Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Not too unusual or special for a pale ale. Actually my first impression was that it seemed like an IPA with a Double IPA balance. Very nice balance and transition, but not much of the flavors promised on the label. Some of the grape started to come out when it was very warm. The flavor became almost overwhelming by the end. I’d say cloying but it wasn’t just sweet. It was sweetness and bitterness both in large quantities.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark yellow to light orange with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel and sugar water; and heavy pine and citrus hops; The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and heavily bitter with fairly long duration. There was caramel malt, piney citrus hops, more pine hops, a little white grape juice, grapefruit rind and honey. The medium body was a little syrupy with fairly soft carbonation and not much of a finish at all. The flavors were a little harsh, but it felt easy going down.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 - thank you for adding this!
Golden raisin with lumps of light, creamy foam. Lots of lace. Smells real nice to me. Citrusy, piny, bitter grapefruit, a bit of peach, lighter caramel malting. I like the assertiveness of the nose. Taste follows suit nicely with bitterness well balanced with a solid crystal malt background. The hops are resinous, and carry some pine needle, a bit of grapefruit pith, lemon rind and a touch of cattiness. Medium bodied with lighter carb. To be honest, this reminds me of Duet from Alpine, a really nice beer. Well done Elysian - after November’s absolute strike out, this was nice.
Serving type: bottle
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a thin persistent foamy/rocky white head. The nose kinda reminds me of Christmas, with spruce and pine an a bit of burnt caramel, with a floral twang. The flavor is sweet with a bit of burnt earthy caramel, but quickly acquires a bit of floral and piney bitterness, and finishes dry-ish with a leafy hop bitterness and light caramel pale grain malt sweetness. Bitter and earthy-pale.
pdx76 (370) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours cloudy copper with medium thick foamy head. Nose of grass, grain, and brown sugar. Taste very grassy and initially of sweet raisin. A bitter metallic taste overwhelms at the end.
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pdx77 (784) - Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Cloudy amber golden color, with some sediment. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, sweet bitterness. Taste is syrup, grapefruit, bitterness, and raisins. The aroma and taste are reminiscent of an aged barleywine. Finish started out a bit too bitter and dry but it has evened out a little bit.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A tasty, fruity and bitter full body IPA. Good beer.
How: From a bottle at Montreal Mondial 2013.
The look: Mostly clear orange body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose is fruity hops (mangos, apricots, peaches) and a bit floral with a nice fresh fruits quality to it. Taste has a clean malt bill, a bit bready, a bit crackery, lightly toasted. A sweetness sensation that feels more like fruit juice than honey or caramel or residual sugars. An assertive bitterness leading to a moderately dry finish. Full chewy body with appropriate well levelled carbonation. Tasty and refreshing. Nothing original here but we never have too many well-made tasty IPAs. A bit underrated imho, that’s my opinion and you wouldn’t believe how often I hear people say “wow, you’re absolutely right!”, I just wish they were talking to me.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
09/29/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours hazy light amber with a foamy white head. Aromas of caramel, tropical fruit, citrus. Flavors are buttery with caramel, grapefruit and a dry hoppy finish. Pretty good stuff!
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grass and caramel. Flavor was lightly bitter and hoppy with pine. grapefruit, pale malts, citrus, grass a bit of honey and had a dry and bitter finish.
AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Oliver’s beverage Center, Albany, NY. Cloudy amber color, no head in the tulip glass. Interesting nose of raisins, caramel, dates, and maybe plum. Flavor is a reflection of the fruit with light hints of grapefruit and a light pine hop for mild bitterness. The oat isn’t real noticeable yet still a nice medium body. Slight linger hop bitterness. Solid.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Golden in color, moderate sandy head, nice lacing.   Soft melon/fruity nose, a bit bready.   Similar tongue, low hop, some citrus, bready melon like sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not
as hoppy as other pales, more bready with a golden raisin and some sort of melon like sweetness.   A little sticky at times.   Tiz okay.
trujahwarrior (397) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had from a cask on12/20/12 at Elysian Fields during the release party. Poured a hazy golden color with a medium fluffy white head and decent lacing. Smells of oats, syrup, raisins, and caramel. Tastes of all the same things in smell with a good hop presence in the back end. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with good carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall this was one of the best in the series. Even though the apocalypse didn’t happen It was a great series with a bunch of interesting beers. Unique flavors in this one that you don’t find in many beers.