Super Fuzz (Blood Orange Pale) - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
(3.7) A: Candy orange glaze with a rapid, feverish carbonation factor. Thin, milky chalky white head is moderately retaining with a thick, milky band for lace. Lasting coverage.
(3.65) S: Fresh grapefruit juice, citrus and dry pine. Grassy notes on the close with a nice level of appeal.
(3.65) T: Flavor was dry citrus hopping, pine, and grapefruit. Flowery, nice level of ibu's, especially for a pale, perhaps intruding in ipa territory. Big grassy hop finish.
(3.75) M: Mouthful was crisp, creamy and very smooth texture wise, lightly dry.
(3.65) O: Overall very good level of hopping, creamy maltiness, nice drinkability leaving with a lingering grassy fade
08-20-2014 11:44:31 | More by beerthulhu
4/5 rDev +9%
Elysian Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale
12 oz. brown bottle
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ
Upon taking my first sip I thought "why do you need Blood orange with all of these citrusy hops?"... and then as if on cue, the note of blood orange cut right through and it was clear to me - the blood orange is bright and sharp and juicy, and definitely makes for a distinctive beer! Besides, it actually works with the citrusy hops in a complementary way... the blood orange accentuates the citrusy hops, and the citrusy hops accentuate the blood orange. WIN, WIN.
Appearance: A rough pour brings up a solid three fingered head of creamy off-white foam atop a cloudy deep orange and brass colored body. The head slowly settles into a densely creamy cap about an inch thick (25.4 mm). With each sip broken rings of craggy lace are left about the glass; and although the head does eventually drop it maintains almost a completely solid surface covering.
Smell: Citrusy hops. Some orange is distinct. A touch of hoppy pungency, and even less base malt.
Taste: Bright and bold citrus hops appear upfront, immediately followed by rising notes of blood orange that envelope the mouth. It's juicy and refreshing! The fruit fades quickly at the swallow, and the bitterness steps in, but it's fairly tame, and not a lot of the citrusy hop dryness sticks around. Remarkably drinkable!
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with a bristling yet somehow soft carbonation.
Overall: Impressive. It's perhaps a bit two-sided (Blood Orange & citrusy hops), but at the same time it has a remarkably refreshing characteristic. It's kind of bombastic with all of the citrus, yet it remains bright, juicy, and drinkable - and at just 5.4% abv it could make a great American session ale. So, in conclusion, it offers a unique character on the level of a bold IPA while still remaining a pale ale at heart. Absolutely worth seeking out, even if to try it just once to understand its uniqueness.
08-18-2014 02:57:35 | More by NeroFiddled
3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
Purchased in Tennessee on my recent (month ago) trip south,. We do not get Elysian anything in Mass. and they have a good rep. No bottling date info seen.
"Brewed with Blood Orange." Great Seventies label art, reminiscent of rock music posters of the era.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue stemmed English tulip.
a; Hazy orange with a finger thick white head which reeceded to even surface foam and spotty lacing.
s: Mild fruit cup.
t; Slightly orange up front with light hop balance. Mildly bitter finish.
m: Medium, good body, lots of carbonation tingle.
o: A pleasant summer ale, not as orangy flavored or as reddish as anticipated but good nonetheless.
08-16-2014 23:11:56 | More by scotorum
3.74/5 rDev +1.9%
22oz bomber into a pub style glass
A: Pours a hazy honey-gold with a thick fluffy longlasting white head. A constant stream of bubbles rises through the glass.
S: Bitter orange, right at the start. Malt, sweet, fruity caramel
T: The taste follows the smell. The orange jumps out at you and is supported by malt and caramel. The hops come in after and wrap the whole flavor thing up very nicely.
M: Medium bodied. No bite from the carbonation.
O: A good variation of American Pale Ale. Refreshing and with enough hops to balance the other flavors. I will buy again.
08-06-2014 23:41:21 | More by gestyr
Super Fuzz (Blood Orange Pale) from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.