manisthebeer (237) - squamish, British Columbia, - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
mild hop smell with a very pretty dark gold color with a bitter sweet citrisey head grapefruit? taste is such a well done well balanced ipa with lots of bite but evens itself out solid beer
hockeybeerguy (532) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed August 15, 2013.
The appearance has a slightly hazy orange body with a one finger white foamy head that drastically dies to barely a film coating the top of the body. There is some light carbonation that is seen rising at a moderate pace, with some messy lacing just kinda goes all over the glass in no apparent way.
The smell is citrusy and piney hops up front and very strong powering their way through the entire brew, but there is a light sweet malty presence in the background.
The taste is bittersweet all the way through the citrusy and piney hops, again with a sweet malty presence in the background, yet there is also a favorable spiciness that comes through in the taste that I really like, very sweet sticky aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, surprisingly enough despite the ABV - this one shows a very favorable drinkability - big wow. Carbonation seems lighter than most AIPA’s but pulls off pretty good for the style and for me.
Overall, I really wasn’t expecting this one to be this good, holy crap, this is a very good AIPA. Well done Elysian. If there is anything here on the West Coast that I can get for this price of $4.99 a bomber, its this.
Beese (939) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was left alone with a keg of this for about 2 weeks... Good times... Poured a hazy, quite bright orange with a dense white head. Big aroma of juicy hops, grapefruit and some caramel. Flavours of candy sugar sweetness mixed with Seville orange bitterness and some chewy malt. Wonderful, full palate a great mix of pine hop bitterness mixed with tropical fruit sweetness and a warm sugary alcoholic note.
Beerdedone (2460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, biscuit and grapefruit. Flavor was bitter and hoppy with grapefruit, citrus zest, bready malts, pine, subtle fruit a bit of caramel and had a dry and bitter finish.
Howlader (389) - - JAN 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Large format bottle a friend got in a trade, served in a snifter glass. Really great double (triple?) IPA.
pictoman (326) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 1 pint (6 fl oz) bottle. Hazy orange-ish yellow with white head. Citrusy hop and sweet grapefruit aroma. Same taste, medium bitterness and body. Finish is mostly oily, a little dry.
cfrancis (2097) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a small white top and good lacing. Aroma is faint citrus and pine hops. Taste is not overpowering hop bitterness but a nice balance of pine and citrus hops with some sweet malts.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s a hazed gold with a solid quilt of bone white foam. Smells like grapefruit, onion, body odor, some more onion, some resin and hemp, a little orange. The flavor is bitter, more onion, more body odor and musk, some lighter grain, some orange and grapefruit pith. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a little wetness on the finish. A little too aggressive with the citra hops, makes it go from fruity love to veggie sadness.
arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pine, grass, slight orange and grapefruit, hints of biscuit, bread, spice. Taste is a mix of grass, earth, slight pine into big fruity orange, grapefruit, slight lemon, finishing fairly bitter, slightly dry.
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at beerandbeyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours an hazy yellow with a pearl head, aroma of marmalade orange and caramel, flavor is bitter with orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pretty delicate, medium bodied
Ron (2312) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Hazy yellow orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, floral and light malt. Flavor is bitter throughout with clean malt and good amount of citrus. Medium to light body. Fantastic beer, clean, light and super hoppy.