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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

466 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 64 | 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

Corporate Beer Still Sucks

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.
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Ratings: 466 | Reviews: 136
Photo of iKasey
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of woodychandler
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle inventory in my house has been undergoing a serious reduction of late, but it is back to work tomorrow, so I am trying to get in a couple/few more while the opportunity still exists.

From the bottle: "Corporate Beer Still Sucks."; "Loser Pale Ale Celebrating over 20 years of celebrating Sub Pop Records with beer. Specifically, this beer. Brewed with Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-Hell malts. Bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with Crystal hops."; "Brewhouse Elysian Brewing Company is an award-winning Northwest brewery operating three distinct Seattle brewpubs."; "Cheers! [undersigned] Dick Cantwell, Head Brewer"; "The name Sub Pop is used with the permission of Sub Pop Records."

My initial pour resulted in a finger-and-a-half of foamy, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-amber, coppery, even, with NE-quality clarity. Nose was grapefruit with some caramel thrown in to reduce the intensity. I would even say oranges or tangerines to go with the caramel. Brach's Candies used to make flavored caramels that I would eat while visiting my maternal grandmother and this reminds me somewhat of them. Mouthfeel was medium and the citrusy hops seemed to pop on the tongue, initially, giving 'way to a wash of caramel maltiness. Finish was semi-dry with the hops lingering well past the swallow. It really was not, as some reviewers have remarked, what I would consider an IPA, but it was on the upper end of the scale in terms of both hop profile and ABV for an APA. I have drank this beer repeatedly, but this was my first opportunity to sit and write a review. Would I drink it again? Heck, yes!

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of atr2605
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a orange/golden color with an off white head with decent retention
S-citrus, biscuit and yeast
T-pine and biscuit flavor up front with citrus coming in the finish. Biscuit lingers throughout
M-medium bodied
O-Not bad, well balanced. Not my go to beer but I would drink it again

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bomber from a visit from a friend from WA. Thanks, Mike! I slipped this into my tumbler, so I'm not sure of head. Smells of malts and grains first, some floral hops, but a bit masked by the malt presence. Tastes like it smells too, but a bit more hop forward than what was expected, for a pale, and might really make this more in line with an IPA than anything else...but a good thing too, given the long sustain of the hops and terrific carbonation, mouthfeel and satisfying afterward. Might turn some off looking for a tamer ale, but I though this terrific and fresh and good!

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a heavy malt presence with an odd kind of alcohol burn to it, along several lines. Something seems out of order with the whole thing, though it is drinkable. I suppose it strikes me as muddled. And the burn to it masks any other character that might be trying to show. Overall, a mediocre showing.

Photo of KenC
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Vancoubeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of bunbury
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of BeerCon5
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy, deep golden color with a very nice fluffy white head with good retention.

The scent is of light citrus and some herbal hops.

The taste is of bitter citrus hops, some notes of bread, and some lemon zest.

Medium body, smooth with a dry finish, moderate carbonation.

Overall this was more flavorful than normal pale ale, nicely balanced and easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of robuncorked
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Dodt
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

found this beer during one of my beer trips . poured into a fresh clean pint glass.feel a bit silly went to take a sniff of this beer and went in a little bit to close and got a bit up my nose.nice color . with a great hops and citrus presents. not a bad beer , can't wait to try other beers from this brewery

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.