The Immortal IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA
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The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

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.

Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell

Bittered with Chinook, finished with Amarillo and Centennial

62 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-14-2001

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Ratings: 1,320 |  Reviews: 443
Reviews by almychristopher:
Photo of almychristopher
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer pours a nice golden orange color with a thick white head that recedes slowly to a layer of lace. the aroma brings a good balance of hops and malt, but not the extreme hop aroma that I look for in an ipa. the taste brings a goodly amount of the citrus hops that the nose promised and puts in the running to be a good ipa. with the medium body and full on co2 it's a pretty good drink.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear copper with a white not overly large head but had nice staying power,really suprised by the big malt character in the aroma of this beer lightly sweet caramel and cracker malt with a lighter than expected herbal hop note.I have to say this to me was more English flavor wise very herbal like geranium slightly grassy but not that big ass Pacific NW hop punch in the mouth big cracker malt backbone is as big as the hop presence.Now I think this brew is good balanced and quaffable but I didnt expect an amped up English bitter wich I think this,oh well like I said its pretty good for what it is.

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

Appearance – Nice, thick, darkish orange color to the ale. I was careful on the pour but the head still rose high, lingering for a few minutes before going down slowly.

Smell – A hint of pine complimented the citrus-hop aroma. There also seems to be a tinge of malt.

Taste – This one’s got a bitter bite. It starts off easy with the prefaced malt and light citrus, then comes on sharp with a beautiful hop experience. The orange and lime peel finish this one out. Nicely done.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated with a dry smoothness that pleases the mouth. The bitter aspect keeps you awake.

Drinkability – This goes down well, and the personalized style makes this one to come back to. Besides, it’s cool to say to your friends who like hoppy ales, “Sure, that macro is good, but have you ever tried The Immortal?”

Update – Well, two years have past since my last review of this ale. The label is now ultra-cool thanks to Kevin at Bottleworks. Gotta love Odin in flip-flops.

Anyway, the beer has shown amazing consistency. It’s funny, because I enjoy drinking it and stand behind the solid 4.0 rating, but admittedly it seems to lag whenever I include it in a blind taste test. Taste tests be damned, I like it.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Supersweetshirts
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had passed by this beer numerous times at the beer store and it had always caught my eye. After reading some mediocre reviews that delayed previous impulse purchase attempts, today I caved in and decided to give it a try. The beer poured a nice hazy, golden amber and had a really impressive thick, clingy, eggshell colored head on it that remained constant for most of the beer. This wasn't as hoppy as I normally prefer my I.P.A.'s but it was rich in honey citrus flavors without being too sweet. What impressed me the most was the incredible balance of flavor. It wasn't too sweet but it had just the perfect blend of pine, grapefruit, and sweet fruits.

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Photo of iRaven99664
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quick run downthat I'd like to note, not a true review.
-nice color; lightly hazy gold-amber in color.
-topped my glass with a good two-finger head. quickly dissipated to one. Doesn't last tall, but stays a nice white sudsy ring atop the ale. Clings to glass beautifully.
-Been sick off and on for the past half year, targeting the nose so I can't always smell that great. But I can't pick up a whole lot of notes in the smell. I'm sure it smells wonderful. What I do tell is that it smells slightly hopped. Like a nice sweet mellow hop.
-Front of mouth it a swift kick of hop. Like a bruce lee dragon. but just ever so slightly to the front. As it starts to roll to the middle, its very noticeable that its not a hop-bomb, but has a nice balanced flow of bitterness. This balance bitter is reminiscent of grapefruit leather (the white skin casing that holds the grapefruit pulp) and is enjoyable in its bitterness.
-Just want to elaborate a bit more on the mid tongue. It stays there the longest. The front dissipates after a while, but its like all the flavors pool right in the middle of the tongue. Crowning the citrus hop is a glazing of a mild sweetness. I'm not sure how to identify the malts, but they are delicately sweet. It treally tastes like biting into a confection of ruby red grapefruit and 55%-60% bitter-sweet chocolate. Utterly wonderful.
-Back of tongue is fully sweet, a lighter version of mid tongue with maybe a little hint of bing cherry. it last a while too, but not as long.
-The coating of flavor this beer leaves is wonderful.
-Mouth is rather thick for an IPA. It's actually ideal-to-almost-too-thick for an IPa for me. I'm always looking for a "fluffy" or "full" mouth on an ale that reminds me of the feel that a Monster energy drink gives me, and this almsot has it,or maybe a little thicker. It's a wonderful example of what I personally want to see,
-a slight hint of alcohol, nothing dreadful, but a nice reminder that its an adult bev.

