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Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse # 5 - Ruin Rosemary Agave IPA

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse #5 release (May 21, 2012), brewed with agave nectar and lemon peel. There may be nothing left but you and this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1421) - - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle. Floral hop aroma with a bit of rosemary and agave. Pours opaque orange with one finger of white head. Starts out smooth with the agave and rosemary really standing out. Finishes very dry with a bitter, hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a frouthy white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, pine and aquave. Flavor of rosemary, citrus, floral & herbal hops, pale malts and aquave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap at the abbey. Pours orange with a small head. Aroma is tangy and dry. Flavor is mixed up hops, lots of rosemary at first, then mellows out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7649) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft at Blind Tiger with Andrew and Brendan after the Wintersun / Eluveitie show. Pours a light body with light haze and white lacing. Aroma is floral, spiced, lemony with some candles. Mouthfeel is carbonated and medium with notes of floral spice, lemon, light honey, candles, soap, and light fruit. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11610) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Sample during the Armageddon tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 12/20/2012. Hazy yellow-gold color with a medium fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, citrus and pale malts. The finish is herbal and floral with a zesty citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Floral hops, rosemary, light sweetness, and a bitter floral sweetness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a hazy yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of mustiness, herbs, florals, and agave. Flavor of rosemary, grass, honey, citrus, and some pineapple with a moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
This poured a hazy orange with a big gold head and medium lacing. Nose of citrus and a hint of the agave. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is very rich and full of citrus. Agave in he finish but hops still dominate. Really tasty and good drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6760) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. Ron was a little busy brewing the Obama Honey Wheat beer. This poured very hazy after being rolled. A big golden tinted head faded quickly enough. The malts were tasted first along with fruit. Citrus hops are somewhat bitter but overly so. Grapefruit. Lemon is tasted at some point. The finish is more hoppy than the start. This is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5780) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/4/12, My First Post-Sandy Tick, it’s good to be back home!

Aroma: The nose has a citrus hop presence, agave, and some underlying spice as well
Appearance: It pours an unclear orange color with a small, bubbly white head and light lace
Flavor: It is light-medium sweet, a bit fruity, some rosemary/spice, and a medium hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and a fairly dry finish
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a very solid IPA. I thought the agave and rosemary worked pretty well, and are both subtle enough as to not overwhelm the beer. Very solid addition to the 12 Beers of the Apocalypse Series (of which I have now ticked the first 7). I hope I get to try, and look forward to trying, the next 5 beers in this quality series.

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