Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange/amber, thick beige head.Floral,piney hop nose.Citrus hop profile,soft in mid. Big lasting citrus/bitter hop finish
improvjock (313) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful golden honey with white head. Aroma heavy with grapefruit hops. Flavor is of bitter orange, hops, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits. Somewhat bitter and clean finish. Great!
Gerbeer (1418) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with light head. Aromas of grapefruit and orange marmalade, light toasted malt and a touch of resin. Tastes like orange marmalade with bitter finish. A little watery but tasty enough for the ABV and easy to drink.
rob6239 (563) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours honey-amber colour with slight head. Aroma is tangy wth citrus. Taste isn’t overbearing sweet and actually has a nice pale ale slight bitter finish that pairs with the aroma well.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow gold, thin qhite lacing. Medium bitter orange aroma. Flavor is spot on-blood orange with a crisp palate and great bitterness. More like a hoppy pale ale than a fruit beer. No sweetness or saccharine at all.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells of tasty oranges and pink grapefruit almost looks like orange juice in a cup tastes just as it smells and is very generously hopped perfect beer for relaxing in the sun
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light honey color with a tall white head. Smells citrusy. Bold citrus flavor. The blood orange really comes through. Nice summer ale.
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ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a hazy...should I say it? Okay. Pours a hazy orange color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade that’s very bubbly in its texture. Some sheeted lacing is left behind as well.
S: Pleasant tones of mango, pine, Simcoe cattiness, and crackery malt abound. I also pick up a hint of blood orange, as well - especially when it opens up - but given the advertising of blood oranges, I’d expect it to smell less like a typical Simcoe-hopped pale ale. To be fair, though, blood orange is a VERY common note in pale ales...
T: It starts off with touches of pine and mango. After the midpoint is where the advertised blood oranges comes through, creating a juicy yet bitter finish. It’s not superbly interesting, all told, however it does live up to its billing.
M: Not as clean as I’d like it to be. Also a bit on the heavy side in terms of texture. Pleasantly bitter and carbonated, though.
O: The use of blood oranges here isn’t enough to make this stand out from the scores of pale ales on the market. I’d reckon its worth a try, just don’t expect to be blown away.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a cloudy light golden orange with and a small white head. Aroma of fuzzy orange zest and some biscuity malt. Flavour is very bitter, bringing out dry bitter notes of orange zest, some citrus notes, and fuzzy biscuity malts. Very fuzzy and zesty. Unspectacular but drinkable. Decent.
GT2 (7718) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Scion Silver Spring. Muddier dark orange pour. Weaker white foam with some okay lacing. Nose is softer orange juice, mild citrus hops. "Blood orange", a flavor I love, did not really hit me. Taste again is quite soft, no abrasive bitterness, no acid from the blood orange, restrained citrus hops. Quite drinkable, simple, no flaws. Clean palate. My qualm is that it came across as bland, not a lot of APA character and nothing that screamed blood orange.