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Dayglow IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Dayglow IPADayglow IPA

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Manic IPA Series

Dayglow crashes the party with the juicy beat of hops--dripping with tropical, sunshiny Mosaic and sparkling with touches of Eldorado and Centennial.

Our Manic IPA Series allows us to indulge in our hop obsession and share with you some of our favorite varietals

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Reviews: 72 | Ratings: 448
Photo of rblib
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

High scores on this one. My go to was was Saint Archer Mosaic and then I tried Noble Ale Works Mosaic Showers (hard to find in the Bay Area) which I rated even higher. This one is in between and teeming with pineapple and Mango flavor. Excellent!

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Photo of itsmarkalbert
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Elysian continues to impress. This comes in somewhere near the middle of my top ten IPAs. I would put it just behind the Space Dust IPA that they do. Beautiful honey/straw color, smooth and medium bodied with a blast of hops from start to finish.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Bright orange amber body color with fine rising carbonation, with a matching billowing bright white but in control three finger head. Settles pretty quickly with minimal retention, ring like lacing, and a good half finger puck while settling.

Hop angle goes for that Mosaic pineapple angle for sure which is right out of the gate on the nose. Aroma shifts though to more calmer and complimenting territory of orange citrus, and a short spiced note. Clove like phenols just a hair and a sharp brown space permeate which makes for some real unexpected pleasure. Moderate dank and earth too. There's a lot of complex and varied hop flavors that are going on here, which make for a fun place to explore if that's your thing.

Palate manages to keep the goodness rolling with not much surprises. Exceptionally session like tasting but with far more kick and punch, hard to put into words but reminds me of what a session IPA should be. Mid palate comes with a drying juiced orange citrus on first sip and rush. Creamsicle flavors but far drier leaving juicy qualities behind but with an almost mimosa like flavor. Palate hits and also flies quick, with airy dry pine finish with a wood like smoldering character aftertaste. Nice touches of malt sweetness to keep things rooted, and a mild chewy character which washes a bit clean and fast though.

What's going on here exactly? I am not sure but I seem to be enjoying it for a very varied hop profile on an IPA.

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Photo of Moose90
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

A — Pours a mostly clear, orangey hue with a light off-white colored head on top. Lacing left behind is pretty good and consistent.

S — Smell is pretty good here with notes of peach, mango, lemon, light pineapple, overall sweet, but big on delicious hop qualities.

T — Much like the nose, though more pronounced and juicy, hop forward, peachy, tropical, pretty damn good.

M — Medium bodied, some lingering sweetness.

O — Good overall, better than anticipated.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Panic Room.

A clear light orange with a dense, off-white head with good retention. The nose is full of beautiful, bright, floral hops, citrusy, peachy and wonderful. Clean, mildly bitter, mild orange peel. Mild bitterness, plenty of flavor, wonderful hop character. Really good.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a soft ruddy burnt yellow to orange color with a slight transparency about it allowing carbonation to be seen rising at a moderate pace. A light one finger white foamy head starts and dissipates slyly into the beer. Light stringy lacing.
The smell had a light tropical fruitiness over top of some sweet grassiness.
The taste was sweet through the tropical fruits and underscored nicely but a graceful touch of bitter citrus rind. Grassiness comes back to make an effort to balance.
The mouthfeel was light to medium in body with a nice crisp sweet to bitter sessionability about it. Carbonation hits appropriately as an AIPA.
Overall, this was a pretty good AIPA that I could have again.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into belgian ale glass. Not all at once.

Very pleasant amber. Two finger head with good retention and lacing.

Smell is tropical fruiits. Not too piney

Taste is more hop forward. Fruits pick up as it warms. Dry finish.

Pretty aggressive carbonation throws the balance a bit for me.

Quite nice but could stand less carbonation.

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Photo of RJQ3
3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured a 7/10/15 (maybe too old) bottled 22 oz into tall Pilsner glass. Thin white head that disappeared quickly and was a cloudy orange copper color. Aroma was very hoppy and pleasing but the taste came across as very bitter which isn't bad but got much more piney grassy flavor than the citrusy flowery flavor I was expecting. Looks like the El Dorado and Centennial hop flavors were much more present than the Mosaic hops I love. Oh well.

