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Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Avatar Jasmine IPAAvatar Jasmine IPA

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550 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 26
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Todd on 12-21-2004

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Ratings: 550 | Reviews: 239
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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%

Photo of Moondog
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%

Photo of chrisfallon83
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Stinkypuss
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%

Photo of erha2
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TasteTester
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of martino_cappachino
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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