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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3058) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11322) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6154) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Shared with Drsilverworm at his flat when I had visited Cincy. Its a sediment-heavy tannish orange complexion; off-whitened head that grew and dropped like youthful spirits. Smells predominately of pine nuts, orange peels (incredibly distinct); lemon-scented fabric softener, Amarilla hops and malt. Tastes delicately of wood rosin, tangerines, spiciness/yeast, sea salt and cashews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy opaque deep golden with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy nose and also a lighter and sweeter orange note. Medium body, an initial light sweetness and then a massive bitterness. 230213

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1331) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3377) - 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 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

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