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Blood Orange Pale Ale - Great South Bay Brewery

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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

VonZipper, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

BltByKrmn, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

t0rin0, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

kevrob802, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +19%

BK2084, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

MystikCelt, Sep 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

dextermcgurk, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

MikeConklin, Jun 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

jenray, Jun 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

acp21178, May 25, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Kodiak's, Farmingdale, New York.

Poured a murky medium copper hue with a one finger soapy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell was dominated by a potent candy like orange aroma.

The taste consisted of an upfront orange that quickly faded to a spicy herbal hop and thin malt. There was a residual citrus tang.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall an interesting and somewhat exciting beer. A nice summer thirst quencher and sure crowd pleaser.

plaid75, May 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

vfgccp, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

disruptor32, May 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

cestlavie, Apr 22, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
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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3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Blood Orange Pale Ale from Great South Bay Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.