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Loser Pale Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Loser Pale AleLoser Pale Ale

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399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a nicely hopped american pale ale, with maybe a little more alcohol than the style usually brings, a nice touch for winter i think. cool labels too, very hip. the color is light copper, radiant and clean looking, with just under an inch of white head with okay retention. i smell citrusy hops that still bring some bitterness too. the malt is a little darker than some pales, not dominant flavor wise like the english ones, but it definitely is a bit sturdier than other american pales. still light drinking through because of the fruity hops, lemons and oranges on the finish, with some rustic grain backing, well balanced and very enjoyable. gets a little weird as it warms up, but so do most hoppy beers. good carbonation and medium on the body, a very good winter drinking pale ale, might be a bit much for summer, but i liked this a lot.

StonedTrippin, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of smekermann
3/5  rDev -18.5%

smekermann, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

beer-me-please, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Yeti1979
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Yeti1979, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

HRamz3, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Haybeerman, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Cruick
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Cruick, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Givemebeer
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Givemebeer, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Niceroad77
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Niceroad77, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

JerzDevl2000, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kmat10, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

PhawkYu, Jan 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Sazz9, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

timoteo833, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DaveRinn, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

JRod1969, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

x7Dan, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Trfagan3, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

StoutHunter, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Gaffattack, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

pmorris71, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BKBassist, Jan 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Metz, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

MightiestBeard, Jan 01, 2014
Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.