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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Always inventive Elysian pushes the envelope with this IPA flavored with jasmine flowers. Avatar starts with a fresh, floral jasmine aroma that proceeds to creamy malt undertones.
40 IBUs.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2009 V - clear orange, with a frothy one finger head and light lacing A - can actually detect the jasmine along with the hops T - hoppy and floral P - cream mouthfeel, very nice and somewhat unexpected from an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12578) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Sample at the Pike Street location. This brew is a clear light orange color with a medium thin and creamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Sheets of lacing. The aroma is floral and herbal with notes of citrus in the background. Medium-bodied with a welcoming floral character (jasmine of course) and flavors of sweet toasted malt and citrus. Some hops are present as well. The finish is mildly hoppy with the jasmine flavor lingering. Overall this is an interesting beer, yet I am not sure if it is something I would want to enjoy as more than a sample.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
Tap at Elysian Fields Oct-8-2007. Clear amber with little head. Good jasmine flower perfumy smell. Medium bodied. Nice taste is dominated by the floral jasmine with a strong pale malt base. Has a nicely bitter finish. If you enjoy jasmine tea give this brew a try.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Probably my least favorite out of the five beer sampler. I assume the flowery smell and taste was from the jasmine, but it was so subtle as to be barely recognizable. All other signature IPA flavor profiles were toned down as well, leaving essentially a watery shadow of what it could have been.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Gold orange color with a thin lasting head. Aroma of light mats with some floral jasmine. Lightly malts with a subtle breadiness accompanied by a lightly floral hoppy finish. The jasmine leaves a pleasant clean floral herbal flavor in the mouth. I like the drinkability on this one, although light, it is extremely pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Appearance: Pours a hazy, orangeish body with a small, white head. Smell: Pale malts with a touch of toffee coupled with a full floral scent of jasmine. Taste: Palt malts with a medium toffee-like sweetness. Floral jasmine flavor emerges and ushers in a medium bitterness to balance. Splash of light herbal tea. Hint of flower stems. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: You know, thats not half bad. The jasmine puts an exciting, new twist on what would just be another IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2941) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2008
This one poured an orange color. The aroma is jasmine, perfume, and some light citrus. The flavor contained some jasmine and oranges. The beer was alright but fairly bland and watery for an IPA. On to the next beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2008
From bomber I brought back from Elysian. Has a nice toffee caramel sweetness with a modest aroma of jasmine flowers. Light flowery hoppiness, too. Perhaps a bit papery-stale but it is at least an 8-month old bottle. Brilliant orange-amber clear, with pillowy off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonatoin and a soft feeling on the palate. Starts with mild bitterness, a light caramel sweetness and dusty grain. Jasmine taste is there, but more of the herbal bitterness youd expect from an aromatic blossom. Bitterness comes in stronger in the finish while maintaining a bit of fruity character and jasmine essence. Without the interesting jasmine, the IPA itself is fair, but not a big one.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BCMike22 (92) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Nose was very floral, poured into snifter glass. Overpowering jasmine scent, but smooth and pleasant at the same time. Thinner than many IPAs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is honey, jasmine, and some earthy citrus hops. Flavor is honey, jasmine, grain, and a bitter earthy finish.


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