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Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

433 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%


Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-21-2004)
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FLima

Brazil

3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber orange color with a thick head with medium retention and floating particles.
Nice predominant and stable aroma of jasmine and papaya.
Flavor of jasmine tea, orange citrusy, clear malt sweetness, papaya, pineapple and spices. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering floral note.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Interesting brew, flavor starts heavily on respective floral note and moves towards citrusy.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 03:36:34 | More by FLima
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange/amber with a large head.
Massive jasmine on the nose, almost to the point of exclusion of everything else. Some sweet crystal malt underneath.
Flavours are exactly the same - jasmine throughout, some clean malt and a spicy, hoppy bitterness in the finish.
Needs more carbonation. Perhaps a bit heavy-handed on the jasmine.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 13:09:15 | More by CrazyDavros
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rand

California

4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From 22 oz bomber to pint glass

The bottle claims they were going for an East-meets-West, fusion-style ale with the West Coast IPA and the added Jasmine. However, the floral aspects bend the hop profile wet and grassy, making this a bit of a Northwest/Southwest IPA combo. And it's quite refreshing to boot.

A: Apricot-orange in color, cloudy and completely opaque. A small sudsy head forms on a gentle pour leaving lacing everywhere.

S: Citrusy and grassy, the added jasmine is there but just adds a bit of a floral aspect. A lot of hop combination yield similar tones without added flowers (which would make sense). The bouquet is dry and wispy toward the back, as if the malt-backbone is either light or nicely harmonized.

T: The flavors are for more sweet and fruity than the nose implies. At the front of the palate, there's a sweet tone as if from a fruit you've never tried, presumably from the added jasmine. It's a little like the fruit around the pit of a apricot or nectarine, but not distinct. With all of the fruity aspects, the brew never becomes treacly or one-dimensional - the hops work to dry, and a touch of boozy warmth kicks in at the back of the palate. Finishes quickly and bitter-sweet.

M: Medium-bodied, medium carbonation. The brew has an oily slick complexion that accents the sweet aspects.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 08:29:50 | More by rand
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(Notes of 22/08/13) Coming in a 650ml bomber brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; production date 15/06/2013, served gently chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a dark golden colour with very light haze, coming with a thick and creamy beige froth with extremely good retention, on top of gentle and constant flows of carbonation.
S: lightly sweet citrusy and lychee-ish upfront coupled with lightly sour fruit esters, balanced with mildly biscuity pale malts; given a very good swirl, the aroma reminds me of German floral hops big time, also with an acute tinge of acidity aside, as well as an interesting edge of raw grains.
T: perfectly effervescent, the intake shows, wow, lots of signs of sweet jasmine flowers on the palate, with the dried flowery fragrance mingling with the otherwise gentle and elegant hoppiness, leaving gristy and starchy malt sweetness and a slightly dry-ish palate to linger alongside the really fine bitter-fragrant jasmine-tea-ish quality in the finish. Straight forward comes the flavour profile, “short-lived” but ever so enjoyable.
M&O: the mouthfeel is superb, medium-minus bodied against a softly carbonated palate, while the flavour profile allows the real flowery elements to shine through and pair well with the hop profile and the gentle malt backbone. All in all, this is unlike any IPA I’ve tried, and I’m deeply fond of it…

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 08:05:26 | More by wl0307
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ssteakley

Washington

4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am sure that some brewers just try to outdo the guy next door or next state, but whoever brewed this one just got creative and risked it....Wow! Avatar Jasmine is right. Very impressed and this one will certainly make it to the party, the finest of parties of course since this is the classiest brew I have tasted since coming to the PNW!

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 01:56:26 | More by ssteakley
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Cavity_Crepes

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really dig this IPA. It feels like a hipster IPA(perfect since it's from Seattle) because it breaks the norm of a standard IPA. The jasmine really hops bring down the bitterness, but still have a good hop taste to make it feel like an IPA. This has turned into my go to IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 02:59:54 | More by Cavity_Crepes
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HSGB1316

California

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If you have ever wondered what drinking the Jasmine flower might be like, try this beer. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. It was a nice change of pace for an IPA because it gave a new type of floral flavors and aromas that you just wont get from hops alone.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 17:14:58 | More by HSGB1316
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beagle75

Iowa

3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with less than one finger of white foam head. Moderate lacing remains and a few clusters of bubbles cling to the submerged wall of the glass.

