Prometheus IPA - Elysian Brewing Company
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Reviews by kemoarps:
3.63/5 rDev -5.2%
I figured I should probably drink this before going and seeing the movie, 'Prometheus,' since I was in Seattle seeing it. So... yeah. That was pretty much the motivation behind picking it up.
Pours an absolutely beautiful rich amber with a finger and a half pillowy white head that dissipates after a while, but laces the glass beautifully as I drink. This is what I imagine beer should look like.
The nose is a huge letdown after the beauty that is in the eye of the beholder (beer-holder?). Didn't notice too much in the aroma; a mild floral hop presence with a little bit of caramel biscuit malts underneath, but nothing really pronounced.
The tongue follows the nose, but at least a little more present. Initially a little sweet, then the malts want to come in before being preempted by that same floral hoppiness. Well balanced, but not very hoppy, especially for something coming out of the west coast.
AMAZINGLY smoothe. Goes down like velvet. Being as the hops aren't particularly strong, there isn't much of that cloying bitterness remaining on the tongue, which I'm perfectly fine with. Overall, not gonna be the IPA your standard hop head reaches for, but eminently drinkable. Potentially a good intro IPA for someone not as ready for the bitter bombs that so many 'advocates' seem to require to bestow that label of India Pale? I'd drink it again, especially if I were at the brewery/restaurant and had the opportunity to try and pair it with certain foods, but won't be rushing out immediately to replace the one I am currently drinking. Give it a try, especially if you're looking for a smoother IPA with a good balance of sweet with not too hoppy.
07-12-2012 05:19:54 | More by kemoarps
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3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grass and pine notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit and a bit of tea. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of bitter grass notes, as well as some pine and toffee. There is a decent amount of biscuit and toffee malt to keep the beer from being too bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
10-21-2012 05:11:01 | More by Mora2000
4.2/5 rDev +9.7%
My girl insisted on going to a yoga session, which happened to be down the street from the Pike street location of this brewery, during the Seattle stop of our 2011 summer vacation. So, where could I possibly spend my time in the interim?
This beer appears a cloudy orange copper hue, with one finger of creamy ecru head, which leaves a solid ring of inkblot lace around the glass as it settles. It smells of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange fruit bitterness, and some caramel malt. The taste is grapefruit rind, orange pith, and leafy pine hops, with some still oppressed soft bready caramel malt, trying its best. The carbonation is moderate, actually just right, in that it encourages yet another sip, the body smooth amongst an inherently zippy body. It finishes with some undeniably bitter pine and grapefruit hops.
Between the name and hop assault, some godly aspersions are cast with this IPA. In the end - enjoyably intense, without being overbearing.
07-04-2011 03:04:52 | More by biboergosum
3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
22oz bomber served cold in pint glass. Beer pours orange with a slight haze and a small off white head. Really nice aroma of pine and citrus C-hops that promises an flavorful but not overpowering IPA.
Flavor is a little bit more aggressive: Cascade is up front, but plays well with other hops. Finish is dry without suffering from hop burnout much. Well balanced with the grain bill. I wholeheartedly concur with the label: this is an unashamed NW IPA.
Overall I am really impressed with this second offering in this year's Manic IPA series.
10-15-2012 04:39:12 | More by hreb
4.2/5 rDev +9.7%
Had on-tap at the Capitol Hill brewery. Poured a cloudy amber with a fine white head that left a nice lacing down the glass.
The nose was all NW IPA - citrus and grapefruit with little malt backbone. Just the hint of dried grass.
The taste followed the nose though a bit stronger on the earthy grass hop character, which I would expect from the use of tons of full flower Cascade hops in the finish. Not boozy at all despite the nearly 7% ABV. Dry on the finish.
Plenty of carbonation to hold up the resiny hops. Given how fresh this pint was off the kettle, I was expecting a more syrupy mouthfeel, but it was clean and crisp. Perfect lunch companion.
