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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

914 Ratings

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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 36
Gots: 69 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TimoP, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Treebs
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber served in a Great Lakes shaker pint. Thanks to Matt (mfavoino) for the bottle.

A: Pours a dark golden yellow with some amber hues mixed in to the middle. A thin white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin bubble film and thin collar. Nice sheets of soapy lace are left behind.

S: Grassy and fruity hops are up front. Creamy biscuit malts with a little lagery yeast type smell on the finish.

T: Grassy and semi-piney hops are up front. There is a little bittering action to it. There is a white bread malt body to this that is pretty hefty, some oats too. The finish has some sweet fruits and a little yeasty component.

M: Medium bodied with nice lively carbonation. The finish is sweet.

O: Pretty balanced. Nice mouthfeel with lively carb. Overall this was solid. Wouldn't be a go to for me, but it's nice. Thanks for the tick Matt.

Treebs, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in Ponderay, Idaho. From a 22 oz. brown bomber, abv. listed as 6.3%. Pours out a hazed bright golden hue, frothy, rocky off-white head that settles to a thick cap. Latticework of lacing around the rim.

Bready, biscuity malt on the nose, with spicy, leafy hops.

Toasty, biscuity malt up front in the flavour, rounded by spicy, leafy, citrus hops that dry out on the finish with some mild alcohol warmth as well. Grapefruit pith lingers on in a mildly astringent aftertaste. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, light slippery texture with some brisk carbonation, which makes the whole package very quenching and accessible.

Well done, balanced yet with character, it works well for what it is. More finesse than intensity, I could sip on this all night.

IronDjinn, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bigfnjoe, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass.

A: Pours a golden copper color with slight yeast haze. The one finger white head has middling retention and and a nice frothy texture.

S: This seems like it falls on the citric side of the IPA chart, with pleasant notes of grapefruit and pineapple backed up by some caramel malt. Textbook but well done.

T: As I anticipated, this focuses on citrus-forward hop character with caramel notes appearing midpalate. The finish/aftertaste is well balanced with only slight bitterness. Nothing complex or out of the ordinary here, just a solid IPA. There's enough citrus flavor to make this one quite enjoyable.

M: Not a palate wrecker by any means, the flavor (save a slight taste of caramel and even slighter lingering resin note) leaves the palate as quickly as it enters it. Medium texture and carbonation.

O: There isn't anything here that makes it stand out from its peers, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with it either, making it easy to drink and worthy of future purchase. This would be better on tap.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear, golden color with a brilliant, foamy, tuft-laden white head. The aroma is clean and fresh, with a little earthy hop scent, mingled with pale malt. The hop aroma is solid, but it could be a little more intense. The flavor, however, is very good...full bitterness, spicy hop flavor, soft malt...no tosted or roasted notes. Very clean. Low in carbonation, and very full. Clean and soft finish. Very nice.

Suds, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

LexShaw89, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

hoppymcgee, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of chrisfallon83
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

chrisfallon83, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of yergermeister
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

yergermeister, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of lwillitz
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - golden body, cloudy with sediment, moderate carbonation bubbles, 3 fingers of white suds

S - grapefruit, malt sweetness; weak nose

T - grapefruit and pine balanced by a strong malty backbone, bitter piney finish; nice balance

M - thick, chewy full body; average carbonation, alcohol warms the finish; well-done!

O - hoppy enough to be a strong IPA, but malty enough to be a good well-balanced beer in general

lwillitz, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on cask at Elysian Fields in Seattle. I just don't get too into the IPA style on a cask, so take my rating with a grain of salt. Pours hazy copper with a fluffy white one finger head into a tulip glass. Aroma highlights the floral notes, light citrus, some bready malts. Flavor again highlights the floral notes with a backdrop of bready malts from I assume the English influence. Flat on the palate due to the cask, smooth, pretty slick and resinous. Didn't find this to be quite as good as others , but seems decent. Elysian has better brews imho, though.

BMMillsy, May 28, 2012
Photo of gniv
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

gniv, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of laymansbeerfan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

laymansbeerfan, May 20, 2012
Photo of mooseo
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A - Light, clear golden copper with a small white head.

S - Subtle aroma of floral hops, bready malt, and fresh grapefruit.

T - Nice blend of citrus, pine, and sweet biscuit. Definitely more malty than hoppy. A touch of bitterness comes through while ending with a grainy finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and refreshing. Average carbonation with a semi-dry finish.

O - Nice IPA. I much prefer Elysians Idiot Sauvin, but this is still a well brewed, satisfying, flavorful beer.

mooseo, May 15, 2012
Photo of microbrewlover
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a hazy copper color with a one finger head which disspates quickly. Moderate lacing stays on the glass throughout.

The smell is of citrus hops, orange and lemon and sweet malts.

The taste begins with sweet malts, then quickly moves to lemon, lime, then orange then back to lemon/lemongrass. Then finishes with a gritty earthy taste with hop oils lingering on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is crisp, clean and gritty. There is a grassy gritty feel when the brew is sloshed around in the mouth.

Overall this is a well balanced American IPA. Refreshing and feels as though it would be especially good for a warm summer night.

microbrewlover, May 15, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very muted nose. Slight aromas of citrus. Other than that, very little hop aromas at all.

Tastes OK. Slightly sweet up front with citrus and grapefruit. Nice little bitter finish as an IPA should.

This beer was just really unremarkable for me. But then again, this might just be a really good example of the style. After drinking beers that push the limits of the style, maybe this one really IS just a good example of what the style should be.

As a homebrewer if I brewed this, I would be extremely proud of it. But it just lacks that "wow" factor that so many IPAs have these days.

Just my 2 cents...

Buggies, May 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

beerrooster, May 14, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden-yellow, one finger bubbly white head, light lacing.

S - Passionfruit, earthy/floral hops, slightly pungent.

T - Slightly bitter hops, pine, mango, clean caramel malts (not the super sweet kind), orange peel.

M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering bitterness.

O - This is my third beer from Elysian and I can officially say this is a top notch brewery! Can't wait to try thier other beers.

Rickythejeweler, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Underdogbisco, May 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

DonFrap, May 13, 2012
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bumchilly25, May 13, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden, with a little bit red tint, transparent, lots of bubbles, 1 finger head (careful pour), lots of lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Not getting much. Little bit of lemon and lime

T: Lemon and citrus hops, not getting much grapefruit until in the middle, finishes with slight piney bitterness, but I wouldn't really describe this beer as bitter. Quite well balanced actually, but at the same time not much sweet either. Solid taste!

M: More on the crispy side, which I like, medium body.

O: Surprisingly good. I am having this beer right after a bottle of Zombie Dust and it sort of stands up to it (although very different). Great summer beer!

sukwonee, May 12, 2012
Photo of bigdeuce
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer with a tight capped head and lacing all over the glass. Nice malty character on the nose followed by a dashing hop flavor that resonates in the back of your mouth. Very easy to drink, almost a bit creamy. Elysian is truly a west coast hop bomb that should be up in class with all the greats that come from that area. Hope to run into this one soon!

bigdeuce, May 11, 2012
The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.