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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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Photo of Stinkypuss
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
Photo of TriageStat
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

TriageStat, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of dan027
3/5  rDev -21.7%

dan027, May 17, 2013
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

wrightst, May 15, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

rodlavers, May 13, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

ejimhof, May 03, 2013
Photo of scootsmal
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

scootsmal, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of dokupe
4/5  rDev +4.4%

dokupe, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Asics
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Asics, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

stampfler07, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

skaboom420, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of hannaho
4/5  rDev +4.4%

hannaho, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of weerezboy
4.25/5  rDev +11%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Agentveba, Feb 24, 2013
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
Photo of CanisMajor
4.25/5  rDev +11%

CanisMajor, Jan 30, 2013
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
Photo of aflyershckyfan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

aflyershckyfan, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Suds
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.

Suds, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of sam_bliss
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

sam_bliss, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +4.4%

st9647v3, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of irishgreensoda
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Rutager
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
Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.