jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Reid (2212) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
foggy orange/gold body, beautiful fresh citrus nose, super strong malts that overpower the hops to an excessive degree, but is still delicious... dizank
OldMrCrow (2305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JorisPPattyn (9050) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.