Quest Ellida IPA
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
This west coast style IPA is our tribute to Norse and their quests and adventures. ELLIDA was a legendary magic dragon ship also known as the first ship of the north. This Viking ale is brewed with loads of hops and balanced out with 5 varieties of malts. Local malt from Riverbend Malthouse is used to add to the flavor complexity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3204) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden brown on tap with thin white head that leaves good lace. Aroma is big on the piney west coast hops, earthy and floral. Taste follows, medium bitterness, just barely a hint of pale malt. Solid, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4391) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pint can. Pours lightly foggy orange-amber with a big spongy head. Nose of caramel, toasted grain, soapy citrus zest and evergreen resin. Tasty front of earthy-leafy hop, toffee and dry cocoa. Finish turns to a mushy mess of sodden wood, cocoa, minty resin, booze and citrus zest. Near-medium body has a medium-high carbonation that’s nearly too fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Pounder can from trio. Pours clear golden with a plus size head that has outstanding retention. The aroma has big bright tropical fruit, grapefruit, very citrus forward and light on the malts. The Taste has some spicy, herbal character, big citrusy juicy flavors, low to medium bitterness. Very hop forward and very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Copper, with a huge head. Smells really clean and grassy, with a nice hoppy aroma. Taste is a bit of toasty malt at first, then piney hops. Nothing too fancy here, but well made and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAY 15, 2015
Pours a clear coppery yellow, heavy lacing. Pine and citrus aromas. Heavy dose of hoppy bitterness all the way through; some resin and pine, hints of lemon and grapefruit. Sure to please hopheads in the Greenville area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, 18/02/15. Lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate off white covering. Nose is bitter orange, melon, caramel, straw, light bread dough. Taste comprises citric pith, toasted malt, bread, orange peel, lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a touch of hop bitterness. Lower end of the IPA spectrum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (697) - - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park. Sort of disappointing. Was expecting more based on deScription and hop overload that went into this one. Pours dark golden, somewhat hazy. All the IPA flavors I would expect are there- citrus, pine and tropical notes but balance is off. Too much earthiness (not the good kind) and vegetal notes. Maybe weird notes from different malts? Somewhat muddled. Appropriately bitter finish. So close to being really, really good but not quite there. Underachiever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Draught at the Quest, Greenville, SC. Hazy brown dark golden colour with a tiny white head. The aroma is a bit strange with vegetables, hoppy bitterness, mild yeast and malt. The flavour is yeast, dark resiny hoppy bitterness and malt. A bit messy and unbalanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Hazy gold, white lacing. Wet earth on the nose and strong earthy hop flavors on a full-bodied palate. Spot on for a west coast IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Hazy gold pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is dominated by citrus hops and some caramel malt undertones. Sweet caramel malt with a touch of fruity esters and a good citrus bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Draft. Pours amber with decent white creamy head. Aroma is pine/spruce, bread dough, lemon, tangerine. Taste is light/med body with some lingering hop bitterness. Malt variety adds a nice complexity. Overall, decent.

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