Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse # 8 - Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale

 
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Down, down, down Maelstrom will go, pulling the hapless beer enthusiast in with a beguiling blend of blood orange, Northwest hops and sweet orange peel. Stray to close and you may not escape the currents of this tender trap. Blood orange provides tartness and the blush of a brazen sea, Citra and amarillo hops from the Yakima Valley offer bite and aroma, and orange peel suggests a little something else on the wind. Maelstrom is brewed with pale, Munich and Dextri-pils malts bittered with German Northern Brewer and finished and dry-hopped with Citra and Amarillo.

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3.6
zoucrew102 (1869) - - MAR 30, 2013
Strong hoppy aroma with a touch of citrus. Pours amber-orange color with medium white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Crockett (1117) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours with a yellow haze. Really yellow, not gold. Interesting to look at. The head was relatively short lived. Lots of wheat, pithy orange and an underlying grassy sweetness.

3.7
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
The aroma on the pour supports the orange. It come through. Very strng on the palate. Well balanced and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy opaque deep golden with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy nose and also a lighter and sweeter orange note. Medium body, an initial light sweetness and then a massive bitterness. 230213

3.4
PhillyCraft (7219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at Pour House, murky gold orange with light head and good lacing. Notes of tangy, bitter hops, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, light toasted malt. Nice and dry, good beer if you can get past the aggressiveness.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tyap. Murky orange color with white sheen. Big spicy earthy armadillo, citrus hop aromas. medium body. orange peel, spicy earthy hop flavors with bready pale malts--good

3.4
joergen (28106) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Alex. Muddy golden colorued with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of zest and citrus peel. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
yespr (45412) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light pine. Sweet, fruity, peachy to grapefruity. Citrusy, crisp hoppy and lingering peachy finish.

3.9
fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Cloudy deep blond color with medium sized head. Nice grapefruity hop aroma, a bit pungent, quite fresh. Dry mouthfeel, with some toffee flavor; good grapefruit flavor, strong bitterness; there is some orange fruitiness; the orange brings in too much orange bitterness.
A very good strong APA.

3.3
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at Elysian Brewhouse, Seattle. Average aroma, but very interesting taste. Very bitter with amazing blood orange flavor.


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