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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
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tyap. Murky orange color with white sheen. Big spicy earthy armadillo, citrus hop aromas. medium body. orange peel, spicy earthy hop flavors with bready pale malts--good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz bomber poured into an Elysian pint glass. Thanks to 5000 for sending me both. The beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the fruit. I get a lot of orange and grapefruit notes, which I assume comes from the blood oranges. I also get a little bit of biscuit malt in the aroma. The flavor is similar. I get some tartness and a hint of bitterness up front. Once again there is a lot of orange and grapefruit notes, as well as a hint of lemon. I get some biscuit malt and just the slightest hint of sweetness in the flavor. A very fruity, citrusy beer that goes down very easily. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6102) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours out a hazy orangeish golden topped with a white head. Nose is citrus nice orange zest some hops still trying to hold on and a bit of sweetness. Taste is more of the orange citrus notes very present. Fresh I bet this was much better but still pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (5874) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4200) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3669) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3512) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Draft at the stagshead. I swore of beer until I finished inputting backlog but that only lasted 2 days. Pours cloudy yellow orange with one finger soapy head. Orange and pine on nose. Tastes of blood orange, grapefruit, pine, resin, grassy, and light horse blanket. Dry on finish could use even more blood orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3235) - 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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