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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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

millerbuffoon, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of trail77
4.25/5  rDev +11%

trail77, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
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
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bluckbeyes, May 24, 2012
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
Photo of avaldivia
4.25/5  rDev +11%

avaldivia, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of beerme343
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
Photo of HopnDash
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

HopnDash, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of megg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

megg, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
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
Photo of DaftCaskBC
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
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Blind Tiger, 4/15/11.

A-Pour is a murky orange amber with a little bit of white head and some nice sticky lacing.

S-Honey sweetness, along with pink grapefruit and pineapple.

T-Sweet malt in the front, followed by bitter citrus hops and a strong bitter finish.

M-Medium bodied, oily, crisp carbonation.

O-Nice beer, good bitterness, a tasty IPA.

HV

sholland119, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
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
Photo of Docer
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Docer, Jul 13, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask in a pint glass at the brewpub on 5/27/10

A - Hazy pale amber with highlights. Thin head with impressive retention.

S - Really citrusy aroma - zesty & peely. Tangerine & orange; hints of lemon. Toasty malts notes.

T - Tastes distinctly like orange peel. Tangerine & lemon, too. Mild biscuit tones.

M - Medium body with appropriately low carbonation. Very smooth. Dry finish.

D - Pretty solid; a quite enjoyable brew.

Ryan011235, Jun 05, 2010
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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
Photo of zoso1967
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 olympuszymurgus
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had this at the Elysian on Cap Hill and again less than a week later at the EastSide. fresh.

the hazy tangelo reminds me of a recent morning north of seattle. where maybe it was best someone else cook breakfast. by cook, maybe just slice up some grapefruits alongside a growler of this sweetheart because that's all you're gonna get.

lots of grapefruit and a little bit of malt. a great pitcher to split 5 ways, a good pitcher to split 4. eventually the sweet bread comes out, but it lurks like that 8th inning reliever that inevitably blows the save for your club before your closer can even get in the game. you know he's got nasty stuff, but you'd prefer just going straight to the closer.

olympuszymurgus, Jan 16, 2010
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at the Pike Street location. This brew is a cloudy orange color with a medium and fluffy off-white head that lasts awhile. Patches of lacing. Citrus, hops and bready malt in the nose. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with flavors of hops, citrus and green grapes, along with some malt as a base. The finish is hoppy with lingering grapefruit taste. Pretty solid all around.

Dogbrick, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of RedDiamond
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It may seem counterintuitive to compete with oneself. But of Elysian's two IPAs, this one is much preferred.

Prometheus has a dense apricot color with modest preserved suds after 24 hours of growler time. It is balanced slightly to the sweet, but with a strong bitter finish that holds up the rear like a bookend. The sweet, resinous aroma has notes of pineapple. A fine all-around IPA with plenty of zest.

RedDiamond, Feb 09, 2009
Photo of John_M
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Collins the other day.

The beer pours a light peachy orange color with cotton candy like head retention and good lacing. This beer is all IPA on the nose, with some nice citrus, including some interesting lemon and lime. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, though I should add that this IPA has some impressive hoppy bitterness. The hoppiness builds as I drink this beer, which is something I don't mind one bit. The finish is pretty dry on this IPA, as one would expect with a low malt, NW IPA. Still, it's pretty well balanced, though with a pronounced dry, bitterness. The beer is pretty drinkable, though I'd guess the abv. is in the 7% range.

A very nice, solid beer from Elysian. Wouldn't hesitate to order this one again. Good beer.

John_M, Dec 02, 2008
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Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.