Pumpkin87 (162) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An American IPA done right, Avatar Jasmine is another outstandingly aromatic brew, with grass, herbs and a bit of candy combining with the flowers.
Pours a slightly clouded yellow, with a foamy, medium head that sticks around. Palate echoes the nose, but more so. Citrus hops blend into the jasmine, sharp and smooth at once without jousting for supremacy.
Full, smooth mouth drops off a bit at the end, and hop bitterness comes through, but wrapped in flowers and yeast. A well-conceived and thoughtfully made beer, very sessionable.
RABinCO (1429) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into a glass. Clear golden pour. Looks like a pils. Aroma is cereal and floral with light grassiness. Definitely a pleasant jasmine aroma. Problem is the jasmine melds with the other aromas and makes some...similar to skunkiness. Taste is clean and lightly floral. Light bitterness. Not bad...nothing special and slightly unbalanced.
CObiased (155) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - pours a hazy golden color. The aroma is heavy on the jasmine with a background of malt, hops and wheat. Great jasmine flavor on top of a mild hoppy IPA. Delicious with spicy Chinese food. Very different beer....quirky but lovable.
RCx240 (143) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale hazy amber, small white head with minimal retention. Smell is grass, jasmine, floral, vanilla and caramel. Taste is initially a slight maltiness, followed quickly by floral and grapefruit notes, and fading out into a lingering taste of jasmine. Slightly creamy in body, softly carbonated, with a long and slightly astringent finish. Surprisingly refreshing as well. Quite enjoyed this, unique but very well balanced.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dig Bar. It pours a deep amber gold with a biscuity malty aroma with light floral notes. The taste is an Amazingly floral flavor - tons of jasmine & biscuity malts. Medium bodied with a zesty mouthfeel. If you like fruit or floral beers this is great stuff.
slowrunner77 (7875) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"cool beer...somewhere between a pale and an IPA, which prevents me from rating it a touch higher, but it was a little low on the hops, especially in the aroma, for an IPA. A little light in color as well. However, the beer is balanced wonderfully between the fruity hops and the jasmine. The flavor and finish is excellent, and very very smooth. Nice body. The aroma is quite pleasant, but not quite assertive enough. Delicate is a great word to describe this beer. Quite interesting and worth a shot, but falls short of greatness."
maddmatt639 (329) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium retention and medium lacing. Smells of jasmine, floral and vegetable. Tastes of strong jasmine, creamy vegetables and hops. Sweet, creamy aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
UXO (1001) - CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy brilliant orange with one finger of white head diminishing gradually to a moderate cap, well-defined lacing. Nose is bright jasmine, floral hops, light sweet and bready malts. Taste starts out bready and caramel sweetness, quickly followed by floral and citrus hops. Medium body, medium to low carbonation, and mild lingering bitterness.
I gotta say, I like this a whole lot more than I thought I would. The delicate jasmine flower aroma works very well with the Amarillo hops so that even though it’s only 40 IBU, the hoppy floral presence holds its own very well against the sweet malt background. The appearance is quite nice as well - yeah, it’s cloudy, but that doesn’t bother me, and the head is very well-behaved, trapping the floral hoppy aroma and generating a perfect lacing ring for nigh-on every sip. I’d like a little more perkiness from the carbonation, but otherwise the mouth feel is spot-on.
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Hazy amber colour thin white head. So I had a good memory of visiting Elysian in Seattle and then I had this beer collab from Thwaites during a JDW festival and was a bit dissapointed so I was interested to see what this would bring. Drunk with some haddock fillets. Sweetish aroma. Some jasmine flavour no doubt. Some good hops too though. The jasmine and hops are quite delicate so I can see why they ended up a bit soapy on the Thwaites version. This though is fresh and delicate. The jasmine is far more pronounced. Do I like it? Yes. Some decent bitterness on the finish. It’s good. Doesn’t excite me, but it’s a decent jasmine accented fresh ipa.
Darkmagus82 (2091) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-20-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer was served a lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded very fast leaving almost no lacing at all.
Smell – The aroma was a mix of bready aromas and a strong floral hop aroma. As the name of the brew predicts the flowery aroma is mainly of a jasmine aroma, although there are other aromas of a herbal nature mixed with the jasmine flower hop smells.
Taste – The taste starts out bready with some caramel sweetness up front. The tongue is quickly met with some hop flavors of a floral and citrus nature. The citrus is on the sweeter side with some orange as well as a light grapefruit taste. Toward the end the floral flavors get stronger, with a jasmine flavor dominating the hop taste. In the end a quite jasmine flower and mildly bready taste is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average as well. Both were rather appropriate for a nice balance for the floral hop flavors and the more malty and bready flavor while keeping a good level of drinkability.
Overall – A very flowery IPA. It was not all that bitter and was quite easy drinking.