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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, mandarin, blood orange. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, hoppy, orange peel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130223]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light pine. Sweet, fruity, peachy to grapefruity. Citrusy, crisp hoppy and lingering peachy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25604) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Alex. Muddy golden colorued with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of zest and citrus peel. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy opaque deep golden with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy nose and also a lighter and sweeter orange note. Medium body, an initial light sweetness and then a massive bitterness. 230213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow orange color, fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus and straw. Taste is sour orange, bitter finish. Good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Cloudy deep blond color with medium sized head. Nice grapefruity hop aroma, a bit pungent, quite fresh. Dry mouthfeel, with some toffee flavor; good grapefruit flavor, strong bitterness; there is some orange fruitiness; the orange brings in too much orange bitterness.
A very good strong APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Tap at Elysian Fields, Seattle - 09/11/12. Very hazy light orange with reddish hues. Nose is bitter tropical fruits, pine, hops, orange. Tastes of dark bitter orange - lightly soured, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, pine, quite an all round tarteness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Decent, like an IPA meets sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (13054) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Bomber poured a cloudy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of blood orange, bread and lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, blood orange and light lemon zest with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11860) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy rubied orange with a small, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is blood orange, biscuit malt, fruity esters, floral and perfume hops. Flavor is lightly tart blood orange, citrus pith, medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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