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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Always inventive Elysian pushes the envelope with this IPA flavored with jasmine flowers. Avatar starts with a fresh, floral jasmine aroma that proceeds to creamy malt undertones.
40 IBUs.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukeris (5) - USA - DEC 17, 2007 does not count
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6405) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2007
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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
Hazy orangey-amber. The aroma is jasmine with a caramelized maltiness in the background. Floral and hoppy, with a beautiful sweetness underneath that allows these characteristics to flow. Finishes with an appetizing bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle sampled on 9/15/07: Transparent golden bronze with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of floral, lightly-fruity, grainy malty and grapefruity hops. Body starts lightly sweet, toasty and pale malty with some spicy bitter hoppy notes toward a drier floral finish. An interesting IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours a clear golden-yellow with a small head with some lace. Wonderful potent spicy Jasmine aroma! Floral and inviting. Tastes of slightly astringent Jasmine tea with sweet pale maltiness surfacing in the finish. Thin body but to style, and good carbonation. Very nice! I love the unusual Jasmine aroma and taste. Sampled at the GCBF.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2007
10/24/07 From the bottle. Aroma is sweet, but quite low, with jasmine forward followed by a much lower hop character. Appearance is light gold, clear, with a medium off-white head. Flavor is earthy hops mixed with jasmine and resin, followed by a sweet malt balance. Flavors are very balanced; the hop strength is quite low for an IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a medium carb feel and no creaminess. Overall, a good beer, but just not to style for an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
a very unique beer...something you need to share as finishing a whole bomber by yourself isnt easy. not because it isnt good, simply because the jasmine is so perfumy that your taste buds can only take but so much. great in small portions

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pretty interesting beer here. Aroma is citrus and hoppy, nothing out of the order. Flavor is just like an IPA. The interesting part is the finish. That’s when the unique jasmine flavor comes out. Not bad.


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