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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

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

ajaxivan, Jun 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

ejimhof, May 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
Photo of Hophead717
2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A bomber, poured into my DFH Signature Glass.

A: Dark orange, bordering on light amber. A half-finger foamy white head.

S: Sweet orange, caramel malts, burnt sugar. I don't really get much hops here...

T: Again, not particularly hoppy. Biscuity malts, fairly sweet, with light grapefruit citrus. The finish is lightly bitter, but restrained. A very "meh" flavor.

M: Light bodied with medium amounts of carbonation.

O: Disappointing! It's a very light IPA--both in body and in flavor. Not worth the price I paid and not one that I would recommend. It's not bad, just not good.

Hophead717, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of beertunes
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy orangeish-amber with a thin cap of white head that dissipated quickly but left lots of sticky lacing.

A typical hop blast hits the nose, mostly citrus with a touch of pine, without much malt backbone. The flavors are also typical of a PNW IPA, citrus hops with a dry, sticky finish.

Body and drinkability are, again, typical of this style. Overall, a brew certainly worth trying when you see it. Elysian makes a whole flock of IPAs and this one is fairly representative of their lineup, personally I like the Dry-hopped Immortal IPA better and find this one leagues better than the Jasmine IPA.

beertunes, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle served in a large glass beer mug.

L - dull copper color with a white head that left a nice coating of lace.

S - sweet floral hop aroma with a hint of orange blossom.

T - orange rind bitterness upfront with a chewable orange-flavored baby aspirin finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - just another IPA.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jun 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

dan027, May 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Dcunicelli, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

twelveinches, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a hazy amber color with a white head on top. The lacing and retention are pretty good. The smell of the beer is malty with some earth hops. The taste of the beer is malty with a mild hop bitterness. Very mellow and dry. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Overall this beer is pretty good.

Knapp85, Feb 04, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy amber with a bubbly head. The aroma is what one might expect from a northwest IPA. It has plenty of citrus hop character and only a rumor of malt. The flavor is very bitter and seems unbalanced. Don't get me wrong, I love in your face hoppy beers, but this seems to have a bit too much hop bitterness. Hop flavor is also less than stellar with white grapefruit and pine, but it just does not have that mouthwatering fruity character that I dig so much in most super hoppy IPAs. Medium body with a very dry finish. Seems fairly drinkable, but I can think of other beers of this style that I would prefer to session.

zoso1967, Mar 22, 2010
Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Eric for sharing this bomber with me. Poured into a tulip, the brew appears a hazed copper color with a white cap. Some patchy to spotty lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger. The cap displays decent retention with yellowish tints around the edges.

The nose is fruity citrus rinds and herbs from the hops. It is somewhat catty with a cheesy funk aspect that increases its presence across the back as it warms up. Nothing particularly fascinating going on here but not bad either.

The taste includes notes of fruity rinds and herbs from the hops with a catty and herbal backing that gets oily, pine-like and pithy into the finish. The hops provide seemingly all the flavor profile of this brew which I am not gonna complain about, it just is lacking a bit.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a decent interpretation of the style that is for the most part without fault. However, it is a pretty forgettable offering that I would not be in a hurry to try again unless it was super fresh.

stakem, Jan 18, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Elysian Fields out of a standard pint glass. The Prometheus IPA has a cloudy amber appearance with a 1/2" head of cream colored foam made up of medium sized bubbles.

There is a pleasant light citrus and biscuity nose to this IPA, a good blend of aromas.

The taste is dominated by ruby red grapefruit that shows off a moderately bitter hop note offset by a bit of sweetness.

This beer is crisp and extremely easy to drink for an IPA.

Another very nice IPA coming out of Elysian Brewing Company, this one is another worthy offering and although similar it is certainly a nice alternative to their most well known IPA - the Immortal.

beerme343, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Schlais, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Glibber, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sneth019, Aug 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

AngusOg, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

malfunxion, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

wrightst, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

rprinz22, Jul 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

KevinDiana, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Mark5252, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

skaboom420, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

JohnGalt1, May 24, 2012
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Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.