Avatar Imperial Jasmine IPA- Brew 2000 | Elysian Brewing Company

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Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by tpd975 on 06-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by EkimGram:
Photo of EkimGram
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taken from my beer journal dated 5/30/12

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Colour is an orange-brown similar to the colour of apple juice. Thick bubbly head fades leaving a nice lacing. Mild amounts of visible carbonation.

Smell: Nice fruity malts sweetly mix with floral hops. Simple but nice and balanced.

Taste: Floral and bitter hops are firm in flavour. Following is a touch of alcohol followed by sweet, bready malts ending with a powerful jasmine-hop fusion.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a nice velvety quality. Carbonation adds a nice bite. Somewhat sticky.

Overall: The jasmine flavours fit nicely in this IPA. The floral hops both accentuate and balance what I consider to be a very potent flower.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to SuzyGreenberg for this extra, and the excellent ongoing trades.

Pours a nice coppery amber color, very slight haze (chill?) and a nice fluffy white head that retains well and leaves nice lacing.

Nose is a bit weak for my taste. The malt profile smells almost belgian in nature, like candi sugar. There is minimal hops in the nose, but there is faint potpourrish floral hop notes in the background.

Wow. A very interesting beer. If you like blood curdling, savagely bitter, citrusy, grapefruit, west coast hop anihilation. This is NOT the beer for you. The hop profile is very fairly mild, as it is in the regular version. The jasmine comes out and mingles nicely with the malt profile. A fairly sweet beer, but not old IPA sweet nastiness like your thinking, totally different. There is some mild bitterness on the finish that lingers into the aftertaste, i can see the IPA base in this, but this is really a beer i would love to sip on a cold winter night.

Mouthfeel is thicker than expected, viscosity is a touch too high for me, and makes the sweetness feel a tiny bit more cloying. Carbonation is perfect.

Drinkability is ok, but the sweetness and all around oddness makes this one i wouldn't want to have more than a bomber of. As far as the abv, it drinks incredibly well.

Overall a very interesting beer. Highly reccomended to try this one, as it is quite tasty, but it definitely doesn't quench the IPA thirst in a mans palate. That being said, It is a fine beer. I can't really put a style on this one, i guess you sort of have to call it a DIPA, but this beer is really a beer in its own category. Very interesting, great use of the jasmine, and a well crafted beer. Give it a shot!

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Photo of weeare138
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for sharing this bomber...
Appears a slightly hazed copper with a small white cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of candy, jasmine, citrus, lemon grass, and white wine.
Taste is of hard Dutch candies, sugary flavor with a chardonnay and mild herb flavor coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, herbal, and easy drinking.

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Photo of hopdog
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!).

Poured a medium and clear amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of jasmine flowers, floral, caramel, some breadiness, and herbal. Tastes of jasmine, citrus, caramel, and I wrote down 'different'. Different but I was digging it. On the sweeter side with the alcohol content hidden.

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Photo of AleEvangelist
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: standard ipa coloring. Little to no haze. Good lacing, stuck around.

Aroma: jasmine is not pronounced, except for a floral overtone. Malt is pronounced. Smells like homebrewing!

Mouthfeel: perfect balance between thickness and carbonation.

Flavor: the beer tastes like it was homebrewed! amazing. Jasmine is not much present. Decent hopping present. Nothing overpowering. Well balanced.

Overall: more of a pale profile, rather than ipa. Well done. Impressed with this brewery.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well, I've had the Avatar and thought it was interesting. This one was poured at Falling Rock's Anniversary party. Light amber and clear pour. Nice head, chunked a bit in the middle. Lacing wasn't all that strong.
A musky hop smell. I assume the jasmine is cluttering the nose a bit. Pine and esters, not much else.
A sharp bite right off the bat, but it's quickly subdued by the malt and jasmine. Yeah, the jasmine is definitely in here. It comes in the end and aftertaste. A musky, yet 'lavender' flavor. Tastes like jasmine. Interesting. It drank well, yet I went for a DIPA on my next trip to the bar.

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Photo of tpd975
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Kersta for adding this as an extra in our trade. It is a special Imperial batch of the Avatar IPA.

A: Pours a nice amber hue. The cream colored head is a nice solid one finger in height. Okay retention with nice spider webbed lace.

S: Wonderful aroma. I used to have a jasmine bush in front of my home and when in bloom I loved how it greeted me everytime I walked up to the front door. This beer totally reminds me of it. Wonderful, sweet floral jasmine aroma right up front. I am sure there are hops and malt hiding beneath, but jasmine is not an aroma that is easily overpowered. It's cool, it works, I love it.

T: Wow Jasmine tastes just like it smells who knew. Wonderful rich sweet flower nectar up front. Nice crips grainy malt hides beneath along with a touch of citrus hops. That being said the Jasmine shines from start to finish which is such a good thing. I really love this beer.

M: Medium in body, smooth, with a nice backing carbonation.

D: Yeah, I feel like a hummingbird as I enjoy this nice sweet rich floral nectar. Wonderful brew. Kersta I WANT MORE!!!

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lightly hazy amber color. Poured a 1 finger creamy off-white head with fair retention. Laced in fingers as it sheeted down the glass.

S: Sweet jasmine aroma right up front. Hops and malt are well in the background; all but undetectable.

T: Pretty much the taste of jasmine. Citrus hops and wet grains come out in the middle. Jasmine lingers through a low, even bitter.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A little cloying.

D: You better like jasmine. Frankly, it wore on me a bit. ABV makes it a sipper.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried 12 Sep 2009 at the brewery.

Aroma light, floral. Clear dark copper color. Jasmine comes through loud and clear to start and remains throughout. Good sweet caramel malt presence for balance. Medium body. Alcohol is warming. Citric finish and aftertaste.

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Photo of carps12
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to nkersten for this white whale from the White Whale of Generosity BIF.

It was a gorgeous day to drink an IPA. Color is orange with a reddish hue. Thin head that keeps a constant rim from the carbonation. Smell is different. The sweet malt is there and a strange floral smell from the jasmine. The taste is herbal and veggital. It is tough to finish the whole bottle let alone half for me. Good carbonation and mouthfeel is good and smooth. The finish is slightly biter and creamy with an added sweetness. This was nice to try, but once is enough for me. The jasmine got to me rather quick.

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Avatar Imperial Jasmine IPA- Brew 2000 from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 10 ratings