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Hop Squash Pumpkin IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Hop Squash Pumpkin IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 10-09-2012)
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-13-2013 03:17:43 | More by Hopmodium
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-06-2013 08:02:23 | More by NickThePyro
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-05-2013 01:03:05 | More by PatGreer
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-29-2013 22:12:30 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-28-2013 17:59:30 | More by Davepoolesque
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-28-2013 15:22:46 | More by Kmlund
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-23-2013 02:27:13 | More by bernat1971
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-20-2013 23:40:14 | More by johnnyboy76
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-07-2013 13:51:25 | More by DMB
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Sokool

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-30-2013 05:26:11 | More by Sokool
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iKrystin

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-13-2013 20:26:01 | More by iKrystin
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-09-2012 14:03:44 | More by AngusOg
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oline73

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's during Baltimore beer week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Buttery and slightly sweet with some hops. The hops remind me of citrus peel.

Taste: Bitter hops right off the bat with a buttery note behind the hops (maybe they used the seeds?). I do get some pumpkin here, but the hops dominate through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The bitterness crushes the other flavors, but it is an IPA after all. I thought this was a very interesting beer and am glad I got to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2012 23:14:54 | More by oline73
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hannaho

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

11-04-2012 18:06:22 | More by hannaho
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-31-2012 05:22:06 | More by duceswild
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-29-2012 03:53:42 | More by jaasen64
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-22-2012 21:56:32 | More by leedorham
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-14-2012 06:30:57 | More by strongaf
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: tapped from a giant hollowed-out pumpkin at City Tap House, Philly, PA

This was listed as a collaboration between Elysian and Ninkasi. Sorachi Ace and Motueka hops. I do believe this is the only pumpkin IPA I've ever seen or had, and boy, was it well done.

Cloudy amber-orange pour into a tulip glass, with a small cap of dense white head that retained well and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma was basically dominated by fresh hops, juicy, lemony, hints of pumpkin. Taste essentially delivered what was promised. This was not a typical pumpkin beer loaded with spice, it was more an IPA with pumpkin as an afterthought. Even being served from a hollowed-out pumpkin, the pumpkin taste was well-moderated. Fresh citrusy hops, biscuity malts, and vegetal pumpkin flesh greet the palate in a well-balanced blend. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, and quite drinkable. They pretty much nailed this one.

Serving type: cask

10-09-2012 01:58:52 | More by Rifugium
Hop Squash Pumpkin IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.