Prometheus IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Prometheus IPAPrometheus IPA
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3.83/5
Very Good
123 Ratings
Prometheus IPAPrometheus IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 12-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,473
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
123
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold-amber with two fingers of thick, creme coloured head that leaves some nice lace.

Smell. Sweet caramel malts, some tropical fruits and citrus with a little spicy cedar.

Taste. Plenty of lightly sweet, toasted malts and oily citrus hops, slightly floral, slightly piney and a nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. A very solid west coast IPA. I'd drink it again without any hesitation.

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Photo of Vancoubeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grass and pine notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit and a bit of tea. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of bitter grass notes, as well as some pine and toffee. There is a decent amount of biscuit and toffee malt to keep the beer from being too bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hreb
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber served cold in pint glass. Beer pours orange with a slight haze and a small off white head. Really nice aroma of pine and citrus C-hops that promises an flavorful but not overpowering IPA.

Flavor is a little bit more aggressive: Cascade is up front, but plays well with other hops. Finish is dry without suffering from hop burnout much. Well balanced with the grain bill. I wholeheartedly concur with the label: this is an unashamed NW IPA.

Overall I am really impressed with this second offering in this year's Manic IPA series.

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Photo of Glibber
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hmph
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received from Lordkrystic , along with a ton of others in a monster box, many thanks!

A - a very inviting orange and gold with a two finger slightly off white head that hangs for a bit but then dies down to a ring of lace that will follow the liquid down the glass

S - some citrus hop, but nothing too powerful, a good bit of the biscuit malt with some more floral hops as well

T - a very subdued hop bite , maybe just a nibble, followed by a bit of sweetness that quickly makes its way back to a fairly mild orangey bitterness

O - Really tasty but a bit too subdued, nothing went pop or pow! Overall it was a very balanced and easy to drink IPA with some real potential that its just not quite reaching. Good beer but not great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is ever-so-slightly hazed honey-amber with a small whitish head. Leaves solid lacing behind.

S: Nice nose - mainly juicy citrus but with a touch of sweet malt underneath.

T: Surprised by the malt bill on this one - lots of caramel malt/toffee sweetness. Finishes with juicy citrusy hops - think orange & grapefruit - some apricot as well. Lingering bitterness is cut by the juicy hops and sweeter malt. Nice balance, though this one "feels" more like a DIPA (reminds me of DFH 90 Minute somewhat) than a straight IPA.

M: Medium in heft, maybe a little heavier than that. Carbonation is modest, giving it a bit of an oily or slick feel.

O: Good stuff. Like I said, feels bigger than your average IPA, I believe due to the generous amount of malt used here (or at least the impression thereof).

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Clear, dark orange color. Two fingers of off-white, creamy/frothy head. Retention is about average and plenty of lacint is left.

4.0 S: Citrusy and earthy hoppiness. Lots of orange and papaya with pineapple and some grapefuit underneath. Caramel from the malts with a light, clean breadiness and moderate neutral malt sweetness. Great balance between the hops and malts. Very nice.

4.5 T: Like the nose, this is a well balanced, sophisticated IPA. The hops don't slap you silly and they don't need to. Mild bitterness. Orange and papaya are strongest. Pineapple, apple, grapefuit, and earthiness secondary. Again a solid caramel backbone with a light breadiness and some balancing neutral sweetness. Clean and refreshing.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A little low on creaminess, but it's not a big deal.

4.0 D: Tasty brew that will appeal to those who like a little malt in their IPAs.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Prometheus IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 123 ratings