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Super Fuzz (Blood Orange Pale) - Elysian Brewing Company

Super Fuzz (Blood Orange Pale)Super Fuzz (Blood Orange Pale)

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BA SCORE
83
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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%


Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 03-09-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice citrus presence but the mouthfeel is a bit flat in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 04:15:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a hazy copper color with a foamy white head on top. The retention and lacing on this one were pretty good. The smell of the beer has a pleasant orange aroma that isn't over the top but subtle enough to pick up on it as well as the hops and grains too. The taste of the beer is a little bit more on the muted side, decent hop and citrus flavor with a pretty good malt backbone. The mouthfeel is easy going, lighter bodied, refreshing and gently carbonated. Overall it's a pretty good beer, definitely right for the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 20:29:06 | More by Knapp85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice beer. The blood orange seems to compete against the pale ale character (and wins). It's an interesting mix. I can get the peel of the orange and the spice character from hops. Somewhat subdues it, and somewhat clogs it up a bit. A nice enough beer to try.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 03:13:42 | More by RblWthACoz
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a real god pale overall, and the orange bit is interesting. a nice hazy looking pale orange color, with less than an inch of white fading head. it smells like fruit and hops, a nice mix od citra and grapefruit, bitter but tangy too, with a lighter English malt taste. grapefruit is first, hop bitterness second, and a little bit of a filling body, more than medium but it works. I don't think the malt blend is the best with the blood orange, but this is a refreshing summer type pale, hoppy and different, fuzzy describes the feel well, and in general a beer I would be happy to session. somehow not amazing, the oranges are a little too sweet, and the malt is just a little too sturdy, but another creative and tasty elysian brew. these guys are on fire and this is more than passable, especially from a refreshment standpoint.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2013 02:27:39 | More by StonedTrippin
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, man, dig that I scored a limited release beer! I usually steer clear of chasing after such things, but we are in the midst of the most righteous return of the super groovy late-'60's/early-'70's and I totally caught onto the hip vibe of the label when I saw it in the cooler at HungernThirst. All right, here goes, man. What is black and white and full of fuzz? A police car, baby! Man, they made noises about me possibly taking over the yearbook next year until I started rapping about it being the most far out, psychedelic edition in the school's 75-year history. Then they got that nervous look that they always get when I suggest things and backed off. Ya dig, man? I was going to make like Timothy Leary and make sure that each student got a communion wafer on their tongue at the beginning of each class meeting, but no more than a quarter-tab as they might have other things to do during the day. I am tuned in like Roger Sterling and I see no reason that others shouldn't see the light.

From the groovy bottle, man: "Blood Orange Pale"; "Ale brewed with Blood Orange".

My pour netted me a solid finger of far out orangish-yellow head with decent retention, man. I was mesmerized watching it fall, leaving that groovy lacing in its wake. Color was a hazy shade of winter, I mean a hazy orange. Nose totally sent me, man, with its beautiful scent of freshly-squeezed oranges. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, but that was not what was making the scene, dig? Instead, it was that freaky taste of oranges commingling with the citrusy hops that was like an electric kool-aid acid test in the mouth, man! It was totally happening and very reminiscent of Shiner's Ruby Red that this cool cat turned me onto last Saturday in Philly, man. I would fully have both of them back-to-back or maybe side-by-side, kind of like those swingin' kitties that I hooked up with after a fest. Back to the beer, right, man? The finish was dry, but citrus dry, not hoppy dry, if you can dig that action. Man, I would score some of this while the Elysian Man is still holding cause he might run dry at any time and then you'll be jonesin' in a big way, man.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:40:59 | More by woodychandler
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 355ml slim brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; production date 01/05/2013, served lightly chilled in a stemmed wine glass. Notes: the beer label specifies “ale brewed with blood orange”.

