Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Judging by other reviews, I think something may have been "off" with my bottle. Got some orange, but there was a lot of metallic flavor. Fortunately, I am still alive after drinking it to write this review, so I can tell you to look out for this. Hopefully you guys will have a better experience!
ericdevin (563) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Columbia event. Aroma very slight, tart, sweet. Very nice, light body, finishes easy, 45 IBUs absolutely disappear, very easy drinking, although I would’ve liked more citrus taste.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 bottle pours a very murky gold with a white, sticky head. Aroma of light citrus, a little sulfur, a little sweaty, a bit papery. Flavor is more very light citrus, a bit more paper. If it didn’t say blood oranges were added, I wouldn’t have noticed. Just likened the citrus to the hops. More orange, less oxidation.
beersearcher (2265) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was expecting a lot more from this beer considering Elysian’s pedigree. I didn’t get much Blood Orange or even citrus taste and it wasn’t that hoppy either. Label was cool though.
Duchammer (10) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
First visual impression looked like excess yeast in the bottle which was not the case. Beer poured with a nice white head that didn’t not last very long after pour. Very citrusy in the nose with a light malt smell. Has a great bite from the hops, I wish the hops tasted a little more citrusy. Also pretty hot for it being 5.4%abv. Moderate Carbonation gives a nice crisp taste with a dry finish from the hops. Overall it could have been a little more maltier to balance some of bitterness and hide some of the up front alcohol .
harrymel (1434) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy apricot color with a solid, fine white quilt. Smells like blood orange juice, a little gym sock, some clipped and dried grass with a touch of resin. Taste is like grain, some blood orange, standard orange pith and some bitterness. Maybe a touch of acidic vomit, but more the aftertaste than the actual taste. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a slightly wet finish. Meh, not very good.
Danyel (442) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Smells hoppy, yeasty. Tastes like someone mixed an ipa with tart blood orange juice. Very tart and bitter, not in a good way. There is just way too much going on and none of it works together. Yuck.