Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: I don’t know about noticing much distinct rosemary or agave, but this was a very nice IPA. There was sweet nectar up front and herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Perfect balance. Bonus point for being better than the sum of its parts.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy dark yellow to light orange with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light cake, pale malt, cake icing and I guess agave sweetness; light herbal and citric orange hops; ever so slight alcohol; orange; apricot; peaches; and herbs (probably rosemary). The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter and lightly acidic with an average duration. There was honey, I guess agave nectar, a little bit of citrus hops, herbal hops, oranges, herbs, maybe rosemary, peaches and apricot. The medium body was dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.
slowrunner77 (3619) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Not getting rosemary per se, but a nice spicy ness in the aftertaste that seems to come from the ample hops, which also lend a citrus and tropical fruit aspect to the beer. Good mix of fruit, bitterness, and malt, great summer beer."
Errl (1617) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is golden with a small white head..Nose is herbal, floral, some sweetness from the agave..Taste is rosemary, spicy hops, agave sweetness, and maybe some lemon peel..
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
5 of 12 of the Apocalypse series.
Rosemary Agave IPA (w/lemon peel)
Pours a light golden ale with etched white surface foam. Hazy. Smells of agave syrup, grain and some hints of lemon and rosemary. Getting herbed/spice beer, not IPA. Grain, bitter and lemon rind with some alfalfa. Not impressed. Medium on full bodied for the style and moderate carb. Dry finish. Not a winner for me.
Serving type: bottle
uhclem (363) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elysian is one of the few brewers that never fails to put out a good product. I was a bit hesitant to try something with rosemary because it is a powerful herb, but I was not disappointed. The agave and the malt pair beautifully with the rosemary and the hops. Well done!
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 2SP. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a fluffy white 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.
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap at the Elysian brewery in Capitol Hill/Seattle. Orange with bubbly head. Bubblegum and bitter taste. Good hops. Smooth.
zoucrew102 (545) - - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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Beerdedone (2642) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.