Pizza Boy Orangatang
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Orange sour ale

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden
A - Pours slightly murky copper orange with a small half finger white head, dissipates down to a ring around the edges of the glass, leaving little to no lace down the glass.
S - Smells of light barnyard funk, damp earth, dulled lactic sourness and some fresh orange zest. A little dull initially becoming more fragrant as it comes up to room temperature.
T - Starts off with some lactic sourness quickly giving way to hints of fresh orange zest, musty barnyard funk, wet hay and spot of oak. The malt comes through a little more as it warms up, helping to keep it in check, and making this one very easy to drink. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the palate long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, tart feel with plenty of lingering dryness. Not overly sour at all.
O - This one is pretty nice. Nowhere near as much cheesy funk as Permasmile had. Actually tastes like Royal Tannin Bomb with a bit more funk/tartness to it and much brighter fruit. Definitely worth a shot if you get the chance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft at the source, from notes. Hazy golden amber color, small off white head. Nice aroma of bitter orange with farmhouse funk, interesting combo. Taste is orange liqueur with soft sourness and barnyard dustiness. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Growler: The color of a penny in the center with sunburst orange near the edges; big-bubbled, soapy white head settles quickly to a thin film. Aroma is full of oranges and tangerines; sweet, juicy, and fruity with a light, more underlying tartness to them. Faint chalkiness in the tail end of the aroma as well, with even more astringent tartness. Taste is full of orange, very nice and tart... Not puckeringly sour, but still pleasingly tart. Tangerines, orange zest, grains. That hint of "chalk" shows up in the aftertaste, but itís very small and buried by the heavy orange onslaught, so itís not really hindering. This is like a more tart version of Orange Tang. Tasty and crushable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5133) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Growler courtesy of jcartamdg. Cheers, Jason! Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is orange, funk, earth, tangerine, sweet citrus, and malt. Flavor is similar with orange, tangerine, citrus, funk. Medium in body and lingering funk and citrus into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
On tap at Al's of Hampden in Enola, PA. I was disappointed by the highly acclaimed and expensive Permasmile, but was actually very impressed with this sour. Very citrusy without the overwhelming aggressiveness of the other sour. Wish they allowed growlers of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Tap at pizza boy thanks to alex. Low to no carbonation on clear darker orange. No lace. Nose is Mild sweet red apple cider. Taste brings out more red apple cider. Palate seems thin with seltzer water after some hefty lactic sours so that is mostly my fault.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Growler: The aroma is loaded with oranges and also has a touch or lemon and orange peel. It pours a hazy dull orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet orange. The sweetness quickly turns to tart orange in the finish and mixes with some sour lemon. Itís light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, itís super drinkable and very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2977) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a golden orange with no head. Aroma of lacto, vinegar and citrus. Taste is sour, citrus with vinous qualities. Nice sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9668) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Tasted from a growler. Poured clear copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is lactic acid, mandarin orange. Tastes very tart, like a mandarin orange lambic, with a lot of lactic acid, tart orange, hops, and a very tart and fruity finish. This one is a great sour ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap at Pizza Boy. Ridiculously awesome. Nose and flavor profile are both orange heavy, but not over the top. Light sourness. ‹ber drinkable. Growler didnít fare as well, but on tap this was amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Another great name from Terry/Pizza boy. Growler from Simon split with a bunch of people at the end of the world tasting. Hazy golden orange pour, with a tiny head and not much lacing. Notes were lots of sour nectarine/peach, orange, wet funk, sour dough, light malt. Medium carbonation and body, pretty tart in the mouth. I think this was more of a berliner then sour which was the same for Royal Tanninbomb. Might need to be changed? Nice.

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