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Loser Pale Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Loser Pale AleLoser Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

460 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bbothen on 08-28-2008

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BODY
Medium

TASTING NOTES
Light tropical flavors balanced with a crisp malt-hop finish.

MALTS
Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell

HOPS
Bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with Crystal hops

ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 57

AVAILABILITY
Year Round — Draft, 22 oz bottles, Six Packs/12oz bottles

Celebrating over 20 years of Sub Pop Records with beer.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking around the sides of the glass.
The smell had some citrus with a nice shake up of sweet caramel mixing nicely
The taste was mainly sweet but had a decent undercurrent of bitter citrus.
The mouthfeel was somewhat sharp on my tongue but wasn't too sharp as the caramel helped to balance a little bit.
Overall, this was in my opinion, a well crafted APA by a well respected brewery. If I could, it would be a regular in my fridge but my budget keeps me back just a bit.
Cheers, Steve

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

got this for my birthday...
sent to me in indiana from the pnw!
fresh subpop beer!
named for the Beck song? maybe the beatles tune?
anyway,i drank it down while watchin' the Phish dvd "live from Brooklyn",so whatever...
it f*ckin' rocks!
cheers!
tastes like nectar.
light & not overwhelming hops.
no bite.
no guile.
free of deceit, cunning, hypocrisy, and dishonesty...honest beer.
t.robbins said:
"So you lose it, you go to your hero's heaven and everything is milk and honey 'til the end of time. Right? You get your reward and suffer no earthly consequences. That's not courage".

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a hazy copper with a sugar white lacing for a head.

Smells of bready malts with some light caramel and toasty sugary elements.

Tastes of toasted bready malts with a mild dry hop bitterness.

Medium body with a stinging carbonation.

A very nice and tasty ale with some simple and very good flavors and aromas. Drinks very easy and tastes quite good.

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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$6.99 plus deposit at government stores in BC.

I open up the fridge to see what kind of beer I have left. I've got this and some dark ales, so I pull out this one and pour a glass. My first thought: I don't like pale ale. Why did I buy this? In any case.

A: There's not a whole lot of head. The beer is a medium amber and cloudy.

S: I take a whiff and the first thing I get is a sugary candy sweetness. It smells like pure sugar, like cotton candy. After that, though, I pick up fruity scents - canned peaches in syrup, and maybe some kind of tropical fruit.

T: This is considerably hoppier than most of the pale ales I've tried, and so, I actually like it. It doesn't have as much kick as an IPA, but there's a good amount of bitterness balanced with some sweetness. The most prominent flavour is grapefruit.

F: Pretty much perfect.

Overall, this is a much better beer than I thought it might be. I'm no fan of pale ales, but I enjoyed this one.

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Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.