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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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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.

DaftCaskBC, Jun 26, 2011
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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.

barleywinefiend, May 21, 2011
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Hoppaholic, Jun 23, 2012
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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.

biboergosum, Jul 04, 2011
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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.

BuckeyeOne, Mar 31, 2010
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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.

DavoleBomb, Aug 26, 2012
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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.

Stinkypuss, Jun 08, 2013
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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.

LiquidAmber, Jun 03, 2012
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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.

Rutager, Nov 15, 2012
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Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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