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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

926 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 38
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of hardcor33
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

hardcor33, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy golden yellow with a two-finger, creamy, off-white head that lasted several minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Pineapple, citrus, and caramel malt. Nice.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid bitterness. Hops and citrus. Malt takes a backseat.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry.

O: Pretty good IPA. The taste was a bit lacking.

SolipsismalCat, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of tmars13
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

tmars13, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy golden color with a small head and decent lacing.

Lots of pine in the nose and ripe fruit under that..melons in paricular..interesting. Light addition of juicy citrus.

Taste has more of that unique ripe melon taste..pears, floral hop flavors, more grain flavors as it warms, easy riding lingering bitterness. Stabbing carbonation, goes down pretty easy. Enjoyable IPA.

Unique west coast IPA

TheMultiYeast, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. Fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some sweet caramel malts and some biscuit.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some light pine hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and light pine hops, bitterness, and some sweet caramel and bready malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good IPA with a nice hop profile and bitterness and great balance.

ngeunit1, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a very slightly hazed orange-amber color with two fingers of cream-colored head that lasts for about two minutes but leaves behind lovely curtains of lacing. Medium body and carbonation levels, partially creamy texture.

Smells of a fairly simple blend of pine resin, caramel / biscuit, and a touch of orange peel. Tastes of the same elements but also has a fair amount of earthy and green tea flavor in the middle of the sip. Not a bad IPA, but not exceptional either.

WastingFreetime, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Aleforme
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Aleforme, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a crystal mug, the color is a almost clear medium gold. The white head, about an inch high, holds up for a little bit, before dissipating leaving good lacing.
The smell is of pine resin, some faint fruit, earthy hops and malt.
Tasting the beer, some of the fruit flavor will start the beer, but is immediately checked by the pine hop flavors. Resin flavors and malt, and a grainy bitter finish leaves a reminder on the tongue.
Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Nice IPA.

Hopfenpeter, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy golden orange, solid off white head, retained respectably
S - hop notes of pepper, resin, pine, with significant caramel
T - pepper and grapefruit rind hops up front, more subtle resin notes, caramel and toasted grain malt balance, with the pepper heating up through the finish
M - medium body with lower than medium carbonation, definite spicy kick with mild bitterness
O - solid solid solid front to back, not a mind blower but a fine IPA with west coast feel of spicy and herbal hoppiness

joemcgrath27, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a very lightly hazed golden color with a bit of orange tint. It was served with a one finger white head which faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a decent amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was a blend of citrus hop, caramel sweetness and some more bready and biscuity notes. Mixed with these aromas was also a light earthy hop smell.

Taste – The taste started out with a bready taste mixed with a very light caramel sweetness as well as a decent presence of some grapefruit hop from the start. As the taste advances further, the sweetness and the breadiness fades some and other hop flavors of a pine and light earthy nature come to the tongue. With the new presence of the earthy and pine flavors is an increase in the grapefruit hop flavor. While none of the hop individually grows very strong, tighter they create a nice hop blend. In the end, the hop combined with the now lighter bready base create a slightly bitter finish to the brew.

Mouthfeel – The body is average in creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well.

Overall – A nice, but nothing exceptional IPA. Worth a try, but not one I would frequent with any great occasion.

Darkmagus82, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of WaterCzar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

WaterCzar, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of bourbonbock
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 22 oz bomber bottle into a clean mug and received the following.

A. Beer pours slightly cloudy and golden yellow with numerous fingers of white foamy head that is receding slowly. I thing this must be slightly over carbonated but doesn't smell infected.

S. Neverending hops with pine, citrus, and earthy coffee bean aromas. Clean solid aroma that finishes with a floral bouquet.

T. The flavor starts off with nutty followed by a faint saltiness and finishes with a pleasant sweetness. Not an in your face style IPA that is all over the place now. It actually is very gentle giant.

M. Light but makes it's presence known and leaves a slightly tangy finish on the tongue.

O. Definitely wouldn't pass it by without a second thought but not something that I would want more than one or two of.

bourbonbock, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of heresy22
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

heresy22, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Cicerone-Dustin
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful golden orange with brilliant white head that covers most of the surface and lasts well after the beer is poured. visible sediment swirling throughout.

Nose: Nice bright hoppy aromas with crisp citrus

Taste: A nice lightly carbonated mouthfeel with sweet citrus and hops turning to a nice bright bitter pithy citrus finish that lingers just long enough to create a very thirst quenching and satisfying ale with all the drinkability to be a session beer...meaning I could easily drink a six pack of this on a nice hot afternoon and be right where I want to be! Salute!

Cicerone-Dustin, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a fat tulip style glass I get about a finger of foam. The coloring was a vibrant yellow with a touch of orange. I get some particulate (from bottle conditioning or unfiltered nature?).

The bouquet has citrus and a some frutiness. I almost got apple out of the throat of the bottle. This is a pleasant nose.

The balance isn't great. I like the hoppiness... it is definitely present. I feel like it could use some extra malt to improve the flavor of the beer.

This is a decent example of an IPA. If you run across a bottle, pick it up.

ummswimmin, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of MeanJoe
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

MeanJoe, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of smonice
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

smonice, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Giantspace, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -21.9%

jaidenjb, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of marty717
5/5  rDev +30.2%

marty717, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

slightly hazy yellow / golden pour, 2 fingers of foamy white head, nice retention. smells of floral hops, slight grapefruit citrus, sweet malt. citrus bitterness up front followed by a sweet malty backbone, bitterness comes back a bit harsher with some notes of pine and some earth notes (dirt).
medium body, slightly creamy but very thin, sweet hoppy and crisp. not a bad ipa.. a bit weak in taste, but still quite refreshing and tasty.

facundoCNB, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of bjames08
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bjames08, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of thefullpython
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

thefullpython, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of glowing solid orange. It holds a two finger head of creamy, off-white bubbles. This retains nicely, leaving spotty, patterned lacing around the glass. A big aggregate of bubbles covers half the glass. Carbonation appears active, and no sediment is noted, but a light haze permeates the beer. The look is just very frothy, with nicely reproducible head upon swirling. There are bright citric, nectary, and piney hops. These sit upon pale malts that have a light, buttery quality. They are also wet with minerals, and a bit salty and sweaty. Bright spice of mustard powder and a light booze are on the back with warmth. Sweetness is in the form of fresh red apples, with additions of those fruity, syrupy hops from the first sniff. Our first impression is that there is good bitterness to the prominent hops, but the flavoring is a little washed through. As we sip, metallics and earthy hops hit first. The grain is light and toasted, as in the nose. As we move towards the peak, the hops become more wet, juicy, and savory. We finish on a slightly watery note, with herbal hops, light booze, watery grain, and a bittering lemon zest The aftertaste is fusel with booze, citric and soapy hops, sour malts, and light toast. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium, lightly prickling the mouth. There is nice froth, slurp, sip, and cream, but the mouth is ultimately dried with a tannin-like streak. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the many faces taken on by the hops. Additionally, this was an absolutely beautiful beer, both in color and froth. From the nose, to each section of the tasting we were given a different hop varietal. Unfortunately, the flavoring is a little watered down at the end of the sip, so this takes away from the robustness of each sip.

TheBrewo, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mhaugo, Aug 20, 2012
The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.