Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 09. Pours a bright amber body and an oily diminishing head. Aroma is zesty spiced orange peel, juicy and oily, with toasted malts dough, wheat and honey sweetness- phenolic and a bit off- fusels and high esters. Fruity flavor, orange juice, zest, pine, sweet, sugary, phenolic messy high alcohol and harsh solvent finish- a let down.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks ryan. Crystal clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some tartness. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, orange peel, light grapefruit. Medium body.
Rustyham (1811) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice reddish orange color, with a great sweet ciitrus aroma. Flavor is gross though- orange flavored candy with dirty alcoholic medicinal quality, kind of like an orange flavored cough syrup. Maybe it’s the wheat, but it’s ruining what would otherwise be a great beer. Bottle from a trade with mibirder
tia (1431) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber. Smells sweet with a little tart. Taste also sweet-tart. Can get the orange.
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at RBSG. Clear red pour with almost no head. Fruit malt and sugar with some alcohol. Alcohol cherry light malts. Too thin and boozy. Hmm not that good. 7/3/6/2/12
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Tom... Dark bright apricot, light tan head... Very sweet nose, lots of caramel, pineapple and wheat, ok... The taste is much better, lots fruit, tart notes, not great but a better Short’s
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
20110809 12oz bottle from Champane’s, I believe, back in spring of 2010. Beautiful color is amazingly red-orange, just like a blood orange. Head was reluctant, but I did manage a lasting though loose suds with a vigorous pour. Aroma is madly potent with peppercorn and orange, but also a ton of alcohol and strong solvents. Sadly reminds me more of Goo Gone than of an orangey treat. The malts are a mess, weirdly cakey sweetness, shortbread, but then a crazy oily and resinous character that coats and dominates the palate. Goofy beer overall, but it’s almost worth it just for the brilliance of such intense blood orange flavor and sensation. Alas, however, it is not quite worth it.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at javit’s Birthday Tasting. Pours clear lollipop-orange, thin off-white head, spotty to poor lacing. Interesting colour for a non-IPA beer. Nose is sweet orange (marmalade?), almost smells like orange juice concentrate, very sticky-sweet aroma, joined by mandarin and tangerine aromas as well. Flavours are of concentrated orange syrup, quite sweet, quite strong, off-balance. Not a big fan of this one.
mmmbeer (1341) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a semi transparent maroon/copper color, very low carbonation, aroma of pepper, citrus (fruit and hops), and a faint note of yeast. Hits the mouth with medium body, malt is very light, the blood orange and pepper tagteam in the middle and slap you around silly, finish is slightly sweetening, drying, and sharp. Very interesting brew.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish clear and slitly brown. Small white head.
Peppery, orange, coriander aroma.
Palate is thin, watery, tart, slight bitterness - probably from the zest.