Loser Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
572 Ratings
Loser Pale AleLoser Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Corporate Beer Still Sucks

BODY
Medium

TASTING NOTES
Light tropical flavors balanced with a crisp malt-hop finish.

MALTS
Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell

HOPS
Bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with Crystal hops

ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 57

AVAILABILITY
Year Round — Draft, 22 oz bottles, Six Packs/12oz bottles

Celebrating over 20 years of Sub Pop Records with beer.

Added by bbothen on 08-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
572
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
107
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 572 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of cantal
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes: Candied orange and lemon. Gingerbread. The spicy and marmalade elements meld nicely. Fizzy. Solid medium body; brew seems thicker than is truly the case. Hints of sweet tree sap and pineapple skin. Some unique flavors although I am not tasting the odd Sorachi Ace hops, probably because they were inexplicably used for bittering purposes rather than finishing. I guess I am tasting ample citrus spice, and enjoying same. Unique, presumably that was the intent. One wonders if the corporate beer still sucks slogan will stick around. Certainly a worthy cause to celebrate. Mudhoney should drink this instead of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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Photo of Moose90
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rickus
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kdz1111
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mildly chill hazed copper with a tall off-white colored head.

Smells hoppy and herbal with a mostly citrus aroma. Scents of toffee and wood.

Starts out malty with lots of toffee and some woody flavors. Medium level of bitterness. Taste of vanilla detected. Faint flavor of tobacco.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall quite an enjoyable Pale Ale. Tasty but not over the top on hops or anything. A beer I will recommend and buy again.

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Photo of iRaven99664
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like the grapefruity hops kick up front and middle, with the middle fading to the back with a mild wood sweetness. The smell is subtle with a balance of both...this is how a beer should smell! Best smell I've smelt in a long time. Feel is mostly watery with a slight thickness. The flavors linger on the tongue for a long while. I think my first 12oz was skunked cuz it tasted a bit stale and king of like keg rot(overly metallica). The second one I'm having is way more enjoyable.

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hip-Hop
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

One of my go to brews. Still sad to see them bought out but I guess that just means more distribution. Great way to honor a great record label.

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Photo of briandaube
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stratusjeans
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery sent to be before the buyout.

Good looking froth on this one, hazy amber color. Citrus, leafy, earthy push of hops in the nose with some bread undertones and ripe pear. Juicy hop palate with a fresh grainy base. Suggestions of pineapple skin, blood orange rind, birch sap, & bready dough in the middle. Mild toasted malt character followed by a hint of caramel lead the way to help balance this brew out. Hint of alcohol and fruitiness in the finish, lingering bitterness as well.

A very well balanced Pale Ale even though the bitterness is a bit pushy in the end, excellent use of the Sorachi Ace hops.

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Photo of M477
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mthomp081
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bumchilly25
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Pours a translucent, deep orange. Medium sized off-white head. Aroma is rather tame. Over-ripe apples, candy citrus, and caramel. Flavor brings forth bitterness without much distinctive flavor. Orange candy. General fruitiness. Bready. Full bodied for the style. High carbonation. Not saying this one lives up to its name but...

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Photo of Bustersuess
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crobinso
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hammerhead18
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid beer. Needs some more technical flavor.

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Photo of Kenmac19
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 572 ratings.
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