Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours a slightly hazy honey golden color. Half inch white head dissipates to a lacing and retains there.
Smells of mild floral hops and noticeable jasmine.
Taste follows, some mild floral hops and a bit of citrus and mild malt all wrapped up in a coating of jasmine, flowery at first and bitter like tea at the end.
Medium to full body with soft expansive carbonation.
The jasmine is the centerpiece of this beer. It's not overwhelming but it is there. As such, you pretty much have to like jasmine to like this. If you do, you're in for a real treat. If you don't, avoid at all costs. For me, a casual jasmine green tea fan, it's good and enjoyable, something I am glad to have tried and might even have again, but it's a niche beer.
04-11-2012 00:34:49 | More by Cylinsier
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, floral and a small orange citrus. In the taste, pine like hops to mellow citrus, and a nice floral note. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine and small floral hop in the aftertaste. Nice floral presence with citrus notes in a sweeter ale.
03-31-2012 18:20:13 | More by OWSLEY069
4.08/5 rDev +10%
Enjoyed the Avatar Jasmine IPA on tap at Elysian Fields out of a standard pint glass. The pour shows off a good looking bronze color with a small white head of tiny bubbles.
This beer has a big floral bouquet with sweet jasmine at the forefront and a bit of piney hops.
The jasmine flavor also leads the way on the palate hitting hard initially but mellowing nicely with a little malt carrying through to the balanced finish. The hops blend in very well and work nicely with the jasmine.
This is a very drinkable IPA that goes down smooth. An easy beer to like... if you are a fan of IPA and if you can handle the strong floral notes.
03-29-2012 07:46:53 | More by beerme343
4.2/5 rDev +13.2%
this is a fabulous beer. never had anything like it. pours a hazy pale orange color with a thick fluffy white head. smells like fresh jasmie flowers, reminds me of spring in bloom, its a really profound smell, takes me places id rather be. flowers blend well with the hops which are on the fruity end of the spectrum. it has a light flavor, not perfumy at all, just really fresh and alive. there is a slight bitter element in the finish which reminds you its an ipa. its less hoppy than maybe it could be, but i love the way the jasmine is featured here, great idea, great execution. feel is nice, on the lighter side with plenty of bubbles. the aftertaste is nice too. not sure what kind of food i would do with this one, but i am going to buy it again and figure it out. for about 5 bucks a bomber, you cannot go wrong here. sensational
03-26-2012 18:33:24 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Served at Coles in Buffalo on tap. The waitress recommeneded it as something different that if I enjoy IPA's I might like. It is really refreshing to have a server actually know about beer.
Appearance-dark yellow, medium to heavy carbonation, some lacing.
Smell-heavy floral notes coming through, Jasmine.
Taste-heavy floral hop notes, the Jasmine really bites you, my wife tried it and stated the same but I enjoy a beer like that and she does not. So different from your usual IPA that I had to love it. I kept getting more and more with every taste.
Mouthfeel-hoppy as hell, very floral.
Overall-I really enjoyed this but probably would not drink more than two in a sitting, I could see that this beer would definatly not appeal to everyone.I will seek this out again, love the floral notes.
03-26-2012 16:17:31 | More by HopNelius
2.98/5 rDev -19.7%
If your're looking for traditional IPA grab their Immortal IPA, this is the hybrid herbal flower Jasmine infused IPA where the floral aspects overshadow the hops, I did get some mild citrus and herbal bitterness from hops but the Jasmine smacked me around, a semi clouded golden copper orange hue with an off white khaki tinted head forming thick. Carbonation levels were dead on nothing cloying in the actual texture more the unrelenting bitterness from the Jasmine additions. Flavor wise a nice base beer as jaded by the Jasmine, I just didn't care for this combination or the fact that they have to get so creative with an already stellar style of beer, the IPA. Overall I think I said it, drink the Immortal and try a thimble full of this and move on.
03-26-2012 06:32:15 | More by WVbeergeek
3.38/5 rDev -8.9%
Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear yellow orange amber with a one finger white head, lacing and nice carbonation; attractive. Aroma of caramel malt with a odd botanical component that does seem to be jasmine, although it interacts with the malt in an odd way. Medium bodied, almost creamy. Malt, light fruit and a funky botanical taste up front, finishing with nice sweet malt and a hop bite. Faint floral aftertaste. The middle flavor combination does not work for me and seems off, but the finish is nice. Remarkably full bodied and complex for its ABV, impressively made, but the off flavor of the jasmine with the malt didn't work for me. Glad I tried it and enjoyed the bottle, but probably not a repeater.
