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Elysian Konishiki Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Named after the US Born Japanese Sumo Grand Champion: Pale, Crystal, Munich and Carastan malts. Sorachi Ace hops used throughout.


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4006) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
On tap at mad mex. From the start this stuff smells like mild volatile sweet perfume, The smell makes me think it is strong and it is. Comes across initially like a american wahnnah be barelywaine. A little rude and uncivilized Id say. The color is somewhat hazy pale yellah. Strong. Somewhat cloying at times fer sure. Very little co2. A littel difficult during the session, does not hide alky well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
growler from Lets Pour. orange amber pour, sweet malty backbone, grapefruity, coconut, sweet tropical fruitiness. syrupy booziness. fuller mouthfeel. Nice

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (669) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Growler from Super Deli Mart. Pours bright orange copper with medium off white head that laces well. Aroma is sugary coconut pale malt with aromatic fresh hop notes. Taste is sweet, syrupy rich caramel malt followed by big floral earthy grassy hops, finishes bitter. Quite boozy, easily seems bigger than 8.8%. Very interesting to see something new in the DIPA world... the nutty malt and floral hops are a really cool and unique combo. Never even heard of this beer before, hope Elysian makes more!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Tap at Maxs. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coconut, citrus, and papaya, biscuit and straw malt. Flavor is moderate hops and heavy bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap. Deep golden with small head. Really interesting piney and spicy hops. Is that sorachi ace? In any case, very delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4oz sample at Maxs Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy, burnt orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is big and piney, grapefruit, malt, lemon. Flavor is all pine, cleaning solution, pine cones. Just tons of pine and spruce.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Tap at pizzeria paradiso dupont circle august 2013 Pours ligbtly hazy dark orange with a small soapy white head. Nose is wierd vanilla almost oaky tones lemon scented cleaner like mr clean but that is what tbe hop does. It creates crazy notes. Flavors are big vanilla lemon cleaner and lite piney bitterness. Finish is somewhat short lingering lemon and lite bitterness. Im not a fan of this hop however the vanilla notes in tbis beer are interesting. Never had tbat before in a sa hopped beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6285) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a cloudy opaque orange with a small beige head. Aroma of tangerine, other tropical fruits, some resinous hops and caramel malt. Flavour is quite intense, full of zesty oranges, some citrus rind, tropical fruits, bitter piney and resinous hops, and a nourishing caramel malt backbone. Despite being very fruity and orangey, there is a high zesty and bitter dry component that makes this exceedingly drinkable. Really well-balanced, with loads of depth. Excellent IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Draft. Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate herbs, citrus and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Cask @ Elysian Fields. Cloudy amber with a small, long lasting head. Aroma of citrus, cut grass, caramel and yeast. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side but with a firm hop bitterness, very light alcohol. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Not bad but a bit sweet.


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