The Immortal IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA
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3.83/5
Very Good
1,313 Ratings
The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Northwest interpretation of a classic English style, golden copper in color and loaded with New World hop flavor and aroma. Extremely drinkable.

MALTS
Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell

HOPS
Bittered with Chinook, finished with Amarillo and Centennial

62 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,410
Reviews:
441
Ratings:
1,313
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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48
Gots:
271
Trade:
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Photo of Kdouble
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mildly hazy copper body with a few delicate bubbles rising, soapy eggshell head that leaves only a few spots of lace. The nose is... unexpected. It's mostly the malts, which are raw and woody in nature, with only a mild glimpse of fruity or piney aspects. The hops represent themselves better on the palate, but still are surprising; they're mostly earthy, like loam or tree bark, with a dosage of piney sap on the finish. Apart from that, the grainy, bread crust-esque malts still loom large. The balance is here, but in an IPA that means it's not balanced. The body is full, slick like oil, perhaps undercarbonated.
This was not what I was expecting, for better and for worse. The earthiness was an uncommon focal point for an IPA, and while acceptable, didn't make for a hugely enjoyable brew when its main accompaniment was run-of-the-mill malts. There was more going on than just this, but not enough to make it very compelling.

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Photo of FLima
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber orange color with a thick off-white head with decent retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma with predominant notes of caramels, mild pine, tea and grapefruit.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, pine, orange juice, lots of caramel, yeast, tea bags, a bit of white fruit and lemon rind. Dry and quite bitter aftertaste from its 62 IBUs.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Beef up English IPA but still with mostly traditional notes of the style. More herbal than earthy. Although it has lots of caramel malt, it was packed with hops to counterbalance it.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a label date of Sept 2017 - it doesn't specify whether this is a packaging or BB date so I will assume the former. Generously gifted to me as part of a secret santa beer swap. Described on the label as a Northwest take on a classic English style and loaded with New World hops.

A: Poured into an IPA glass. A bright orange-amber hue with slight suspended sediment and fantastic carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a persistent surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of spicy, grassy hops with hints of herbs, pine resin, weed, citrus rind, leafiness, hay, caramel malt and subtle ale yeast. Crisp and distinctive - very nice.

T: Tastes of intense herbal hops with notes of pine resin, dank weed, mild citrus peel, grass/hay, spice, leafiness, caramel malt, faint barley sugar and ale yeast. Slightly sweet, followed by a powerful hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and good body. Pretty astrigent; hop oils coat the tongue and dry the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, pine resin, grass/herbs, caramel malt and ale yeast.

O: Nice - punishingly bitter yet possesses a balance that makes it very drinkable. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are stuffed with grassy, resinous hops, caramel malt and ale yeast. Lovely body. Packs a hoppy punch that goes down a treat. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Photo of Tennisballa07
2.72/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Medium amber color. Good balance equal hops and malt backbone to carry the weight. Medium tier IPA.

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Photo of AmishLightning
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RB3
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

I hate to write this review. I've quaffed my fare share of Elyssian brews at the brewery, stadium, and Capital Hill locations for years. I've drank them with friends who work at the Georgetown plant who swear nothing has changed.

I bought a six pick at the store and quickly looked at the packaging which stated Seattle and Fort Collins. It tastes like watered down shit but maybe I am overreacting about their buy out a few years ago.

Pours OK with some head. Smells better than Georgetown nearby. Good ABV. Some hops are there. All I tasted was water. Watered down wannabe craft beer like Sam Adams. All I can think of is English people making fun of American beer. Like I said, I love their stuff on tap. Is Space Dust their local beer while this junk gets brewed in Colorado?

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Photo of Stutz
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not much taste

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Photo of Okadamag
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thristybeing
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

really nice IPA, balanced with a very good finish

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leslie91
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

okok only

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JoeKC
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Non-distinct IPA, taste doesn't warrant "immortal" name.

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Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wesmaze
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redman414
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,313 ratings