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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A Northwest interpretation of a classic English style, golden copper in color and loaded with New World hop flavor and aroma.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Besmirched goldenrod. Small, yellow dusted whitish top of fair foam. Exquisite lacing in patchy sheeting. Clean, soft, aroma of orangey/grapefruit citric spruce pine needles. Rounded hoppy taste with a nice balanced front and middle. Malts keep a nice sweet side to its overall. A toasted surge gains control therein and sticks for the duration of the entire ride while a prevalent hop flavor provides some significant piney flavors. Finish is a spectacular blaze of firey hop qualities with leafy/pulpy texture, a surging, controlled bitterness and drying bite, with a complex array of pinewood bark, needles, and oils mixing with glazes of citrusy impressions adding nudges at the corners of the palate with orange, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, and lemon. Beautiful finish with a very nicely handled balance and bitterness that doesn’t quite blow away all factors of taste and palate. Feel is well rounded, smoothly accurate and comforting for an IPA and its overall drinkability with a slippery medium body and finely placed, fairly easy going bitterness. As it warms this becomes one hell of a beer. It really gains a respectful amount of body, texture, hop action, and overall flavor ride. A gem of a brew from the folks at Elysian.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Immense and yummy. I like everything I have tried from these guys so far. The head on this beer was monstrous, and so was the aroma, not that the aroma was that great, a bit of funkiness, almost like dirty dishwater, and the flavor is kind of earthy and musky, but it is delicious,

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4464) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2005
22 oz bottle (Dec 2004, Sam’s in Chicago). Totally different label from the one shown. Pours an immense, lasting head of thick meringue atop a dirty, hazy amber body...fairly spicy, lightly woody, citrusy nose...nice but muted...full-bodied, fruity-woody flavor profile to begin with, dry hoppiness grows throughout along with strange peppery hotness...body a bit thinned and dusty, but still capable of sustaining the burning fury that is the finish of this fascinating creature...sour cherries, dried wood, burnt caramel...this is a very interesting attempt, I wonder if it is actually improved or at least made more complex and weird by a year in the bottle? Best I’ve had yet from these guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a thn off-white head. Aroma of mild citrus, bread, and caramel. Flavor of mild hops and caramel with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2005
on tap at good times, pretty good, hoppy and malty with a bite of the Northwest, i don;t know what that means but it sounds good and i know i mean it, typical IPA good not bad decent but not mediocre citrusy in general

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pour is bright deep golden in color with another huge off white head...smell is nice with soap, pine, and grapefruit, but not overdone...I would not have guessed by the aroma this was PNW or even West coast...taste is phenomenally balanced...nice and slightly sweet quickly and slickly turning warmly bitter, but NOT in your face...very well done and way under-rated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
Pour is nice, beer develops a loose, bubbly head that laces away nicely. A big floral hoppy aroma indicates that this beer is fresh and well-hopped. Colour to the dark side of IPA’s, which I like...orange copper. Mouthfeel a bit slippery, standard for IPA’s...veeeery nice. Great hops taste....full of some high alpha variety, with no hint of harshness or mungy-ness. Very fresh tasting and refreshing. A classic example of a New World PNW IPA. Kudos to Elysian.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Had decent citrus and floral aromas of an IPA. Orange body with not much of a head. Medium bodied and had a good orange and grapefuit flavors. Dry aftertaste. Decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Bottle poured orange with no head. Crisp citrus aroma. Flavor was oranges and grapefruit. Easy drinking ,medium strength IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Tap at 30th Street Station. Poured dark golden with a thick white head. Very nice lace. Aroma had graitfruit, citrus and pale malts. The taste was layered extremely well starting with a pleasant hop biterness and them becoming malty towards the finish. This was enjoyable because the balance was so good. The citrus and graitfruit blended perfectly together.


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