The Immortal IPA
Elysian Brewing Company

The Immortal IPAThe Immortal IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,895
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,599
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.65%
Reviews:
447
Ratings:
1,334
From:
Elysian Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  51
Gots
  277
SCORE
86
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.

MALTS
Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell

HOPS
Bittered with Chinook, finished with Amarillo and Centennial

62 IBU
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Reviews by mvanaskie13:
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a half pint glass: color is straw, transparent, moderate effervescence, head is brighter white, fine bubbles, good lacing on the glass.

Smell is malt forward, with light toast and hint of caramel, then crisper fruity/lemon aroma with earthy aroma backing.

Taste is also malt forward: light toast, touch of caramel, similar to the aroma fruity/lemon flavors follow; hops are crisp, earthy, bitter.

Mouthfeel is a bit crisp and stronger bitterness than strength would leave to believe.

Overall a good beer, well hopped, cleanly fermented with moderate malt forward flavor and aroma.

May 15, 2017
More User Reviews:
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IronDjinn from Canada (AB)

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

Picked up in Ponderay, Idaho. From a 22 oz. brown bomber, abv. listed as 6.3%. Pours out a hazed bright golden hue, frothy, rocky off-white head that settles to a thick cap. Latticework of lacing around the rim.

Bready, biscuity malt on the nose, with spicy, leafy hops.

Toasty, biscuity malt up front in the flavour, rounded by spicy, leafy, citrus hops that dry out on the finish with some mild alcohol warmth as well. Grapefruit pith lingers on in a mildly astringent aftertaste. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, light slippery texture with some brisk carbonation, which makes the whole package very quenching and accessible.

Well done, balanced yet with character, it works well for what it is. More finesse than intensity, I could sip on this all night.

Jun 14, 2012
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Elysian : The Immortal IPA

Pours a light copper color, white head and sticky lacing. Looks like a standard, IPA style beer. Aromatic floral, herbal, piney and earthy hops steal the show in the nose. In the taste, herbal, tea like hops with some citrus and earthy tones. Pale, biscuity malt backing, mild caramel notes. Well balanced, though more on the bitter side. Medium bodied, crisp feel with a hop bite. Overall, a good product and always a welcome option on tap.

Feb 26, 2012
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beebs22 from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 02, 2016
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CoCambria from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Jan 01, 2014
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sposter4 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 16, 2016
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BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 10, 2018
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WesWes from New York

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a wonderful malty scent that boasts of pale, carapils, and some light crystal malts. It also has an awesome floral hop aroma that is mellowed a bit by the malts, but still is strong and very pleasant. The taste is decent. It has a light malt feel that seems a bit watery at times as well as a very potent hop flavor and aftertaste. It goes down easy, but finishes very bitter. It lacks the balance it has in the aroma. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer could use a little more malts for body. This is a decent IPA. It love the aroma, but the taste is too one sided and the mouthfeel is a little too light and watery.

Feb 03, 2005
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PhillyStyle from Georgia

3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Falling Rock Tap House (Denver, CO)

12 oz pint glass

Served a nice amber, light white fluffy head that had decent retention and nice lacing. Carbonation streaming to the top.

Aroma is light hops. Not all that impressive.

The taste is decent, hoppy but left a very dry aftertaste, very hoppy at times it was almost metallic.

The beer has a medium body, smooth and drinkability suffered a bit due to the aftertaste. Overall, I was not all that impressed with the beer, it could have been that I had a Pliny before trying this beer and it could just not stand up. I will give this one another shot. But certainly not as good as Two Hearted, which I consider the gold standard when it comes to American IPA's.

Jul 08, 2009
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Finatic from Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Nov 19, 2011
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drewfromboulder from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sep 05, 2013
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AlpacaAlpaca from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Apr 24, 2014
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ClintGoodman from Iowa

3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 06, 2018
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beertaster13 from Washington

3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear golden orange honey with a nice off white bubbly head that maintains at about an inch thick. The smell is a nice pleasant floral and citrus hop, a fresh grain sneaks through as well. The taste is a pleasant balance, the hops are there but not overly abundant, all the flavors work well with each other, a nice honey goes well with the pine flavors of the hop. A buttery toast and hint of lemon finish is great. Nice beer.

Dec 06, 2005
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olmatty from Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a fluffy bright-white three finger head so thick I took a bite and chewed it. Good lacing and excellent retention. A pale copper liquid with tiny bubbles

Smell- Light, fresh hops overpower most malt aroma

Taste- Biscuity toasted malt followed by substantial hopiness. Malts and hops trade places a couple of times during a taste creating a complex and beautifully balanced beer.

Mouthfeel- Crisp carbonation and thinner liquid than the flavor would suggest.

Drinkability- A very drinkable IPA, nothing overpowering, but quite good.

Jan 11, 2009
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mjw1200 from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber shipped to me from Seattle.

Almost sunrise orange in color and lacing that doesn't leave the cup. Strong head provides a good smell throughout the whole drink.

Lots of citrus in the flavor. Lemon orange mostly. Easy to drink even though there is good bitterness and a slightly sour feel.

It passed the biggest taste which is it was gone quick and I was on to cup two quickly.

Nov 06, 2011
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skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Mar 11, 2013
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tappangordo from New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Nov 21, 2014
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kah7 from Washington

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 12, 2018
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woemad from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at The Elk in Spokane for $4.

Poured a clear golden amber color, with a moderate sized white head. Modest amount of lacing.

Smell was of piney, spicy hops. There was also a bready maltiness, but it was way in the back.

This had a moderately strong, piney, spicy hoppiness taste to begin with. It's not massively hoppy tasting, but you definitely know you're tasting an IPA. There's also a mild mannered malty backbone than lends balance, but not much else. Tasty without being spectacular.

Medium bodied, with an acceptable amount of carbonation for the style.

This makes a decent session IPA. Like every other Elysian beer I've had, it's good without being spectacular. I wouldn't pay a ton of money for it or scour the earth for it, but if it's on-tap at your local, you could do a lot worse.

May 15, 2005
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memphischas from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Apr 03, 2014
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BDeibs from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sep 05, 2014
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AmitC from New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jul 19, 2014
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ChaseBeer from Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Apr 08, 2014
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dpiepel from Washington

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 31, 2019
The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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