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Loser Pale Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bbothen on 08-28-2008)
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3.35/5  rDev -9%

Mild, fruity notes of dried apricot up front, muted bitterness at the back.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Act25
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

APA is my favorite style. This one is original, and worth trying.

A: Pours a deep amber color, with a midsized off-white head that fades normally and leaves only a little lace.

S: The aroma is too faint. Some grassy hops, caramel malts and citrus. Grassy.

T: The taste follows the smell but is much more interesting, starts out honey sweet with a nice arc of sweet citrus, fresh flowers, and bitter piney hops.

F: The finish is lightly hoppy and slightly sweet, sticky.

O: Easy beer to enjoy, wish I had another.

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4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark copper color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade. Retention is pretty bad, unfortunately. However, a bit of lacing is left on the glass. Not a very pretty beer. (2.5)

Smell: This is a pretty typical pale ale. I'm not getting many tropical fruit notes - rather, the hop profile seems floral and nectary. In addition, it's fairly malty. I'm picking up a lot of caramel and sugar cookie in particular. Not mold breaking by any means, but decent enough for what it is. (3)

Taste: No surprises here. Floral hops hit the palate immediately, only to fade before they can bitterly linger on the palate. A healthy, caramel-laden malt backbone ends up being the dominating note. Despite all the flowery hop flavors, it isn't very bitter at all. This one slightly grows on me after a while - the hop/malt interplay is pleasant, if slightly erring towards maltiness too much. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Unusually creamy for a pale ale - I'm surprised how full-bodied it is. There is some dryness to the finish as well. The drinkability is moderate, overall, but the carbonation does will it down more easily. (3.25)

Overall: This is a pale ale for those who like them rich and malty. Those looking for big tropical notes, look elsewhere. Those looking for a palpable malt backbone and hops only to balance, this is your pale ale. (3)

3.11/5: Nice hops, but the maltiness is a bit much for me

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.