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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Welcome the warmth of Spring with Blood Orange Imperial Ale. Layered with the enticing aromas of caramelized fruit and vanilla bean. Brewed with blood oranges, and sweet orange peel, 9% ABV.

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3.4
jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Nice crisp copper and amber coloured body with a smallish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of malt, earth, alcohol, light caster sugar, a hint of caramelised sugars and a touch of oranges perhaps near the very end. Medium-bodied; Noticeable malty flavours at first with toffee and earth along with some sweetness and a bit of a deep, metallic and alcohol-laden flavour that shows some pungency and warmth near the end, with only a tiny bit of citrus noticeable. Aftertaste shows a bit more of the oranges, alcohol and earthiness, but this is relatively well hidden and only showing the malt and alcohol overtly, but the harsher flavours stay moderately hidden throughout and it still doesn’t taste like 9,0%, even though it is a bit warm. Overall, a decent enough beer, that shows much less of a fruit beer than an American Strong Ale, but good to try if it’s cheap, like what I got it for! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 17-April-2017 for US$4,99 sampled at home in Washington on 15-August-2017.

2.9
Braudog (6805) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a bloody orange, indeed. Dark pinkish purple. There isn’t much of a discernible aroma. But the flavors are thick and robust. Rich and thick, any orange fruit is buried underneath thick vanilla bean and alcohol. An acquired taste, I s’pose. (#6703, 7/17/2017)

3.8
PugUglyBrewer (767) - - JUN 8, 2017
Hazy light copper color with a sudsy head of white foam. Candied orange peel and juicy blood orange melded seamlessly with a sweet caramel malt bill.

3.3
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy blood orange aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy blood orange finish with hints of caramel.

2.7
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 11, 2017
Amber in color. Smell is definitely fruit forward with a nearly syrupy sweet orange zest flavor with an oddly bitter finish. Not bad, but not good enough to want again.

1.5
tightslice (1415) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is caramel, corn syrup, earthy fruitiness, mild orange. Taste is dank, muddled fruit with an earthy veggie sweetness. Reminded me of their Pumpkin Beer base (which I did not care for). Very strange (expecting more of big blood orange flavor) and hardly drinkable.

3.6
Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of crackers, blood orange and vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of crackers, blood orange and light vanilla with a smooth lingering blood orange finish.

3.5
obguthr (6595) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Mild orange nose. Clear copper, medium yellow head, good lace. Creamsicle, honey highlights, orange peel on the back end, but not very bitter. Medium body, easy carbonation, alcohol not insistent. Not bad for a fruit beer.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2016
22oz 750ml looking bomber pours with a crystal clear deep copper body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up inviting orange and orange hard candy notes as well as more nice orange as you go deeper into the pull. The taste is sweet with malts and orange notes. It gets more orange candy like to midway with what seems like a sliver of cherry too. Lots of orange going on here with some thick sweetness and only mild citrus bitterness for balance. Nice sipper.

3.3
mjg74 (3157) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Bomber from Grocery Outlet. Fruity sweet orange flavors. Somewhat smooth and creamy. Some alcohol in the finish. A little grain with a touch of sweet fruit in the finish. Decent, but nothing special.


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