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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Enjoyed this one on draught at Elaysian Fields, an Elysian Brewing outlet. They are not brewing there at the moment, but I saw they are setting up a brewing operation. This beer is a very unique and flavorful IPA, that really benefits from the use of jasmine. As stated in other reviews, you can really smell the jasmine in this beer and it is wonderful. This beer pours to a light, hazy, orange color, with a thick, creamy white head, and a good carbonation. Aromas of jasmine, citrus, and honey sweetness flood the nose. The jamine is unmistakable, and makes for a very pleasing nose on a beer. The palate is firm, with good pale and light caramel malt paired with the flavor of herbal taste of jasmine. This beer finishes with more good malt and jasmine flavor, then end with some flavors of jasmine, and some citrus hop bitterness that ties together the malty and herbal character of this beer very nicely. I was really impressed with this one, as I am with all the beers from Elysian. Very unique, aromatic, and flavorful beer. Well worth a try if you visit any of Elysianís locations.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Smells very nice, of jasmine flowers! Surprise! Taste is smooth and also quite floral and has a great hop finish. Good stuff. Had again unknowingly and gave it a 4.6. Love this for early in the evening or morning.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (508) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Iím a huge fan of jasmine tea (Jasmine Dragon Tears being my favourite luxury blend) and of IPAs so this was an easy buy for me. Aroma of floral hops and jasmine. Gorgeous hazy orange pour into a spigleau IPA glass. Lots of foam head with a ton of lacing left. I was worried that the jasmine would be overpowering as some other reviewers noted but that isnít the case at all. An exceptional balance is achieved here with tons of floral and citrus notes from the hops, and a noticeable but not overstated flavour of jasmine after the hop flavours fade. Delicious and very well made!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukeris (5) - USA - DEC 17, 2007 does not count
Pale, touch cloudy. Phenomenal nose, I could smell this beer for hours! Wonderful balance between the hops and the floral component, with a whif of pale malt goodness to tie it all together. The jasmine aroma translated nicely onto the palate. A very successful beer that I expected to dislike.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexmatt86 (3) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 21, 2010 does not count
22oz bottle. Great aroma. Very floral especially of the obvious, Jasmine. Has a great hop balance, citrus/grapefruit and earthy hop flavor finish which is all backed up and tamed with a jasmine touch. I didnít think iíd like this beer... Very refreshing. Great change of pace for the IPA fan.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersnobchi (25) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
If you are not a fan of floral flavors, you will not enjoy this beer. I am however, which is why itís one of my faves. So unique and quite well balanced in my opinion. If only they could ship outside of Washington....sigh

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
This beer alongside some green curry or sag paneer, mmmmmm. A really fun beer that is crisp and bright, intermingling some well balanced hops with a powerful jasmine flavor. With so much flavor on the palate, Iím looking for food with a kick.

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 youíd 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 wouldnít 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
Huge floral herbal jasmine tea-like aroma with plenty of tannins but a certain hop sharpness. Hazy amber-copper coloured body is topped by a fine bubbled off white head that recedes to a lasting cover with sudsy lacing. Strong tannins and moderate bitterness up front with a very floral character and toasty malt sweetness. Bitterness lingers. Medium body has a beautiful soft texture with gentle carbonation that caresses the tongue. Bottle sampled with Beershine and Oakes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of earth, dry malt, hints of jasmine, some citrus, breaddy. Tastes of oranges, dry malt, some bitterness, jasmine, pepper, some spice. Mouthfeel is full. Finish yields a nice bitterness. Nicely balanced.


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