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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10077) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
On draught at Collins Pub in Seattle. The beer pours a murky reddish-orange color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, malt and hops. Medium body with a sweet fruity flavor consisting primarily of tangerine and orange. Notes of sweet malt and herbal hops as well. The finish is fruity up front with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8876) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with Radarsock. Beautiful electric orange completely hazy color. Good thin white head. Good lace. Good smooth lighter carbonation. Medium body. Awesome orange and grapefruit aromas. Good tangy taste, light bitter and sweet, good amount of zest. Nice floral hops. Very much leaning toward IPA. Very nice, I liked this a lot. Great breakfast beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8754) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2012
Draft - Grain, citrus and bitter grapefruit on the nose. Cloudy orange with a huge thick fluffy white head. Taste is sweet with an immediate bitterness and citrus flavour. Rather than the sweetness of the orange I just get the bitterness of the pith. I finally get the blood orange in the finish. Refreshing and bitter, but not really all that tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (7223) - San Diego, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7008) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6818) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
22. Pours a murky medium toffeeish orange with a dense and creamy whitish head. Pleasant fresh fruit nose, clearly showing the oranges. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Bitter grapefruitiness of the blood orange underneath the more familiar sweet citrus flavor. Mostly a showcase for the fruit. Mild dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle:   Deep dirty straw, very thick, moderate to large frothy white head, decent lacing.   Very faint citrusy nose, perhaps a bit of pith and unsweetened grapefruit.   Not very bright.   On the tongue its also fairly non-deScript, a bit of hops, semi-sweet pith, some grapefruit.   Nothing strong.   Seems to have a decent malt background, but other than that its light.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes clean, but very pedestrian and confused.   Or maybe thats me?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6517) - 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.

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