The Immortal IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,282 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:
1,282
Reviews:
436
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
253
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Jeffo
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at the LCBO this past summer.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Gamboge orange, hazy, with lower levels of carbonation. Fades to a light wisp and sticks to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains leaving some nice looking lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, toffee, floral notes with some light citrus aromas. Bold enough, but not quite impressive enough.

TASTE: English style IPA for sure. Pale malts, caramel and toffee flavors up front, with some floral hops at the finish. Bolder and lingering finish of toffee and caramel with an underlying hop bitterness the whole way through. Floral and some grassy bitterness. More forthcoming than the nose.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. Good feel.

OVERALL: A solid English style IPA with an enjoyable flavor profile. This style doesn't get the praise its American counterpart does, but as far as English IPA's go, this one is well worth checking out. Recommended.

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Photo of DeutschesBier
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Sark
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Amber copper with slight haze, minimal islands of head

Smell- light floral scents and citrus of grapefruit, pale malts underneath but not very prominent

Taste- hop bite on the tip, earthy middle and grass notes, well balanced

Mouthfeel- medium body with hop oiliness

Overall- a nice IPA that is earthier than most but props to having it's own jive. The spice and malt balance is right there.

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

Elysian Immortal IPA poured from bomber into pint glasses for tasting.

Label is confusing, phallic but not surprising from Dick Cantwell. His creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Perhaps some delicious cascade hops smelled up front and an overall fantastic start before it even gets dirty in the mouth. A refreshing lingering aroma. The lingering flavor results in a bunch of happy people that keep talking about it. (they literally won't shut up - even babies love the smell and taste on the way our of the breast).

Nice carbonation and not too overbearing.

A light carmel perhaps linked with some possible banana peel flavors.

Strong and hoppy with a smooth creamy finish that fades as needed.

Bring a six pack of this to a party and hide it in the back of the fridge - it will go quick. Tough times you may want to bring a couple out to the hot tub to increase your odds. Good luck.

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Photo of ssteakley
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 1st taste I knew it was a good one. But I had a really fine meal with this first time with this IPA so rating a beer with food is impossible. A great meal can make a poor beer taste good. But the first impression without tasting any food was very good.

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Photo of pokerman
4.67/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Always a hit! I like the mix of hops chinook and centennial. good alcohol content and balance. wouldn't mind trying a dry hopped version but this has plenty of aroma to tide me over. I wish i could get more of their brews in ontario. some yeast floaties in the bottle but I didn't mind

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bubseymour
2.07/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Hazy pale orange with 1 finger head. Little retention but some decent lacing on the glass.

Smell - I'm not sure if this is fair review as I think this may not be fresh at all. Smells of stale hops and mold or bready perhaps.

Taste - What a mess of an IPA. Very bitter and puckering, not picking up any citrus or fruity fresh hop flavors at all. Very malty, watery, metallic on tongue. Bitter aftertaste. Just not a single pleasant flavor at all from this beer.

Mouthfeel - OK I guess.

Overall - I'm hoping that I just got an old IPA here. Maybe I've just been spoiled in the last 2 months getting to sample Pliny, Heady and a few 1 day old Hill Farmstead hop bombs. If this is fresh, then this beer is a disaster.

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The Immortal IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,282 ratings.
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