kevyn_wm (1) - - JUL 27, 2016 does not count
Unique flavors with a smooth IPA bitterness. Paired well with doughy appetizer, and had a hint of citrus. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUL 28, 2007
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Enjoyed this one on draught at Elaysian Fields, an Elysian Brewing outlet. They are not brewing there at the moment, but I saw they are setting up a brewing operation. This beer is a very unique and flavorful IPA, that really benefits from the use of jasmine. As stated in other reviews, you can really smell the jasmine in this beer and it is wonderful. This beer pours to a light, hazy, orange color, with a thick, creamy white head, and a good carbonation. Aromas of jasmine, citrus, and honey sweetness flood the nose. The jamine is unmistakable, and makes for a very pleasing nose on a beer. The palate is firm, with good pale and light caramel malt paired with the flavor of herbal taste of jasmine. This beer finishes with more good malt and jasmine flavor, then end with some flavors of jasmine, and some citrus hop bitterness that ties together the malty and herbal character of this beer very nicely. I was really impressed with this one, as I am with all the beers from Elysian. Very unique, aromatic, and flavorful beer. Well worth a try if you visit any of Elysian’s locations. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Smells very nice, of jasmine flowers! Surprise! Taste is smooth and also quite floral and has a great hop finish. Good stuff.
Had again unknowingly and gave it a 4.6. Love this for early in the evening or morning. MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
I’m a huge fan of jasmine tea (Jasmine Dragon Tears being my favourite luxury blend) and of IPAs so this was an easy buy for me. Aroma of floral hops and jasmine. Gorgeous hazy orange pour into a spigleau IPA glass. Lots of foam head with a ton of lacing left. I was worried that the jasmine would be overpowering as some other reviewers noted but that isn’t the case at all. An exceptional balance is achieved here with tons of floral and citrus notes from the hops, and a noticeable but not overstated flavour of jasmine after the hop flavours fade. Delicious and very well made! lukeris (5) - USA - DEC 17, 2007 does not count
Pale, touch cloudy. Phenomenal nose, I could smell this beer for hours! Wonderful balance between the hops and the floral component, with a whif of pale malt goodness to tie it all together. The jasmine aroma translated nicely onto the palate. A very successful beer that I expected to dislike.
alexmatt86 (3) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 21, 2010 does not count
Great aroma. Very floral especially of the obvious, Jasmine. Has a great hop balance, citrus/grapefruit and earthy hop flavor finish which is all backed up and tamed with a jasmine touch. I didn’t think i’d like this beer... Very refreshing. Great change of pace for the IPA fan. beersnobchi (25) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
If you are not a fan of floral flavors, you will not enjoy this beer. I am however, which is why it’s one of my faves. So unique and quite well balanced in my opinion. If only they could ship outside of Washington....sigh BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
This beer alongside some green curry or sag paneer, mmmmmm.
A really fun beer that is crisp and bright, intermingling some well balanced hops with a powerful jasmine flavor. With so much flavor on the palate, I’m looking for food with a kick. Votisek (7) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 18, 2017 does not count
This is a delicious IPA! Loved the light floral tones the beer picked up from the jasmine. Delicious to sip and enjoy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Slimming dull orangey, golden brown color. Small, compact, off-white foam dawns the top. Whispy, spotty lacing is sporatically spewed about the glass.
Incredibly wonderful floral nose with a honeydew, melon sweetness,and mild, dulled lemon soaked with a crisp Jasmine herbal roundedness. Candyish sweet and floral with a tender crispness. Very nice nose!
Taste is about what you’d expect given the nose. Nice! A brilliant dance of flowers, sweet candy melon and lemon, and even dome hops. Great complexity to the palate as it feathers from a sweet floral accent to a firm standing growth of more flowery stuff with pinches of lemon peel zest and some dryish, leafy, herbal hops. The Jasmine stays long after the finish with an amazing herbal dryness coating the cheeks while just a bit of the sweet, melony, lemony stuff trys to round it off. And gets the job done just enough, as it does add some balance.
Feel is slightly shy of medium with a feathered powdery texture of herbal fluff and hops. Tends to add some action as it gets past the middle and into the finish where the dryness peaks and gets bolder and slightly fuller.
A wonderful concoction of a brew. The Jasmine is a wonderful addition. Although I wouldn’t quite label this an IPA. Still, I like it alot. Reminds me a bit of Rogue Yellow Snow and 3F Gumballhead with a more herbal grab.