EroLin (10) - - AUG 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 my first pale ale , nice citrus aroma , pale, hazy, medium bitterness, plus good light sweetness, extremely comfortable to drink , my favorite IPA now!
jerich01 (16) - USA - JUN 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the perfect beer for a burger on a hot Saturday afternoon. Dill up front with a balance of citrus and malt in the back. The finish is a balance of lemon and dill again. One of the better brews from Elysian.
mikedR (730) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I'm not usually a pale ale guy, but this one is superb. Perfectly balanced. Incredibly flavorful malt base, with just the right amount of hops to keep things interesting. Super drinkable. This is a beer I could see being a go to beer for me, if it were readily available where I live. Just nice!! And the name -- irony incarnate!
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ellsworthwins (8) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours Orange and caramel. Taste is floral and lots of citrus. Light bitterness. Nice long finish. A very very tasty beer on a summer day. Would by again.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orangeish copper with a generous foamy white head. Nice balanced and complex aroma full of earthy sweet toffee with a sweet grapefruit zest and sweet leafy/floral hop tone. Flavor starts with a sweet and malty toffee flavor, combined with a gentle floral/lemony bitterness finished with a leafy hop flavor. All very balanced and very tasty.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I hate all things corporate, so the label sold me. 22oz bomber poured a full pint into a Sam Smithís bubble pint. Glowing rustic orange colour, hazy, with a sudsy beige head that fades to a thin film. Nice lacing. The nose has citric hops, mostly faint lemon and some pine, which in combination with the massive caramel malt impression, comes off smelling like tropical citrus fruits. Candy sweet caramel/cotton candy flavour with subdued hops, but still very nice citric notes coming through just enough to be considered an APA. In the finish and aftertaste a very unexpected vanilla and biscuit flavour emerges and lingers for sometime, later lending way to mixed citrus fruits again. I have no explanation for what that could be from, but Iím into it! Syrupy mouthfeel almost puts this in the traditional ale category. This is seriously unexpected. As it warms, orange citrus, peach and kiwi flavours surface. This is a very complex, pleasing, malt bomb of an APA. As Iím much of a malt head as a hop head, this was no disappointment to me. Cali IPA drinkers will not like this, but who cares, theyíre so one-dimensional with what they expect from their hoppy ales. Overall - of this I approve! fuck commerce!!!
Scouser (213) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of caramel/vanilla, floral, and hops. So far an average beer. Pours a nice copper colour with white lacing and a little white head. Taste, wow. A nice mix hop bitterness and rose hip floral. This is a delicious well brewed beer.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear dark amber with a frothy lingering head. Sweet aroma is yeasty biscuits with honey butter. Smooth, viscous mouthfeel. Great malty sweet flavor mirrors the aroma, with bready yeast and sweet malts, it’s like drinking a freshly baked biscuit slathered with creamed honey. Very good......... A cask version at the Pike St. brewpub had the same yeasty bready flavors but was not nearly as sweet.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2010 Elysian Brewing Company--ELYSIAN Loser Pale Ale--Sub Pop Records 20th Anniversary Ale--2008--22 oz. Bottle Release. 6.50% ABV--35 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale. "Lacy thin head. Clear thin bright rich pretty amber color. Floral ""Crystal"" hop malty front. Creamy toasted cloying mild sweet Crystal malt mild fruit biscuit rich Pale Ale body. ""Sorachi Ace? Bittering."" Mellow hop spice cloying malty bitter doughy end. Rich." Sampled 7/25/2008. 4 @ $3.99 Each.
Elysian Brewing Company--New Belgium Brewing Company--Loser Pale Ale--Sub Pop--2009--22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV--45 IBUís? (4.5 / 5.0) Pale Ale. Thin off white head. Clear rich amber red color. Mellow malty floral hop front. Rich mildly earthy doughy biscuit caramel mild fruit Pale Ale body. Mellow creamy mild sweet biscuit hop end. Rich Tasty Pale Ale. Sampled 6/20/2009. 4 @ $4.50 Each.
Elysian Brewing Company--ELYSIAN Loser Sub Pop Pale Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 45 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) IPA-Imperial Pale Ale? Thin mild white lace head. Clear rich pretty amber color. No sediment. Mild floral hop malty doughy front. Smooth rich biscuit caramel light sweet fruit Pale Ale body. Smooth mild hop spice refreshing rich Pale Ale end. Crisp malt & hops make a rich tasty Pale. Sampled 6/11/2010. $3.99 Each.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into Sam Adams glass. Bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. This bottle reads 7% ABV. Pours a hazy orange with a medium light-beige resilient head; leaves some lace. Aroma is cinnamon bread, citrusy. Taste is bittersweet, citrusy, bready, very good. Carbonation is medium-high, body is medium. Has a spicy finish. Excellent APA. Iím surprised this doesnít have a higher score on here.