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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Draft at eastbound bar and grill. Orange and hops on the aroma. Deep orange color with decent head and lacing. Flavor was more orange and too much bitterness I wasnít fond of.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3993) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap. Hazy amber body with a good looking head. Medium-light body with soft, medium carbonation. Attractive, citrus hop dominated aroma and flavor. Just the right level of bitterness for style. Body is a touch too thin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2016
My bottle says 6.4% ABV, not 5.4%. Non descript aroma of wheat, pale malt and not much else. No hop presence in the scent for a pale ale and they should have used blood orange to a greater extent. Hazy orange with a white head. Incredibly drinkable, very light, only a slight tinge of hops at the end, and I am still wondering where the blood oranges are, but it is a nice flavor. Great palate. Low carb, dense and smooth. I would categorize this as above average bordering on good, with the extreme drinkability as its best characteristic. It would be good for people who you are trying to introduce to craft beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2016
On tap at the Elysian near Pikeís Place. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft musk and a bit of orange on the nose, but Iím certainly searching for it. Medium bodied, soft malt, a bit of musk, a touch of orange and dusty yeast. Soft musk, a bit of citrus. Dull, but decent enough.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seehaferb23 (176) - - JUN 7, 2016
Nice beer. The orange is not too overpowering. Great summertime beer with some decent strength. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olenickj (40) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Interesting and different. Orange flavor not overpowering and a hoop undertone. Not terrible but a bit off the wall

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (264) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bomber - pours a murky somewhat thick orangey amber gold with suspended particles and a thin white head. Nice fruity aroma of oranges, wheat and citrus mix. A fruit driven pale with citrus and tropical hop notes with hints of fruit juices. Not too sweet...mild bitter component

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2016
On tap at 40 Brews. It poured a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma was of bitter citrus and some earthy grains. The taste was similar to the aroma with some sweetness, bitter citrus, earthy grains and a hint of light fruits. Nice.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Popoff91 (80) - Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2016
12-ounce bottles in a pint glass. Based on the name, I was expecting a pale ale with orange. Instead I got what was pretty much an IPA. Why bother putting orange or other flavors in it when the harsh hop flavor overpowers everything else?

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (438) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Serving: from tap at Flying Squirrel Pizza. Aroma: none detected. Appearance: very small, white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, medium-amber body. Taste: lightly bitter, grapefruit initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: good flavor, easy to drink, refreshing and very citrusy.


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