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RATINGS: 463   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle from demolayfire in a super trade. Okay,this smells and tastes like a blue snowcone. The jas mine adds a nice flowery flavor and masks the hops almost completely. Syrupy and thick for a IPA but a strange brew indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2006
From a 22 oz. brown bomber bottle with no bottled/freshness date. Made a decent appearance, poured a cloudy orange with sediment, a small foamy head that settled into a thin lacing, medium carbonation overall. Had a nose of floral jasmine, amarillo hops, grain and sugary malts. A softly crisp, dryish and smooth light bodied mouthfeel, good drinkability. Jasmine and hoppy taste at first, flowers and an spicy tropical fruitiness with a light pine, the bitterness is mild and helps cut the sweetness from the malts, and a sweet flowery and fruity finish. A nice seasonal IPA from Elysian, a good summer IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bronze with a light head. Lively carbonation. Warm malts in the nose. Lightly floral, fruity and bitter. Hints of jasmine. The jasmine shows itself more in the flavor with bitter and citrus. Numbing palate almost. Bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2006
22oz Bomber; Malty aroma that is almost stale and metalic. Darker shade of orange for body with off white head. Flavor is somewhat dull but has a medium beled of malt and some citrus. Would of thought the alcohol content was higher or Iím tired. Dry citrus peel aftertaste on palate. Not bad but not the best refresment when itís 100 degrees at 7am.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Smells ultra sweet for and IPA. Looks nice, deep amber and hazy--decent head. Such a strange taste. Like hard candy gone bad at a retirement home. Very thick on the palate and OK aftertaste. Overall, weird.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2006
22 oz bomber bough in the Capitol Market , Salem. Nice slightly hazy dark amber/burnt orange coloured beer small off white head. Aroma is pretty weak on malts for an IPA..they are there but floral tones are sensed under them. THis is not a traditional NW or even American IPA to taste..the characteristics are very "English" and malts are quite balanced..but the overiding taste of jasmine is certainlly present and adds to the expierience. I found this tolerable on the palte..a litle sweet maybe. Drinkable certainlly ..odd, even weird yes..but I found this enjoyable..in fact it reminded me a lt of Samuel Smiths India Ale with flowers thrown in..I know this sight does not have an "English IPA" category, but i think this would fit right in their along with the aforementioned Sam Smith beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (804) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2006
foggy orange/gold body, beautiful fresh citrus nose, super strong malts that overpower the hops to an excessive degree, but is still delicious... dizank

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (1829) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2006
On tap at Brouwers in Seattle.

Pours a fairly light orange amber with a decent head. Thereís a bit of jasmine on the nose along with faint citrus and pine; on the tongue we find a kernel of jasmine flavor buried inside what sadly comes too close to an IPA-light. This is a hollow watered-down shell of a PacNW (not to be confused with a good British IPA which is also much less bitter, but is a very different beast). We donít get a good hop blast here, in either the floral or c-hop veins. Instead, we get a plenty-drinkable beer with no glaring flaws, but one that is closer to a pale ale than a true IPA. Iíll revisit it with that in mind next time, but for now the restrained hop profile is hurting it in my ratings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7929) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2006
Draught Very clear orange-copper beeer with a small rim. Lots of caramel, and unmistakably jasmine - absolutely, sahib. Sweet, way sweeter than an IPA is expected to smell - but not bad, IMO. Sweetish, spicey-flowery jasmine, jasmine tea; surprising absence of bitter/hoppiness. Rather light, smooth, a bit light for this style. Surprising jasmine-dominated taste, just not anywhere like usual IPAís. Original, worth trying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
Big flowery herbal hoppiness dominates the aroma. Sweet rosewater and honey notes as well. Unique, this is a really delicious IPA, very dry in the finish, with just a bit of bitterness.


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