A: pours a lightly murky dark golden hue, coming with a thin light beige foamy head and moderate but constant carbonation.
S: Citra&Amarillo&Saaz-like mixed tropical fruit and grapefruity hop aroma prevails upfront, added with a liquidy and fragrant orangey fruitiness on the second, lower level; given a good swirl, the guava-like refreshing fruitiness and semi-sweet flowery resins get mixed with light-bodied semi-sweet pale malts. Aromatic, refreshing, not heavy at all.
T: juicy, bitter-sweet and lightly acidic grapefruits/bitter oranges (juice, peels and seeds altogether!) comes with light-bodied but aromatic pale malts upfront, soon the tangy bitterness and chewy tannins as of crushed citrus seeds catch up with full force, lending a good depth to the aftertaste featuring more fragrant grapefruit peels and a sound bitter-acidity on the balance.
M&O: the mouthfeel remains refreshing, with a good level of soft fizziness to enliven the palate, against a medium-plus body and a richly citric & yet wonderful, chewy flavour profile. This is the very first American Pale Ale mixed with juice that I’ve tried; I’m converted almost immediately…!!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 19:15:33 | More by wl0307
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plaid75

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft orange aroma accompanied by caramel and a grassy hop.

The taste consisted of a light orange juiciness with a moderate caramel and citrusy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style with a dry finish.

Overall a pretty good orange infused ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2013 22:58:31 | More by plaid75
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Thirsty's in York -part of a mix-a-six enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

The color is light amber/golden with light haze and thick white head of 2 plus fingers with average bead lace sticks in spots and retention is very good. The smell has a slight herbal scent with dominant citrus and light grain in the aroma with mild tinge of floral hops with gentle yeast ester. The feel is great with moderate bitterness and low astringency for the style with mild sweetness and slight creamy body with medium texture on the palate and moderate carbonation with a semi-dry finish.

The taste is very tea-like with slight orange rind and mild herbal aspect with a good malt flavor and yeast gives a tangy accent to the hops and subtle orange rind in the taste. The flavor of the hops adds a bitter profile befitting the style with slight spice accent and light grass which is pleasant and not overdone. The taste is mostly citrus from the hops with light tropical accent which fits the label of blood orange which is mildly sweet in the peripheral flavor yet the hops have enough umph and there is a mild acidity which is balanced by the pale malt flavors. Overall a very tasty beer, smooth and drinkable with a nice amount of complexity considering the moderate alcohol which is not evident in the taste. I like the freshness and balance -I could handle several of these -worth trying for sure

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 21:47:46 | More by Slatetank
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Great looking apperance. Opaque and orange colored, with a super creamy white head that grows 4 fingers, and settles with a create creamy whipped appearance. This looks like a popsicle, specifically a creamsicle in a glass. Real neat!

A real nice fruit orange bouquet on the nose, mixing with a good hop presence somewhere between grass and citrus. Hard to tell if this citrus is coming from the oranges, the hops, or both, either way it's a nice melding of flavors together.

First sip has a mild hop bitterness, with a nice juicy palate and sweetness. Oranges all over, with a moderate light malt backbone sticking out to balance nicely. Quite refreshing and nearly crisp. Good quenching palate that makes for a good thirsty pleasant feeling. Moderate carbonation, clean finish of orange and pleasant hop bitterness with some sweetness taking some presence after some time.

Overall a real fun delicious pale ale. What a great summer beer this is, I'd like to have this again on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 20:58:32 | More by smakawhat
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dirtylou

Washington

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2 x on-tap, nickerson street saloon

shaker pints - hazy orange body with a healthy white foam. Expertly described as "better than blue moon, but similar". It actually did remind me a little of Oberon, less the whole what thing. Lots of flavor and pulpy sweetness from the blood orange, crackery malt, lemon peel. Quenched my thirst - even went back for another. Probably the first elysian beer I have drank in 6+ months.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2013 00:36:45 | More by dirtylou
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beertunes

Washington

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very cloudy Orange color with about 1/2 inch of white head that had no retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was definitely sweet, a bit fruity, a bit of malt was in the background, and some smoothly even hops that didn't overpower the other aspects. The taste featured all the above mentioned aspects, and added a bit of bitterness. The beer had a sharp finish that was still smooth.

The body was good, nicely full without being heavy, and with a nice clean finish that was drier than I expected. Drinkability was good, I enjoyed my pint, but I wouldn't have multiples. Overall, a very nice and solid beer that isn't really my thing, but one that's certainly worth trying when you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2013 00:09:38 | More by beertunes
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed once so I suppose it's almost 2 months old. Into a stein.
A - A very dirty bright orange yellow, almost as hazy as a Hefe, with a solid 1/2 inch of head fed by an impressive level of carbonation/
S - Smells like a regular pale ale to me with pale malts, mild bit of hops, and a touch of orange rind. Doesn't really scream blood orange.
T - Ah there it is the blood orange juice kicks in first sip making it have a very bitter edge similar to an IPA. Sweeter malts then play with some hops but in the end the finish is again sweet with very little bitter. It is however very refreshing.
M - As stated with a light to medium body, crisp carbonation, and session able ABV this beer is again a refreshing summer ale.

