops may have oxidized a little. A get a little more nuttiness after getting used to the hops.

T - Starts off with some light sweetness, 2-row with a good amount of american hops. Mid-stream gets some bitterness. Some nutty notes sneak through in the finish.

M - Moderate body, moderate to light carbonation. Feels a little hefty, a bit sticky. Oily in the finish.

O/D - A decent but not overly exciting IPA. The hops are good, west coast in nature, but just aren't that strong in the world of today's IPAs.

katan, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Hoppy_McMalt, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DIPAFAN, Jul 05, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

IDABEERGUY, Jul 02, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev 0%

DenverHopHead, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of washingtonstatebeerfan
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

washingtonstatebeerfan, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JohnK17, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours beautifully. Hazy orange with a tall head that fell off slowly and rocky to a cap and ring. Few bubbles can be spotted rising up from the bottom. Left some patchy sticky lace. Nose is scrumptious with ripe fruit. Sweet peach and orange. Good toasted malt spine underneath with smooth caramel. Light pine, earth and faintly herbal. Taste is succulent fruit with a bit of grapefruit pith mid palate. Prominent malt character. Full and sweet. Earthy with some light pine and grass. Finishes dry and a bit prickly with plenty of bread and a rousing bitter. Prickly from carbonation and has a little toasted sugar.

This is one luscious and smooth drink. Clean and full bodied with a bitter kick but an all around graceful bearing. This is not the typical hop bomb. It has a winning balance between animated hops and deep sweet malt. The sugar and the bitter finish the drink together with a sweet fruits still on the tongue as a pleasant bitter lingers in the after taste. Well turned out indeed.

utopiajane, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DaPan, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Jsher, Jun 22, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into becker pint glass; golden-copper in color, true to the bottle blurb, with a ton of floaty bits in it. Not sure if this is intended, as far as I can tell this isn't a bottle-conditioned beer. Big fluffy white head that fades about 50% and then sits as a disc of thick rocky foam with tons of lacing above it on the glass. Smell is dank hops and a bit of malt. Taste is delicious; very clean malt taste with some sweet fruit and a slight bitter finish. This is the perfect sessionable IPA (flavor-wise at least, %abv might be a little past sessionable). Mouthfeel is big, but it works. Not everything needs to be a 200IBU hop bomb, and this is a perfect example of why.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 18, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a nice pour from the growler into the Duvel tulip glass. Very appealing deep amber color with a healthy dose of head. Aromas of fresh cut pine branches, sticky sap and fresh breeze from the Sound. Taste is a crisp and sweet balance between hops and malt. Mouthfeel is satisfying. I wouldn't mind filling my growler with this one again. Would pair well with a green chili cheeseburger or a red velvet cupcake.

merryjoulton, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

ChristopherLaughlin, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of da_beers
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - somewhat hazy beautiful amber/orange pour with slight white head. Dissipated quickly, good lacing.

S - way fruity on initial sniff, almost unflatteringly sweet. Has some grassy/earthy tones.

T - initial hoppiness that is immediately overridden by fresh fruitiness. Pears, some peaches. Incredible across the palate endi with sweet malts.

M - sits heavy on palate after drink. Sweetness with slight bitterness at back of throat that lingers. Medium body, but slightly on the heavy end.

O - good beer. Smell and taste are uniquely opposite.

da_beers, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

VictorWisc, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

firstlighthiker, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Elana, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Elysian Brewing Company - The Immortal IPA

Look - Pours a hazy peach with an amber hue. Bubbly (yes, bubbly) head with a vigorous pour dissipates quickly. Very little lacing. No freshness date but did not seem to be past its prime per se.

Smell - Spicy pear and sweet malts, almost like a fruit beer. I was a little put off here for sure.

Taste - Carbonation kick and hop rides in strong blast to the face, nice and hyper-bitter grassy pine bitter, fades to English malts.

Mouthfeel - Sits bitter and dry to say the least. A little warming but not overly boozy. Good drinkability. Medium to heavy carbonation.

Overall - Unique as hell for sure, have not had anything quite like that one, some would probably love it. Aroma put me off a bit but the taste made a case that won for me, solid brew.

JMScowcroft, Jun 09, 2013
The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.