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Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Avatar Jasmine IPAAvatar Jasmine IPA

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540 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 27
Gots: 38 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AwYeh
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass; thanks to Jesse13713 for splitting his bottle with me.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color, topped off by a finger of bubbly white head. A few bits of sediment are suspended in the glass.

S: Very herbal and floral; while not "soapy," it certainly reminds me of soap given the intensity of those two smells. A light malty sweetness provides a bit of a backbone. I can't say I'm familiar with the smell of jasmine, but this beer has a very distinct aroma-reminiscent of freshly cut flowers but one that I've never encountered before- so that's probably the jasmine.

T: More big floral tones, alongside generous portions of grassy and herbal hops. A light punch of citrus makes its way in on the finish, as toasty, sweet malts show up at the same time. There's a lot happening here, and sometimes it seems like the flavors clash a bit- their juxtaposition is pretty sharp, but I actually find myself enjoying it like that.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation; smooth and creamy.

O: A solid and very unique beer; I highly recommend trying this one if you can pick it up. That recommendation goes especially for fans of floral IPAs, and fans who are sick of the more common citrus/pine combination (not me! but there's probably someone out there who fits that description).

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of thegodfather1076
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very well put together simple label. Nice color scheme and elegant yet simple graphics.

Appearance: Poured out of a 22oz Bomber(Brown) into a 16oz. English Pint. Pours an apple juice like clear copper/amber color with a 1 finger airy white foam head that quickly dissipates into a thin foam ring. Head retention was only 1min 5sec.

Smell/Aroma: Bubble-gum like sweetness hits the nose right of the bat. Very floral with that soft flower-like smell being very pleasant. Also an herbal grassy like smell hidden behind the floral presence.

Flavor/Taste: Again, like the smell, very floral with the pleasant jasmine dominating the front end. Pine hops and bread-like malts break through in the middle. Back end is dominated by bitterness. Very bitter.

MouthFeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth but slightly creamy.

Drinkability: Very refreshing and drinkable.

Overall/Comments: So different than any IPA I have ever tried. While staying true to the bitter nature of the IPA this was very herbal and floral oriented. The fresh jasmine in the taste and the aroma was excellent and very pleasant. I highly enjoyed this offering. Consumed 7-18-12

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jesse13713
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered from LetsPour and poured into a Hoppin' Frog snifter glass.

Appearance - A refreshing citrus appearance. A short half-finger head that fades rapidly. Weak web-like lacing to the glass. The beer is an opaque squash orange color with average carbonation. Lightly pink.

Smell - Extremely floral with a bit of an elderberry smell to it. A sweet, near pink-bubblegum smell. Very pleasant.

Taste - Definitely a unique beer. I have not had something quite like this before. Floral notes violently grab at the tongue and pull it further into its bed. Sweet honey-like nectar with hints of fresh hops. Extremely bready with a sweeter, banana-bread like backing. Delicious and unique.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Medium bodied and extraordinarily unique. The taste of, what I presume is Jasmine flowers, adds a whole new level of depth to the taste of this beer. Extremely complex.

Photo of KTCamm
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy copper color with some residual white foam. Floral smell, light grassy smell too. Toffee malt taste, subtle hop taste, but really tucked below a tasty malt. Really tasty. At the end, a bitter hop resides. Very good.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, floral, pine, bread, caramel, flower petals, light honey, and herbal spiciness. Pretty nice and well balance aromas with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange, caramel, honey, pine, floral, bread, flower petals, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, herbal, floral, bread, caramel, and honey on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of bitterness with malt sweetness; with some good hop flavor complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. The jasmine flowers blend well with the flavor profile; and there is some nice hop flavor balance. Quite enjoyable and very drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden, clear, 0.5" head that quickly dissipates

S - Pronounced jasmine nose

T - Very floral, not too bitter... this would pair well with Vietnamese food

M - Light, not too carbonated

O - This is a beer that has a time and place... likely best to be paired with food... enjoyable and different

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Avatar Jasmine IPA
Elysian Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.30 %

LOOK: Copper/orange colored brew with a large soapy head that provides plenty of webbed lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Citrus, orange blossom tea, floral, herbal hops and caramel all make for a pretty pleasing nose.

TASTE: Orange citrus, herbal tea flavor imparted by the jasmine. There is a resinous, piney hop character and provides a solid bitterness. Mild caramel, brown sugar, honey like notes from the malt. Finishes slightly bitter.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp and easily drinkable.

OVERALL: A very solid IPA from Elysian brewing, who is notorious for making well hopped and unique ales. The Avatar makes good use of the hops and the jasmine, a pretty delicious beer.

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1/5  rDev -73.1%

Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.