Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company
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Reviews by Hornet2003:
British Columbia (Canada)
2.63/5 rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Best part of the beer. Nice amber pour. Tiny bubbles linger.
Smell: Might be an old bottle but I get a musty, pale ale aroma. Biscuity and wet. There is a hoppiness about it, but not in an IPA sense. Apparently, there's supposed to be jasmine in here?
Taste: Much like the smell...Pale ale-ish. Little to no jasmine is detectable. Possibly in a slight bitterness after the hops hit. The hops are bitter, but muted in flavour. Oddly, I'm also tasting a bit of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Not bad. Standard for an IPA. Slight prickliness but smooth overall.
Drinkability: Well it's easy enough to drink, but would you want to? When I'm looking for an "American IPA" I look for a dynamic, adventurous beer. This is pedestrian.
Overall: I'd say this is just a touch too subtle in the hops/jasmine department to actually be called a "Jasmine IPA". More of a Jasmine APA, perhaps? I have a feeling this bottle is past its prime as the "drink before" date is only a month away. Probably already pushing 5 months old. However, if the brewery thinks it should fall acceptably within the IPA category at this point, I'd disagree. I'd love to try it fresh...
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2010 00:20:33 | More by Hornet2003
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3.51/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I had no idea what to expect with this one. Poured it into a glass and saw a lot stuff floating. Hmmm? Sediment? Bad bottle? Smell is fantastic. Tropical fruity and floral. Can taste hops but almost no bitterness. If I knew there were fruit in it, I would say guava and underripe mango. There is a little bitterness way at the end, but it is very mellow and pleasant. The floating stuff doesn't settle to the bottom so I'm thinking its supposed to be there. Can't feel the floating stuff but almost feels slightly sticky in the mouth. Think this would be awesome with spicy food, especially Indian, Mexican, or
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 02:59:33 | More by jrein0254
Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.