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Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse # 8 - Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale

 
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Down, down, down Maelstrom will go, pulling the hapless beer enthusiast in with a beguiling blend of blood orange, Northwest hops and sweet orange peel. Stray to close and you may not escape the currents of this tender trap. Blood orange provides tartness and the blush of a brazen sea, Citra and amarillo hops from the Yakima Valley offer bite and aroma, and orange peel suggests a little something else on the wind. Maelstrom is brewed with pale, Munich and Dextri-pils malts bittered with German Northern Brewer and finished and dry-hopped with Citra and Amarillo.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, glowing orange pour, lots of bubbles. lighter mouhfeel, active. Blood orange adds nice notes,notes of St Josephs aspirin, citrus pith & zest. interesting beer, surprising at 7%. Liked this

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of pure oranges, loads of citrus hops, and a bit of caramel malt quite outdone by the citrus fruit. Flavour brings out loads of dry citrus fruits, oranges, dry citrus hops and just enough malt to back. Quite a citrus juicy body with a dry finish. Decent stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Draft. Pours a really hazy, dull, and lifeless gold. Bitter citrus up front, rind-y, with a bitter hoppy finish. Not especially pleasant, but flavorful and interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2013
From a bottle poured an orange/copper color with a small amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread caramel, toffee, biscuit, hints of grapefruit, orange, slight grass in there, hints of spice, slight vanilla as well. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, orange, hints of a slight tart fruit notes, hints of caramel, toffee and spice round it out, slight sweet vanilla, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3085) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with light head. Aromas of pine, malt, tropical fruit, and funk. Flavors of malt and orange juice. Snappy and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hivemind (890) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
On tap at Blind Tiger 12.20.2012 with Andy, James, Christian, Maggi. Dark orange pour. Tropical/citrus fruits abound. Grapefruit, mango, etc. Not sure if I can pick out orange zest/peel but interesting palate nevertheless. Unfortunately only tried a sip or two, but I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Aroma of oranges, citrussy hops, and caramel. Pours orange with a foamy head. Tastes sweet with a nice citrus hop up front with a bitter mouthfeel and sweet Orange in the backround. Nice sweet IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7413) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft at Blind Tiger with Andrew and Brendan after the Wintersun / Eluveitie show. Pours a bright, hazy golden orange with thin white lacing. Aroma is super bitter grapefruit and bitter hop. Mouthfeel is bitter, somewhat dry with notes of bitter grapefruit rind, light floral bitterness, and citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Shared with Drsilverworm at his flat when I had visited Cincy. Its a sediment-heavy tannish orange complexion; off-whitened head that grew and dropped like youthful spirits. Smells predominately of pine nuts, orange peels (incredibly distinct); lemon-scented fabric softener, Amarilla hops and malt. Tastes delicately of wood rosin, tangerines, spiciness/yeast, sea salt and cashews.


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