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Avatar Jasmine IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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513 Ratings
very good

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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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Photo of thecheapies
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

thecheapies, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of netdude
5/5  rDev +34.4%

netdude, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Hoolihan
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Hoolihan, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Morey
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Morey, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev +7.5%

LampertLand, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -19.4%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -19.4%

poppyjohn, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
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

hopfacebrew, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of iciclebrews
4.97/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

iciclebrews, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of prisdefer
5/5  rDev +34.4%

prisdefer, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of thishannah
4/5  rDev +7.5%

thishannah, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

gkunkle, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

TheBigBoy, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Beer4Baltimore, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of towlea25
3/5  rDev -19.4%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of saiba
4/5  rDev +7.5%

saiba, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Telestic
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Telestic, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of LittleDon
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy with an yellow-amber color. Minimal and short lived head but decent lace. Understated aroma that's balanced between grain and caramel. Subtle jasmine elements as well. The taste is earthy and floral. Healthy earthy bitter finish, more East coast than West coast. Light carbonation and medium body.

LittleDon, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +7.5%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of alwaysanswerb
5/5  rDev +34.4%

alwaysanswerb, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of asparkoflife
4/5  rDev +7.5%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of ChrisPro
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ChrisPro, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Kevlee722
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Kevlee722, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a lightly hazy golden color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer was hoppy and a bit floral... perhaps even spicy. The taste of the beer was good, I enjoyed it, it was bitter and yet it kept giving off some other flavors that I couldn't really pinpoint. The mouthfeel was light and smooth. Overall this beer is worth having again I think. It's a good IPA in my opinion.

Knapp85, Dec 01, 2011
Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.