Overall quite a tasty fruit based pale ale. I could easily see crushing a six pack (which is very affordable mixed for 10 bucks) unfortunately they are a one time thing so I will enjoy the rest of this single.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 03:13:02 | More by DrDemento456
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flagmantho

Washington

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with tons of haze and a finger of frothy, creamy light tan head. Nice!

Smell: kind of an earthy aroma with definite orange character but without the acidic bite you normally associate with citrus. An interesting overall effect; maybe not an everyday thing, but I like the novelty here.

Taste: earthy and fruity right up front, developing more of an orange flavor through the middle. The orange isn't really sweet or candylike in any way, as some fruit beers are. Finish is quite bitter, though whether from hops or orange pith it is hard to say. Again, this beer is an interesting experiment, but not one I'd want to quaff everyday.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty satisfying creaminess.

Overall: this beer is not on the top of my list, although objectively it's not bad. It may appeal to a pretty narrow audience, however.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 01:26:49 | More by flagmantho
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass and light lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and orange citrus juice and citrus hops. Flavor of dry orange and mixed citrus and grassy hops, finishes with citrus rind, and residual grassy hop bitterness. Nondescript malt base. Light to medium bodied. An interesting citrusy pale ale that I liked, but wished there was a bit more flavorful malt body to balance the dry blood orange bitterness. I really like the Beers of the Apocalypse blood orange beer, but this one is not quite as balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 23:36:32 | More by LiquidAmber
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 4.11.13

A - Pours a hazy pale medium orange with a small off-white head that slowly moves to the edge.

S - Nice citrusy hops, orange is there.

T - Navel orange juice with a touch of hop bitterness.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Orange and light citrus hopped up pale. Good summer time beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 04:08:49 | More by HuskyinPDX
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

the perfect summer Pale Ale with a great hop presence , big mouthfeel and then the added bonus of the extra taste of blood orange which comes through in the nose and the finish. This is no novelty beer but instead a strong contender for one of the best PA's in the PNW. I hope they make it year round.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 05:41:06 | More by canucklehead
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a slight copper tint. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head that has a good level of retention. The head slowly fades over time to leave a great level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - The smell is big of a grainy like smell mixed with an orange citrus as well as a grapefruit hop like aroma. Mixed with these smells are some other lighter fruit aromas as well as a little bit of a grassy aroma.

Taste - The taste starts with an tangerine and bready flavor with a fair amount of graininess. The tangerine flavor remains, but seems to dry out as the flavor continues growing much less sweet and more bitter as the flavor advances. One of the reasons the flavor bitters and dries as it advances is that a grapefruit hop flavor begins developing more toward the middle of the taste. This grapefruit hop grows stronger till the end of the taste, mixing with a more grainy flavor as well as some notes of a grassy and herbal nature to leave a drier hopped citrus and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel -The body of the beer is light with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are very fitting for the tangerine and grainy flavors of the brew producing a refreshing beer overall.

Overall – This was an interesting one, as it was much more bitter and hoppy then I was originally expecting. I was expecting a wit like brew and got something of a wit-IPA blend. While it was not what I was expecting, it was rather tasty and is well worth a try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 02:03:10 | More by Darkmagus82
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Trippy fro-man label. Love it. Makes me want to drink it when I get home. Pours a very hazy dark orange/amber color. Head has some richness to it. Sits at nearly an inch. Likes to lace a little bit. I like this unfiltered look. Fab.

Tamed herbal hops with a semi-sweet tangerine aroma. Somewhat grassy, too. Hard to get into the good stuff with this meager nose. Pale malts have a sweeter biscuity aroma. Hops keep it dry. Notes of white grapefruit and nectarine.

