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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5655) - Manhattan, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Nice orange peel and citrus notes on the nose, a little pale malt sweetness, a touch of toast. Pours amber golden, nice head and lace. Flavors of orange peels, nice citrus hops, pale malts, a hint of sweetness. Fruit is there in the finish and behind the base beer. I really enjoyed this, liked its citrus bitterness and frutiniess. Unique take on an apa. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Daerk amber in color, lots of haze and tonf of Orange in the aroma and flavor. This was a very tasty and interesting beer to end the world with.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5002) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Tap @ Fifteenth Ave. Hophouse... Poured cloudy, pale orange with a thin head. Quite a bit of citrus here. Tasted of fermented Jolly Roger candies. Nice hop spice to balance. Somewhat drying, and full bodied. Good hoppiness with strong amount of orange citrus notes. A decent pair the two.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at Pour House, murky gold orange with light head and good lacing. Notes of tangy, bitter hops, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, light toasted malt. Nice and dry, good beer if you can get past the aggressiveness.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours a cloudy light orange/yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has fresh orange. Flavor is rindy but has some buttery notes...reasonably bitter. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a buttery earthy/bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
I love their descriptions almost as much as the beers. This is very good indeed. The various ingredients combine to make a very interesting brew. Tart and refreshing, very easy going down. Everything works somehow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma of pine, citrus, orange and grapefruit. Flavor was bitter with oranges, pine, citrusrind, bitter grapefruit and a hint of caramel. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, semi dry finish.


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