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Blood Orange Pale Ale - Great South Bay Brewery

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

ElijahRivera, Mar 02, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler filled at the source (new location up and running)

Pours lightly hazed medium amber, the off white head is moderate in size and on the loose side. Leaves decent fields of again loose sheeting.

Strong whiff of orange, sweet and pungent.

Respectable APA, more orange, but not as upfront as it is on the nose. Moderate hopping, and adequate malt to make it quite pleasant. Nicely done, I'd be going back for another fill if I was local. on the lighter side of the scale making this a nice summery kinda pale, went well with some clams on the half shell and swordfish.

Billolick, Sep 16, 2012
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3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a growler into pint glass
A: orange Brown with good lacing small head that dissipates over a min or so
S: minor orange scent and salt. That's it
T: very watery there's the smallest of what once was hops followed by minor fruit notes which I assume is blood orange.
M: better, Theres hops and some small malt.
O: flavor is mediocre but the drinkability is good. Interesting and worth trying but not seeking out

codysjb, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

1BeerToRuleThemAll, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

roostor07, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours orange, cloudy, and with a haze. Some white foam that quickly dissaptes.

S - Smells of fresh oranges, earthy spice, and yeasty of fresh bread.

T - Love the crisp taste of orangy citrus. The citrues flavor is very up front. Behind that a secondary flavor of grain and a subtle hint of oily hops.

M - Insanely sessionable. I could drink this all day. I love citrus flavors, so this was like a dream.

O - Great one-off of the Robert Moses pale. I'd like to see this again.

socon67, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

pastramionrye7, Oct 28, 2013
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3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very clear orange/golden body. Small white head. Medium collar and a wispy surface.

Smell - The orange is pretty interesting. It's distinctly orange, but it has a slight artificial aroma. Like an orange flavored medicine. Very light grain.

Taste - Again, the orange is distinct and pungent. But it's the slightest bit medicinal. Covers up any hop flavor there might have been. Light cracker malt. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very light, kinda watery. Lingering orange flavor. Medium carbonation.

Overall - After a while, the orange flavor becomes overpowering and I'm focusing on the unpleasant aspects. Becomes a distraction more than an attraction.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Bieniek30, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Love the glowing orange colour! The orange bouquet hits your nose but doesn't overpower: It stays for a moment or two then goes on about its business down your throat. Very drinkable, crisp, a little wine-y and just a tad on the dry side; Somewhat light, not heavy at all (call it medium-light), nice balance of citrus fruit (Orange obviously, {duh!}) , flower and herbs from the hops. Head doesn't stick around long, but when it does, it makes the Blood Orange Pale Ale that much more desirable. A very good beer for the summer to help cool you off: Actually, just a good beer for any season.. Makes you want to have two or three in a row.

Solo007, Aug 28, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dirty orange color with little to no head. Looks like a pale ale that blood oranges were added to.

The aroma is of fresh oranges. The orange is not overpowering but gives the beer a bright aroma. Some bready malt notes round out the profile.

The orange hits right away in the flavor. Again, noticable but not overpowering. Nice fresh orange taste. The pale ale comes out in the taste more so than the aroma. Bready malt notes mix with a floral and grassy hop. Some citrus bitterness from the hops.

Moderate feel with tingly carbonation. Fairly sweet on the palate but in an OJ sort of way. Enough hop bitterness balances the beer.

This is a nice flavorful brew. The orange works really well with the pale ale. I get skeptical with fruit brews but this works nicely. Would be interesting to see citra or sorachi hop used in this brew.

8/22/13 update...
The beer is now bottled; same great flavor.

Gmann, Apr 14, 2012
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a sample at a beer distributor then made my way to the source to fill a Growler.

This beer won an award for best new taste and they were right a perfect summer drink that is nice clean and crisp. Insanely drinkable which is a bit scary.

For my own personal taste it could of been a little less Orangey in the taste but everything was balanced really well. I would highly recommend this brew if you get the chance to

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Blood Orange Pale Ale from Great South Bay Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.