03-18-2012 22:17:15 | More by LiquidAmber
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
22oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass. I believe this is old, so I'm hoping it doesn't suck too bad.
A - Pours a cloudy gold with a dense, creamy ivory head that settles to a solid cap, leaving lots of streaky lacing as it recedes.
S - Definite aromas of jasmine, along with some grainy malt, and a heaping dollop of honey.
T - Pretty close to the nose, lots of floral jasmine and sweet honey malt. Definitely missing a distinctive hop "bite" but I'm chalking that up to the age.
M - Smooth and moderately creamy, with a medium body and solid carbonation.
O - Overall a nice floral beer, but in this state I can't call it an "IPA". I'll definitely seek out a fresher bottle since I've wanted this for a while.
03-11-2012 23:13:20 | More by jsanford
3.93/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours a golden ale with a little white foam, no lace. Smells like Jasmine with a hint of lemon zest.flavor is a bit sweet with some mineral like flavors and plenty of that Jasmine.I've had this beer plenty of times and the key is getting it fresh. Body is medium with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer for me.
03-04-2012 10:01:19 | More by harrymel
3.15/5 rDev -15.1%
More Elysian IPAs from the recent arrival to PA.
Avatar Jasmine from a bomber.
Whoops!!! I did NOT decant this sucker, and I've got shit specks and clumps running all around my glass. The brew amidst the gunk is a honeyed amber with an itty bitty white head that's a little thicker than one layer of bubbles.
Well, it smells like jasmine. Some other floral hops in there, too. There's also a Sweet Tart candy vibe going on that's a little strange. Semi-funky sweet pale malt contributing, also.
Big jasmine layer, not unlike sweetened jasmine tea. Spritzy floral hop gives it bitterness and some rosewater esters. The malt isn't intrusive like it was in the nose. A crisp cracker malt sturdies the brew and keeps back from the hop and herbal garden show. Nothing particularly exceptional going on here, but this combo makes for a potentially great combo to build a beer from. I dig the jasmine. The hops are still a little too subdued, which is a stinker because they're pretty valuable to the essence of this beer being a success. Wish there was more explosiveness.
I'm seriously trying to forget about the yeast dregs I must have stuck in my teeth at this particular moment and concentrate on body, carbonation, and drinkability. Medium-light body with some persistent carbonation. Decent to drink. Not overly bitter, which helps the feel but not the taste for this style.
I'm not going to 'dump' on this beer. There was nothing outstanding to speak of; just a nice herbal addition without the necessary clout of hops to hold it up. Didn't like the malt profile of this one, and I could have CERTAINLY done without the heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy bottle conditioning! But, who's to knock... a clean pour on-tap I would order and finish with some enjoyment. Sorry, but this one's barely above-average.
03-02-2012 03:40:58 | More by thecheapies
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
22oz bottle with no freshness date. Sediment noted on the bottom of the bomber pre-pour.
Pours a hazy orange color. Not too hazy, but it's not super clear either. White head stood over a finger tall following a medium pour. Lacing is all over the glass. Impressive. Head is still hanging on after more than 5 minutes.
Holy jasmine flowers Batman! It's hard to get anything else from the aroma. A little bit of hops in the background, but you have to work to smell them.
More of the same in the taste. A large dose of jasmine up front. Maybe a bit too much? Some bitterness starts to peaks out from behind the initial wall of flower power. I'm also getting a bit of malty sweetness towards the back end. Finish is fairly clean with a lingering floral taste.
Medium bodied with a carbonation level that sits just below moderate.
A nice and very unique take on the IPA style overall.
Morey's Bottom Line: Once in a while you run into a beer that stands apart from the rest. Sometimes because it's elite, and sometimes it's because it's unique and different. The latter applies to this one. I have no way of knowing how fresh this beer is, but I could use a bit more hop flavor and bitterness to back up the bold jasmine flavor. It's still a good beer regardless though.
02-26-2012 21:32:38 | More by Morey
2.78/5 rDev -25.1%
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
01-28-2012 17:46:37 | More by hopfacebrew
4.97/5 rDev +34%
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
01-27-2012 04:54:01 | More by iciclebrews
Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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