ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish orange color with a small bubbly head. Notes of berries, sweat, and sweetbreads. Not really a fan.
rondphoto (3170) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber color, one-finger white head, a curtain of lace. Aroma of hops and light malt. Taste is malt with orange and grass that becomes more bitter on the swallow, but never gives up the tart citrus. A refreshing brew, full-bodied and satisfying.
Patrickctenchi (5227) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, dark amber with a small white head.
Blood orange scent.
Malty, orange pulp taste.....nice, deep orange-peel bitter.
Almost salty-feeling at finish.
Brigadier (3335) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Watching the artist sketch out this beer’s teaser on the chalkboard sold me more than the name. A fruity vibe makes this stand out as the most sessionable of that day’s drafts. If I would had not purchased about a half dozen other bottles for tasting earlier that day I might have tried to take some home. With Mikkeller’s recent announcements maybe it will not be long before this comes back.
Aroma / Appearance - A bronze semitransparent core glimmers as wisps of white head swirl atop like clouds blown across the sky in a strong breeze. Blood oranges, citrus, and other fruitiness tether themselves to a malty core that binds the whole profile together.
Flavor / Palate - Pulped blood oranges remind me of drinking fresh squeezed orange juice paired with a bowl of Wheaties. The smooth transition carries all the way to a long lasting finish. The light bitterness tickles the throat without being harsh. I’d have no problems downing a full pint of this.
CanIHave4Beers (3679) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden with a good sized head & some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is distinctly fresh cut oranges... with some character of blood orange to it. it’s aromatic, one noted and inviting... tame, chill, neat... ok.
The flavor has plenty of blood orange but it’s also decently aggressive in bitterness. Which works just great considering the bitterness of the fruit. There are mild malty notes but generally this beer is about hoppiness accentuating blood orange character.
TimsRatings (421) - - MAR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh).
Amber with an ever-do-slight reddish tint. Malt and hop aroma. Taste is a big complex - better than your average pilsner.
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Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #28. Draft at County Club. Pours a slightly hazy red-orange color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big citrus notes, pale malt, mild breadiness, faint herbal hops. The taste is citrus, pith, pale malts, hoppy finish. Medium bodied, fairly bright, slight lingering bitterness, good balance.
SpiritToAle (32) - - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting. Bitter hoppiness right up front and throughout. Slightly sweet but has a really strange mouthfeel, light and sharp. I'm pretty much indecided about this one.
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Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with moderate fizzy white color head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good sweet fruit aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with a moderate sweet fruit bite finish of medium duration. Interesting beer.
Chudwick (2542) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - pours clear gold with white head. Candy sugar and floral. Easy to drink.