Blood Orange Lorenzini Double IPA
Maui Brewing Co.

Blood Orange Lorenzini Double IPABlood Orange Lorenzini Double IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,585
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #22,791
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 7.81%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
59
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Blood Orange Lorenzini Double IPABlood Orange Lorenzini Double IPA
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Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My local, in-person trader, tone77, has expressed some CANcern about my backlog, especially as it pertains to ones that he has dropped off for The CANQuest (tm). I am doing my best to plow through & get caught up. Disappointingly, there are many without approved pics & my trusty camera has died! Some are just going to have to wait until I CAN procure a replacement.

From the CAN: "Island Brewed"; "Limited Release"; "India Pale Ale brewed with local citrus and blood orange juice"; "20 (deg.) 44' N 156 (deg.) 26' W"; "Island Brewed"; "Crafted with passion from the heart of paradise. We are an innovative and independent brewery. Welcome to the 'ohana."

As a Haole, it is always exciting to see Maui CANs wash up here on the mainland for inclusion in The CANQuest (tm)! I beCAN with a loud Crack! since their lids tend to be a heavier grade than most. A Gussie Busch Glug followed, producing just over a finger of dense, foamy, rocky head with decent retention that left a load of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was a CANbination of pine resin, grapefruit & orange, making my hophead mouth begin to water. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was interesting in that, although Blood Orange was given top billing, the pine resin was the primary flavor. The citrusiness of the blood orange and the grapefruit flavors blended nicely throughout, giving the beer a very pithy quality. Make no mistake, this was quite bitter, but that is why I gravitate to AIPAs & DIPAs in the first place. Finish was dry and bitter with a lingering citrusiness. Mmm.

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some light citrus. Taste is of resin, light oranges, a bit of malts, significant bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but I expect more from this fine brewery.

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Photo of zachary80
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a strong head that is slightly darker than normal for an IPA/DIPA.

Aroma starts off very interesting but is let down by metallic notes that are off-putting (note: poured into a glass, not drank from the can).

Flavor is light on the maltiness and the blood orange isn't overly present.

Feel is very thin for the style but not necessarily wrong.

Overall I would consider this a regular IPA with slightly higher ABV - it is missing the distinct hoppy aroma of a DIPA, but the bitterness is there. I would prefer to have a little more of everything in this beer, as is, it's okay.

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Photo of golf_sierra
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark orange copper, thick white head.
Wonderful aroma, sweet citrus.
Taste is definitely hoppy, and citrus prominent, strong grainy malt backbone.
Lingering bitterness.
Slightly thinner mouthfeel than most DIPA.
Nice beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can - today is definitely a DIPA kind of day. Computer bullshit and hot weather, so bring on the hops and booze!

This beer pours a clear, bright medium orange amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and chunky eggshell white head, which leaves some sudsy island group lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, robust citrus peel and flesh notes, a hint of wet stoniness, and some zingy leafy, piney, and gently perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee thing, blood orange, lemon, and red grapefruit citrus rind, and more edgy grassy, floral, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its structurally supportive frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a thin airy creaminess contending with some rising alcohol heat. It finishes off-dry, the malt and citrus running the lingering circus.

Overall, this is a well-made, and tasty big Kahuna IPA, with the complex citrus character making waves aplenty. Easy to drink, in spite of the 16-proof wowee sauce quotient, so much so that I wish I had procured a couple more for the rest of this day.

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Photo of andy712
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can at the Maui tasting room/brewery. Terrific looking beer; deep amber w/ a red ting. Nice head. Not as much nose as I would like, but the taste is fresh. Nice balance of malt and bitterness, with a hint of citrus. Very enjoyable beer and easy to enjoy even when not drinking it in Maui.

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Photo of ksimons
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 5/19/17
A-clear orange color with two fingers worth of white head

S-citrus fruits, some lemon, and sweet caramel malt

T-caramel malt backbone, orange and lemon citrus, and a bitter hop finish

M-medium body and crisp carbonation

Overall a nice citrus rich DIPA, would love to try it fresher

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Photo of buschbeer
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL OZ can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours amber with burnt orange highlights. It has a slight haze. It is topped with three inches of beige head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is citrus with the focus being on orange pulp. There is also some grapefruit and pine aroma.

The taste is loaded with citrus up front. Then the bitterness kicks in with flavors of grapefruit and pine. The finish has a lingering pine taste.

Medium mouthfeel and highly effervescent.

It is a good example of a west coast IPA. The blood orange doesn't add much in flavor and only mildly in the aroma. Other than the fact that it didn't deliver on the blood orange, I liked it. It has a great bite to it.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, dark orange hue with a little bit of haze and a thick finger of creamy tan foam. Very, very good indeed.

Smell: big malt, orange zest, and plenty of sweetness in the aroma. It's not bad, but it is really sweet.

Taste: much like the aroma, this is a very sweet beer, but there's enough bitterness from the hops and the orange peel to overcome that. So, it's strong, but it's relatively balanced. I think this is a pretty successful beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: the bitterness of the orange really helps round this beer out; otherwise, I would say it's a bit too sweet.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I haven't has the base, so can't speak to the difference, but the blood orange addition is minimal. Not a complaint, I don't like overly fruity, but a nice drinking dipa

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasn't a big fan of the regular Lorenzini but this one was really nice.
great citrus taste not overwhelming, nice fresh subtle smell. Gotta revisit before its gone.

