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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2012
From 22 ounce bottle. Golden in color, aroma of tropical fruits. Taste is hoppy with only a hint of the blood orange.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2603) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
No bottle date. I think this should be listed as an APA rather than a Fruit beer, as it’s 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 didn’t say there was fruit, I wouldn’t 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: I was expecting some sort of super IPA, but this really used the blood orange as the balancing bitterness instead of hops. A very interesting and different beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light reddish orange (unusual color) with a glow around the edges with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light caramel; citrus hops; hints of vanilla; citrus rind; sweet, sour and bitter oranges; oranges, blood oranges, and citrus rind. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet, moderate to heavily bitter and lightly sour with a long duration. There was oranges, blood oranges, citrus rind, sweet oranges and bitter oranges. The light to medium body was sort of dry with sort of soft, but tingly carbonation and an acidic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours a light honey color with a tall white head. Smells citrusy. Bold citrus flavor. The blood orange really comes through. Nice summer ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2084) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at Stag’s Head. Pours hazy golden yellow with a medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma of sweet oranges, mostly the juice and rind, not the pith, and grassy hops. Taste is lightly hoppy and grassy with a good amount of citrus, mostly grapefruit and orange. Body is very light, almost a little watery. Wish the blood orange was a little more prominent. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1965) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (501) - - MAR 30, 2013
Strong hoppy aroma with a touch of citrus. Pours amber-orange color with medium white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours with a yellow haze. Really yellow, not gold. Interesting to look at. The head was relatively short lived. Lots of wheat, pithy orange and an underlying grassy sweetness.


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