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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

875 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 875
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 34
Gots: 55 | 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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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%

Elysian The Immortal is a fairly bright and clear IPA, the extent to which tiny, almost indiscernible particles of yeast become visible, floating in suspension as if in jello. This, however, takes little away from the beer's aesthetics. Its head, though not all that put-together, manages to paste flyspecks of lacing throughout the glass.

Unlike what I've come to expect from the Northwest, this is neither very expressive nor very fruity. It lacks the juicy, bright, mouth-watering citrus notes of other West Coast IPAs (though some mandarin orange and grapefruit is surely detected). More so, however, it is a bready, biscuity maltiness that the nose picks up on.

The taste is profuse with candied lemon and orange rinds. There are also ripe flavours of pineapple and mango. All this fruit, however, is balanced by a great deal of biscuity, toasty, almost butterscotch-like maltiness. It is simultaneously sweet and citrusy, and rather tasty.

For those who can't stomach the intense, gum-splitting acidity of other American IPAs, this beer offers a more balanced, almost buttercream-like mouthfeel that packs little bitterness and even less alcohol. If drinking casually with friends, this has a good chance at being the crowd-pleaser.

Elysian The Immortal definitely lacks the bright-eyed and bitter hoppiness of its West Coast counterparts, but it makes an enjoyably drinkable IPA in its own right. In another era it might have been exciting, but given all the offerings in today's market it's one that's understandably easy to pass over (especially given this brewery's own abundance of better choices).

04-30-2013 02:30:16 | More by biegaman
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

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.

04-28-2013 21:16:41 | More by JohnnyBarman
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cre83

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-28-2013 19:37:47 | More by cre83
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-28-2013 03:26:08 | More by RedAleMan
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-26-2013 23:31:20 | More by ColdOneKev
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-26-2013 17:57:46 | More by leedorham
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -18%

A - Two finger creamy off white head. Chunks floating in a golden and bright body. Mild carbonation. Spotty lace and a finger of retention.

S - Citrus. Orange, grapefruit. Mild.

T - Light mango and citrus. Crackery. Gentle hop character.

M - Mild carbonation, medium body, medium bitterness.

O/D - Bottle might be a bit old. Pretty tame for the style. I expect that this shouldn't have chunks in it either.

04-24-2013 00:33:37 | More by tbeckett
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delalove

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-23-2013 05:40:33 | More by delalove
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tm_bennett

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2013 06:22:59 | More by tm_bennett
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-20-2013 14:43:29 | More by msubulldog25
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-15-2013 00:58:33 | More by jmccraney
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-12-2013 17:26:18 | More by Gww1864
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-12-2013 00:26:22 | More by TheLevi4000
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Asics

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-02-2013 12:16:19 | More by Asics
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-29-2013 01:37:14 | More by JMS1512
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RichH55

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-26-2013 17:11:12 | More by RichH55
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JBetz

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

S - Nice malty notes with a floral, slightly citrusy overtone.
T - A unassuming malt base, thicker than some IPAs, bitter end not too strong, definitely lets the NW hops shine with a aromatic hop side to the balance. Dry. Flavors are blended well but this also keeps it from standing out. .
Finish - Bitter tastes fades and floral, aromatic flavors are there to savor.
M - Good body. Fine, clean carbonation that isn't too bright and gentle on the mouth.
O - Very drinkable. More enjoyable than IPAs that seem to shout out their hoppy flavors to loudly. Loved the mouthfeel and felt like I could go right into having another. All of the flavors meld well on this one with a slight lean toward a NW hop character coming out front.

03-26-2013 05:08:29 | More by JBetz
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-23-2013 21:46:22 | More by williamjbauer
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ChugMan

Washington

3.54/5  rDev -7.8%

Food Pairing - Tacos: cheddar cheese, spicy tomatoes, rice, avacado, black beans in flour tortilla. Nice for the most part, the beer cut right through the spice and salt with ease. Probably would have tasted better overall if I'd not used canned tomatoes.

A - Hazy yellow/gold, some debris floating in it. I don't think there was sediment, is my glass not clean? Frothy, uneven head left some incredible, sea-foam-esque lacing. Looked cool.
S - Light citrus/ tropical aromas. Smells thick and bold.
T - Bitterness punches right up front and continues throughout, one long blast. Impressive, but seems unwieldy, unbalanced. Fruity, sweet, finishes light with some citrus rind in the back of the mouth. Faint nose of sweetroll, with doughy, caramely notes.
M - Light and refreshing. Clean, excepting the hops which are a little too big and dull for my tastes.
O - Bit of a tough call, but ultimately I need to call this one just shy of remarkable. Doesn't mean it's not a solid IPA, it is! Just not quite enough here to merit special regard.

03-22-2013 06:24:44 | More by ChugMan
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Nachos4two

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-21-2013 02:23:39 | More by Nachos4two
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-20-2013 13:30:33 | More by LJWalker
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Jameswoody

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-20-2013 03:14:23 | More by Jameswoody
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510a

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-17-2013 21:05:31 | More by 510a
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-16-2013 22:49:48 | More by MADhombrewer
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Murrhey

Montana

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bottle into a shaker pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. No best-by date. A little wary, actually. Paired with sage derby cheese.

A- One-finger white head, moderate retention. Honey color with high clarity for the body. Not tremendously attractive.

S- Floral, honeyed. Spruce, some bitterness balanced against some sweet scents.

T- Piney, surprisingly not hop-forward. Malty and sweet with honey. Spruce is still there though. Pairs nicely with this cheese.

M- Full bodied, dry and tight. It's fair.

O- Not the best IPA, but not bad from Elysian, a company I tend not to enjoy much.

03-16-2013 05:01:56 | More by Murrhey
The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.