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Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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540 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 27
Gots: 39 | 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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4.97/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer and the Jasmine brings out all the flavorful hop notes with the floral notes accentuating the complexity of the flavor.
A- Dark Golden with a nice head
S- Aroma is mainly jasmine with hop notes
T- Flavors accentuate each other well
M- Crisp and refreshing
O- This beer combines unlikely flavors and they create an exciting, delicious brew

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(22 oz bottle - poured into a balloon)

A: very hazy (well, cloudy) yellow-orange liquid... sort of a creamy foam, off-white... wild, bottle-conditioned look to the bubbles... decent retention... haze seems to clear only a bit after a while... 3.5

S: oh, wow!... floral, taffy-like aromas plus the backend whiff of fresh jasmine - fantastic!... semi-potent intensity... 4.5

T: jasmine carries over like mad, trails off in favor of a cake-like malt flavor, which then fades just as quickly as the jasmine comes whipping back around, lingering for a moment before fading yet again... by the second sip, classic west coast orange-citrus hops push forward, with a lingering lemon pith note... not the least bit boozy, nor peppery despite a sense that it could be... malt sweetness, boosted by the hops, increases with each sip and settles with the hop resins upon the palate... the taste just lasts and lasts, aftertaste retains most of the hop/malt nuances... pleasant, bright grassy-herbal bitterness emerges after a bit - character of eating flower petals... if the jasmine was completely removed from this, I feel this would be a decent but perhaps not terribly exciting beer... the hazy balance is a dream... 4.75

M: big, fullish, but plush... satiny smooth... built for sipping... fades out level, but leaves a pillowy coating of "flower dust" and (I would assume) yeast and hop drippings blanketing the palate... so cozy... 5

O: transcended my expectations!... for someone who's enamored with gruit and "alternative" plant flavoring in beer, this was heavenly... had an eye out for this for a long while, finally came across it, and well worth the wait... guess what? going out and buying the rest of those bottles right now!... 4.5+

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4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

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4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good clarity with fine bubbles of carbonation surfacing. Nice one and a half finger head that sticks around for a while. Awesome lacing. Light amber in color. The smell is flowery, but also remeniscent of juicy fruit at first. Very light touch of a bready backbone. Really, its like sticking your nose in a flower, minus the pollen. Earthy note to it as well, just enough to balance it out. Very pleasant in the aroma.

Unique flowery taste as well. When I read that it was made with jasmine flowers, I just assumed it would be a floral hops kind of taste and smell, but this smells and tastes like a flower picked fresh out of the garden. Swirling around that characteristic flavor is a load of fresh seemingly dry-hopped bitterness from citrusy and piney hops. Backing it all is a note of bread crust that brings the flavor profile full circle into a uniquely balanced IPA. The flower taste is earthy and something unlike anything else I've had in a beer to this date. It sticks around in the aftertaste, putting you right outside in the middle of a garden of flowers. The mouthfeel is a bit creamy, finishing with a lingering dryness. Very interesting beer, a very solid IPA with a flavor profile that puts this one into the "unique" category for me. I'm really glad I picked this one up and would be happy to buy it again.

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4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I need to re-review this beer with oen in my hand, but I felt it needs a review since it is my favorite beer, ever.

the looks don't ring a bell as exceptional, so i'm going to skip to the taste and mouthfeel. The smell rocks you with the memorable jasmine kick most common, atleast to me, from Jasmine Teas. But the smell is paired with a hoppy bitterness, though it is notably less bitter than many other IPA's.

The taste fills in the rest, It walks a delicate balance of beerness and jasminey'ness, and it comes out a champion. I always hope they have it on tap at the elysian, and I am never dissapointed when it is made available to me.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

I picked one of these up before heading over to the coast for some camping figuring that my wife might enjoy it. I have to admit we were both pleasantly surprised how the jasmine flower melds with the medium hoppiness of this IPA. If you were to drink his beer without reading the label I don't know that I would classify it as an India pale ale even though I know it is by brewing process and ingredients. At the end of the day it is a very enjoyable beer and very different in a good way. Plus you can kill two birds with one stone by getting your wife a beer and flowers in one bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

really, really loved this one. I received it as an extra a few weeks ago and threw it right into the fridge. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 09/14/2009.
The pour was near perfect. Clear and rich copper amber in color. A huge head, nearly three inches in height towered over the top of the glass, settling down only slightly and leaving behind tons of side glass lacing along the way. Ample carbonation visible throughout the session. Aroma is enormous grapefruit and floral notes. Crisp, clear, and clean. With a definite amount of freshness to it. Perfect balance is achieved here with each and every sip. As the hops are bright and deliver a pronounced citrus and floral flavor, the jasmine plays off of it perfectly adding a very nice bit of balance to it. Dry finish with a crisp and clean bite to it. Nice medium feel and just an enormous amount of session ability to it. I could have kept going with this one, but alas it had run out,
Overall one of the best IPA's I have had in as long as I can remember. The jasmine added a very nice element to it, nice floral notes and a good bit of balance. Again this is one I would have no issue at all with going after again.

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Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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