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

520 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 13
Gots: 74 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 03-09-2013)
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of gabedivision
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12 oz to a tulip glass

A- pours a hazy blood orange color with a 1 finger head with a sexy lacing that slimes around the glass

S- a musty, grass hope note up front, then tangerine, orange, blood oranges, hints of pineapple, some spicy notes, and dull wet cardboard on the finish

T- Nice fruity hop presence on the tongue, oranges, tangerines, pineapple, pears, finishes slighty bitter with a bit more of that musty cardboard sorta taste

M- Light to medium in body, decent carbonation, has a nice rounded body to it, drinks nice a smooth, and slighty dry

O- Nice pale ale, lots of nice flavors, some off tannin flavors are found here and there which kinda lets ya down a bit, but all in all its a good tasty beer.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz "bomber" and poured into a 16 oz nonic glass. No bottling date or "best by" anywhere that I can tell.

Appearance - Moderately aggressive pour yields maybe three-quarters finger head that dissipates to a film quickly, but leaves moderate lacing that lingers for some time. Lace is translucent white atop a body of milky orange that is hazy with hues of cantaloupe flesh and ruddy maize yellow.

Smell - A little disappointed here, as I was hoping to get lots of citrus. Citrus is there, but faint, and dances with some pine as well as more herbal notes, like basil or thyme. I really wish it was stronger, but if you work at it, you can make it out, which is even more frustrating, as you can tell how complex it is.

Taste - Improvement on the smell, as it's more aggressive. Citrus zest along with the first element of blood orange. Some grapefruit, and again elements of pine resin make an appearance. Finishes dry with some bittering hops.

Mouthfeel - Refreshing and crisp, with a juicy feel to it. Carbonation is on the light side of moderate with a medium-light body.

Overall and excellent take on a pale ale. This is the second Elysian I've had the privilege to try, courtesy of LetsPour, and both have been very good. I'm looking forward to consuming the rest of my order.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of thecheapies
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.