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Elysian / Ninkasi Hopsquash Pumpkin IPA

Elysian / Ninkasi Hopsquash Pumpkin IPA
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1025) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Love the creamy & smooth palate feel. Very good pour w/ good head retention. Tastes pretty much like a basic IPA. Finishes fairly clean. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2121) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Piney, Mildly Floral, Mildly Earthy T: Whole Cone Pine, Mildly Floral, Mild Pumpkin M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter Overall, a nice IPA but the pumpkin flavor is barely noticeable, but still has a nice whole cone hoppiness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Tap at Tangle Town. Pours a low haze, bright golden. Higher carbonation with huge lacing. Nose is muted lemon custard, ginger, fresh lemon custard filled doughnut. Taste is soapy, biting, fresh lemon, lemon custard, lime peel, ginger. Palate is a bit vegetal in feel, stickier. Still, fairly nice albeit all over the place flavor wise.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (711) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Pony UES on Wed, 10.16.2013. Hazy piss color with white head. Smells of bright hops. Tastes like it sounds - a pumpkin IPA. Very low bitterness but retains a good hop profile to counter the pumpkin spice. I thought this was a pretty cool concept for a fall beer and enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy hops, squash, citrus. Flavor of spices up front, sweet malt, citrus, very faint pumpkin. A little weird, not sure why but this isn’t quite an IPA nor is it a pumpkin ale...not bad to drink but just a little strange. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours hazy yellow Smell is mellow citrus melon. Taste piney and hoppy, IPA before pumpkin, but you get a bit of pumpkin on the tail. Medium bodied. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Clear dark golden color with white head. Faint pale malt, vegetal, dry yeast aromas. Smooth medium body. Caramelized vegetal pumpkin flavors with cumin, misc. other unknown herbs and spices--good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2990) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap
The selection of Elysian seasonals left over from a tap takeover made it hard to choose just one. I finally settled on this sessionable IPA. Based on the results I hope I get a chance to try more of them next year.

Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy peach base has a white papery head for company. Looking more like an IPA than a seasonal pumpkin beer it does not disappoint in the nose. Pumpkins flowering on the vine provide a late summery texture. Unlike many other seasonals the emphasis is less on the squash and more on the hops.

Flavor / Palate - Pumpkins, rosy floral hops, and a pleasant sweet finish highlight an all star release. The sweet finish contains traces of honey, almonds, and squash. Deceptively easy to drink this was not tough to finish in a short amount of time.


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