The Immortal IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,278 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
Ratings:
1,278
Reviews:
435
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
252
For Trade:
0
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3.01/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bought a sixer at Whole Foods in DC on February 8th. Poured a hazy dark gold with noticeable small particles suspended in the beer, which I’m assuming might be yeast. Oddly enough, I had a bottle if this last night with a much clearer appearance. Pouring straight down the middle of the glass produced a fluffy white two-finger head that lasted a couple of minutes before settling down to a solid froth top on the beer’s surface with mild lacing on the side of the glass. Nose is dominated by the expected piney hops with light sweet floral notes, but there is also a strong sweet malt undercurrent redolent of light honey, sweet melon, mild sweet citrus/orange zest, and an odd light note of vanilla. I don’t get much in the way of bready notes, but there is a slight yeastyness there, as well as just a hint of earthyness. Overall it’s actually a very sweet nose and quite inviting. Sweet orange citrus up starts things out on the front of the tongue with the midpalate seeing the blossoming of both sweet honey malt notes and the florally hops, as well as light, sweet berries, hints of peach jam, and sweet bubblegum. The back of the tongue sees the bitterness taking over in a big way. Carbonation is moderate, perhaps a bit more than I’m used to for an IPA, and the mouthfeel is smooth and moderately light. The 6.3% abv is relatively light and makes drinking a few of these pretty easy. The finish is a bit of a dud, with the tannic side of the hops just resulting in a surprisingly aggressive, vague, and somewhat one-dimensional bitterness. Given the nose and the lovely balance of bitter, floral, and sweet on the midpalate I was expecting a more balanced and pleasant finish. I’m actually a bit disappointed in this one. The appearance was not very good and the finish somewhat unpleasant. Overall, you could do worse in terms of IPAs, and this is not a bad session brew given the abv, but based on my experience this just seems like a run-of-the-mill IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz : SN IPA Glass

Lightly hazy, dark golden with a thick, billowy off white head and spotty lacing.

Floral, citrusy, spicy hops with a decent amount of malty, lightly sweet, bready backing.

The taste follows the nose, with flowery, spicy, grapefruit hops, and even more of a malty, bready backbone than the aroma.

Medium body, low foamy carbonation.

Not a bad beer by any means, and actually quite enjoyable, but I felt like it was fairly malty for an American IPA, and I would have liked just a bit more carbonation in the mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into .5l cylinder marked Spaten.
A; Pours orangy amber with slight haze. The head is ample, cream-colored, firm and tacky. Moderate last and lace.

S: The peachiest of IPA aromas I have found. Bready malt with inviting fruit and hay. Upon enjoying a second, I think it's too fruity for me. I like the craft, but it's a bit too floral/fruity/peachy.

T: Very well-balanced; with the hops winning over the see-saw with the malts. More citrus rind, pine, classic west coast IPA. DEEPLY enjoyable. Great with food in this case fresh romaine sauteed with pine nuts, mozz, tomotoes, olives, shrooms.

MF: body & mouthfeel is creamy smooth.

Overall - No need to make a DIPA out of this.
The clear tell is it gets better and better over time and with food. This brew starts off too fruity and in your face, the opens up, calms down and gets better as it warms.

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The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,278 ratings.
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