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Elysian "The Mens Room Original Red"
Elysian Brewing Company - Seattle, Washington USA
American Pale Ale (ABV 5.6%) (IBU 33)

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]


Rating: 3.2/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

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 and knowing that part of the proceeds go to American Veterans and thier families dosent hurt either...

Sampled: 10/13/2012
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    Mark Mens Room Black Imperial Ale should be coming soon. Label was approved on the Oct. 15th.
    October 25, 2012 - 1 likes this