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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
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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | 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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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

02-28-2014 00:42:17 | More by DerekCarruth
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-26-2014 02:18:07 | More by PEIhop
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Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-23-2014 23:37:19 | More by zestd
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ga64121

Washington

2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The bottle says "celebrating over 25 years of celebrating sub pop records", indicative of how this beer should be marketed. Not a terrible beer but a little strong on the grapefruit. This is one that my nephew would love, but then he loves grapefruit syrup. I would have preffered a broader balance of hops, or perhaps some english malts to offset the citrus flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:48:39 | More by ga64121
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John_Squires

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-19-2014 05:22:54 | More by John_Squires
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 18:55:19 | More by StonedTrippin
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-12-2014 05:59:01 | More by smekermann
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beer-me-please

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-07-2014 04:08:32 | More by beer-me-please
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-06-2014 21:19:50 | More by Yeti1979
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-06-2014 14:12:21 | More by HRamz3
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-05-2014 03:47:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-01-2014 21:39:34 | More by Haybeerman
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Cruick

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-28-2014 00:30:15 | More by Cruick
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Givemebeer

Vermont

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 02:24:42 | More by Givemebeer
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-25-2014 04:22:54 | More by Niceroad77
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

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.




Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 10:04:06 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Sazz9

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-11-2014 20:46:56 | More by timoteo833
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Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-05-2014 03:17:22 | More by x7Dan
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Trfagan3

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-05-2014 01:49:46 | More by Trfagan3
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-03-2014 04:45:46 | More by StoutHunter
Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.