GarrettB (1563) - 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.
Barreras (1685) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 12, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with a red hue. Aroma is malty with no true distinction. Taste is a bit bitter with a hay and resin flavor. Dry aftertaste with a slight bitter bite. Overall, light and not complex.
BVery (10124) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2017
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light orange pour with a white head. Caramel, watery, muted hops - this is weak.
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Need an apostrophe on the label there, fellas! Nose caramel malt and toast. Pour rich clear amber in the glass with ruby highlights, a large and frothy beige head with yellow overtones. Taste medium-sweet with light bitterness but very nice toastiness; medium caramel with a darker, earthier finish and light citric oils. Faintly floral, classic medium body, has some mild hop bite to match its crispness. Clean and refreshing, if a little common. Well done. [2017.03.23: 3.2]
blipp (8882) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Toasted malts, mild bitterness, and a balanced finish. Not bad.
Capa (3141) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly hopped, clean, malt driven pale. Some medium bright fruits, caramel sugars, and light bread dough. Medium bodied. Easy drinking.
sulawang (1143) - - DEC 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visual: Pours clear brown-amber without much of a head, a thin layer of retention, clusters of steady streams.
Nose: sweet light toasted barley malt (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: quenching crisp bite
Mid-palate: immediate resiny bitter hops, smooth tingly CO2, (lvl-3-sweetness), bittersweet metallic toasted barley malt
Finish: hints of grassiness, residual grainy dry malt
Summary: Rather simple, short length and quenching mouthfeel - not terribly interesting. A bit above average but not worth seeking out.
Blairgus (4441) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
18 dec 2016, tap. Red with steady bubbles. Nose is piney hops and red malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Mildly piney hops, slightly sweet and malty. Rather bland.
djd07 (13702) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours a hazy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is caramel and toasted malt. Medium body, light bready malt, caramel, light finish, average.
ljthiessen (1270) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Elysian Capitol Hill. Cloudy golden amber pour with an off-white head. Caramel and sweet fuits, some slight berry notes. Slightly bitter toasty finish. Pretty average for the style.
andrewje41 (3581) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve had this beer probably a dozen or so times over the years, purely out of my joint respect for both beer and the Menís Room program. I donít know why I never rated the beer. Seems like every time I have it, it is poured into plastic at some bar that probably never cleans their lines. Today, I find myself enjoying it under unique circumstances. Not only that, I have a hard time listening to the program now, due to the departure of my favorite cast member. If you ever read this Ben, I miss you buddy, and I hope I get the chance to buy you a beer some day to say thanks for all the laughs over the years. Youíve done the program twice as long as Iíve been legally allowed to drink this beer. This beer is memorable for me because when I am drinking it, there is usually an event that surrounds it. Itís usually quite refreshing on the hot days, but it can be rough on other occasions. A biting nutty malt, and it comes off as boozier than it claims to be. Caramely, but a bit papery as well. On a scale of bad to the best, itís yummy. Now that I finally uploaded a long thought out rating though, I might not see myself getting this much more. Alright beer Iíd say.