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Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

479 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 26 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

1/5  rDev -73.1%

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Oregon

1/5  rDev -73.1%

07-05-2014 23:51:58 | More by Vipin
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Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.1%

05-20-2012 20:23:30 | More by epicac2
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

04-13-2012 21:17:31 | More by Frankieteardrop
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Oregon

1/5  rDev -73.1%

02-28-2014 21:45:12 | More by mrkinnex
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TakiSC

Arizona

1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

11-13-2012 01:24:41 | More by TakiSC
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New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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Washington

2/5  rDev -46.2%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.2%

11-20-2011 00:36:32 | More by xnicknj
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.2%

10-29-2012 03:25:46 | More by Holland
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biercycle

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.2%

04-08-2012 22:26:02 | More by biercycle
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beertunes

Washington

2.13/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Served straight pint glass. Poured a typical golden amber with just under an inch of foamy white head that had no retention or lacing.

The scent of jasmine hides the hop scents from the nose at first, but on second sniff they seem well blended. The same is not true of the flavor. The jasmine is so overpowering that the only way you can tell there hops in this IPA is by the dry finish.

The body is typical for the style. The drinkability is very poor, I struggled to finish my pint. Overall, try this if you're a beerhunter who wants this for his list, everyone else should avoid.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2009 21:47:42 | More by beertunes
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alli4051

Colorado

2.17/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint.

Pours a glowing orange with a thick, foamy white head. Looks good, but unfortunately that's about the only kind thing I have to say about this brew. Nose and taste are overwhelmingly jasmine. That's about all I can say, not because I'm lazy or have a crappy palate but because it's so cloying I couldn't get past it. I honestly can't smell or taste anything else. Sounded like it might be a pleasant compliment but the jasmine kind of imparted something that reminded me of peas, or asparagus. I like Elysian but this is a total mess.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 02:55:14 | More by alli4051
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ATPete

New Jersey

2.2/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz bottle

Pours a clear orange/brown color with a medium sized white head. I initially loved the idea of a truly floral IPA, i couldnt wait to get this thing home and crack it. I was a bit disappointed in its execution. Very floral and perfumey nose, the musty flower aroma overpowers any and all detectable hop presence. Come to think of it, this beer smells like the expensive soaps people keep in their bathrooms. Its got a silky and rather round body with super low carbonation and a bitter, stale hop aftertaste. This beer is just far to perfumey, for my tastes, leafy and powdery at times, i truly cant understand the type of hop character that was attempting to be achieved here. As the beer warms up it develops a gnarly aftertaste of sweet malt and chlorophyll.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 00:58:01 | More by ATPete
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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Avagadro

New Jersey

2.6/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: pours orange, with plenty of white head. Lacing can be seen through the hazy brew.

S: jasmine dominates, with hints of lemon and lime.

T: the ale is quite sweet, and overpowered with jasmine. There are no hop flavors, just jasmine.

M: medium body with a touch of carbonation, as well as astringency.

D: this beer is just too sweet to be an IPA. I would have like a little more subtlety with the jasmine. It is as though they went light on the hops in order to let the jasmine shine, leaving the beer terribly unbalanced and syrupy. Not one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 22:22:40 | More by Avagadro
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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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nezelrac

New York

2.63/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on tap, into a shaker pint

A - looks good - a golden copper, slight haze; nice finger of off white head - fades quickly little lacing;

S - hints of floral/jasmine, and a little sweet malt; the nose is dominated by a husky graininess that is thoroughly unappealing; don't know what to make of it;

T - just like the nose - dominated by astringent grain husk; was the mill set too fine and they just didn't notice?

M - starts off fine, but then gains in astringency

O - this should be a good beer, but something isn't right; I don't like to write reviews of beers that I can't be positive about, but I feel that if I have this beer again in a few months it will be very different beer...we'll see

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 16:56:23 | More by nezelrac
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NorCalYeti

California

2.68/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

taste- bready, malty, sweet hops

color- gold/light-orange

clarity- clear

smell- bready, maly, delicate floral notes

body- light weight

appearance- thin white head, mild carbonation, head retention was minimal although on the second pour i was able to muster an ice cream thick head

overall impression- let down, not as i remembered at the oregon brewer's festival

notes and comments- availability:summer, dried jasmine flowers added in the boil and hopback, alcohol is masked, bottle says good until september '09, not picking up any of the floral notes the other reviewers are talking about...when i saw this beer i was so excited to take it home i bought two bottles. i have good memories drinking it at the brewery and other places but it does not translate in the bottle...maybe this one is off. i don't think this beer does justice to the ipa category...as the label states, it might be best judged as a herb/spice beer. this was a tough review to write because i'm a big cantwell fan.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 23:19:05 | More by NorCalYeti
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

04-22-2012 16:43:55 | More by nmann08
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

12-09-2012 19:02:52 | More by oldp0rt
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

2.78/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bomber with a clear orange/amber/copper color. Very nice head.

Aroma is strong jasmine and slight sweetness and hops.

Flavor starts out with a very strong sweet jasmine flavor which lingers a long while. A bit of bitter and citrus hops but mostly sweet jasmine flavors throughout. My initial reaction was as though it was candy, though not in an all together positive manner.

Overall I am glad I tried this beer as I have never had anything like it. Though it is too sweet for me and a little much in terms of Jasmine. I give them credit for originality, perhaps this just isn't my thing.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-11-2011 02:07:54

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 17:46:37 | More by hopfacebrew
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Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.