pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Tap: Clear copper color with a substantial off-white head. Sweet citrus aroma with slight notes of pepper as well. Well-balanced in the flavor with a hoppy finish. Not bad at all. Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Cloudy reddish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, hops and grapefruit. The finish is hoppy with a short citrus aftertaste. Decent straightforward APA overall. Hawksfan79 (2) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
caramel, floral, amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, lively, thin feel, Wanja (772) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at Elysian Brewhouse, Seattle. Very nice aroma, but just average taste... hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From bottle poured a reddish orange that was quite hazy and with small head. Caramel and malts aroma; taste is balanced hops and citrus notes. It’s a good beer highly enjoyable and drinkable.
zoucrew102 (2106) - - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 Bomber. Caramel malt aroma with citrus and some pine hop notes. Pours amber colored with half a finger of white head with very good retention, but no lacing. Starts with caramel and some bready malt character as well as a bit of citrus. Finishes dry with a pretty sharp pine resiny bitterness that clings to the palate. Pretty good, but doesn’t really remind of a red. More of an amber ale to me. jsmerig (1677) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Aroma of malted sweet tea. Clear amber in color. Taste is malty sweet with a roasted peppery finish. A bit balanced towards bitter in the finish but dry and clean.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
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 (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2012
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 I’ve ever had! GarrettB (1658) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
June 30th, 2011 - The Elysian Men’s 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 I’d expect to see in any number of Seattle’s quirky bars. As another pale ale in Elysian’s 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 - there’s 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 don’t know why, but it tastes just a bit plain after that first sip wears off.