If you enjoy India Pale Ales, as well as the unique offerings by Elysian Brewing Company, 2012 is going to be a great year for you because the Manic IPA series has 3 unique IPAs to offer this year! The first beer from the series, the Idiot Sauvin IPA, has come and gone, and has definitely left a mark by showcasing the fruity goodness of New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops. This time it’s a bold IPA that showcases the beauty of Northwest hop varieties, and it’s going to blow the socks off any hophead. The second release of the Manic IPA series has arrived in Vancouver BC, and it’s called the Prometheus IPA Stolen Fire.
The Elysian Prometheus IPA has a long and complicated story. But to make a long story short, the Stolen Fire is Elysian’s take on Big Time Brewing’s Scarlet Fire IPA, which was originated by Elysian brewmaster Dick Cantwell’s old assistant, Bill Jenkins, back when they use to work at Big Time Brewing.
The Elysian Prometheus IPA Stolen Fire is brewed with Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops. Nine hop additions offer layer upon layer of hop complexity with 3 dry hop additions. It’s light copper-red in colour, and it has a sweet, floral, caramely nose with a hint of citrus. This is a big and hoppy IPA, but it’s perfectly balanced. It’s medium to full bodied with flavours of mango, pine, pineapple, and toffee.
Overall the Prometheus IPA is a great follow up to the Idiot Sauvin, and a perfect addition to the Manic IPA series. It’s 6.7% ABV, and the floral goodness of Cascade hops really shines in this beer. It’s available in select private liquor stores throughout Vancouver and BC, and it will be available on tap at St. Augustines, Alibi Room, Granville Room, Rogue Wetbar, Ensemble Tap, Bitter, Pumphouse Pub, Hog Shack Cookhouse, and Dublin Gate.