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Bloody 'Ell | Beavertown Brewery

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17 Reviews
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Ratings:
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Avg:
3.84
pDev:
17.71%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CwrwAmByth on 06-05-2013

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 63
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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of innominat
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NilocRellim
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold colour, zesty orange and strong citrus hop nose. Fruity light and refreshing but robustly hopped through to the finish and unexpectedly not bitter for an IPA. Clean and easy to drink.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml can with a BB of Aug 2015. Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York. The label calls it a blood orange IPA.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Can conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with plentiful sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a while before steadily reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of intensely fruity hops with hints of grapefruit, sharp orange, peel, citrus, pith, earthy yeast and mild malt. Lots of orange - delicious.

T: Tastes of powerful fruity hops with an obvious citrus slant and a spicy bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, acidic orange, peel, citrus, mild white grape, earthy yeast, subtle grainy malt and faint stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a tangy hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity hops, spicy bitterness, earthy yeast and faint malt.

O: Superb! A successful blend of tart orange and fruity hops that complement each other nicely. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are replete with citrus notes. Underpinned by earthy yeast and mild malt. Body is lovely. Tons of fruit/hop presence; a treat for the senses. Well worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of simcoeluv
2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had it on tap, but it also comes in a can, orange in color, that resembles an orange soda can.

Not what many would call an IPA, but I guess if you like mild, fruity drinks, then OK. I would guess this will get a following among those that don't like beer that much (or IPAs at all). Very easy to drink.

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Photo of woodchip
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianthebadger
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a large head.
Nose shwos piny, earthy, spicy and grapefruit-like hops with some very light malt underneath.
Similarly hoppy flavours, some citrus comes through the hops. Nice biscuity malt.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a pale orange, with no head or lacing.

This smells super orangey, of course, with some pine, orange zest, and and grapefruit.

Given the lack of head, and apparent lack of carbonation, due to the lack of a head on this one, I didn't think it would taste like much. Luckily, I was wrong, and this tastes pretty solid. The orange flavor is very fresh and juicy, and laid on top of a fairly solid, but slightly unexciting IPA. There's some pine and grapefruit, with no malt flavors.

This is light bodied, with a quite juicy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. Despite the appearance of the beer, this does have ample carbonation, but it's certainly not high.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a thin collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of blood oranges are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the flavors of blood oranges are much stronger and seem like someone squeezed some fresh orange juice into the beer. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: If you like blood oranges, this is a really nice beer, but if you are a hophead the IPA might not be bitter enough for you.

Serving type: growler

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Photo of ShanePB
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I never would have know there were blood oranges in this beer if it wasn't plastered in the description. Tasted like a standard, fairly malty English-style IPA to me.

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Photo of Foley67
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbloomberg3
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is orangey amber with big head and big carbonation.

The smell is disappointingly weak but some piney hops are detectable.

The taste is good and bitter with a pleasant orange tinted sweet undertone.

Overall a good but not spectacular American style IPA. Delivers some hoppy bitterness but a little lacking in aroma and in standout flavour features.

79/100

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Photo of Waggman
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bloody 'Ell from Beavertown Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.