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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

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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

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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.

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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

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