GarrettB (1134) - 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.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Nicely balanced caramel and fruity malt with lightly critic and tart fruity hops. I donít think the bottle I had was terribly fresh, and this was still pretty nice for an amber/pale. Iíd get again."
Bricks (664) - Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty citrus hoppy aroma. Solid amber/copper appearance. Slight bitter. close to your typical IPA
KansaiBeerLvrs (2607) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dig Bar. It pours a reddish amber with a malt forward caramel/toffee aroma. Medium bodied with a zesty mouthfeel. The taste is a satisfying malt caramel with a green bitter hop bite.
MrBlueSky93 (254) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Brewdog.
Dark Red in colour, two finger off white head. Aroma of toasted malts, fruit malt also. On the taste, caramel, citrus, toasted malts. Ok.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bomber bought in the Seattle area into a tumbler on 12.21.13.
A: See through amber.
S: Sweet smelling. Citrus, flower.
T: Follows nose. Citrus, flower, slight bitterness at first.
O: This was decent at first, but then an acrid bitterness grew from the back end to overwhelm anything else. Elysian seems to like to over hop their beers. I love IIPAs with crazy high IBUs, but an overly hopped amber or stout (Dragonstooth)? No thanks.
This would have been a drain pour, but a friend chugged it down.
chrisv10 (11801) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 5.6%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop, little toasted and old hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hop, old hop, medium sweet, littlepine and medium bitter.
Rasmus40 (12336) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160115
Squizzle (167) - Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had a few of these at the Creek. Went down really smooth. Fun time with friends downtown.
maekchu (2450) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Dig Beer Bar, Beer Cats Osaka Party event. Not much in the nose, some toasty maltiness maybe. Good roast malt initial, moderate bittering, with some bite to it. Not a lot of "red" character. Okay, but not much going on here.
gsmitty80 (1861) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a nice red ale and a very good offering. Bold bitey flavor and a deep red pour.