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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

91 Reviews
THE BROS
81
good

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Reviews: 91
Hads: 622
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 23
Gots: 129 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beertunes on 03-09-2013

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Great looking head though the chunks swirl into the glass, orangey minty nose with some biscuity backing. Easy on the palate, just enough bitterness. Rind more than juice. Yeast and toasted malt in the finish. Fun to try. (221 characters)

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22oz bottle. Super freaky label, man! I grok that I wouldn't want to read (too much into) it after a session of, well, anything.

This beer pours a murky, deep apricot amber hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some nice melting frozen windshield lace around the glass as things steadily abate.

It smells of musty, semi-sweet orange flesh, wet piney, grassy, and leafy hops, bready pale malt, and a bit of earthy yeast. The taste is more dank, musty orange rind, some now distinct hop-borne citrus, forest floor pine notes, dusty field grass, a muddled pithy flintiness, and pretty easy to under-appreciate grainy, and somewhat crackery pale malt.

The carbonation is fairly tight, in a cutting frothy sort of manner, the body on the light side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, those edgy bubbles taking their proverbial pound of flesh. It finishes quite dry, the orange fruitiness more rind-oriented than ever, and the complementary citrus and pine hoppiness starting to erase any and all memories of malt (not a President's Choice trademark, yet).

A fruit-forward, rather Indian (?) seeming Pale Ale, the overt hoppiness, and lack of any real balancing malt backbone much more reminiscent of the former implied style. At any rate, a pretty tasty affair for what it actually is, the blood orange-bolstered bitter PAC-NW hops keeping my interest on the level, 'til the very last drop. (1,440 characters)

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DATE REVIEWED: May 30, 2014... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... OCCASION: the end of baseball--18-6, a game short of sectional champs... APPEARANCE: pours a heavy,, unfiltered orange amber,, opaque yet alive; slightly off-white head is a finger thick and reasonably creamy; nice cloud-like smear as the glass drains... AROMA: dramatic citrus, as expected; some astringent grapefruit and what must be blood orange; overall, alluring enough... PALATE: hyper-active start to finish, with full-bodied teeth rattle and a low-end resonance at the throat; lingers like a trip; refreshing yet a bit too demanding for a pale ale... TASTE: despite the label's psychedelia, not outrageous or funky--puckerish orange cream mingles with pale malts to produce a soft, reasonably balanced tart finish, ... OVERALLL: is that Lenny Kravitz on the bottle? a tug of war between "I wanna get away" and "are you gonna go my way?"--straddling the line between nuanced and novelty--but on a hot day, it delivers refreshment.... (1,003 characters)

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.