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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2198) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8648) - Ursel, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
On tap at Tangletown. Dark copper with light head. Sweet flowery aroma. Very unique taste...Flowery with subtle hops and a good balance. Interesting to say the least. Would make a great summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle, shared by beerguy101 at PP Strong Ale Fest. Clear buttery gold. A TON of jasmine in the aroma - a very floral aroma. Floral herby hop flavors, lots of jasmine, and some sweet caramel and toasty malt underneath. Mildly bitter. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Very clear light copper with a quickly fading medium white head. Flowery, fruity nose with a slight tinge of sourness but not in an infected kind of way. Flavor has notes of sweet pale malt, a little caramel and an odd flowery taste which I assume is jasmine. Some hop bitterness in the finish along with a touch of bath soap. Medium body with a smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Overall, a neat idea but it just didnít do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Thanks to beerguy101 for sharing (according to chile maybe it is johnc ?) Poured a slightly hazed dark yellow. Aroma is strong of jasmine. Reminds me of green tea. Flavor of orange and lemon. Light mlat. Large jasmine sinish. Long semi-dry finish with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Sampled at the Pizza Port 9th Strong Ale Festival with some other ratebeer folks, I believe thanks are in order to beerguy101 (not sure). Anyway, this was very interesting, of course Jasmine standing out from the usual IPA characteristics. Unique and well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
I emjoyed this last night at Pizza Portís strong ale fest, a bottle brought by JohnC to share. This was definitely an interesting brew, generally I donít think I would enjoy something this light, but the floral aspect was intriguing enough that Iíd definitely have this again. Jasmine comes through on both the nose and mouth very clearly and plays off the hop tones. The nose also smells of white grape juice. Reall neat, and I think underrated.

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