arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at OB HMLS, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, grapefruit, orange peel, hints of biscuit, bread, hints of spice into a bit of slight floral notes. Taste is a mix of biscuit, caramel into a bit of orange, orange peel, some orange juice, hints of earth, spice and floral notes.
burg326 (5253) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber color with aromas of hops, citrus, light orange, and some bitterness. Flavors were light malt followed by some citrus and feint blood orange. A little disappointed here wanted more blood orange to come through.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1086 - May 19, 2014 - #mondaynightbeers @RevolutionYEG. Dark amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is sweet citrus, lemon, and orange. Taste is a blast of citrusy sweetness, tempered by an explosion of hoppy bitterness, drying out the finish, but leaving the palate demanding another sip. Balanced, and extremely drinkable - supah legit.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, reflects the blood orange. Soft white head and lace rings. Flavour has lots of citrus like biting an orange. Some hoppiness.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gave this one a shot. It was decent. The orange was not over powering but it was there. So were the hops. I’m not sure why Elysian is so expensive (over $14 a sixer). Definitely not worth the price
DrinkinWell (389) - - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy yellowish orange with little head or lacing. Orange and tangerine on the nose. Not as crisp a mouthfeel as I was expecting, but it’s also not as sweet as some other beers of this type. Tangy, hints of lemon zest and grapefruit. All in all, a nice beer, especially during the warm summer months.
JToth (30) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of blood orange, grapefruit, citrusy hops and a touch of pine. Pours a hazy golden/amber with a minimal white fizzy head. Taste brings forth stronger notes of hops and pine, with slight orange and grapefruit in the finish. Pretty solid citrus pale ale
TheHopster (1032) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Nice hazy orange complexion with ample white head. Mild hop aroma. Flavor of mild hops with minimal orange flavor in finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
UXO (1350) - CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy pale gold with two fingers of loose white head, good retention, moderate lacing (4/5). Nose is orange peel, pine resin and floral hops, caramel malt (7/10). Taste is hop forward, then moderate caramel and citrus sweetness, finishing bitter (7/10). Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, with a lingering bitter orange peel finish (4/5).
I’m not sure what I was expecting, but that wasn’t it! That being said, the orange is actually very well done - its presence is more peel than pulp or juice, which works very well with the bitter hop character of the underlying APA. I guess I was expecting a sweet, orange juice-y character, but this is actually extremely restrained on the sweetness, imparting loads of citrus character without being sickly. And boy, does it linger! (15/20)
dfearnley (1612) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Aroma of blood orange, pine, spruce, grapefruit, and pepper. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a creamy and frothy off white head. Taste is orange, syrup, spruce, pine, hops, and a touch of lagery skunk.