scooterbub (1068) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 3, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
12 ounce bottle. Pours an unclear orange with thin white head. Taste is of orange, grain, citrus and pine. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full body with a lot of bitterness. Overall, not bad jimhilt (2634) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Musty citrus nose and flavor is hints of blood orange with citrus hops. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. $2.35 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle. Unfiltered. Sediment apparent. Orange color, very cloudy and murky. Hoppy citrus aroma. Blood orange smell. Nice flavor of malt, some hops, citrus, fairly well balanced. Edges on citrus forward. Lingering aftertaste, sweet and tangy. Nice. rougeau13 (3279) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Off-white head. Dark cloudy pinkish brownish orange with a ton of sediment. Aroma of orange and citrusy hops and a bit of sweet malt. Tastes of orange with light bitterness and some grain. Thinnish medium bodied and smooth. Ok. dwyerpg (6496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2017
This was pretty nice. A strong orange throughout, but a little hops as well.
mesacollier (36) - - SEP 22, 2017
Dark orange brown color, nice white head, orange citrus aroma, bitter with a slight hint of the orange, not my favorite
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From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a murky orange brown and an off white head. Bottle full of nasty floaters. Malty aromas with some citrus and earth. Flavors are mild bitter with plenty of orange. edgallow (4629) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2017
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of orange and grains. taste is malts and orange Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle from...Honestly, I can't remember. Maybe a grocery store mix a six? Was that it? Could be, I guess. Anyway, this was an odd beer. Lots of citrus, but also a lot of yeasty notes, as well. Odd, would likely pick up again. ibrubeer (426) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2017 Draft @ PIT Doubletree. Aroma is a little orange, and maybe a little musty. Opaque orange cookie with white head that fades, little lacing. Smooth bitterness, maybe a little Citrus flavored. Med body. Overall, pretty good for a pale ale. Getting a little late in the season for this one. Might be a little old.