BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pour. Clear yellow-gold in glass. Nose is hard orange candies and not a lot else. Taste has some blood oranges and some sweet biscuit malts. Light body. Sweet throughout. Juicy. Not for me.
TheHopster (794) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Bill’s Bar and Burger, downtown, NYC. The blood orange flavor is unique and refreshing, without overpowering. Supporting an otherwise pedestrian pale ale.
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Citrus hops nose. Clear copper/orange color. Minimal head lacing. First impression is a well balanced pale ale with cascade hops dominating. The finish leaves something to be desired leaving the taste of a very* bitter orange peel.
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bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Bill! Pours crystal clear golden amber with a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is honey, grain, grass, a bit of orange. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, tons of orange and orange zest in the flavor. Light body, medium carbonation. A bit harsh with the zesty bitterness.
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz pour at the brewery. Pours a clear orange with some very thin white head. Nose has a lot of orange peel, some mild key lime too, a hint of sweet malt. Flavor has a lot of orange soda without the carbonation, sweet, citrus, some tangerine too. Watery finish. A bit too sweet, could have used a little more bitterness to round it out.
beerbill (3405) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. I just tried this last night for the first time. Having tried Elysian’s Blood Orange, I have to say this one compares poorly against it. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first two sips and leaves very little lace. Not much aroma to speak of at all. The flavor is very mild blood orange along with some weak malt. Very mild hops bitterness at the finish. Light-medium bodied. Disappointing.
salvaticas (437) - - MAY 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Union Grounds. Interesting idea, the flavors work to am extent, but the body is weak. Balance could be a lot better
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trapped (783) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drought. Rich yellow with small foamy white head, orange aroma, bitter orange peel taste, low carbonation, long bitter finish with orange peel flavor. Interesting but not great.
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught from brew inn in green point. Orangey pour. Creamy with sweet citrus blending too bitter.
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance had a mostly clear golden orange/yellow colored body. There is some light carbonation that is seen rising at a moderate pace. The head is about a finger’s worth with adequate foamy lacing clinging fairly to the glass.
The aroma has a pretty authentic smelling blood orange with a light hop bitterness to balance it all out.
The taste is bitter and a somewhat citrusy maltiness leading to a sweet citrusy sticky aftertaste and finish.
The palate is mostly light, somewhat watery, perhaps this could be a better Summer/Spring beer. There’s a nice sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation is fairly subdued not much of a hint of harshness to commandeer the mouth or tongue into submission.
Overall, hey, I think I like this one, an APA with a genuine blood orange character to it, I’d have it again and wouldn’t mind having on a nice Summer’s afternoon as there’s also a decent refreshing aspect to it.