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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Is a mind-bending whirl of the aromas and flavors of blood orange and Northwest hops. MALTS Pale and Munich HOPS Bittered with German Northern Brewer and Cascade hops and finished with Citra and Amarillo

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ThisWangsChung's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a hazy...should I say it? Okay. Pours a hazy orange color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade that’s very bubbly in its texture. Some sheeted lacing is left behind as well. S: Pleasant tones of mango, pine, Simcoe cattiness, and crackery malt abound. I also pick up a hint of blood orange, as well - especially when it opens up - but given the advertising of blood oranges, I’d expect it to smell less like a typical Simcoe-hopped pale ale. To be fair, though, blood orange is a VERY common note in pale ales... T: It starts off with touches of pine and mango. After the midpoint is where the advertised blood oranges comes through, creating a juicy yet bitter finish. It’s not superbly interesting, all told, however it does live up to its billing. M: Not as clean as I’d like it to be. Also a bit on the heavy side in terms of texture. Pleasantly bitter and carbonated, though. O: The use of blood oranges here isn’t enough to make this stand out from the scores of pale ales on the market. I’d reckon its worth a try, just don’t expect to be blown away.


3.5
swanmann (773) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 10, 2017
From the bottle into a St. Bernardus glass: Murky orange with a half inch of white foam. It smells of orange, grass, biscuit. Flavor of gently sweet orange and super earthy, grassy bitterness.

2.8
obguthr (6349) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Orange and grass nose, not strong. Cloudy amber, chunks, thin head. Pencil shavings, orange, clay. Full body, easy carbonation. Tastes old and stale. Bottle is undated, but I only recently noticed this on the shelves.

3.4
JohananaV2 (155) - - JUN 30, 2017
I really liked this beer, it was fruity, you can taste the subtle orange flavors. I really want this on tap cause I'm sure it would be that much better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Bill Becker (1035) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 28, 2017
On draught at Old Chicago. Cloudy orange, an inch of foam. Smells fruity, yeah citrus as in blood orange. Light pine as well. Crisp flavour of blood orange, other citrus. Kinda 1 dimensional and mehish. Refreshing at best.

3.7
Brettsky06 (444) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 24, 2017
Cloudy orange pour. Citrus fruit aroma. Blood orange is in the taste. Finishes bitter and dry, very good

3.4
nearbeer (5415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2017
12 oz. no bottling date evident. Foggy orange-amber pour with lots of bubble activity that sustains a quarter inch of foam. Nose of fresh orange, resin, garlic and a bit of caramel. Flavor starts of the same mix but quickly turns to more garlic, wood and some peppery resin that combine to nearly overpower all else. Mild toast and caramel notes manage to peek through at times. Light-medium body is soft with a mild astringency. Medium-high fizz and a long bitter finish.

3.5
Finhead (1761) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2017
A cloudy, orange-red pour with a white head. The aroma is mainly pine hops. It has a medium body with slightly oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bitter with a long finish.

3
ehaak26 (518) - - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World. Aroma of juicy blood orange. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish.

3
shrubber85 (11397) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle. Blood orange, biscuit malt, and orange peel aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with large light tan head. Lightly sweet orange biscuit malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Body a bit light. Okay - not very fruity.

3.4
trapped (3147) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 21, 2017
Draught @ Malt & Mold. Hazy dark orange foamybwhite head faint citrus aroma high carbonation medium bitter orange peel taste thin body ling medium bitter finish. The blood orange sweetness was not there but still good.


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