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Prometheus IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Prometheus IPAPrometheus IPA

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86
very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
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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danotronik

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +24%

10-18-2012 20:28:07 | More by danotronik
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-18-2012 14:53:28 | More by Heathbrook
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-20-2012 13:51:33 | More by lccrunchy
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sam_bliss

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-22-2012 23:03:46 | More by sam_bliss
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HopnDash

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-29-2012 18:22:28 | More by HopnDash
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

08-19-2012 22:58:37 | More by BeefSkillet
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-28-2013 05:51:45 | More by Budinetz
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 5/8" head over cloudy straw coloured liquid.

S: Citrus and hops.

T: Malt, hops, pineapple and a hint of grapefruit.

M: Medium thickness as well as a medium level of carbonation.

O: A nice tasty IPA, this would make for a good session beer.

Serving type: cask

06-26-2011 05:38:57 | More by DaftCaskBC
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a big burnt orange coloe with great carbonation leaving a big fluffy cap
S: Loads of orange peel, coriander, pineapple and grapefruit

T: Starts out with an immediate, big dry bitterness with citrus notes coming about mid taste. Everyone keeps talking aboutt he citrus and Cascade hops but I love Comlumbus, SOmcoe and aMgnum hops. This has the hop bill of one of those three, leaning to Columbus.

M: Very nice. Medium body, biscuity malt and perhaps caramel

O: Very good. Nice Ipa indeed.

Serving type: growler

05-21-2011 03:26:37 | More by barleywinefiend
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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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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-30-2013 01:01:22 | More by CanisMajor
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SeanPowell22

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-16-2014 23:50:18 | More by SeanPowell22
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avaldivia

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-30-2012 21:39:47 | More by avaldivia
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weerezboy

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Hoppaholic

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-23-2012 18:57:39 | More by Hoppaholic
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 03:04:52 | More by biboergosum
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BuckeyeOne

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2010 20:52:00 | More by BuckeyeOne
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Clear, dark orange color. Two fingers of off-white, creamy/frothy head. Retention is about average and plenty of lacint is left.

4.0 S: Citrusy and earthy hoppiness. Lots of orange and papaya with pineapple and some grapefuit underneath. Caramel from the malts with a light, clean breadiness and moderate neutral malt sweetness. Great balance between the hops and malts. Very nice.

4.5 T: Like the nose, this is a well balanced, sophisticated IPA. The hops don't slap you silly and they don't need to. Mild bitterness. Orange and papaya are strongest. Pineapple, apple, grapefuit, and earthiness secondary. Again a solid caramel backbone with a light breadiness and some balancing neutral sweetness. Clean and refreshing.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A little low on creaminess, but it's not a big deal.

4.0 D: Tasty brew that will appeal to those who like a little malt in their IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 02:38:15 | More by DavoleBomb
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours an unfiltered hazy orange. White head forms and has good staying power. Expert lace.

SMELL: Very fragrant tropical fruit notes of mango, kumquat, and papaya. There is a sugary, barleywinesque note of alcohol and candy like malt.

TASTE: More citrus forward in the taste, grapefruit and orange skin being major players. Has some earth, wood and pine notes but is not overly bitter. The flavor is quite juicy. Malt flavor is bready, with a suggestion of buttery toffee and caramel. There is just a slight alcohol presence in the finish. Well balanced by a small dry hop bite.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated. This is good tasting ale. It has a juicy and yet creamy smooth texture, and it drinks very easily.

OVERALL: Certainly well made IPA with some English ale influence. Has enough hops to keep you sidetracked, but the malts, yeast and estery notes add some complexity here. I enjoyed sampling this one, and Elysian Brewing do several variations of IPA and Pumpkin ales. A more than capable beer from a more than capable brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 01:50:40 | More by Stinkypuss
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:11:27 | More by LiquidAmber
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 03:36:11 | More by Rutager
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Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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