Prometheus IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Prometheus IPAPrometheus IPA
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Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 12-02-2008

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Reviews:
37
Ratings:
123
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 123
Photo of BuckeyeOne
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at the Capitol Hill brewery. Poured a cloudy amber with a fine white head that left a nice lacing down the glass.

The nose was all NW IPA - citrus and grapefruit with little malt backbone. Just the hint of dried grass.

The taste followed the nose though a bit stronger on the earthy grass hop character, which I would expect from the use of tons of full flower Cascade hops in the finish. Not boozy at all despite the nearly 7% ABV. Dry on the finish.

Plenty of carbonation to hold up the resiny hops. Given how fresh this pint was off the kettle, I was expecting a more syrupy mouthfeel, but it was clean and crisp. Perfect lunch companion.

If bottled, I would buy these as a nice switch from the dry-hopped Immortal I usually have in the fridge. Good for a cloudy spring day in Seattle.

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Photo of zoso1967
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy amber with a bubbly head. The aroma is what one might expect from a northwest IPA. It has plenty of citrus hop character and only a rumor of malt. The flavor is very bitter and seems unbalanced. Don't get me wrong, I love in your face hoppy beers, but this seems to have a bit too much hop bitterness. Hop flavor is also less than stellar with white grapefruit and pine, but it just does not have that mouthwatering fruity character that I dig so much in most super hoppy IPAs. Medium body with a very dry finish. Seems fairly drinkable, but I can think of other beers of this style that I would prefer to session.

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Photo of olympuszymurgus
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had this at the Elysian on Cap Hill and again less than a week later at the EastSide. fresh.

the hazy tangelo reminds me of a recent morning north of seattle. where maybe it was best someone else cook breakfast. by cook, maybe just slice up some grapefruits alongside a growler of this sweetheart because that's all you're gonna get.

lots of grapefruit and a little bit of malt. a great pitcher to split 5 ways, a good pitcher to split 4. eventually the sweet bread comes out, but it lurks like that 8th inning reliever that inevitably blows the save for your club before your closer can even get in the game. you know he's got nasty stuff, but you'd prefer just going straight to the closer.

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Photo of beertunes
2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy orangeish-amber with a thin cap of white head that dissipated quickly but left lots of sticky lacing.

A typical hop blast hits the nose, mostly citrus with a touch of pine, without much malt backbone. The flavors are also typical of a PNW IPA, citrus hops with a dry, sticky finish.

Body and drinkability are, again, typical of this style. Overall, a brew certainly worth trying when you see it. Elysian makes a whole flock of IPAs and this one is fairly representative of their lineup, personally I like the Dry-hopped Immortal IPA better and find this one leagues better than the Jasmine IPA.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at the Pike Street location. This brew is a cloudy orange color with a medium and fluffy off-white head that lasts awhile. Patches of lacing. Citrus, hops and bready malt in the nose. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with flavors of hops, citrus and green grapes, along with some malt as a base. The finish is hoppy with lingering grapefruit taste. Pretty solid all around.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It may seem counterintuitive to compete with oneself. But of Elysian's two IPAs, this one is much preferred.

Prometheus has a dense apricot color with modest preserved suds after 24 hours of growler time. It is balanced slightly to the sweet, but with a strong bitter finish that holds up the rear like a bookend. The sweet, resinous aroma has notes of pineapple. A fine all-around IPA with plenty of zest.

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Photo of John_M
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Collins the other day.

The beer pours a light peachy orange color with cotton candy like head retention and good lacing. This beer is all IPA on the nose, with some nice citrus, including some interesting lemon and lime. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, though I should add that this IPA has some impressive hoppy bitterness. The hoppiness builds as I drink this beer, which is something I don't mind one bit. The finish is pretty dry on this IPA, as one would expect with a low malt, NW IPA. Still, it's pretty well balanced, though with a pronounced dry, bitterness. The beer is pretty drinkable, though I'd guess the abv. is in the 7% range.

A very nice, solid beer from Elysian. Wouldn't hesitate to order this one again. Good beer.

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Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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