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.
decaturstevo (4983) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale hazed orange pour wit creamy white head and lace. Aroma is spicy floral and citrus with a nice malt kicker. Flavor is semi sweet malt and a nice floral bitter finish. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy still a nice beer.
Dodgrblu (601) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Market of Choice in Ashland, thin disappearing head, mild orange aroma, hoppy finish.
John25 (435) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. hazy orange. Soft orange citrus aroma and taste with a perfect malt balance. Light carb. Easy to drink with a good amount of flavor and some hippiness.
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mkel07 (3302) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewski 030814. Very cloudy in the glass with a tiny head that is there one minute and gone the next. More grapefruit than blood orange in the flavour but it is still quite tasty.
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head misty orange pour medium strong carbonation aromas pine caramel stone fruit orange the flavours pine rich caramel mild to medium bitter hay apricot orange very tasty the finish best tastes hops bitter lasting sweetness and pine a fair tasting ale
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Mild hop and citrus aroma, bit of sweetness. Pleasant orange note. Cloudy amber-golden with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts fairly dry with nice taste of orange and grapefruit - big bitterness throughout. Strong bitter finish with lingering bitter astringency.
douglas88 (5900) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A nice nose of oranges, dry husky malts. Sweet, bigger Amarillo, oranges, bitterness throughout, more earthy dry malts. I guess my only complaint is that the Munich especially is getting in the way here, too dusty and earthy to be as clean as it could be. But overall this is solid.
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is on tap at Jean Bonnet.Very cloudy reddish amber, not much head, the orange really comes through and a nice clean bitter finish. Very nice.
Lizardking3 (91) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is really nice in the summer. Pours a beautiful cloudy amber, with pink hues. There was basically no head on mine, probably a bad poor. Smells really nice, citrus notes right off the bat, orange, grapefruit. First taste is sweet, and then wheaty, then the orange hits hard and finishes with bitterness that works really well here with orange. Good brew
Lubiere (9869) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with floral hops and orange pulp. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with orange pulp, British floral hops, resinous and smooth. On tap at Bacon and beer Classic.