Hmmm... nice and dry. Blood orange is kept nice and quiet. Herbal and floral hops with notes of citrus. Not as much of the grapefruit, but a bit of lime and tangerine again. A lot of maltiness with semi-sweet pale malt grain beefing up the recipe bill. Biscuity and bready with honey notes, too. Not too shabby.

Nice body to this one. Spicy little finish with a short-lived burn in the throat. The carbonation works well. Round feel for a pale ale. I can get down with a beer that feels this good.

A barley malt beer brewed with oranges? Hell yes. Do I wish it came out a little better than this? Probably, but it's decent. Get one.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 02:10:07 | More by thecheapies
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harrymel

Washington

2.08/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

ABV 5.4%
Bottled: unk

Hazy apricot color with a solid, fine white quilt. Smells like blood orange juice, a little gym sock, some clipped and dried grass with a touch of resin. Taste is like grain, some blood orange, standard orange pith and some bitterness. Maybe a touch of acidic vomit, but more the aftertaste than the actual taste. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a slightly wet finish. Meh, not very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 04:20:55 | More by harrymel
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Kendo

New York

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Body is hazy orange with a big white head that settles fast.

S: Slight musty-ness and a lot of citrus (oranges & grapefruit).

T: Again, there's a good amount of citrus, with oranges, grapefruit and lemons all noted. Orange peel also noted. Finishes lemony dry.

M: Medium in heft with a modestly creamy feel.

O: Solid stuff that's pretty tasty.

Serving type: growler

08-09-2013 16:50:33 | More by Kendo
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HalfFull

California

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Trader Joe's poured into a pint glass. The SuperFuzz opens with a firm pop and pours a hazed golden orange in color. A half inch cap offers moderate retention and light lace. Looks a bit more like a wheat beer than a pale ale at this point.

Nose is prmarily of blood orange initially, sequeing with even slight warming to some citric/tropical hops and pale malts. Malts give a muddled orange character to the aroma.

Taste is more straightforward than the aroma. Pleasant orange citrus and a decent grain depth make for an enoyable quaff. Neutral feel, slightly oily and with a light carbonation. Overall a pretty good brew and rather unique. Great label though and I think I'll go get me some more ane reread Abbie Hoffman's 'Steal This Book'.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 03:24:19 | More by HalfFull
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elNopalero

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Surprised to see this at my local Trader Joes—does Elysium even distro to NorCal?
This pours a hazy orange tinged tan color. There’s a light orange scent to it—the blood orange?—with some orange peel. The beer itself is crisp with some piney character and a touch of resin. Finishes dry. Not a bad curiosity pick.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 19:22:10 | More by elNopalero
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notchucknorris

California

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy deep golden color with a 1/2 finger of foamy head.

S: Light citrus and floral notes with some orange rind, spicy lemon zest and orange flesh.

T: Opens with a good amount of orange sweetness, then kind of goes downhill. Staggered notes of pale malt, bready malt and some baby aspirin-like bitterness kind of don't work here. Not a horrible beer, but not as good as it could be.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 21:05:58 | More by notchucknorris
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a hazy orange-gold, sugar white head retains as a film.

Smells of honey, light piney hops, and orange juice.

Tastes of potent piney hops, some honey sweetness, and citrus rind bitterness.

Full body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty hoppy ale, kind of expected more orange in the flavor. Pretty good beer though, worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 21:42:27 | More by Cylinsier
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy...should I say it? Okay. Pours a hazy orange color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade that's very bubbly in its texture. Some sheeted lacing is left behind as well.

S: Pleasant tones of mango, pine, Simcoe cattiness, and crackery malt abound. I also pick up a hint of blood orange, as well - especially when it opens up - but given the advertising of blood oranges, I'd expect it to smell less like a typical Simcoe-hopped pale ale. To be fair, though, blood orange is a VERY common note in pale ales...

T: It starts off with touches of pine and mango. After the midpoint is where the advertised blood oranges comes through, creating a juicy yet bitter finish. It's not superbly interesting, all told, however it does live up to its billing.

M: Not as clean as I'd like it to be. Also a bit on the heavy side in terms of texture. Pleasantly bitter and carbonated, though.

O: The use of blood oranges here isn't enough to make this stand out from the scores of pale ales on the market. I'd reckon its worth a try, just don't expect to be blown away.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 18:19:19 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Super Fuzz (Blood Orange Pale) from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.