GarrettB (1250) - 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.
BREWMUSKCLES (2417) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tastes kinda red like a pale amber without a lot of roasted peat. hoppy and fruity even a little juicy with some dryness near the finish.
Gethinbeer (2386) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a frothy white head and clinging lace. Fruity hop aroma. Fruit, hop, wine gum flavour with a nice malty background. Sweet tangy finish.
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some citrus and light paper. Light bitter finish with some mash malt. Orange pour. Bottle.
Iphonephan (4762) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at the RB DC tasting September 6. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Flavors of honey and light citrus.
dmac (4831) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from TRT, I think. Poured a chill hazed deep amber with a smaller foamy off white head. Aroma/flavor of grains, bread, toffee, caramel malts, light citrus and slight earth notes. Medium body, creamy carbonation, smoother full mouthfeel. Meh.
brokensail (13755) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Seattle Tap Room. Amber in color with white foam. Has a decent bit of citrusy hop character to it, mostly orange, with some pine and herbal hop qualities as well. Slightly earthy on the tongue, which comes across kind of like wet dirt. Some sweet caramel malts, citrus, and a touch of fruity esters. A bit of a husky bitterness to it as well.
mjg74 (2887) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Smoker Friendly. Medium amber in color. Malty nose with a little fruitiness. A bit of bready hoppiness as well. Bready up front with a bit of spicy hop character. Decent brew.
altonbrownd (4312) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase beer and wine. Hazy orange body with slight head. Nose is hoppy, sweet. Taste is nice and hoppy and caramel. Warming finish.
Spab (2878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Rockhead. Pours a lightly cloudy amber colour with decent-sized off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel, lightly toasty grains and light citric/herbal hops. Flavour is malt-forward with big caramel, some toasty graininess and a fairly mild citric and herbal hop notes. Average body. Donít see this as an APA, but itís a servicable amber ale.
gnoff (8907) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On June 25, 2015. At Elysian Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington.
HAzy amber color, off-white head. Malty, herbal taste. Herbal aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Malty, herbal scent.