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Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 24
Gots: 33 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Mark5252, May 07, 2012
Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours out a beautiful hazy gold with carbonation bubbles peeking through the haze. The head is tiny though. The aroma is intensely floral with a bit of citrus hops to round it out. The taste is also very heavy on the floral jasmine, making this a very unique beer experience. There's just the smallest amount of citrus hops and light, sweet malts. I think I'd prefer a bit of a more herbal hop presence to temper some of the sweetness, but it's still unique and well-done. The mouthfeel is brisk, and the drinkability is good. Overall, it's a very interesting beer experience. I'm not sure if I'd go out and get it again, but it's a great change-up from the day to day.

shand, May 04, 2012
Photo of ridgeline23
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ridgeline23, May 02, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured the majority of the 22 oz bottle into a large Duvel glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is an orange amber color with slightly hazy clarity. Also, there are lots of signs of carbonation coming up through the glass. Super lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: There beer has an herbal and floral aroma. Sweetness and breadiness also. Hops are hidden well or maybe the herbal essence of the beer dominates the hops aroma.

Taste: Jasmine and floral taste in the mouth, pine from the hops, bready and caramel malts, but a lot of bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: creamy smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing, and easy to drink.

Overall: I like the twist Elysian put on the American IPA. The herbal essence was very nice for a change and i could see myself going to check out this brewery next time I am in Seattle. As for now, I will have to hunt this beer down in NY again.

Flounder57, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BeerNDoggerel, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
3/5  rDev -19.4%

edwardkersh, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of martino_cappachino
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

An extra frothy, two-finger tips length of head.

Heavy nose full of blossoming jasmine and purple perilla in the aroma.

Dirty blonde with an amber hue in color.

Mouthfeel was almost slick and syrupy. Less carbonation than normal for an IPA it seemed, but I think that helped bring out it's aroma more.

Taste was a combination of jasmine with a hoppy resin bite. ..Slightly sweet. Toasted, light bread in malt character.

Truly a sublime, and not for everday consumption, IPA that must be carefully paired when considering cuisine.

martino_cappachino, Apr 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

nmann08, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +7.5%

shelby415, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy golden apricot with a thick creamy head that evaporates to a thin cap of tiny bubbles.

S: Sweet floral Jasmine up front, mildly malty with a hint of hops ends with a little spicy pepper. Mild skunkiness as the beer warmed.

T: Floral jasmine flavour is definitely front, with a little bitter mild hop flavour. Sweet and mildly malty too, which balances out the hop nicely. It's clear and crisp and reminiscent of jasmine tea. It's refreshing while providing that jasmine flavour.

M: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, and medium bodied, it's a lovely creamy feeling too, the mouth feel is complex and intriguing - really excellent presentation.

O: This is a fantastic floral forward brew, that will compliment sushi and delicate fish nicely. It's a unique flavour that provides a refreshing break from the regular IPA that's citrus or pine-y. Definitely worth the buy - looking forward to trying it again.

FondueVoodoo, Apr 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

Frankieteardrop, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of jeffeljefe
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jeffeljefe, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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.

Cylinsier, Apr 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.2%

biercycle, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

OWSLEY069, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of beerme343
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beerme343, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

GeoffreyM, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

StonedTrippin, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of HopNelius
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

HopNelius, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BMart, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

piclee, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

jsanford, Mar 11, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled unk
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.

harrymel, Mar 04, 2012
Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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