Not a Loser: Elysian Loser Pale Ale

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Loser Pale Ale (7.0% ABV, 57 IBU)

What caught my eye first when I saw this beer was the name. I think its safe to say that most people would, with a big loser across the label. Its a pale ale and above the word loser is the phrase “Corporate Beer Still Sucks.” Well said. The micro is officially called Loser Pale Ale (7.0% ABV, 57 IBU) and comes from a northwest brewery Elysian Brewing Company wich is located in Seattle. This respectfully tasting beer had a fluffy head and presented with a cloudy, opaque copper color. The citrusy smell was strong with hints of bold lemon. The beer goes down well and the finish is malty bitter.

Loser Pale Ale really reminds me of an IPA. Its got all of the characteristics. Further it also seems a bit more carbonated which from what I read is usually the other way around; IPAs taste more carbonated. Anyway, I liked this brew and recommend it. Cheers.

About Juan J

Greetings from Portland, Oregon. My name is J. and I love to drink beer (I have the belly to prove it too!). I am the only West Coast blogger on this wonderful site. I am also by no means a pundit in the art of tasting and writing about good beer but just a regular dude who has grown to love craft and micro beer especially Oregon and West Coast beers and now I have the opportunity to blog about my likes and dislikes to anyone who wants to read my rants and raves. Portland is filled with good breweries and so is the rest of Oregon and the left coast. As I’ve grown older my taste preferences have also grown from boring and inexpensive domestics to tasty, calorie filled and 'spendy' micro adult beverages. I prefer India Pale Ales (IPAs) along with Amber Ales but any beer that makes my palate happy I'll bottoms up the son of a gun. Here’s one of my favorite quotes: “A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” Cheers! 04/19/12

At the moment my favorite brews are/come from:

Hood River, Oregon's Full Sail Brewery (IPA)
Escondido, California's Stone Brewery (IPA)
Eugene, Oregon's Ninkasi Brewery (TG IPA)
Honorable mention:
Lahaina, Maui’s Maui Brewing Co. (Hi.P.Hay IPA)


  1. Jason McGeough says:

    I’m gonna have to try this one. I’ve got their Immortal IPA at home. Going to drink, review and write about it soon.

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