Loser Pale Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Loser Pale AleLoser Pale Ale

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437 Ratings
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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: bbothen on 08-28-2008)
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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.

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

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
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

Photo of northof60hops
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jIsh
3.2/5  rDev -13%

Photo of jtnord
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Kylemif
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wattersmike90
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of moundbz
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

crisp, clean, good bitter, kinda fruity, solid beer

Photo of enznevr
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of primaldiscord
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of darrinvw02
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Mattfjord
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of justincourts
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Had this at Elysian. This was pretty smooth, good for its style, but for me I like more bite.

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

09/11/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. As luck would have it I found myself looking for a session beer for the Monday Night Football & stumbled on this joyous brew. Extremely well balanced & full bodied. Creamy but not buttery. I have a new friend. There was a loser this night, but it wasn't me.

Photo of TayCO802
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of buffaloipa
2.92/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MatthewD4
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, caramelized malts and citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a quick burst of hops bitterness that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then the piney hops presence returns as the sweetness fades some. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

Photo of Samp01
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber with a large lasting off white head and good lacing. Aroma and Aroma is of caramel malt some earthy citrus hops, yeast and mildly fruity. Palate is a medium body, smooth mouth feel with good carbonation. Finishes with caramel malt sweetness, yeast, fruity citrus notes balanced by some earthy citrus hops bitterness. Overall a good, all around solid and enjoyable drinking Pale Ale.

Photo of dshansen1184
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.