Circus Penguin - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ChugginOil on 02-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our first annual Brewers Choice artisan release beer, an organic beet and blood orange pale ale.
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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 28
Photo of Etan
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Golden orange with a huge tower of pillowy white head. Nice lacing and retention.

S: Nice sweet citrus hop aroma. Very orangey (maybe the blood orange affecting the aroma?). Sweet grainy malt.

T: Bright citrus hop, pithy orange, grapefruit bitterness in the middle and finish, sugary cake, strong fresh bread. Breath of alcohol in the finish, with some lingering bitterness and orangey hop sweetness.

M: Good mouthfeel, with a burst of carbonation simultaneous with the oncoming bitterness.

O: Overall, a very good, sweet APA with just enough bitterness to balance. I can see where the blood orange is influencing the profile, but I don't really see where the beets are doing anything.

Photo of homebrew311
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this whimsical looking beer the other day. Served in a snifter.

A: pours bright orange, dense white head, some lacing, small bit of cloudiness

S: nose starts with aroma of candied oranges, and hints of beet sweetness, the sweet candy like aroma is followed by a significant dough like bready character, not getting much in the way of hops on the nose

T: taste is well balanced, a bit of citrus up front, some of the candy from the nose, but not too sweet by any means, the bread/malt character comes through big and provides for a crisp and dry finish. Nice balance.

MF: light body, medium carbonation

O: this is interesting and unique. The blood orange and beet character certainly doesn't stand out, but it seems to integrate well with this beer. Worth a try.

Photo of ChugginOil
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, yellow/amber in color with a fingers worth of white head. Lots of white lace.

The nose has some oranges, earthy hops and a bit of sweet malt. Pretty vegetable-like.

The taste has some bitter citrus rind, light caramel malt, earthy vegetable and is quite bitter.

The mouthfeel is light, crisp, bitter, and amply carbonated.

Overall, decent pale ale witha special uniqueness.

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Circus Penguin from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.