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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2150) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Has a meaty like hop scent and taste, was not a big fan.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
pours a cloudy orange with a small egg-shell head, and very good lacing. smell is faint, some orange, slight sour, and a little malt. taste is of orange peel, bitter, a little malt, citrus, earth, and dandelion. ends creamy and on the bitter side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2003) - New York, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC. Pours a cloudy orange color with a hearty foam that lasts. Taste is tart, hoppy and wheaty with some sweetness. Very interesting! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1882) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2012
1/4 inch lacy white head. Cloudy bright orange color. Light loose sediment. Mild hop mild floral ester orange peel front. Medium light textured slightly creamy orange flavored smooth body. Slightly tangy bitter hint mild hop spice end. Pretty easy to drink. Mild hops and a touch bland. Wierd like all the Apocalypse Series.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1778) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bomber. Pours an ugly cloudy orange--looks like pureed oranges--with a medium off-white lacy head. If it werenít for that color, the appearance would have gotten a 4. Aroma is very orangey and a bit floral. Taste is bittersweet with an emphasis on bitter. It has an orange flavor, but itís not extremely noticeable like the beets in Apocalypse #7. It finishes with a slight spicy burn. Mouthfeel has a nice creaminess. Itís good, but so far the least interesting out of these Apocalypse beers Iíve had. Mostly, it just tastes like an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Draft at Khyber Pass. Cloudy orange pour with a big white head that quickly went down to a very thin ring. Astringent citrus flavors. Blood orange pulp, seeds and pith. Citra hop bite as well. Juicy but quite bitter. Somewhat one note, and the body is a bit too thin, but still an interesting brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
No bottle date. I think this should be listed as an APA rather than a Fruit beer, as itís identified by the brewer as a Pale. Turbid orange with loosely associated soapy whites around the rim and an etched surface. Nose is way hoppier than I had anticipated: dank, grapefruit, resin, some orange if I beg for it, but not particularly evident. If they didnít say there was fruit, I wouldnít guess it. Flavor is bitter, with some fruity character (mostly bitter grapefruit), not much more than resin and some biscuity undertones of malt. More like an IPA for me. Medium bodied with reserved carbonation and a semi dry finish. This is drinkable, but more like a sub par PNW IPA rather than a specially concocted fruit infused pale ale. Serving type: bottle 09-07-2012


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