goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 25, 2007
Poured a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was semi-sweet with malt and a mix of sweaty hops. The flavor was a mix of piney hops and sweet malt. Mild bitterness and a semi-dry finish. Medium bodied. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
22 oz bottle shared with padrefan98. Aroams of citrus including pineapple off this hazy orange brew with a huge fluffy head that lasted forever. In fact, when I was done with the beer, there was still head in the glass. Can I get a spoon please.... Flavors were more hops with some grapefruit citrus taking the forefront. Pretty tasty.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
22 oz bottle thanks to dgarth. Pours a golden cloudy orange with a huge head that lasted the whole time. Good hop presence with tastes of grapefruit and pine. Very good. akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
Top tier brewery’s flagship brew. I especially enjoy the fact that it is so readily accessable greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
Bomber. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small head. Grapefruit and pine notes can be found in the aroma and flavor. There is something else strange about this beer...is it vanilla? A bit watery mouthfeel. I prefer my west coast IPA’s to make a hop statement, which this one is lacking. Not a bad beer, just not a good representation of a good west coast IPA.
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2007
nice gold/orange color, head is white, thin. aroma is of lemony citrus and earthy grainy hops. Flavor is quite balanced between the hops and malts with a nice bitterness coming through in the finish. In the end, I prefer more of a hop presence in my IPA. Pretty good, but nothing special. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2006 Vintage... Elysian The Immortal IPA is a beautiful and fantastic IPA in all regards. It is an orange-copper color with a large, dense, rocky, and foamy off-white head. I have detailed lacing marks from the very top lip of the glass all the way to the bottom! A nice and mellow combination of semi-sweet citrus, pineapple, and grapefruit comprise the alluring aroma. There is a light caramel and honey flavor maltiness underneath a bunch of grapefruit hop flavor. The bitterness seems mild to moderate at first, but it gradually intensifies with each swallow. This beer is very well balanced overall. The carbonation level is pretty mild and body of this be is medium, The resulting effect is a mellow, soft, and smooth palate that complements the other characteristics of this beer so nicely. "The Immortal" is exactly what an IPA should be. It is a wonderful beer that’s easy, fun, and refreshing to drink...
22 oz bottle (6.3% ABV) from the first trade with kenb in October 2006. Thanks Ken! This was a delicious IPA. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Sampled at the O-Town throwdown. Pours a nice copper color with white head. The aroma is full of grapefruit hoppiness and some malt sweetness. The flavor starts with sweetened orange juice and grapefruit that turns more and more bitter as the finish approaches. Ends with a pleasant hop flavor. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Tap... this was a nice refreshing IPA. Poured a hazy orange/red, thin white head. Full body hoppy flavor with just the right amount of malt, citrus fruits and other spices. Finished very clean and short. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 22 oz. bottle courtesy of asteele8. Crystal clear deep gold pour with a nice medium/large soapy head that leaves some decent lace. Hop dominated aroma of pine and orange peel that largely hides a light toffee and honey contribuition. Light to medium body with carbonation to match. MOuthfeel has a certain resinous quality and a bit of astringency. Bitterness up front that extends throughout a long finish, There is some light maltiness, but it can’t compete enough to bring a good balance. A very drinkable IPA, and refreshingly bitter.