Saturday, April 22, 2017
Avatar Jasmine IPA
Elysian Brewing's Avatar Jasmine IPA sounds pretty interesting. The bomber bottle has some nice illustrations of the Jasmine flowers and describes this beer as "East meets West Coast with a unique floral aroma and a smooth dose of hops." 6.3% alcohol. 43 IBU.
Fruity and floral aroma, though neither very big. Soft fruity peach and apple flavors come first. Next up, the Jasmine floral component. Floral and bitter pair up, each enhancing the other. Creamy texture.
The Jasmine is prominent yet not overdone. The base IPA is flavorful yet simple and a good showcase for the flowers. And yet, while interesting, adding Jasmine just wasn't my thing. Check it out and let me know what you think.