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Blood Orange Pale Ale - Great South Bay Brewery

Blood Orange Pale AleBlood Orange Pale Ale

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%


Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A delightful mid summer day's dream comes to life with our Blood Orange Pale Ale. We blend the finest quality Blood Oranges with our ever popular original Pale Ale recipe to produce this remarkably refreshing hand crafted beer. The secret to its splendor is just the right combination of hand chosen American hops to accentuate the natural bitterness and citrus flavors of the the Blood Orange. You'll be pleased with how amazingly the malt, hops, and blood orange meld together to create a sensation in a beer like a sunrise on a clear summer morning! We've never brewed anything quite like our Blood Orange Pale and we're happy to do so to keep you revitalized throughout the summer months.

(Beer added by: Gmann on 04-14-2012)
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Courtesy of BeerloserLI, thanx man.

Into a pint glass.

A: mostly clear golden orange/yellow colored body, light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace, the head is about a finger's worth with adequate foamy lacing clinging fairly to the glass

S: I do get the blood orange just like the label suggests - smells pretty authentic to me, with a light hop bitterness to balance it all out

T: bitter somewhat citrusy maltiness leading to a sweet citrusy sticky aftertaste and finish

M: mostly light, somewhat watery, perhaps this could be a better Summer/Spring beer, as there's a nice sessionable aspect to it, carbonation is fairly subdued not much of a hint of harshness to commandeer the mouth or tongue into submission

O: hey, I think I like this one, an APA with a genuine blood orange character to it, I'd have it again and wouldn't mind having on a nice Summer's afternoon as there's also a decent refreshing aspect to it

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Appearance: Pours a clear orange-gold hue. Carbonation is heavy. Lacing moderate. Head is small and white and recedes swiftly. Looks almost lager-like.

Aroma: Definitely doesn't smell like a lager, though. Smells of citrus and hop bitterness. It's hop-forward. The smell is more of a citrus hop kind of aroma than straight oranges. Doesn't sour me on the beer but I kind of expected a big orange punch.

Taste: My, my, what have we here. The taste is full of pleasant citrus bitterness. Much more bitter than I expected, and in a good way. IBUs are a fairly ballsy 40, which I didn't notice when I grabbed this in a mixed six. Very easy on the palate, too. You bet I'd get more of these. Sessionable but with some nice flavor complexity.

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Blood Orange Pale Ale from Great South Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.