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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

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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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-02-2013 22:14:26 | More by TriageStat
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dan027

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-17-2013 02:21:36 | More by dan027
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-15-2013 02:24:00 | More by wrightst
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-13-2013 21:41:36 | More by rodlavers
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

05-08-2013 03:03:10 | More by tommyguz
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

05-03-2013 09:37:22 | More by ejimhof
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scootsmal

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-16-2013 14:59:45 | More by scootsmal
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dokupe

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-05-2013 23:31:57 | More by dokupe
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-02-2013 12:14:56 | More by Asics
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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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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-11-2013 01:32:05 | More by skaboom420
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hannaho

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-06-2013 17:15:30 | More by weerezboy
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-24-2013 21:43:58 | More by Agentveba
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 01:01:47 | More by Knapp85
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 15:06:41 | More by stakem
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You gotta love a name like 'Prometheus'...it's titanic. The beer itself tries to live up to the name, and really falls just a bit short. It's a slightly hazy golden brew, mostly transparent, with a thin, soapy head. The smelly is of spicy hops, backed by a nice pale malt scent. Its taste is clean and balanced, and not as aggressively over-hopped as a lot of IPA's. Firm bitterness, but also a central maltiness that's appealing. Full in body. This is a solidly good, although not great, IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 22:35:41 | More by Suds
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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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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down a bit and left some lacy rings around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose-orange and grapefruit stand out in particular-along with some notes of pine resin.
T: The taste has flavors of pine resin hops along with some notes of citrus. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite flavorful but quite easy to drink, especially since it is not overly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 01:45:23 | More by metter98
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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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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-20-2012 23:13:25 | More by irishgreensoda
Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.