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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3600) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2006
bottle at the Fort Wayne tasting - Pours lightly hazy copper with a thin head. It has a light aroma of citrus and flowers. The taste is really different. The expected bitterness is there, though mild for the style, but you can also really taste the jasmine. I’d suggest trying it just for something different.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2006
22 OZ bottle via Liquid Solutions (thanks!) .Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Not detecting much in the nose, just some subtle jasmine. Taste is strong jasmine and some citrus hops on an almost adequate malt backbone. This is actually very smooth and easy to drink..as long as you are a fan of Jasmine of course. Better than i was expecting. Refreshing and easy to drink. it is cold here today, but i bet this would be an awesome beer on a hot summer day!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2006
#943, Bottle purchased from Sams in Chicago. This is a big bottle, bomber, and it really is too much for one person to drink. Hazy medium copper with a thin white head for a rim. Good carbonation that provides continuous bubbles flowing to the top. THe nose is very flowery, grainy and earthy. The taste is intially very bitter, sharp with flowers. Kind of what I imagine chewing on a Jasmine leaf would be like. Kind of abrasive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Decent amber color, moderately hopped aroma and flavor with a hint of jasmine. Balanced, tasty, and highly drinkable. Seemed to enjoy the 2005 version over the 2006 one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
GABF-on tap-pours a white head with hazy amber color. Aroma is jasmine-floral. Taste is more malt than hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is golden hazy amber with a thin white head...warm spicy aroma...nice sweetness with jasmine weaving into the flavor throughout with a nice bittersweet finish...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Pours a hazy orangy golden hue topped by a small but lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of mild resiny and spicy hops, flowers, candi sugar, dusty yeast esters and mild citric vapours. The palate is greeted by pungent grapefruit and lemon zest citric notes supported by a a leafy and herbal component with I guess would be accented by the addition of the Jasmine. Get just a smack of white pepper and clove towards the metallic finish with a bitter aftertaste. The mouth feel is lively but not aggressive, a bit papery and dusty. Okay a worth a try even if it is mostly a run-of-the-mill IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Draft...Mid-GABF ’06 at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Hazy orange ale with a mid-sized, tight, white head. Terrific retention. Reserved, citrusy, floral aroma with a whisper of biscuit. Excellent balance in flavor... evenly malty, bitter and tangy; straight across the board. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Dry finish. I didn’t pick up on any jasmine in the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Bomber. Poured medium amber with a slight haze.. short-lived cap of white head that receded to a dusting. Oranges, melons, and bunches of floral on the nose... some herbs and a pervasive sweetness under there. Melon, kiwi, oranges, and caramel at the core of a sweet flavor base.. mild floral and piney bitterness above, and again with the lots of sweetness. Wanted to be creamy on the palate, but the carbonation wouldn’t quite acquiesce... enjoyed the bitter and sweet floral finish. Very solid overall, and exceptionally-drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Slimming dull orangey, golden brown color. Small, compact, off-white foam dawns the top. Whispy, spotty lacing is sporatically spewed about the glass. Incredibly wonderful floral nose with a honeydew, melon sweetness,and mild, dulled lemon soaked with a crisp Jasmine herbal roundedness. Candyish sweet and floral with a tender crispness. Very nice nose! Taste is about what you’d expect given the nose. Nice! A brilliant dance of flowers, sweet candy melon and lemon, and even dome hops. Great complexity to the palate as it feathers from a sweet floral accent to a firm standing growth of more flowery stuff with pinches of lemon peel zest and some dryish, leafy, herbal hops. The Jasmine stays long after the finish with an amazing herbal dryness coating the cheeks while just a bit of the sweet, melony, lemony stuff trys to round it off. And gets the job done just enough, as it does add some balance. Feel is slightly shy of medium with a feathered powdery texture of herbal fluff and hops. Tends to add some action as it gets past the middle and into the finish where the dryness peaks and gets bolder and slightly fuller. A wonderful concoction of a brew. The Jasmine is a wonderful addition. Although I wouldn’t quite label this an IPA. Still, I like it alot. Reminds me a bit of Rogue Yellow Snow and 3F Gumballhead with a more herbal grab.


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