Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
3.55/5 rDev -4.6%
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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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.