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Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Maelstrom Blood Orange AleMaelstrom Blood Orange Ale

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83
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2012)
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Photo of jellikit
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Bottle.
Appearance: Orange. Slight haze. Medium head. Nice, persistent lacing.
Smell: Orange peel. Malted grain.
Taste: bitter orange peel. Bitter hops that linger.
Mouthfeel: medium high carbonation. Medium body.
Overall: bitter (not the good kind). Not a beer I would drink again.

Photo of taylor714914
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jonny_go_Lately
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mikehillman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this fruit beer from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a cloudy orange color, produces a thick cream colored head - good retention and a nice amount of lacing left behind. The aroma consisted of pale malt, citrus, and blood orange. Light in body, crisp, refreshing- nice amount of pale malt- sweet citrus flavor- excellent dose of oranges. Overall, if your looking for a light flavorful summer beer, try this offering. Would make an excellent session beer.

Photo of jason_nwx
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of leedorham
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SeaAle
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 2.22.13
Number 8 in the series

A - Pours a cloudy light orange with a foamy two inch cream-colored head with good retention.

S - Hoppy sweet candy and citrus, oranges mostly.

T - Very light and floral, orange and citrusy.

D - Light bodied with good carbonation.

O -Light floral and fluffy citrus.

Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at City Tap House, Philly, PA

Poured an orange-amber color, massively cloudy to the point of opacity, with a small white, bubbly head that sank to a thin layer and left a bit of lacing on the glass. As promised, lots of citrus in the nose, with a bit of pale malt sweetness in the background. Huge blast of orange pith in the taste, fairly juicy, but mostly bitter, distant pale malts once again pushed into the background, as the citrus was clearly in command. Light-medium body, crisp and flavorful, but very pithy...good if that's your thing, bad if it's not. I enjoyed it.

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of beergoot
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice yellow-orange body with a thick, creamy white head; lots of sticky lacing and rings down my glass. Very strong orange-citrus aroma; very floral; somewhat piney. Taste exudes typical double IPA characteristics: hoppy bitterness; a decent malt backbone (slight caramel and biscuit undertones) with a gentle overarching orange presence. Mouthfeel was good if a little watery.

So far, this is one of the better, more approachable beer of Elysian's Apocalypse Series in my opinion. Yeah, they focused on blood orange with this one, and it seems to work out really well in an IPA setting.

Photo of Ozurr
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jasonrm72
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy orange supporting a creamy head that subsides, but still available leaving fair lace. Aroma has a sweetness with the orange peel almost like a creamsicle with good whif of the hops. Taste has a big citric orange sweetness countered with a balance from the big hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonatrion. A very nice enjoyable stronge ale.

Photo of reviticus
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RJLarse
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale at the Swamp Tavern. #8 in the 12 beers of the apocalypse series. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy pale orange color, with a modest white head. It looks a little like pineapple juice.

Smell is a decidedly citrus aroma, orange peel for sure, maybe a lemon blossom scent,

Taste is also predictably citrus., pink grapefruit and lemon, maybe a bitter orange flavor. There is a hint of grain flavor and a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly cloying, and a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Overall a nice brew. There have been some distribution problems with this 12 beers of the apocalypse series. I didn't get this one until late October, it would have been great on Labor Day weekend.

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Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.