Loser Pale Ale - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.14/5 rDev -14.7%
A: Golden with some amber hue. A little darker than a typical pale ale. 1 inch head. Some lacing.
S: Smell is not too strong. Tropical fruits and sweet malty scent.
T: Light tropical fruit - grapefruit and mango. Sweet malts take over towards the end.
M: medium/light bodied.
O:At 7% ABV I was expected more flavor. Also wish the hops provided a more rounded and developed flavor. Not bad, but not a beer I'll be buying again.
01-27-2014 02:24:42 | More by Givemebeer
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
Picked this up in Totowa the other day, having never tried this before. I've had so many Pale Ales but I gave this a go because of the name and the hope that it would stand out a bit from the other West Coast examples of this style. Without a doubt, the appearance of this beer was the best attribute of it but there were enough other things to like about this besides the hue and rings of lacing after each sip.
This had a nice apricot hue to this with a hazy appearance, a fairly thick head, and the aforementioned lacing. Quite possibly, the web that was left at the end of my session was the best I've ever seen in any beer I've ever reviewed on here, certainly the best I've witnessed in a long time. Not a terribly strong aroma to this but there was a fair amount of grapefruit and metallic notes, along with a grassy earthiness and some tropical fruits. Not a lot of hop bitterness to this but there was a subtle burn underneath everything and a nice, oily consistency to this that was just a notch below the benchmark set by Sierra Nevada.
There was enough alcohol here but it almost felt like a session beer. Even though I only bought one bottle of this, it would be relatively easy to enjoy another in a sitting. While not up to par in a crowded category on here, this beer certainly isn't a "loser" and would be a good choice for someone looking for a textbook example of this style. This wasn't dry at all and had a good balance to it, as would be expected in any easily enjoyable APA.
01-21-2014 10:04:06 | More by JerzDevl2000
Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.