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...
chrisv10 (11706) - 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 (12214) - 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
WABeerFiend (271) - - 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.
maekchu (2336) - 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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2516) - 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.
gsmitty80 (1837) - 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.
slowrunner77 (6160) - 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."
Niall73 (1898) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
At brewery bar. Pours reddy amber with a white head. Very little aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. A little wood, caramel, orange... Thin and pretty dull all in all.
whoisghost (80) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt orange/copper colour with a slightly off white head. Big upfront scent of citrus and sweet toffee. Tastes a bit light on for a red, but then, it Is only a 5.6% which is a little less than the style usually produces. Iím tasting a slight hint of citrus hops but none of the promised-from-the-scent toffee. Smooth finish but a little less dense than Iíd have hoped for. Mild carbonation and some slight bitter end.
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour. Nice rich citrus hops dominate nose. Light caramel malt and citrus hops biscuit with a good finishing bitter medium body with good carbonation