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Elysian 409 Rye IPA
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5585) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Nose is of caramel, rye malt spiciness, and oranges/citrus hops. Perhaps a touch of pine. Pours amber, nice head. The flavor is a nice mixture of caramel, rye malt spiciness, and orange/grapefruit flavor and bitterness. Nice bitterness in this rye IPA. Enjoyable, drinkable beer before a Hawks game.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2011
I couldn’t see the rye dimensions in this as clearly as I’ve seen it in other rye beers, and that’s a good thing. It makes for a fairly classic IPA, one of a number of beers in Seattle that challenged my notion of the "West Coast" IPA style. Fine, but just fine. (on tap at brewpub)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s Hopfest 2011. Ruddy orange pour, with a smallish dense head. Good balance of hops and rye in here. Same balance in the flavor. Just a tad hoppier than other ryes I’ve had, which I like. Really drinkable, maybe just a *tad* dilute.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Copper colored with off-white head. Pineapple, pine, bubblegum, and rye nose. Medium body, good carbonation. Nice, spicy rye with good long finish. Not the best, but worth trying for sho’.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6074) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Draft at the pike street. Pours a cloudy medium amber. Loose white head, lots of drippy lace. Big peppery tangy rye nose...god, i am rye’s little bitch. Creamy medium body, could use some bubbles. Toast caramel and rye mid palate, gorgeous. Dark resiny husky finish. Nice.


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