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Photo of Zorro
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells strongly of citrus from a distance of several feet. From this distance I can smell oranges and honeysuckle malt. Strong citrus scent, grapefruit, oranges, passion fruit, and fainter pine board. A distinctly citrus forward IPA.

Starts out mildly sweet with a passion fruit after taste. Citrus oils and pine board are the primary tastes. Tastes like it smells.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall like a less powerful version of Lagunitas Sucks.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear orange amber color with a big billowy white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a delicious tropical and citrus fruit smell with tons of tangerine, pineapple and mango. Along with the huge sweet tropical fruit smells comes a little bit of an earthy smell along with just a hint of a pine hop, leaving one with a rather sweet and deliciously hopped smell.

Taste – The taste begins much drier then I was anticipating from the nose. It starts with a bit of a tropical fruit flavor of tangerine, pineapple, and mango, with these flavors fading as the taste moves further. All the while, some other hop tastes start working their way onto the tongue with a little bit of pine and grass and a more bitter grapefruit hop taking the taste by storm. The grapefruit really takes on the bulk of the hop more toward the end, and with a fading of some of the tropics, one is left with a very lightly sweetened and bitter grapefruit, but still balanced hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the slightly drier and more grapefruit hopped flavor that is on the tongue at the end the feel is rather nice making for a crisp and more refreshing brew overall.

Overall- The smell of the brew is fantastic, and while the taste is not what would be expected from the nose, it is overall very crisp, flavorful, and enjoyable. This was a rather nice brew overall and one I will certainly come back to again in the future.

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Photo of Dikfour
3.08/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look: Two and a half fingers of Rocky off white head with half decent retention. Light lacing. Color is a pale yellow with streaks of copper.

Smell: Dish soapy lemon citrus leaning more towards fruity sweetness than hoppy bitterness though super floral. Light bready malt.

Taste:More bitter on the finish than I was expecting and surprisingly I'm not picking up many malts. Almost a full 180 from the nose.

Feel: Light to medium-light body. Certainly soapy.

Overall: I'm glad I bought this if for no other reason that the label makes me happy. Not a whole lot of this beer makes much sense to me. Oh well. I can't get to riled up. It was only $6 and I get a sweet new bottle to add to my collection.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good IPA offering. Look and aroma were nothing really special, just your normal IPA. Taste is really good with, to me, an orange primarily taste getting through under the bitter hop hit. Not a lot of orange but a nice support.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pours a honey orange with a white head resembling the foamy fizz of a cocktail with egg whites.
Smell: mango, papaya, grapefruit, super floral
Taste: Grapefruit zest, an earthiness from the centennial hops, some tropical mango and papaya notes, hint of onion
Feel: slightly sticky mouthfeel
Overall: excellent fruity and floral and earthy ipa

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Photo of IsaiahHoogendyk
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The World Famous Up & Up in Bellingham, Washington.

Wonderfully fruity bouquet, initially thinking peach and mango (reminiscent of my Extra IPA go to, Laurelwood Workhorse), but really melded into a more exotic tropical nose.

The taste was somewhere between complex and indescribable, like some Indonesian fruit that might be desirable after eating it every day for a week.

Quite thick in the hoppy-resin feel.

So, while this was quite drinkable and delicious (I helped finish my wife's schooner with much relish), the taste was actually the least positive point, but not memorable in a bad way.

Solid and unique, and I'd gladly get it again, but maybe not before trying a dozen other craft brews on tap I've never tried before (especially if they had "PA" in their name).

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(PKG 05/19/15 - poured into a teku)

L: clear gold liquid, whipped-creamy yellow-tinged sudsy foam... some knots of chunky lace do eventually get left behind

S: super-fragrant dried mango out the ass, wisps of grapefruit... faint hint of underripe banana peel, twinkle of black pepper in the back... some of the best aromas from an uncommon blend of US hops - so inviting!

