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Ruin Rosemary Agave IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Ruin Rosemary Agave IPARuin Rosemary Agave IPA
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Ruin Rosemary Agave IPARuin Rosemary Agave IPA

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 05-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 18
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3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Labelled as an IPA on the beer menu, but not as hoppy as I would have expected. Pleasantly bitter without being too strong. Strong flavor but not long lasting on the palate. A dark copper color with minimal head, served in a tulip glass.

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3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance: Orange. A little hazy. Small thin head.
Smell: herbal and citrus.
Taste: basic malt. Lemon peel for sure. Slight sweetness from agave. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium-high carbonation. Dry.
Overall: I like it. Funky, but good. Nice artwork on label.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


Pours a hazy amber orange, slight white lacing for a head.

Smells of honey, orange citrus, and mild grapefruit hops.

Tastes upfront of fruity hops and some honey sweetness, followed by agave and herbal notes.

Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

I'm really getting into agave in beer and this is a pretty good example of it being used well. It balances the hops well without being too sweet. The beer manages to feel clean and refreshing while also keeping some heft to it. Quite good and would certainly have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of rosemary and agave - unsurprisingly - with some biscuit malt thrown in. The flavor is similar. The rosemary notes really come through strongly in the flavor, but they are jointed by some biscuit and other assorted herbal notes. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a tasting glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a yellow hue. There is a half finger of fluffy off white head that leaves a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: The hops are there with a strong floral note. I'm also picking up some tropical fruit that reminds me of papaya.

Taste: More malty than the smell indicated. I'm getting some bready yeast notes. The bitter hops build toward the end with some fruity floral notes. I'm not sure that I'm picking up the rosemary. The finish is bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Lots going on here, but I'm not sure it all worked for me. It was an interesting beer, but I don't think I need any more.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Ruin Rosemary Agave IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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