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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Pale orange, fruity hoppy and strong. A bold, unapologetically hoppy northwest-style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Munich and Crystal malts with a portion of sugar. Bittered and finished with Chinook, Centennial and whole flower Cascade hops all over the place.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured an orange-amber color with a large creamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was rich pine, fruity hops, floral hops, perfume, pepper and a light yeasty element. The flavor was sweet and very tangy with strong notes of pine, pineapple, pepper, lemon, herbal hops and caramel. Long finish of pine, pineapple and herbal hops. Full bodied. Excellent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (621) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a beautiful bright copper orange with a smallish head and not much retention, lots of CO2 activity. Sweet malts on the nose. Attack: onslaught of 10/10-hoppy bitterness, medium freshness, mild saltiness, 4/10-sweetness Mid-palate: bitter grapefruit in the background, malts, continuation of hoppy bitterness, orange oil, hints of caramel Finish: leaves an almost salty-like feeling on the palate, lingering bitter hops. Final notes: This beer is all bitter hops from start to finish with some grapefruit citrus and malts. I can’t say I love it... but I’m happy I tried it. Too hoppy-bitter aggressive for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber. Pale yellow, with strange green tinges at the edge. Fat, fruity, bacon grease aroma. Fairly balanced initial / mid goes to a bubblegummy flavor and that dissipates quickly / final has a touch of sweetness. Medium body. Sort of pleasant, but less than it promises. Label claims it is "unapologetically fierce"; yet maybe they should revise that?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smboselli (96) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Keeping it quick - very good overall. But not as 'unapologetically hoppy' as advertised, which was disappointing. Everything else about it is great, so I will have again with different bitterness expectations ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, bread, toffee, and florals. Flavor of orange, bread, grass, apricot, and tangerine with a dry, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (515) - - NOV 28, 2012
On tap. Big citrus and floral hop flavours, but balanced. Very rich. Starts sweet and has a gradual, lasting bitter finish. Another fine Elysian IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Rich, chewy caramel and copper coloured body with a bright orange tint and a nice, two centimetre tall tan head - this is what an IPA should look like. Aroma of pungent citrus and resinous hops with a lot of alcohol and depth noticeable. Medium-bodied; Nice, assertive hops up front that fade relatively quickly and show some sweetness, some citrus and a bunch of herbal notes. Aftertaste is relatively mild with hops noticeable, but not bittering, some alcohol on the finish, a touch of dryness and a great malt backbone. Overall, a nice pungent IPA with a great balance of malt and a nice complex flavour that shows much more than just hop overload. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 02-July-2012 for US$7.00 sampled at home in Washington on 18-November-2012.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1165) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Terrific blend of hops. This is what I like to drink when I get an IPA. Floral, citrusy, and a bit earthy all in one. Great stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Out of a 22 oz. Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small white head. Smell is hoppy but balanced. The taste is sweet with a small amount of fruitness. Not really my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bomber. Really nice well balanced rendition of a NW IPA. Elysian never disappoints. I would drink more if it was available in 6 packs.


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