S: Artificial mixed fruit reminds of hard candy or children's cereal. Malt is fairly refined, slightly bready. No hops influence is detectable.

T: Begins off-dry, with understated pale malt and distinct floral jasmine. Jasmine persists into the middle where malt takes on an undercooked or cornstarch quality. The finish is weakly bitter but surprisingly spicy, reminiscent of a rye beer.

M: Thin viscosity, wet and lively on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This experimental IPA offers an alternative to the dry-hopped modern formula, with a flavor profile that delivers some of the features of dry-hopping without confronting the palate with an IPA-sized level of bitterness. The smell is a very mixed bag of qualities that comes across as dishonest and off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 21:18:47 | More by beagle75
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some copper + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of floral jasmine with just a hint of toasted and caramel malts underneath it.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of lightly toasted malts with some light caramel sweetness. That is followed by a moderate to strong flavor of floral jasmine. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers in the finish for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: The addition of jasmine to an IPA is an interesting add and a successful one in my opinion. I think it makes a rather pedestrian seeming IPA an interesting drink. The aromas of jasmine remind me of being out in the garden.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 00:51:53 | More by dbrauneis
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bottle and poured into a 50 cL stein glass. No discernible bottling or "best buy" date. I love LetsPour for beers like this, because Elysian doesn't distribute to my area.

Appearance - I can see particulate swirling around down in the bottom of the bomber. Pouring moderate, to generate head but not disturb too much sediment, generates a one-finger of creamy, microbubble peach-white colored head. Retention is moderate and the lacing is silky and clean. Body is deep and ruddy orange, like a jar of marmalade. Some haziness and lazy carbonation drifting up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - I was curious whether the jasmine would be present or barely detectible, since the flower puts off a delicate fragrance. To my enjoyment, the jasmine is plenty detectible--sweet with elements of grass and sunny meadow. Hops blend into the floral roundness.

Taste - Again, the jasmine element is plenty aggressive, and the complex blend of hops is harder to find. Some doughy sweet, like King's Hawaiian bread, with nectar and white-flesh fruits. Reveals light caramelized bitterness before finishing fairly dry.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and smooth with carbonation on the low side of moderate. Appropriate for the delicate, but complex flavors.

Overall a wonderfully unique take on IPA. Milder than many, especially if you're looking for the type of IPA to smack you in the mouth with hops, but a deliciously drinkable beer. Executes perfectly on the premise. It's not a go-to, everyday IPA to me, but I'd welcome a bottle of this every so often to change it up. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:10:38 | More by LambicPentameter
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Time for the Avatar Jasmine IPA. This is our final beer from Elysian, and while I’m sad they are over, I’m excited to drink this. I mean, it IS an IPA. Oh, and I really liked the movie Avatar. Not sure they are related, but still something I can relate.

So we are sitting at the bar, and two people beside us start talking about beer and their travels. Her name was Kristen, and her boyfriend Mark started chatting. Fun! They are so nice, and I hope they are going to check out the blog. I did tell them I would mention them. They are pretty much celebrities now!

The final beer is a jasmine IPA that uses actual jasmine flowers. Jasmine is apparently grown here in the Pacific Northwest. I saw some at the Pike Place Market, but outside of soap… And beer, not sure what I would use it for. Speaking of beer, let’s drink!

Before we start drinking, I will mention the manager grabbed us a sample of this on tap before we opened the bottle. We reviewed the ESB on tap, the Dragonstooth in a bottle, and now the jasmine both on tap and in the bottle. Lets drink!

In the Glass: The beer poured like a good IPA should. I will mention, when I posted about being here on Facebook, Stephanie Hardwell commented about THIS beer. She said she loved it, so I am excited to try it. Oh, and while we were prepping this blog post, we learned of the “12 Beers of the Apocalypse” series they did. They still had a few beers from the series left, and Sheryl ended up buying a few bottles. We will report on those when we drink them. I hope she lets me have a sip.

Aroma: I’m not smelling much jasmine here. Not many hops, either. I can picture this as being an entry level IPA. I know hops are a BIG part of brewing in California, but I’m not sure they are that popular up here in the PNW. I also say that not knowing what jasmine tastes like… Or smells like! Here we go.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel on this is pretty basic. Not much up front, and it slides down with a hint of bubbles.

Flavor: There is a load of fruity flavors at first, and while the finish is a bit dry, the flavor, which I assume is jasmine, is a nice unexpected twist on an IPA. It’s not a double IPA but still a well balanced and low hopped flavor. I am curious to learn the IBU on this offering.

