Ahhh … The Immortal IPA from the Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle. I was once lucky enough to work one block down the street from this Seattle brewpub. It was a fantastic get-away and a great place to pick up some excellent beer on the way home. Ah the good old days. This bomber was a Christmas gift from my wife (she knows me so well).
- Appearance: Pours a beautiful pale copper orange
- Smell: Citrus hops all over. orange, grapefruit, some spiciness
- Taste: This is a big northwest IPA. Despite the 44 IBUs reported on the Elysian’s web site, the bitterness comes through clean and finishes big. I get lots of the hop flavor as well with big grapefruit and orange citrus with a bit of a spicy kick in the middle. The malt presence is there in the beginning, but appears to settle into a subtle backdrop supporting the strong hop finish.
- Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with solid carbonation
- Drinkability: If you’re into northwest hops, this one goes down easy. A great session IPA to pair with food.