T: surprisingly-clean, extra-dry malt underbelly, while a static blanket of tropical hop resins slowly unravels, dusting the palate with an almost Fun Dip fruity sugar flavor (minus the tartness)... kind of a circus peanut meets lemon peel with a haze of honey graham aftertaste... seems like it could benefit from a slightly toastier, more defined malt flavor and some more electric hop zip in the finish - it all just poofs out hardcore halfway through each sip

F: velvet smooth flow, fluffy foam kissing your lips, delicate voluptuousness in its body... i would say though it could use a nip of zizzle in it - it's almost "cask flat" on the tongue

O: there's something fantastic here, but I think you need to catch it within the first few weeks following packaging

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Photo of Reema
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Super fruity and dank (if that's possible). Pours an opaque amber color with a very fruity smell. Tastes of the fruit in the smells plus mad hops. Very crushable and very drinkable.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid ipa. Don't drink a lot of elsyian beers picked this up because it was pretty fresh. Don't let the talk about onions from other reviewers sway you. I didn't pick up any onions at all. All I tasted was a delicious hop bitterness that hung around on the tounge between each sip of juicy citrus goodness.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Two Bells in Seattle.

Appearance: cloudy orange hue with a finger of ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: sweetish and nicely fruity hop aroma. Not complex, but satisfying.

Taste: lightly sweet malt with a dose of fruityish, dankish hops. Interesting. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess for the style. Woot!

Overall: straightforward but satisfying. Worth a try if you see it around.

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Photo of bkkt
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First tastes with tons of floral, citrus, and fruits. It does taste a bit of onion which is a bit off putting to me but nothing too strong to ruin the beer. Nice bitterness to balance out the sweet. A rock solid IPA from Elysian.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The only beer I drank on the 4th of July, but it was worth it. Found a lone bomber sitting on the shelf of a Weis Market in Ephrata, PA. Tons of citrus, notes of pine and wait... just a touch of Vidalia onion. Hmm, this was tasty. Seek this one.

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Photo of vitALEity
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

cloudy, gold body with a thick, creamy,white head

Tons of juicy fruit (pineapple, kiwi, grapefruit) and flowers (rhododendron, osmanthus, honeysuckle). Amazing

Taste is like the smell with a hint of onion and malted biscuits. Perfect slight bitterness on the back end to balance the fruit/flower assault.

medium body, smooth

Overall this is a 97-99 beer.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a magnificent head; excellent stickage and copious lacing

Smell: Tropical fruit and a touch of biscuit; sugary and floral

Taste: Bright tropical fruit flavors open first, with papaya, mango and pineapple; some pithy citrus and onion tones, in the middle; biscuity malt underneath but this is all about the hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA; doesn't break any new ground but it does what it does very well

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: clear medium gold body with a white head a few fingers high that left lace lines trailed behind

S: lots of floral and fruit aromas - bright, citric, sweet, and clean; undertones of toasted biscuit and honeyed bread

T: everything from the nose represents as well as a subtle resinous pine that coats the tongue with bitterness while the malts caress it with sweetness

M: light-medium body, smooth with a slight numbing coat

O: the flavors are bigger than the 6.5% abv - a real mouthful, bursting with all sorts of fruity and bitter impressions - grab one if you spot it.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a good one- really juicy hop profile. Like a starburst or something. Light in color, clear, decent bitterness, mild grain backdrop. I would definitely get this again.

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Photo of rawfish
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Amber gold body of this beer features a super sudsy head that casts enormous amounts of lacing in the glass.

Centennial hops are rocking the boat a little with it's typical onion and garlic pungency. Lots of overripe mango, steady pine and dark orange citrus peel. The tiger on the label must've also peed in the glass.

Steady Centennial earthiness with rotten tropical fruit, orange sweet citrus and pine. The finish is a bit grainy and unkempt, malt base is really lacking, Med-low bitterness and finishes, slick and grainy.

Medium body, breathy alcohol and a steady graininess. Bitterness is on point but the malt base of this beer is really falling apart in the finish.

Awesome label art, powerful fronts of pungent, herbaceous/tropical hops (if you are into that) but a very poor and porous malt base.

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