Blood Orange Pale Ale - Great South Bay Brewery
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4.11/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Note: I also got a growler of this once, but my dad glugged it before I had any. Thanks, Dad!
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.
Mouthfeel: It's watery but it kind of should be because it's a summery (or maybe springy) beer.
Overall: I dig this. Fruit beer tends to make my eyes roll, but the execution here is terrific - it's a nice, hoppy, citrus-heavy beer with a perfectly moderate alcohol level. It was a perfect match for Super Bowl appetizers, and I can definitely see keeping some around this summer for backyard afternoons with baseball on the radio.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 04:19:58 | More by illpass78
3.73/5 rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of blood oranges are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste starts out with initial flavors of blood oranges with hints of associated citric sweetness; it finishes with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The blood orange aromas and flavors are well incorporated into the smell and taste of this beer, so much that you would think they came from the hops (if there was such a variety that produced these types of aromas and flavors).
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 22:38:50 | More by metter98
Blood Orange Pale Ale from Great South Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.