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Photo of brymtb
2.64/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

...I am a big fan of Maui Brewing Co....the Lorenzini not so much...not that it is undrinkable its not...its decent....but I cant taste anything at all like the Blood Orange they say they are presenting...

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, pint glass, canned 5/26/17.

This IPA is deep orange, not red, with a voluminous fluffy head in off-white. Retention is good, bubbles are big.

Lorenzini's nose isn't half as exotic as its name. Orange fruit, sweet citrus.

Strong on the grapefruit, bitter citric hops up front. Sweetish body with suggestions of the blood orange tartness. The finish is slightly sour with high bitterness, like an orange rind.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine mostly.

Tastes of the bright hops, orange, and a solid malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit and pine. Some blood orange adds next along with a a bit of orange peel. Malts add in with caramel sweetness along with some toasted bread. Finishes with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done DIPA.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: A nice gold, moderately hazy with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a couple fingers' worth of white head with great retention. This is a pretty beer.

S: Citrus - pulpy grapefruit and blood orange. Bitter resin. Bready malts with just hints of toffee, but it stays away from being overly sweet. Lesser notes of tropical fruits and lemon zest, dank and a touch grassy. Not a huge nose, but nice.

T: Citrus up front – oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines. Bitter resin and some dankness. A substantial bready malt body, but minimal if any caramel sweetness. Minimal tropical fruit and grassy flavors. More citrus zest and a good punch of bitterness in the hang.

M: Medium body and good carbonation sensation. I'm not certain what the ABV on this is (note: I see it now), but it does have a bit of ethanol sweetness and is warming. Not overly hot for style, but it lets you know what's up.

O: This isn't anything crazy, but I enjoyed it for sure. It's what More Moro wanted (or used?) to be. I wouldn't hesitate to drink again if I saw it somewhere.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: deep orange color, with a lacing, whisky head
S: not as much citrus as I hoped
T: pine an malt over shadow any blood orange that I was anticipating
F: bitter finish
O: disappointing

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Photo of BB1313
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 9/1/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt golden with a subtle haze; big fluffy off-white head that sticks around leaving great thick retention and very sticky lacing. The aromas are full of orange. Lots of citrus. The hop aromas blend well with the blood oranges. Malts are there to keep everything balanced. The flavors seem to follow the nose. The blood orange shines without being dominant. The citrus is definitely there. It's slightly sweet, but still has a subtle bitterness to it. Hints of pine and fresh grass in the mix. Solid malt backbone. It finishes juicy with a subtle spiciness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with fluffy active carbonation. It's crisp, creamy and smooth. Dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid DIPA. It's a nice example of the current "fruit IPA" trend. It doesn't come off as artificial at all. It's refreshing and enjoyable. Well done, I like it.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought 4-pack from Tamura's $8.49
Cloudy golden-amber color
Medium Mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Sweet orange taste with bitterness from hops to balance it so that it taste like beer and not like juice as some fruit infused beers are. Hides the higher alcohol well.
Overall a good beer.

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Photo of ichorNet
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my first review for a beer from Maui Brewing Co., though I've had several of their offerings before in the company of good friends. I'd definitely consider myself a fan of their Doppelshot Coffee Doppelbock, for example, but I'm interested to see what they can do with a strong-leaning blood orange pale ale.

Pours a gorgeously-clear medium orange/tawny/copper color with a collar of slightly-off-white head that laces in tiers as it steadily declines. This put forth quite a voluminous froth as it initially poured, and it still kind of sits heftily in my glass. Foam tenaciously sticks to my drinking vessel as lazy carbonation rises slowly. Great color and initial head formation with very solid lace. I like it so far from the look alone!

Nose is slightly spicy, stiff and bready with a bit of toffee, rye-like malt, bitter orange peel, blood orange, grapefruit and light grassy hops. A bit too deep and caramel-forward for me to consider it a daily refresher of a DIPA, but it will likely serve its purpose adequately. Doesn't feel quite like the hops they used here will work entirely perfectly with the citrus addition(s).

Somewhat as expected on the tongue... this is fairly malt-biased with a prominent citric juiciness and a pine-y, slightly dank bite of hops towards the transition to the finish. Big grapefruit and tangelo/tangerine citrus flavor. I still get some rye here for whatever reason, with a crisp, spicy/earthy feeling that pervades the palate. Bitterness is a bit overbearing; wish there was a little bit more blood orange juice but the grapefruit pith-like pulpy flavor is on point here. It actually makes this satisfactory and even kind of great where the actual IPA base is concerned, making me forget that this is supposed to have a sweeter bent due to the blood orange in the first place.

Feel is round, full-bodied and probably my favorite part of this beer other than the initial appearance as it toppled into my glass. This just drinks really well, with an ethanol punch just prominent enough to befit a double IPA with citrus additions. The carbonation is low-to-medium, allowing the beer to present without much in its way on the tongue, and the finish is bitter and pushy. The feel on this convinces me more than the flavor, therefore buoying this to a solid 4 out of 5 in my opinion. It isn't the best citrus-infused ale I've had, but it's a good effort. I respect that, and I enjoy this.

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Blood Orange Lorenzini Double IPA from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 59 ratings