Whenever a brewery gets taken over by one of the macro breweries, there is a lot of chatter of people boycotting their beers, the craft brewery selling out, etc. I’m of the opinion that if they keep putting out quality beer, I’ll give it a shot. I’ve reviewed macros as well, because my interest is more in trying as many different beers as possible. I haven’t had many beers from Elysian and the ones I’ve had don’t really stand out in my mind. Maybe this beer will change my impression of them.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo.”
Random: The label is really cute.
This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with high carbonation visible. The nose had notes of grass, slight sweetness from the malt, and then grapefruit pith. For the style, the nose wasn’t that strong. The taste had a lot more depth than the nose. It had grass, grapefruit pith and peach came through. Some bready malt came through next. The alcohol was well-hidden. It had a thick body with lots of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with hops and grapefruit pith. This was $3.20 for the single bottle ($.27 per ounce). It was really nice and went down without a problem. I would have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0