The Immortal IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

very good
1,279 Ratings
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: 1,279 |  Reviews: 436
Photo of scott2269
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up at Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg. Beautiful head and lace above a cloudy golden body. Nose is various citrus with a touch of biscuit themed balance. Definitely hop forward, Solid start.

Pineapple inititiates and then gives way to pine. This is flavorful throughout. The bitterness isn't overpowering, and extends steadily through the finish. Texture holds up pretty well. You could do much worse if looking for a sessionable west coast IPA.

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Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakeScully
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 12oz bottle into a teku glass.

Smells citrus and taste pretty bitter.

Taste orange and lime

Drinkable as hell especially as I am downing this on a sunny afternoon. I'm not tired of these American IPAs yet, go purchase it.

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Photo of km02600
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boverhof3
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramerican
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean copper-amber, with a huge off-white head and heavy, attractive lace.

Aroma: Tropical and citrus hops, American IPA all the way. Solid.

Taste: Plenty of bittering Northwest hops, citrus predominantly, and a nice balance with the malt profile. Really a solid, easily-enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of mattsucks
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BellsFan
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little light even for an English style. Nice aroma. Light hop flavor. Slightly sweet with a floral finish. Lingers for a bit which was the only surprise I took from this beer.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentblack1
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a see-thru light yellow body with two-finger head that stuck around for awhile. Light floral hoppy aroma with not much else. Light bodied beer with minimal flavor that balanced light/floral hops with touch of caramel sweetness and clean finish.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 11.7.16

L - Copper/ golden yellow with 2 fingers of head and lace left all over the glass and on top of the brew.

A - Hop citrus and bitterness both shine through. Smells well balanced with malty sweetness

T - like the aroma, very well balanced. Sweet up front and citrus throughout. Grapefruit

M - well carbonated and medium body

O - an excellent everyday IPA. Well done

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Elysian's The Immortal IPA a few days ago for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I've had some beers from this brewery before, but I haven't had a chance to try this IPA till now and I;m happy to see it in Michigan now, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an IPA glass.

A- The label look is nice, it's a little weird at first, but then I see how it kind of goes with the name a little and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a pretty clear amber orange color that took on more of an golden orange color when held to the light with almost three fingers worth of fluffy and slightly chunky off white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking IPA, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice mix of citrus rind, floral and grassy hop aromas with a little bit of green hops in the background and the citrus rinds sticking out the most by a little bit. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which impart some pale malt, grainy, bready, bread crust and light sweet malt like aroma. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, it's on the balanced side for an IPA.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but with more hops this time and it start starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and this time they are more fruity with some grapefruit showing up along with the citrus rind and it's not as grassy or floral this time. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which are a little lighter than they were in the aroma, but they impart all the same aspects. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness that lingers just a little with a fruity hop, green hop and floral hop like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting IPA, the hop shine more in the taste and I like the hop profile.

M- Fairly smooth, pretty crisp, slightly prickly, a little tingly, medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and the tingly feeling makes me think they used hop oil in it.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I think it's a solid example of the style, I liked the hop flavors and I thought it did a good job at living up to being a west coast style IPA. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them without getting bored of it. What I like the most about this beer is the mouthfeel, it's good and it's the highlight of this beer along with the hop profile. What I like the least about this beer is the aroma, I think it could be a little bolder, it seemed slightly muted. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend to anyone looking for a solid west coast style IPA. All in all I was happy with this beer and I thought it was pretty tasty, it lived up to what I thought it would be. It's one of the better beers I've had from this brewery and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this is a tasty IPA, keep it up.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jackaninny
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great tasting brew for an IPA, mild bitterness as an aftertaste. Goes down real easy. Instant classic for me!

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Photo of robebo44
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quite clear dark golden color with off-white head. Aroma has dried oranges, caramel malt and resiny hops. Taste starts with oranges, pine resin, grapefruit, also some floral hop notes. Finish is quite bitter and resiny. Medium body and carbonation. A really classic, well made, west coast style IPA.

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Photo of C_Pel
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,279 ratings.
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