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Hubris Imperial IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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3.91/5
Very Good
62 Ratings
Hubris Imperial IPAHubris Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HuskyinPDX on 04-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,496
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
62
pDev:
8.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by paulys55:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of Craigstroud
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exceptional on draught. A tawny bronze color. Oddly no floral/hoppy nose, nearly blank as water... yet the surprise is in the flavor: velvety body, smooth as silk finish, and fine balance of hops and malt. Not too bitter. Not too sweet. Just right. The hops create a sturdy backbone but don't dominate. This beer would be fine with most foods. Very summery!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass.Pours a medium coppery amber with a one finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and piney hops with a little dankness and slight light stone fruit. Flavor of lightly caramel malt, light stone fruit, mixed citrus, piney and citrus hops. The finish is long lingering, high alpha, resinous hops and pleasant light hints of the fruit and malt. Medium bodied with a good light creaminess. A sneaky, well made imperial IPA. The light fruit and moderate malt balance the hops at the start of the taste and the intensity of hopping is only clear in the finish, which still has enough pleasant fruit and malt flavors to support the quite resinously hoppy finish. Ales like this that have an interesting flavor progression simply invite further tasting, which must be paced in this fairly big IPA. I liked this a lot. Another fine IPA from Elysian.

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Photo of Gavage
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1" head. Some lace develops during the session.

Smell: fruit sweetness and some earthy tones are easy to detect.

Taste: caramel, orange, mild grapefruit, some pear, and an earthy bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a decent beer that has a nice flavor profile.

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Photo of stevoj
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Boise Co-op. A return to the classic NW IPA. Clear, light amber with a soft, sticky off white head. Resinous hops lead the aroma, some sweet caramel malts underneath. Taste follows with up front hop bitterness, slick, smooth, sweet malts, and then more lingering bitterness. What I remember early IPAs being. Tasty.

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Photo of hreb
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in a tall beer stange. Beer pours a nice brassy gold color, very slightly hazy, and forms a slight bit of white head. Beer smells rich and sweet. Flavor is similar. There's definitely the familiar high gravity DIPA profile with a lot of hops, a lot of residual sugar, and a lot of alcohol. But hop character is significantly diminished as compared to what I'd expect given the labeling ("melt the wax off your wings"), and even more so considering the other IPAs in Elysian's Manic series. I wonder if I got an old bottle? There's no date on it anywhere. But honestly I'm ok without the overpowering alpha bitterness. I'm pretty ok with this beer even if it tastes like an East Coast DIPA and not at all what I expected.

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Photo of SamuelR
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bombventure
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.7/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Vlaminck
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle with no date a clear orange under 2" thick white head which leaves semi-rings and spotty lace. Aroma is piney and resiny. Flavors are malts and piney hops. Chewy, bitter finish. Medium body. Just O.K.

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Photo of morrowd3
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Braz
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zestd
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hubris Imperial IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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