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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:
#29,989
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
573
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
109
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 573 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of MrJuengling
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ricke49
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice hop forward pale ale. Would pass as an IPA in some regions. Refreshing balance hop/malt. Fascinating label giving bow to Kurt Cobain / sub pop records, with slogan that paraphrases Cobain utterance "corporate music still sucks" or was it "Corporate Magazines" ?? Whatever, here as: "corporate beer still sucks". Will In-Bev/Budweiser squelch this slogan?? (I think they may have already, as my bottle was likely on retailers shelve for a spell). At any rate, a worthwhile Pale Ale with tons of flavor regardless of what some other reviews have stated.

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

Photo of tylerstravis
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jooler
2.47/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Smell is like their jasmine ipa but slightly more better. Initial taste is flat and No flavor. The most blandest beers I had ever drank. Not worth the money.

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Photo of rawfish
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Packaged 4/27/15.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, and citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, citrus zest, and slight butter flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with solid aromas, but the butter like flavor I am getting is a bit odd.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

cloudy and orange, nothing special in the pour or the glass....taste is somewhat fruity, although without definition. not a bad brew.....

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Photo of steve419
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwinek
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cantal
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rickus
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kdz1111
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +14.6%
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 +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hip-Hop
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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