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Prometheus IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Prometheus IPAPrometheus IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 12-02-2008)
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Reviews by mfavoino:
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mfavoino

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass on 6/11/12.

Appearance: Hazy dark orange with a big frothy head and lots of lacing.

Smell: Nice fruity hop aroma. Fresh citrus scent sticks out. Caramel malts are there too, giving it a balanced smell.

Taste: Tasty citrus and grapefruit are prominent with a sweet pale malt backbone. Hops aren't a palate wrecker, but there certainly isn't a lack. Finishes quite dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, yet on the lighter side to make it a very drinkable summer IPA.

Overall: Probably my favorite Elysian beer that I've tried so far. Well-balanced IPA that makes good use of fruity hop flavors and is easy to drink.

06-12-2012 03:33:26 | More by mfavoino
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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-06-2012 03:45:48 | More by trail77
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Schlais

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-29-2012 07:17:06 | More by Schlais
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Mora2000

Texas

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
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-06-2012 02:42:48 | More by chickenm
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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
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hreb

Washington

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
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ajaxivan

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

06-21-2012 23:35:16 | More by ajaxivan
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BuckeyeOne

Washington

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
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Glibber

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-07-2012 02:28:43 | More by Glibber
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-06-2012 14:16:16 | More by hiphopj5
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-01-2012 18:39:27 | More by dtx00
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Kevlee722

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-20-2012 05:21:12 | More by Kevlee722
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-02-2013 01:46:30 | More by stampfler07
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Rutager

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
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sneth019

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-07-2012 21:40:25 | More by sneth019
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Docer

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

From the bottle, new Maniac IPA Series.

Appearance: (4.0)

-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.

Smell: (3.5)

- 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.

Taste: (4.0)

- 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.

Overall: (4.0)

- 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.
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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
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

08-04-2013 00:19:39 | More by Dcunicelli
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-13-2013 01:04:44 | More by aflyershckyfan
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hannaho

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-07-2013 20:00:09 | More by hannaho
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-16-2013 03:21:57 | More by jaydoc
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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 $$

4/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

05-24-2012 05:04:45 | More by JohnGalt1
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-06-2012 19:23:20 | More by st9647v3
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-26-2014 19:28:41 | More by DrBier
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Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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