Aftertaste: The aftertaste is nice, again offering a subtle drying affect that I didn’t expect. I also just learned that jasmine and lavender are different! I mean, I knew they were different, but confused the two. My apologizes. Not up on my flower talk! The burp on this is nice too, bringing back the same flavors I had on my first trip. Let me try the one on tap.

On tap, the beer is more balanced and has an almost lager mouthfeel. The one on tap is also a bit warmer, but still a tasty treat.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 04:54:27 | More by rickyleepotts
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is floral, some breadiness, not much in the way of hops. Taste is somewhat floral, jasmine is present, more malts than hops, a very light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall not a bad beer, but lacking some of the punch expected in an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 11:14:14 | More by tone77
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this bomber bottle out of a Belgian snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear golden straw with a 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail and ending in a sold lace.

S: Jasmine and hoppy aroma with a fruity background.

T: Smooth and sweet jasmine fruity flavor with a sharp bitter middle and finishes on the bitter side of dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Great twist on an IPA – would grab this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 02:59:05 | More by ckollias
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Instantly upon opening the bottle i thought "this smells great!"

Semi hazed dull orange color with bright white sticky head that dies rather quickly. Lots of jasmine on the nose with ripe orangey and citric hops.

Very very tea like. Herbal and almost like a dry hopped green tea. Medium bodied pleasently dry finish. Jasmine adds a nice sweetness up front and an herbal teal like essence o nthe back end. Hop provide an orange like flavor and bitterness that merely balances rather than overpowers. Dry sweet and tasty. This is one damn good IPA. Unique in it's infusion of jasmine rather than fruit or honey or anything like that. This is an awesome beer.

This beer is definitely awesome food, can't deny that.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 23:02:30 | More by jtierney89
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer was served a lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded very fast leaving almost no lacing at all.

Smell – The aroma was a mix of bready aromas and a strong floral hop aroma. As the name of the brew predicts the flowery aroma is mainly of a jasmine aroma, although there are other aromas of a herbal nature mixed with the jasmine flower hop smells.

Taste – The taste starts out bready with some caramel sweetness up front. The tongue is quickly met with some hop flavors of a floral and citrus nature. The citrus is on the sweeter side with some orange as well as a light grapefruit taste. Toward the end the floral flavors get stronger, with a jasmine flavor dominating the hop taste. In the end a quite jasmine flower and mildly bready taste is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average as well. Both were rather appropriate for a nice balance for the floral hop flavors and the more malty and bready flavor while keeping a good level of drinkability.

Overall – A very flowery IPA. It was not all that bitter and was quite easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 01:43:34 | More by Darkmagus82
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange with green highlights. It has a white bubbly head that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing.

Smells of jasmine, green tea, sweet floral, slight breadiness.

Taste floral and jasmine up front with a bitter herb punch followed by sweet bread taste from the malt. This has some real interesting flavors, but they are all over the place. The brew lacks harmony and a sense of cohesiveness. A fun beer to try, but not one I'll be going back to.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 01:02:48 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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sam_bliss

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz Bomber into pint glass

A- Cloudy orange with suspended white particles. Some settle out slowly but none dissolve - much unfiltered goodness remains. Maybe this is the jasmine? Good head lacing on the side of the glass.

S- Mmm fruity esters and candy, no joke.

T- Floral hops and sweetened jasmine green tea flavor the caramelly, bready malts that balance out a hint of grapefruit pucker.

M- Perfect: Smooth, medium body. Refreshment in the mouth and satisfaction in the lingering aftertaste.

O- This is not a standard NW IPA, nor is it reminiscent of more traditional British varieties. Unique for the category and very flowery. An all-season delight that could be paired with many meals. I like it as an appetizer beer - it won't compromise the palate before eating, but food accompaniment is almost an unnecessary distraction while enjoying this brew.

Vishnu would approve.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 19:52:44 | More by sam_bliss
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pretty good brew. Poured at a good temperature with a huge, foamy, very frothy, fluffy, cream-colored head that very slowly faded and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy straw amber with a few slow bubble trails. Aroma doesn't have much of the jasmine, but does have malt, hop, caramel, a bit floral. Flavor is carbonic tang, bitter up front with and some fruity sweetness behind which lasts along with the bitter. Body and carbonation are perfect.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 23:59:08 | More by drpimento
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cpolking

Iowa

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light amber with an orange tint. There is a half-inch of off-white head.

