Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bomber I brought back from Elysian. Has a nice toffee caramel sweetness with a modest aroma of jasmine flowers. Light flowery hoppiness, too. Perhaps a bit papery-stale but it is at least an 8-month old bottle. Brilliant orange-amber clear, with pillowy off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonatoin and a soft feeling on the palate. Starts with mild bitterness, a light caramel sweetness and dusty grain. Jasmine taste is there, but more of the herbal bitterness you’d expect from an aromatic blossom. Bitterness comes in stronger in the finish while maintaining a bit of fruity character and jasmine essence. Without the interesting jasmine, the IPA itself is fair, but not a big one.
BCMike22 (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose was very floral, poured into snifter glass. Overpowering jasmine scent, but smooth and pleasant at the same time. Thinner than many IPA’s.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is honey, jasmine, and some earthy citrus hops. Flavor is honey, jasmine, grain, and a bitter earthy finish.
tobizag (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the nose, as in the description, is quite full with floral and hop aromas. pours slightly copper with a full white head. flavor is defined by the jasmine, but is classic IPA nonetheless...plenty of hops and bitterness, with interesting malts hidden throughout. the flavor is long lasting, and palate is full.
i highly recommend this brew.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of earth, dry malt, hints of jasmine, some citrus, breaddy. Tastes of oranges, dry malt, some bitterness, jasmine, pepper, some spice. Mouthfeel is full. Finish yields a nice bitterness. Nicely balanced.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a copper-amber body with a decent white head. Hoppy, sweet, spicy nose. Jasmine provided a sweet, slick flavor that was quite subtle. Generously hopped and surprisingly delicious.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge floral herbal jasmine tea-like aroma with plenty of tannins but a certain hop sharpness. Hazy amber-copper coloured body is topped by a fine bubbled off white head that recedes to a lasting cover with sudsy lacing. Strong tannins and moderate bitterness up front with a very floral character and toasty malt sweetness. Bitterness lingers. Medium body has a beautiful soft texture with gentle carbonation that caresses the tongue. Bottle sampled with Beershine and Oakes.
lukeris (5) - USA - DEC 17, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale, touch cloudy. Phenomenal nose, I could smell this beer for hours! Wonderful balance between the hops and the floral component, with a whif of pale malt goodness to tie it all together. The jasmine aroma translated nicely onto the palate. A very successful beer that I expected to dislike.
jonas (6699) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow creamy low head. Not much aroma left, a hint jasmine. Good chewy fruity base, nice harmonic aromatic play on top,dry finish. Very pleasant
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 Pours pale with a small but thick head. Excellent jasmine flower nose, much like jasmine tea. Some alcoholic notes in spite of lwo ABV. Perfect blend of jasmine and hop flavors: this works really well. Long lingering jasmine tastes. Perfect mouthfeel, not bursty or sticky. Draft @ brewpub several years later, rating remains largely the same. Rich, dry, and herbal, a truly memorable brew. One thing I will say is that the sweetness here makes me unlikely to have more than one pint at a time.