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Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

551 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 26
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-21-2004

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Ratings: 551 | Reviews: 239
Photo of jpower
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of draheim
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Jai Thai Fremont. Poured a pale hazy yellow w/ a thin head, some decent lacing as I drained the glass.

Aroma is light and crisp, floral but not very strong.

Taste is a blend of pale malt, jasmine tea, and subdued floral hops. Bitter on the finish. Washed down the tasty Thai food but didn't overpower it.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, drinkable.

Overall a different twist on an IPA but the floral jasmine tea qualities didn't really add much. No need to have again.

Photo of Laugookneetuss
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of jasmine fragrance are present in the nose—if I was blindfolded I could picture myself being in a tropical location such as Hawaii.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of jasmine flowers. Slight hints of bitterness and underlying caramel malts are also noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I felt that the jasmine was a little too overpowering in the sense that it completely obscured the rest of this beer. I still liked it, but if you don't like jasmine this probably won't be a beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Eman17
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannyfayy
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moose90
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jewefc2
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Homebrew taste. Drinkable everyday. Lightly carbonated

Photo of Taybeh
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bomber into a Tallgrass tulip

A: peachy amber, with a puffy white 2 finger head, good retention, great lacing
S: some flowery jasmine, as advertised, bready malt, a little fruit but not really citrus...lychee or something like that.
T: follows the nose, kind of tea-like...very unique and different, but nice. There is very little sweetness here, but it isn't exactly bitter either. The floral jasmine notes are present throughout, but really come through strongly in the back half and mixes with some other herbal notes and something that gives it a little prickliness. The malt here provides a nice backbone, but doesn't add a whole lot to the flavor, as far as I can tell.
M: medium to high carbonation, slick and wet, taste really lingers.

Overall: unique and different. If I had regular access to this, I'd drink it on occasion, when I was looking for a change of pace. It's refreshing and interesting.

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIll_Currie
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great hops. Elysian knows how to make a fragrant beer

Photo of ZachT
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Jasmine is much too strong, overpowering.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jakecattleco
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of timoteo833
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass. Branded black pry-off pressure cap. Uninteresting label design.

6.3% ABV. Reviewed live as an IPA per the label. Served cold into a stem-tulip. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show.

HEAD: One finger wide. White in colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Soft complexion. Retention is above average - about 3-4 minutes.

BODY: Clear translucent copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears adequately carbonated. It's not unique or special for an IPA, but I find it appealing for the style.

AROMA: Jasmine is evident, and complements the floral hop notes nicely. Pale malts. Really flowery, to a rather pleasant extent. Clean and resinous without coming off soapy. It's not piney, citrusy, or juicy, but boy do the floral notes kick ass.

A pleasant intriguing aroma of moderate strength. The jasmine is a stand-out.

No alcohol, off-notes, or yeast character is detectable.

TASTE: Jasmine flower, subsidiary floral hops, ample amounts of hoppy resins, some dank more cannabis-evocative notes, faint herbal character, clean pale malts, a dash of caramalt, and some hop oils. Bitterness is mild, but it doesn't have too much caramalt sweetness.

It's nicely balanced and enjoyable, but isn't perfect. It's complex enough, and the jasmine lends it unique nuance. But there's little subtlety, and it could of course be more intricate. Some citrusy zest might be nice. I do like it, and the jasmine makes it memorable. But it's not as fresh tasting or interesting as superior beers in the style, and lacks their complexity and subtlety. Depth, duration, and intensity of flavour are all average.

TEXTURE: Lightly oily. Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, fairly refreshing, slightly overcarbonated, and approachable. It's a bit dragging on the palate, especially in the late second act.

Not gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, or scratchy.

Overall presence on the palate is nice. This texture is a decent complement to the taste, but doesn't elevate the beer.

OVERALL: I think they could get away with a higher ABV. It's drinkable and enjoyable, and I'll easily finish the bottle with my friend (Blakelive784), but I doubt I'd buy it again. It does make me curious to try Elysian's other offerings, and the jasmine is very interesting. Worth trying, but far from world-class. A nice little IPA.

B-

Photo of ScottP
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of LouZ
3/5  rDev -19.4%

I was not a fan of the jasmine infusion.

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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