Theydon_Bois (9915) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Elysian Fields, Seattle - 09/11/12.
Lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head that reduces to a pond and the edge of the glass.
Nose is pine, tropical fruits, mango most noticeable.
Taste follows the nose, hops, pine, mango, bitter grapefruit.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a bitter finish.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque gold with small off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and lemons. Flavor is perfectly well-balanced between the sweet malts and the citrus hops. Slight bitterness in the finish. One of the best beers Iíve ever had!
GarrettB (1091) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
June 30th, 2011 - The Elysian Menís Room rounds out Elysian offerings, deviating from the Greek mythology I learned to love during my time in Seattle, and instead decorating their bottle with the kind of wryly strange sign Iíd expect to see in any number of Seattleís quirky bars. As another pale ale in Elysianís line I sort of wonder where it fits, and whether or how the hop profile will set it apart from other brews coming out of Elysian. I believe it does. It begins with a great, consuming and growing head, which has more in common with a Belgian golden ale than it does other APAs, and the lacing runs a beautiful fishnet stocking pattern down the side of the glass. The aroma is generically malty, but chilled and caught behind the head - thereís a clean styrofoam type of aroma, but not likely what the beer actually smells like. A light body greets the palate, casting the classic flavors of an amber around palate, but a nice hop body as well to keep the caramel sugars at bat. It tastes almost like a double IPA with a bit of amber and red, and an insistence on using alcohol and sugar to strengthen the brew. The first sip is better than the last though, as the beer progressively loses its character. I donít know why, but it tastes just a bit plain after that first sip wears off.
Gerbeer (1992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a read/amber with light head. Light malt and pine aroma. Flavors of northwest hops - pine and citrus - though not overly hopped; with light caramel and malts flavors. A bit thin but quite nice.
cheap (4203) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the monaca bocktown, nice place. Looks like a pale lager. No head. First thing I notice is that its quite like a mild IPA. Yes, mild IPA. Not sure where the red come from, this must be the ale and not the red. Some mild hop perfumy aroma. Finish is medium length stronger APA thing.
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy reddish orange with an average (1-2 fingers) white creamy head that pretty much lasted throughout, reducing slightly and possessing excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was on the mild side with a grain malt, floral and citrus hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was lightly bitter with a nice caramel sweetness early on, it then become a tad bitterer with a moderate dose of grapefruit and a bold hoppy presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted a decent amount of time after the swallow with a slight citrus peel hoppiness lingering for little while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body with a dry and slightly watery texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a pretty solid Pale Ale. Although it was nothing overly special, it did have a really good taste and a great drinkability. I definitely would drink again...
anggrec (65) - Delaware, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle to tulip. Hazy amber color. Not much aroma. Flavor is bitter hoppy not much depth. Ok, not a favorite.
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap somewhere in Seattle (I didnít include that little detail in my iPhone notes). Hazy red-orange with a modest off-white head. Aroma is sweet and citrus, caramel and maybe blood oranges. sweet caramel malt (crystal?) with orange-peel citrus hop character. Bitter finish.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a decent white head. Aroma is caramel, grass, herbs, and cereal. Taste is floral, caramel, sweet tea, and a bitter finish. As with other Elysian brews the palate is nice on this one as it feels creamy and smooth.
beerandbeyond (704) - ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color with a small head.
Piney hops nose, with caramel malt and a touch of sulfur.
Medium bitterness and grows on you, marmalade flavor, nuts and garlic.
Medium body and nice after taste. Not bad.