The aroma is mostly jasmine, like a cold jasmine tea, with a bit of beer in the back.

The taste is a malty IPA, with light floral and orange, and the pleasant and full flavor of jasmine. The flavors are in a nice balance with the jasmine taking the lead. This is very nice, and would be great with Asian food, or on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 02:54:32 | More by cpolking
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance was nice golden with a nice fluffy white head

Smell not Much to the hops and very little trace of the jasmine, clean though.

Taste brings out much more flavor than the smell. Notes of mango with jasmine and a very light malt notes.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp

Overall I wasn't impressed nor was I disappointed. Solid beer .

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 01:06:42 | More by Keyportnick
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass; thanks to Jesse13713 for splitting his bottle with me.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color, topped off by a finger of bubbly white head. A few bits of sediment are suspended in the glass.

S: Very herbal and floral; while not "soapy," it certainly reminds me of soap given the intensity of those two smells. A light malty sweetness provides a bit of a backbone. I can't say I'm familiar with the smell of jasmine, but this beer has a very distinct aroma-reminiscent of freshly cut flowers but one that I've never encountered before- so that's probably the jasmine.

T: More big floral tones, alongside generous portions of grassy and herbal hops. A light punch of citrus makes its way in on the finish, as toasty, sweet malts show up at the same time. There's a lot happening here, and sometimes it seems like the flavors clash a bit- their juxtaposition is pretty sharp, but I actually find myself enjoying it like that.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation; smooth and creamy.

O: A solid and very unique beer; I highly recommend trying this one if you can pick it up. That recommendation goes especially for fans of floral IPAs, and fans who are sick of the more common citrus/pine combination (not me! but there's probably someone out there who fits that description).

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:06:52 | More by AwYeh
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very well put together simple label. Nice color scheme and elegant yet simple graphics.

Appearance: Poured out of a 22oz Bomber(Brown) into a 16oz. English Pint. Pours an apple juice like clear copper/amber color with a 1 finger airy white foam head that quickly dissipates into a thin foam ring. Head retention was only 1min 5sec.

Smell/Aroma: Bubble-gum like sweetness hits the nose right of the bat. Very floral with that soft flower-like smell being very pleasant. Also an herbal grassy like smell hidden behind the floral presence.

Flavor/Taste: Again, like the smell, very floral with the pleasant jasmine dominating the front end. Pine hops and bread-like malts break through in the middle. Back end is dominated by bitterness. Very bitter.

MouthFeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth but slightly creamy.

Drinkability: Very refreshing and drinkable.

Overall/Comments: So different than any IPA I have ever tried. While staying true to the bitter nature of the IPA this was very herbal and floral oriented. The fresh jasmine in the taste and the aroma was excellent and very pleasant. I highly enjoyed this offering. Consumed 7-18-12

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 07:42:56 | More by thegodfather1076
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Jesse13713

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered from LetsPour and poured into a Hoppin' Frog snifter glass.

Appearance - A refreshing citrus appearance. A short half-finger head that fades rapidly. Weak web-like lacing to the glass. The beer is an opaque squash orange color with average carbonation. Lightly pink.

Smell - Extremely floral with a bit of an elderberry smell to it. A sweet, near pink-bubblegum smell. Very pleasant.

Taste - Definitely a unique beer. I have not had something quite like this before. Floral notes violently grab at the tongue and pull it further into its bed. Sweet honey-like nectar with hints of fresh hops. Extremely bready with a sweeter, banana-bread like backing. Delicious and unique.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Medium bodied and extraordinarily unique. The taste of, what I presume is Jasmine flowers, adds a whole new level of depth to the taste of this beer. Extremely complex.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 01:25:47 | More by Jesse13713
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy copper color with some residual white foam. Floral smell, light grassy smell too. Toffee malt taste, subtle hop taste, but really tucked below a tasty malt. Really tasty. At the end, a bitter hop resides. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 12:36:53 | More by KTCamm
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, floral, pine, bread, caramel, flower petals, light honey, and herbal spiciness. Pretty nice and well balance aromas with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange, caramel, honey, pine, floral, bread, flower petals, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, herbal, floral, bread, caramel, and honey on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of bitterness with malt sweetness; with some good hop flavor complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. The jasmine flowers blend well with the flavor profile; and there is some nice hop flavor balance. Quite enjoyable and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 03:39:01 | More by superspak
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Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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