Back Stage Pale
Elysian Brewing Company

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3.85 | pDev: 9.35%
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Elysian Brewery.
taster glass.
from notes.

Pale yellow with a white head, and lots of nice lacing.

Juniper and lemony citrus, and some sweet fruits as well.

Medium body, average prickly carbonation.

I really liked this one, in most other beers that use juniper I find it quite over-bearing and not very enjoyable, but the juniper blended very well with the lemon and sweet fruit notes from the hops used.

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Photo of corby112
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewpub in Seattle.

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a two finger off white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Glass is left coated with soapy lacing.

Sweet citrus hops and estery light fruit notes in the nose along with some pale malt and bread.  Juniper berries stand out alongside subtle earthy, grassy notes.  Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon but it takes a while to open up.

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a strong yeast component as well as a complex hop profile.  Some sweetness from the juniper but I wouldn't have guessed it was in there.  Some dry, piny bitterness countered by tropical fruit and Belgian yeast. Apple and banana alongside pineapple and lemon peel. Finishes pretty dry.  A bit too much yeast and needs some more sweetness for me. Still pretty good.

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Photo of beertunes
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a very hazy, cloudy yellow with about 1/4 inch of white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma had a strong lemony hop scent, with a nice bit of earthy grain in the background. The flavors wee pretty good, good grains and citrusy hops being the main features. The beer was fairly well balanced but did have a lingering hop finish.

The body was full, smooth and even. Drinkability was pretty good, but I think the hops would wear on me after a couple. Overall, a pretty nice beer. I don't know if this was a one-off or if it will showing up again, but it's certainly worth trying if you see it and probably worth a visit to one of Elysian's 3 locations to track down.

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Back Stage Pale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 5 ratings