Saturday, January 21, 2012

Elysian The Immortal IPA


Type: IPA
Origin: Seattle, WA
Price: $4.49/22 oz
ABV: 6.3%
NSP: 9.12 (unscaled)
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I completely forgot to take a picture of beer #6 of the Portland BeerPlow (as you'll see, such an oversight is commensurate with the review), so photo credit to Bob's Brew and Liquor Reviews. I should also note that my review is right in line with Bob's.

The nose is pretty dull. There's a bit of hoppiness, but...is this really an IPA? Much less an Immortal one? The flavor...again, IPA? Really? There's a bit of hop bitterness, but that's about it, no notable complexity. There's some maltiness, but it's beer, so maltiness is pretty routine.

Frankly, this beer is just plain boring. Nothing outrightly sucks about it, but mediocrity isn't really something that should be pursued. I see on the bottle that they've been brewing a lot of this at New Belgium...maybe that explains why it's such an unremarkable IPA, if it's been influenced by the ho-hum Ranger. Enough of this one, I'm bored of thinking of synonyms for boring.

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