The Immortal IPA
Elysian Brewing Company

The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA
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Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,778
Ranked #19,872
3.83 | pDev: 10.7%
Dec 02, 2021
Nov 14, 2001
Very Good
The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA
Notes: A Northwest interpretation of a classic English style, golden copper in color and loaded with New World hop flavor and aroma. Extremely drinkable.

Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell

Bittered with Chinook, finished with Amarillo and Centennial

62 IBU
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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by erickc from Washington

Had on tap at Bulldog Saloon Lynnwood, WA

Dec 02, 2021
3.63 by glinia from Washington on Nov 23, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Golden amber appearance with a small off white head and good lacing. Floral hops and dough pop up in the aroma. A mixed bag of hop flavors: resin, citrus and spice. Aftertaste has a mellow, bitter quality. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a finish that lingers.

Jun 07, 2020
3.9 by jordanwhite193 from Washington on May 29, 2020
4.1 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jan 16, 2020
3.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Dec 07, 2019
3.75 by Stengelfoot from California on Dec 07, 2019
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Oct 27, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KristenDawg from Washington

My second favorite beer! Love the taste and smell.

Aug 21, 2019
4.15 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Aug 01, 2019
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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by mintzmeet from Washington

Great IPA. Floral notes, subtle malt flavors. Tastes like it’s not very strong but comes in over 6%. Taste develops. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Good lacing.

Apr 27, 2019
3.72 by zerr789 from Washington on Feb 01, 2019
3.85 by dpiepel from Washington on Jan 31, 2019
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2.68/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
by fps_dean from Massachusetts

Pours an amber color with an orange tint with a small head and minimal lacing. Has a mild smell of grassy hops, and some pale malts, almost like a hoppy lager. However the taste isn't any more exciting than the smell. It actually tastes like someone took an IPA watered down and added a mildly unpleasant aftertaste, and the carbonation is also inline with being watered down.

Overall, this is something I would drink if I didn't have any better options, but there are so many better choices out there that I would not buy this again. Let's say I'm glad I got it in a mix and match 6.

Jan 17, 2019
3.92 by BigMac59 from Texas on Nov 15, 2018
3.63 by Keananmichael5 from California on Aug 19, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by BenDorigan from Oregon

Exceptionally drinkable IPA, so well balanced. I don't have a bad thing to say about it. No orange juice, lemon, grapefruit, passion fruit, or any of those other fruity tastes that have no place in good IPAs. The hops are only slightly spicy and piney, not overpowering in either department, and they make for an ultra-fine brew in this critic's opinion. This is a go-to, a beer to buy anytime you're on the fence and not sure what to get. The Immortal won't let you down. Big, honkin' kudos to Elysian for this one.

Aug 16, 2018
3.9 by kah7 from Washington on Aug 12, 2018
3.81 by takusan1000 from Washington on Aug 10, 2018
3.67 by ClintGoodman from Iowa on Aug 06, 2018
3.69 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Aug 05, 2018
3.91 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina on Jul 10, 2018
4 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Jun 17, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

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.

Apr 30, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by FLima from Brazil

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.

Apr 15, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jazzyjeff13 from England

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.

Mar 23, 2018
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2.72/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Tennisballa07 from Georgia

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

Mar 20, 2018
4.33 by AmishLightning from Illinois on Mar 14, 2018
3.9 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Mar 09, 2018
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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
by RB3 from Washington

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?

Mar 06, 2018
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3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Stutz from Indiana

Not much taste

Feb 25, 2018
3.06 by Okadamag from Michigan on Feb 14, 2018
3.91 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Feb 11, 2018
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by thristybeing from Minnesota

really nice IPA, balanced with a very good finish

Feb 03, 2018
3.75 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2018
4 by Beerbuddha from Florida on Jan 30, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by leslie91 from Singapore

okok only

Jan 07, 2018
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 30, 2017
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3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by JoeKC from Florida

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

Dec 29, 2017
The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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