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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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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 6
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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-23-2012)
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 02:23:34 | More by Bookseeb
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

01-21-2014 19:12:32 | More by taylor714914
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-25-2013 01:05:56 | More by XmnwildX12
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Jonny_go_Lately

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-31-2013 13:04:57 | More by Jonny_go_Lately
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2013 16:22:53 | More by mikehillman
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 04:59:15 | More by GossageBrewery
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jason_nwx

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

05-14-2013 14:53:46 | More by jason_nwx
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-14-2013 00:05:18 | More by jenray
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-26-2013 17:56:45 | More by leedorham
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-19-2013 01:24:10 | More by wrightst
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-16-2013 03:50:55 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-05-2013 19:42:40 | More by imperialking
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 04:48:43 | More by HuskyinPDX
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-25-2013 23:26:19 | More by salthemonster
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-24-2013 00:09:18 | More by Gonzoillini
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2013 00:46:07 | More by Rifugium
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briandaube

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-17-2013 23:44:40 | More by briandaube
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beergoot

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 03:01:31 | More by beergoot
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Ozurr

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-07-2012 03:06:24 | More by Ozurr
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-30-2012 01:02:46 | More by Jasonrm72
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reviticus


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-20-2012 20:31:49 | More by reviticus
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-04-2012 02:00:34 | More by GeoffreyM
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-30-2012 15:43:29 | More by sendbeer
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RJLarse

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 00:30:01 | More by RJLarse
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-25-2012 16:48:51 | More by BeerForHokie
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Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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