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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Tottenham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bloody ‘Ell – We have never brewed a straight IPA at Beavertown, why change the habit of a lifetime! Here we take a stripped back IPA malt bill and highly hop it with the tropics of Amarillo and Citra and pile head on with kilos of Blood Orange zest and juice late in the boil, bringing you a smack of citrus and hints of warm orange aromas. One of our favourite and most popular seasonal brews. We will be canning Bloody ‘Ell too from February until the bloody oranges run dry!


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, - APR 8, 2014
Overwhelming murky. Orange-peel color with clean-white small head. Good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, some peripheral tangerine. A little musky, earthy. Decent but where’s the blood orange? Lacking refinement. Taste is muddled and dare I say it...a little generic. Pithy grapefruit bitterness is nice and lasting; a saving grace of sorts. There’s a menthol/chemical infiltrator in the taste that’s slightly unpleasant. I had juicy expectations. Unfortunately it was a ’dank’ squib. Great idea, great aesthetics; lacking in substance.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2777) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2016
Can shared with JMD at HNB 25.08.16. Hazy pale peach colour. Fine white head and lacing. Fine aroma and taste of American IPA, grapefruit, oranges, succade and a hint of mint and malt. Dry and quaffable. Artificial orange taste towards end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4748) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2016
0,33 boks fra helsekosten på Kvaddå, delt med Ovesen før tapping av vår nyeste esb: uklar korngul med flott skum som varer hele veien ned. Nydelig aroma og smak av Amarillo og Citra (to av mine favoritthumler) og søte appelsiner. Myk, med flott munnfylde og deilig (ganske mild) bitterhet i avslutningen. Velbalansert og eminent drikkbar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbllmm (47) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2016
Hoppy nose with a faint hind of orange juice. Mouth hoppy with faint marmalade dissolved in watered rum. No bitterness. Dangerously easy drinking...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2261) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Can from the Old Bicycle Shop, Cambridge. Yellow with a small foamy white head. Orange and grapefruit zest with a pronounced candy sugar aroma. Sweet sweet taste. Now I like a sweet beer but I wasn’t prepares for this in an IPA. Once I get used it, I go with the flow and enjoy it. I don’t get a load of blood orange but there’s a fair wallop in the finish and aftertaste. A tasty an intense IPA from a great brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1946) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Tap. Hazy deep golden color with a thin frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and peach. Bitter taste with some sweetness. Lively carbonation.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (497) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Third of a litre, on draught at the Craft Beer Kontor. A: Golden, hazy, decent sized rocky head, left quite a bit of lacing around the side of the glass. S: Orangey, almost like orange Fanta, which became more pronunced as it warmed. T: First thought was "this is supposed to be 7.2% abv" The booze was barely detectable, strong hints of orange which gave way to wheat and grapefruit. M: Light body, crisp texture, not massively carbonated, slipped down very well. O: Very dangerously drinkable, very subtle for the style, could get a person in a lot of trouble as it’s much stronger than it seems.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (483) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - AUG 6, 2016
Pours a white head with nice and strong hoppy aromas. Hazy and yellow colored body. Hops are stronger in mouth. Blood orange is faint but brings a nice counterbalance to bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Keg at the Fox & Hounds, Reading. Orangey-gold with a middling white head and a light fizz. Once it eventually warmed from stupidly cold craft keg temperature to a level where I could actually taste something, I got sweet orange and sweet lemon plus a little caramel in the background. The alcohol is well hidden. It’s... pleasant, I think would be about the right word. Mellow, maybe. From the description though I was expecting big fresh juicy zesty orange flavours, and it failed to live up to my expectations. Surprisingly subdued then, but... pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyldeturkey101 (69) - - JUL 31, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2016 great citrus aroma as you’d expect from a blood orange IPA. Color is a great golden body with a crisp snow white head. the flavor is exactly as advertised.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salwal (325) - GERMANY - JUL 30, 2016
From tap at the Craft beer Kontor in Hannover. Pours straw with huge white head. Aroma ripe citrusy orange fruit kinda sour with grassy herbal finish... A bit waterry in the middlepart...


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