Trip II - Elysian Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Floydster:
4.1/5 rDev +19.2%
Pint at Horse Brass Pub in Portland on 5/28/09, reviewed from notes, color is a golden orange that is a bit murky, 3/4 inch soapy white head that lasts a few minutes, some lacing at first, aroma consists of orange peel, floral accents, mild hops, peaches, esters, grains, biscuit, and earthiness, taste starts off with tropical fruits, a bit dry in the middle with earthy hops, finish has citrus and a bit of floral and pine, not extremely hoppy but they do keep it from being too fruity or sweet overall, slightly sweet, dry, and citrusy mouthfeel, medium bodied, above average carbonation, taste lingers, this stuff is smooth and has well hidden alcohol for seven percent, goes down fairly easy, glad to have tried a beer from this project with New Belgium, this was quite unique and I look forward to seeing this hop in more beers in the future, recommended
07-07-2009 03:30:58 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev +21.5%
Ok, so this was described as brewed with the Citra hop and Belgian yeast as collaboration with New Belgium. Poured at the Falling Rock. Not sure on how to style it. Please adjust if necessary.
This sucker is hazed out. I mean like an egg yolk haze. Deep gold. Nice head, fluffy, white, some stickiness. Looks great..perhaps more interesting than anything else.
Estery citrus aroma. Mango and light bread. Some spice and coriander. Semi-sweet, but not sugary.
A nice flavor. Like a pale with minimal malt, yet not overpowering with the hops. Slightly bitter in the end. The tropical mango is there, along with yeasty spice. Flavor 'dances' around. Finishes light. It cost $5 for 1/2 pint, and it was worth it. I think this is the first Citra hops I've had; but it seems SN uses it for Torpedo, but I could be wrong. Doubt they'll make too much more of this beer. Too bad. But I think it serves as an example of how the Citra works.
06-10-2009 19:18:43 | More by Mebuzzard
2.03/5 rDev -41%
Had this on tap at a brewfest, usually I won't review from samples at a fest, but I had 4 6oz pours and feel that is enough to review.
Poured the hazy yellow/white of a Wit, due to the small glass there was not much head and lacing was decent. The aroma reminded me instantly of a Wit and I didn't notice much hop in the nose. At the very first sip the taste of hops overpowered any other flavors that may have been in the beer. After several sips I finished the taster and got a bottle of water to cleanse the palate. The remaining samples brought the same result. I thought that the hops overwhelmed the rest of the beer and just turned what was probably a solid Wit into a mess.
The body was average for a Wit, but the hops made this sloppy mess nearly undrinkable. I see that this beer is listed as a Belgian Pale here and if that is what they were shooting for, they truly missed the mark by a wide margin. Try this beer out of curiosity, but otherwise avoid.
07-27-2009 06:47:51 | More by beertunes
Trip II from Elysian Brewing Company
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