Blood Orange Pale Ale - Great South Bay Brewery
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3.96/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 20:09:41 | More by BeerKangaroo
4.11/5 rDev +13.9%
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
Blood Orange Pale Ale from Great South Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.