kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy straw colored body under a one inch frothy white head that had very nice retention. The nose is pretty typical for an APA, nice fresh and juicy hops with a fairly dry crackery malt. It smalls pretty delicious, but I can’t say that I get much influence from the fruit in here. The hops have a very New Zealand quality to them, but no indication of what is used on the label. The flavor is just lightly bitter, much more of a fruity and juicy expression from the hops. The malt is dry and crackery with a light and thin finish. Very easy drinking and light bodied with fine fizzy carbonation. Not sure I really taste much from the blood oranges either, but I think that may be from the choice of hops in here. This is pretty enjoyable, I could drink a sixer of this pretty easy on a warm day.
pineypower (2682) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spirits Manahawkin. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange color with a whipped topping-like head. Aroma is of of mild orange cream sickle, fresh orange peel, light grains, some mild sweetness, and a touch off citrusy bitterness. Taste is orange zest, grains, some dough, mild sweetness, and some hoppy, bitter citrus. Nice, easy drinking beer.
Bookseeb (127) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance has a hazy orange color supporting a thin but steady head leaving fair lace. Smell of sweet malt and citric floral hops. Taste is upfront grapefruit bitter that carries throughout leaving the malt as a sideshow. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Terrific beer good blood orange flavors and colors. This was a very nice beer and the finish was dry. Light golden pale color hazy with a thin head.
boxofrane (2341) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma has plenty of floral notes, light pine, some light citrus. The taste is bitter up front with a nice balance of orange peel, grapefruit, grassy good. Really nice.
300monsters (16) - victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: citrus, blood orange(duh) smooth, not very acidic.
Appearance: light amber/yellow, mild cloudiness, finger of head, nice lacing.
Taste: Awesome! This Tastes more like an IPA than I was expecting. I was thinking it was going to be a smooth light orangey fruit ale but there is a strong presence of hops that give it a similar flavour to Driftwood’s Fat Tug IPA which is my absolute second favourite beer at the moment. This is hoppy, citrusy, complex and flavourful ending with a nice blood orange and yeast aftertaste that fades quickly.
Overall: This is not at all what I was expecting to find when I bought the bottle(I think a more mild and fruity blood orange beer would be ideal as a summer seasonal) but it is a delicious brew worthy of note. The fact that it reminds me of one of my favourite IPAs definitely helps and probably affected my scoring a little bit.
Superfuzz, I can dig it. (Yeah i just threw in a tag line, so what?)
reebtogi (4608) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during VCBW 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort pouring a hazy pale golden orange color with a small white head that leaves some decent lacing behind. Aroma is mild but pleasant with grains and orange zest. Taste is a light grass and orange zesty bitterness with a light malty sweetness in good balance. Light bodied with adequate carbonation leaving a nice sensation on the palate. A well done pale ale that I recommend to others.
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop, coriander, and orange on the nose. Poured a bit hazy, light head, no lacing. High citrus notes on the palate and it was just a bit too much citrus for me.
snoworsummer (3002) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper orange with a thin white head. Tastes like bitter hops, pine, grapefruit, and orange. Smells like malt and orange. Thick feel, medium body, and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4128) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, orange, floral hops, and light toast. Flavor is balanced dry, bready malts and light hop bitterness with some light fruit esters and a touch of spice; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.