ThisWangsChung (826) - 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 thatís 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, Iíd 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. Itís not superbly interesting, all told, however it does live up to its billing.
M: Not as clean as Iíd 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 isnít enough to make this stand out from the scores of pale ales on the market. Iíd reckon its worth a try, just donít expect to be blown away.
BlackHaddock (5732) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a Corsendonk badged tulip on 23rd May 2016 while on holiday in California. Blood orange particles floating in an orange sea is what it looked like and it had an aroma and taste to match. Different.
jsnicholas (501) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Northlake Tavern. orange with white head. very fruity, sweet, juicey. Extremely drinkable.
KyotoLefty (8844) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Keyaki. Cloudy orange color. Very fruity nose of sweet peaches and oranges. Fuzzy, wheat flavor, candy-like sweetness that is very off-putting. No thanks.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange color. Aromas of orange peel and citrus hops. Flavor of light malt and serious citrus.
Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A creamy orange aroma comes from this brew that is hazy orange with a nice white head. Crisp tiny carb bubbles slightly sweet with a plesant bitterness. The medium bodied brew has a creamy aftertaste and a slight orange flavor which I think contributes to the bitterness.
MetalNHopHead (1204) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Superfuzz isnít exactly full of surprises - itís a Blood Orange Pale Ale that tastes exactly like you think it should - but thereís absolutely nothing wrong with that; thereís something nice about a beer that meets your expectations. Juicy, creamy (blood) orange aromatics and flavors. You get the sweetest tropical aspects of the Cascade, Citra, Amarillo, and German hops. Body is laid-back and extremely drinkable.
altonbrownd (5163) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beers and Cheers. Golden orange body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, floral, and of oranges. Taste is oranges, hops, pine. Nice and creamy texture. Slight amount of zestiness. Smooth finish. Enjoyable.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color with banana yellow edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Nice retention, taking longer to settle than expected and leaving large streaks of soapy lacing behind. A little darker and cloudier than I prefer but this beer has nice head retention and lacing.
Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with grassy pine and dank resins countered by pale malt and sweet, zesty citrus. The blood orange stands out with zest and fleshy citrus fruit. A little bit of bread/biscuit from the malts but they donít hinder the hops or citrus.
Fuller bodied than expected with a crisp hop bite and some zesty citrus fruit sweetness. Dank and earthy with some grassy pine and bitter resins countered by a strong citrus/blood orange character. Orange peel, ruby red grapefruit, mango and pineapple sweetness but the blood orange is very prominent. Again, the malt presence is light with some bread and caramel providing nice balance without hindering the hop and citrus flavors. Well balanced and easy to drink.
guzzler67 (1643) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber appearance with an average size white head and decent lacing. Easily identifiable orange aroma prevails over other citrus scents. Restrained sweet/tart taste as notes of tropical fruit mingle with the bready malts. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel and a short lived finish.
shoulderbroken (3430) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at One. Get the orange but more sherbert like. Little maltiness, aroma is a little sweet, not so much fruit. Enjoying the sherbert element but guess that could get old in a whole pint.