Ruin Rosemary Agave IPA - Elysian Brewing Company
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4.11/5 rDev +14.5%
Pours a hazy amber orange, slight white lacing for a head.
Smells of honey, orange citrus, and mild grapefruit hops.
Tastes upfront of fruity hops and some honey sweetness, followed by agave and herbal notes.
Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
I'm really getting into agave in beer and this is a pretty good example of it being used well. It balances the hops well without being too sweet. The beer manages to feel clean and refreshing while also keeping some heft to it. Quite good and would certainly have it again.
07-26-2013 00:02:13 | More by Cylinsier
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of rosemary and agave - unsurprisingly - with some biscuit malt thrown in. The flavor is similar. The rosemary notes really come through strongly in the flavor, but they are jointed by some biscuit and other assorted herbal notes. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
10-21-2012 05:14:40 | More by Mora2000
3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a tasting glass.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a yellow hue. There is a half finger of fluffy off white head that leaves a layer on top of the pour.
Smell: The hops are there with a strong floral note. I'm also picking up some tropical fruit that reminds me of papaya.
Taste: More malty than the smell indicated. I'm getting some bready yeast notes. The bitter hops build toward the end with some fruity floral notes. I'm not sure that I'm picking up the rosemary. The finish is bitter from the hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Lots going on here, but I'm not sure it all worked for me. It was an interesting beer, but I don't think I need any more.
09-05-2012 02:30:59 | More by oline73
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
Bottle opened on 8.14.12.
Number 5 in the series.
A - Very cloudy, lighter orange with a two inch fluffy white head that fades slowly.
S - Sweet citrus, lemons, honey.
T - Lemons, with a bitter grass finish, lost in sweetness.
D - Good carbonation, light to medium body.
O - Citrusy and bitter. A touch dull overall.
08-18-2012 05:54:00 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.18/5 rDev -11.4%
Draft at the brewpub in Seattle.
Pours a cloudy pale golden orange color with golden edges and a half finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Herbal, floral hop aroma with citrus sweetness and pale malt notes. Some earthy spice and grassy hops along with zesty orange peel and tropical fruit countered by pale graham cracker/biscuit malt.
Medium bodied with a lot of citrus sweetness and pale malt flavor countering the floral, herbal hops. Zesty spice up front with some herbal freshness and dry bitterness that's countered by hints of mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Agave adds more sweetness but is kept in check by pale malts. Nice hop presence up front that is overpowered mid palate reappearing in a dry finish. Abv decently masked making it easy to drink but it's still kind of mediocre.
08-06-2012 22:17:23 | More by corby112
Ruin Rosemary Agave IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.