Avatar Jasmine IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

653 Ratings
Avatar Jasmine IPAAvatar Jasmine IPA

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
An IPA with a very floral aroma and flavor that is elegantly balanced, allowing subtle flavor of Jasmine to prevail while still delivering the IPA’s essential hoppiness. Pour golden copper with a lively head.

Added by Todd on 12-21-2004

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pretty good brew. Poured at a good temperature with a huge, foamy, very frothy, fluffy, cream-colored head that very slowly faded and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy straw amber with a few slow bubble trails. Aroma doesn't have much of the jasmine, but does have malt, hop, caramel, a bit floral. Flavor is carbonic tang, bitter up front with and some fruity sweetness behind which lasts along with the bitter. Body and carbonation are perfect.

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4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light amber with an orange tint. There is a half-inch of off-white head.

The aroma is mostly jasmine, like a cold jasmine tea, with a bit of beer in the back.

The taste is a malty IPA, with light floral and orange, and the pleasant and full flavor of jasmine. The flavors are in a nice balance with the jasmine taking the lead. This is very nice, and would be great with Asian food, or on a hot summer day.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance was nice golden with a nice fluffy white head

Smell not Much to the hops and very little trace of the jasmine, clean though.

Taste brings out much more flavor than the smell. Notes of mango with jasmine and a very light malt notes.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp

Overall I wasn't impressed nor was I disappointed. Solid beer .

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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very well put together simple label. Nice color scheme and elegant yet simple graphics.

Appearance: Poured out of a 22oz Bomber(Brown) into a 16oz. English Pint. Pours an apple juice like clear copper/amber color with a 1 finger airy white foam head that quickly dissipates into a thin foam ring. Head retention was only 1min 5sec.

Smell/Aroma: Bubble-gum like sweetness hits the nose right of the bat. Very floral with that soft flower-like smell being very pleasant. Also an herbal grassy like smell hidden behind the floral presence.

Flavor/Taste: Again, like the smell, very floral with the pleasant jasmine dominating the front end. Pine hops and bread-like malts break through in the middle. Back end is dominated by bitterness. Very bitter.

MouthFeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth but slightly creamy.

Drinkability: Very refreshing and drinkable.

Overall/Comments: So different than any IPA I have ever tried. While staying true to the bitter nature of the IPA this was very herbal and floral oriented. The fresh jasmine in the taste and the aroma was excellent and very pleasant. I highly enjoyed this offering. Consumed 7-18-12

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered from LetsPour and poured into a Hoppin' Frog snifter glass.

Appearance - A refreshing citrus appearance. A short half-finger head that fades rapidly. Weak web-like lacing to the glass. The beer is an opaque squash orange color with average carbonation. Lightly pink.

Smell - Extremely floral with a bit of an elderberry smell to it. A sweet, near pink-bubblegum smell. Very pleasant.

Taste - Definitely a unique beer. I have not had something quite like this before. Floral notes violently grab at the tongue and pull it further into its bed. Sweet honey-like nectar with hints of fresh hops. Extremely bready with a sweeter, banana-bread like backing. Delicious and unique.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Medium bodied and extraordinarily unique. The taste of, what I presume is Jasmine flowers, adds a whole new level of depth to the taste of this beer. Extremely complex.

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Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 653 ratings.
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