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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9020) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear amber with an amber head. Aroma was fruity and floral. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavor was floral and tart with carmel and apple and a dry warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Orange color, suspended yeast particles, sticky head and light lacing. The nose is citrusy and light with floral hops, not much jasmine as I was hoping for, a bit is noticable though. I drink jasmine pearl oolong tea almost everyday at work so Iím very familiar with the smell, itís a subtle note and the hops really drown it out. The flavor is sweet and rich with a bit of bitter syrupy mouthfeel that remains. The finish is mild and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1744) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005. Sounded very interesting, with the addition of jasmine flowers, so I had to try it. Golden with an uneven white head. Very flowery jasmine aroma, some clover honey, and orange peels. Mild hop bitterness, mainly orange peels and flowery herbs. Very interesting, indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 5, 2005
On Tap @ Elysian- Pours a clear dulled orange color, small white head. Aroma of oranges, peaches, and a nice floral spiciness to it. Flavor is smooth, very balanced, spicy hops really come out nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Poured a dark amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Some floaters. Aromas of jasmine (duh) with some oranges. Tastes of jasmine, oranges, with almost a honey sweetness to it. I donít really get any bitterness out of this one (didnít really strike me as an IPA). Weaker body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Bottle. Clear, medium amber colored with a fair whitish head and decent lacing. Aroma is of moderate Jasmine and malt. Medium bodied. Jasmine comes through more in flavor, medium bodied with just enough hops to be noticeable. More of a flavored bitter than an IPA. Not bad to drink, not quite to IPA levels on the hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Copper color with small ivory head. Strong aroma that evokes a combination of flowers and hops. Light to medium bodied with a soft texture. Nice malt flavorings balanced with herbal/floral sensations, and a simple but lingering kick of hops in the finish. For me the flowers are a unique element to an IPA, but itís quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2005
First off underaprecciated beer. Pours amber color with little head. Smells of jasmine and hops just like I expect it to. Jasmien taste is prominent but unfortunatly too prominent and covers over the hop goodness. Kind of hard to drink a 22 of though as the jasmine flavor builds up over time and really becomes difficult to drink if you try to drink it to fact. A nice little number though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Pours a lightly hazy orange-copper color and is topped by a thin pale tan head. Whoa, the aroma is quite interesting, not at all what I was expecting. It almost has a candy character to it; like a jasmine honey candy. I really like the aroma on this, it is perhaps a tad sweet, but I am a sucker for jasmine tea, which I just love the aroma of. The taste is quite dry, with lots of herbal and floral notes to it; quite an interesting mix of hop and jasmine. The finish really reminds me of fresh jasmine infused green tea; a bit of tannic astringency, and a dry finish. There is a bit of bitterness in the finish as well, but it is not heavy handed for an IPA.

This appears to have relied on the Jasmine for the bulk of the aroma and flavor, it makes me wonder what a bit of a heavy handed American hop additions would have done. The Jasmine would not be as noticeable but it would have mixed nicely with citrusy hop notes. I definitely like this beer quite a bit, it is amazing how sweet the Jasmine makes the aroma seem, yet how, relatively, dry the beer actually is.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle. Pours a golden honey color with a long lasting, thin, head. Aroma of jasmine and hops. My first sip i couldnít really taste the jasmine but i did get a good hop flavor. After the beer warmed a bit the jasmine became more pronounced. The hops were still there, but it seemed right when you thought it would get too hoppy, a nice flowery flavor filled the mouth. I would recommend this as a interesting version of Elysians already good IPA.


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