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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Pale ale brewed with blood orange. MALTS Pale and Munich HOPS Bittered with German Northern Brewer and Cascade hops and finished with Citra and Amarillo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (974) - Friona, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Medium to light amber with heavy amounts of sediment (fruit) and a foamy head with little retention. Flavors fruity, floral, light pine and orange peel. Flavors pine, floral, slightly fruity hops, hints of tangerine and light grass. Medium bitterness, lightly sweet, and medium dry. Notice the orange in more of wheat comes off as tangerine but lightly. Nicely paired fruit that fits very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bomber from Trader Joe’s in Davis, CA. Pours hazy amber with a slight creamy white head. Aroma seems grapefruit. Med body or nearly. Flavor is zesty - but seems more grapefruit rind than anything else. So much so that I’m not really getting much malt - other than it’s there supporting. I’d support this as a low ABV IPA! It’s quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
Hazy gold pour. Extreme citrus aromas and flavour, without being bitter. I got big grapefruit flavours, but not as much sweetness from the blood orange as I expected. Still tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
razzle (8) - Montana, USA - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
Expected a bit more battering from the blood orange. Sessionable beer. Good head retention, good color, thought it needed more nose. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty straw, orange hue, little sudsy white head, no real lacing.   Faint citrusy hop aroma, slightly floral as well.   All very minor.   Moderate bitterness up front, a touch mealy, with a very soft pith and peel citrus based background.   Blood oranges?   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft hop finish, citrus pith and peel.   I thought it would be a bit sweeter, but it was not.   Decent, but middle of the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KegOstertag (92) - - SEP 7, 2013
Drank in snifter poured from bomber. Aroma - very nice with a hint of orange citrus smell. Appearance - some trub in a beautiful golden hue. Moderate froth. Taste - smooth but a little bitter. You can taste the orange zest/pulp. Palate - bitter and zesty. Literally. Overall - very nice but maybe a bit too bitter from the pulp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2222) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12 oz bottle. Aroma is perfumy, doughy, chalky; the orange makes itself known after it warms up. Pours hazy orange with a medium collapsing white head. Taste is mostly bitter with a nice orange component that provides a bit of tartness; also some graininess in the finish. Prickly carbonation, medium body. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle on August 31st, 2013. Light bitter, light blood orange that adds some sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (861) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 On tap at Hops Northwest in New Westminster. A good one for sure. More notes to follow. Apologies in advance.

And July 25, 2014 at The Tangent in Vancouver. A murky orange beer with white head. The blood orange infusion is self-evident and that in a good way. Just enough hop and malt to distinguish it from a fruit cooler. A nice summer refreshment. 3.8.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
I was expecting a lot more from this beer considering Elysian’s pedigree. I didn’t get much Blood Orange or even citrus taste and it wasn’t that hoppy either. Label was cool though.

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