If bottled, I would buy these as a nice switch from the dry-hopped Immortal I usually have in the fridge. Good for a cloudy spring day in Seattle.
03-31-2010 20:52:00 | More by BuckeyeOne
British Columbia (Canada)
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
Appearance. Pours a hazy gold-amber with two fingers of thick, creme coloured head that leaves some nice lace.
Smell. Sweet caramel malts, some tropical fruits and citrus with a little spicy cedar.
Taste. Plenty of lightly sweet, toasted malts and oily citrus hops, slightly floral, slightly piney and a nice bitter finish.
Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation.
Overall. A very solid west coast IPA. I'd drink it again without any hesitation.
11-15-2012 03:36:11 | More by Rutager
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
From the bottle, new Maniac IPA Series.
-Nice vibrant orange and copper IPA with a finger and a half of fluffy white head that has settled to some lacing, a medium sized ring, and a thin island of foam covering most of the brew from the center. Looks like a Northwest IPA to me. Does have a nice slightly cloudy appearance.
- Zesty pine and resinous hops hit first, and then fade. What is left is a fruity punch, sweet bready malts, and more fruit. Little pineapple, mango, and grassy hop aromas. Sweet subtle grains. Overall not bad, comes out of the bottle strong, but settles a bit in aroma.
- This is certainly a beer with a focus on aroma and flavor hops. There is a fantastic bright stinging bitterness which is quite good to balance out the lightly sweet and bready malts, and all with a finish of fruity zesty hops. Certainly a great barrier between the bitter and finishing hops, quite interesting.
Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Medium body, well carbonated, and hardly chewy or cloying at all, very drinkable. This stuff flows fast. The nice bitterness does dry it up a bit at the end. Good stuff.
- Like I said, the range between the bittering, and finishing hops is very great. It balances quite well. The malt end seems a bit light which is just fine. It's not overly sweet, and is a little bready. I think any good west coast or Northwest IPA should almost glow orange, be a little cloudy, and certainly be bready and grainy without the overly sweet caramel attributes. This one gets pretty close to all of the above. Certainly would drink this again.
On-Tap at The BeerMongers here in PDX,,,,
- Nice clear straw yellow and mild copper color... fluffy white head, and lacing everywhere imaginable...
- Huge citrus, grapefruit, zesty hops... some pine, and floral notes.... nice grainy and biscuity malt backbone...
- Huge citrus again... grain, oats, biscuit.. slightly sweet honey-like malt... and more hops... obviously dry-hopped, and hopped right up front.
- Light to medium bodied... not really sticky or oily at all....
- Way too easy to drink, and hits the brain a little fuzzy.... a superb IPA, and it stands out among many others out there. Very well done, and a must have.
07-12-2010 23:08:35 | More by Docer
3.53/5 rDev -7.8%
22 picked up tonight at the COOP for a pricey $6.... poured into my Alaskan tulip... Foamy white head... good retention and lacing... the brew is hazed orange.
Nose is tropical fruit hoppiness... a bit of pale maltiness helps push the hops up and out of the glass.
Wow... this is surprisingly dry.. not a bad thing, it just caught my attention.. hoppy fruitiness is more muted on the palate... good balanced bitterness up front shows hints of biscuity maltiness.. but the finish is bone dry... actually the finish dies off very quickly.
pretty standard body and carbonation...
Too expensive to buy again.. but no complaints other than the $$
05-24-2012 05:04:45 | More by JohnGalt1
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a clear medium to dark orange amber. Thin fine off-white head not much to look at, but good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of piney hops, pineapple and citrus with a hint of malt. Flavor is similar to aroma, a tropical fruit malt base with piney and citrus hops. A bit dry and hop bitter in the finish. Medium bodied. I prefer a bit more malt presence in IPAs, but still enjoyed this one. A nice, well made Northwest IPA.
06-03-2012 03:11:27 | More by LiquidAmber
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