-Overview: Would drink again. Fans of Ruination or Rampant will like this.

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Photo of Hainesworth
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of steelerguy
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Light amber color with moderate carbonation and a white head. The head sticks around for a bit before becoming lacing on top.

S - Lightly toasted malt, a bit bit of hay, very subtle hops notes.

T - Malt comes first, some lightly toasted flavors, a bit bread like. The hops are subtle in flavor like the aroma, with a touch of citrus, and a bit of bitterness at the end.

M - Moderate body, a little more than most AIPA but it doesn't feel heavy with the carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth at the end.

O - A good IPA, seems more English than American and is certainly more malt forward than most American IPAs. Maybe a good introductory IPA but a bit boring to me.

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Photo of Bitzer
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the bomber a crisp clear golden orange with a nice effervescent bubbly white head. The head falls pretty quickly to leave a ring around the top. My nose is greeted by citrusy hop notes, with some candy caramel. Yummy and enticing.

First sip brings a big citric, grapefruity hop flavor which melds in nicely with a clean sweet maltiness. Bitterness hits the back of the palate on the way down and lingers a bit after each sip. Fairly balanced...but the hops definetly take center stage. A good IPA overall.

Mouthfeel has a nice smooth creamy profile with near perfect carbonation. A tasty, easy drinking IPA...however nothing really jumps out at me and there's probably a few others I'd pick first. Worth a try.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of NWer
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

A - Clear golden amber appearance, minimal bronze head that disipated quickly - what there was.

S - Nice pleasant grapefruit essence.

T - More grapefruit - Very smooth. Not overwhelmingly hoppy.

M - The beer feels very pleasant in the mouth and the aftertaste is very pleasant.

D -. Very drinkable. I'm thinking about having another.

This is a very easy going, pleasant IPA that works well in the summer.

"Best by 11 28 2010" printed on bottom right corner of label.
Label claims 6.3% ABV not the 6.21 noted in the description.
Label has been changed. Needs to be updated. Is there a way to do that?

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Photo of Lazaro
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Had this at Redbones in Sommerville, MA. A damn good IPA. Right on balance too with a fruity malt character and a kickin' NW hop character to match ... and then some.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.12/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz bottle, best by 12/5/10 (but received for Christmas). Pours a hazy yellow gold with a small bubbly white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, grains and a little melon and a touch of sulfur.

The flavor is some sweet grainy malts and sugary melon with a medium tarry bitter finish. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and watery.

Overall, this may have suffered a little from age, but I've had it fresh too and not been impressed.

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Photo of Kendog65
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Jason
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample from brewery

Good white lace around the glass. Nice hop aroma with a puckering hop bitterness and flavour. Fruity malt character. A kicker of an IPA.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber 22 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info offered. Pours typical medium amber, off white head and plenty of fine, wispy and splattered lacing. Nose is softly of malts and perhaps a wiff of earthy hops. Pleasant and smooth, Brit style ale, moderately hopped thoroughly enjoyable, balanced and easy drinking. Nice creation in brewing.

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Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of StupidlyBrave
2.87/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma has perfume and floral notes, along with some biscuit malt. The flavor is flowers, pine and earthy hops with some biscuit malt and low bitterness. The beer tastes like it was hopped with a mix of both English and US hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of bjames08
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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