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Loser Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.69/5
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573 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#30,361
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
573
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
109
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 573 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of xxlxx0327
4.37/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Categart
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Citrusy , mellow hopped ale. Light amber with average creamy head, Grapefruit aroma and taste, smooth and not puckering. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of FadetoBock
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djcreepshow
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Although might not be something we'd want a case of (a little too "in your face") would be nice to get a 6-pack occ. This is more like an IPA. Unfiltered, btw. So, a medium body. Definitely has character.

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Photo of CelticAleMan
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of piratefrog
4.26/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic glass.

L - medium-dark color with a hint of grapefruit pink. Not a whole lot of head and no lacing on the glass.

A - juicy grapefruit aroma with hint of pine. Toasted malts also

T - cross between juicy citrus and bitter pine. Slightly dark taste in the malt character. Kind of similar to strong IPAs.

F - bit of a slow-sipper. Medium body feel. Dry apple cider feel.

O - pretty sure this is a jab at their new business partner AB-INBEV. Very pretty tasty brew from Seattle's city limits and a cool tribute to Sub-Pop Records. This beer does not suck, despite the label.

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Photo of Dur921
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewlinson
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vladdswrath
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a honey/orange color, smallish but puffy head with inconsistent lacing. Aroma is faint, mostly malt and wood, with a little bit of fruitiness. It's nice, but simply doesn't jump out of the glass. Taste is light and pleasant, it doesn't try to hide the bitter hops shock coming at the end. Mouthfeel is watery, but feels right for this easy drinking beer.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pale ale. Interesting hint of sour and bitter hops to it, that you might not expect for an APA. Unique flavor that I'd grab again.

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Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick29
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HippieDave56
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with an off white head, really good lacing on the glass. Smells first of Munich and pale malts, that doughy-bread scent. Flavor is of citrus spice, leafy and earthy hops, balanced by the dough flavor underneath. Mouthfeel is great, very smooth and light. Overall this is an extremely unique pale ale due to the sorachi ace hops and various malts, and then this borders IPA land with 58 ibus and 7% abv. And yet stylistically I would not call it an IPA, since it gives a different impression that one would expect more from a pale ale.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Loser Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 573 ratings
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