Craftsman Orange Grove Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On tap at Eagle Rock. Really an odd beer. Pours with a hazy golden body and a white head. Aroma of orange blossom, honey, spice, lavender and banana esters. Taste is herbal, banana pancakes, syrup, spice and mandarin orange infused butter. Lively bubbles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Like and orange crush in glass! Orangish red in color, with almost no noticeable hops. Good but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
On tap at Toronado San Diego. Pours with an amber body with little head or lacing. It’s slightly sweet and spicy wtih a hint of orange. The spicyness is a little much...I think this could have been a much better beer if the spice fit with the orange a little better. Light to medium bodied, tingly from the carbonation and a touch warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
I remember when I moved to CA in August they were out of this at Lucky Baldwin’s. Now that I see the cycle of a year I know when they are in stock. Warms my heart. ANYWAY... a nice fruit beer, though not as fruity as some might like. I had to search a little too hard for the orange, and even then came up with mostly orange peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (6153) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Lightly malty aroma with a little light orange. Orange amber color. More beer than oranges in the initial flavor. Nice malt profile. Finish is a very nice natural orange flavor - like orange juice. A nice fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Ninth sample Stone Anniversary Fest XI. Pours amber with a bright white ring of a head. Nose has a bit of orange in it. Taste is sweet oranges with the taste of an amber ale. Sweet overall not bad, a little to much like Iced Tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Tasted at Stone XI Party. Clear red copper with no head. Honey and orange aroma and taste with a bready finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Is this an amber ale with some orange or a fruit beer that has an amber ale basis? Whatever... The orange flavor nicely complements the beer. Wish I’d see this on tap more often. Had this at the stone 11th.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Facinating beer - maybe the first orange fruit beer I’ve ever tried. Big sweet juicy orange aroma, bitter smooth flavour, and subtle maltiness made this an interesting offering. I’d definitely try this again, its not like other fruit beers that just taste like sparkling fruit juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Sampled on tap at Lucky Baldwin’s, June 2007
The beer is lightly hazy with a darkish honey amber color. The head is frothy, tan colored and starts out about a finger and a half thick and even leaves some lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma is not as orange smelling as I was expecting; soft notes of oranges zest, some pith aromatics (which could be a malt contribution). There is a touch of biscuit like malt, but all in all the aroma is quite muted overall.

The taste is lightly sweet and citrus flavors accentuate a light tartness. This almost has a creamy mouthfeel to it, though it is quite light bodied. There is something here that reminds me of watered down orange juice (I would hope that actual juice was not used for this, but you never know). This is not bad, but it seems a bit washed out. It makes me wonder if they in fact did use orange juice instead of orange peel (which is actually were a lot of the flavor is).

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