Blood Orange Pale Ale | Great South Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States
greatsouthbaybrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A delightful mid summer day's dream comes to life with our Blood Orange Pale Ale. We blend the finest quality Blood Oranges with our ever popular original Pale Ale recipe to produce this remarkably refreshing hand crafted beer. The secret to its splendor is just the right combination of hand chosen American hops to accentuate the natural bitterness and citrus flavors of the the Blood Orange. You'll be pleased with how amazingly the malt, hops, and blood orange meld together to create a sensation in a beer like a sunrise on a clear summer morning! We've never brewed anything quite like our Blood Orange Pale and we're happy to do so to keep you revitalized throughout the summer months.

Added by Gmann on 04-14-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
237
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
16.4%
 
 
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7
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 237
Reviews by cosmicevan:
Photo of cosmicevan
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

consuming now from a 16 growler fill from earlier today and also combined with my notes when i got this as part of a flight at Morrison's (a new craft gastropub that opened near my home - they had batch 1 from the new brewery on tap).

nice orange color..thin head on the pour, transparent. really nice tangerine glazing on the nose and taste. clean and crisp. pale ale with a fruity twist. drinks easy and on tap, coats glass...from the growler, not so much. great summer beer. the growler version felt a bit lager like and almost grainy on the back end of the taste, but still really solid. nice unique drinkable beer from the locals.

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Photo of Slycy690
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Smooth and refreshing. Had it while traveling and wish is was available locally.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

it has kind of an unusual chalky smell reminiscent of airborne brand dissolve-able tablets, which lends it an artificial character unlike the more desirable citrus notes that I tend to enjoy in beer.

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Photo of kevrob802
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BK2084
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Billolick
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler filled at the source (new location up and running)

Pours lightly hazed medium amber, the off white head is moderate in size and on the loose side. Leaves decent fields of again loose sheeting.

Strong whiff of orange, sweet and pungent.

Respectable APA, more orange, but not as upfront as it is on the nose. Moderate hopping, and adequate malt to make it quite pleasant. Nicely done, I'd be going back for another fill if I was local. on the lighter side of the scale making this a nice summery kinda pale, went well with some clams on the half shell and swordfish.

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Photo of codysjb
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a growler into pint glass
A: orange Brown with good lacing small head that dissipates over a min or so
S: minor orange scent and salt. That's it
T: very watery there's the smallest of what once was hops followed by minor fruit notes which I assume is blood orange.
M: better, Theres hops and some small malt.
O: flavor is mediocre but the drinkability is good. Interesting and worth trying but not seeking out

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Photo of asuburbanman
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very orangey. Sweet, not Sour. Great summer beer.

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Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of tappangordo
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of roostor07
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tobberart
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mackeyse
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of socon67
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours orange, cloudy, and with a haze. Some white foam that quickly dissaptes.

S - Smells of fresh oranges, earthy spice, and yeasty of fresh bread.

T - Love the crisp taste of orangy citrus. The citrues flavor is very up front. Behind that a secondary flavor of grain and a subtle hint of oily hops.

M - Insanely sessionable. I could drink this all day. I love citrus flavors, so this was like a dream.

O - Great one-off of the Robert Moses pale. I'd like to see this again.

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Photo of pastramionrye7
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very clear orange/golden body. Small white head. Medium collar and a wispy surface.

Smell - The orange is pretty interesting. It's distinctly orange, but it has a slight artificial aroma. Like an orange flavored medicine. Very light grain.

Taste - Again, the orange is distinct and pungent. But it's the slightest bit medicinal. Covers up any hop flavor there might have been. Light cracker malt. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very light, kinda watery. Lingering orange flavor. Medium carbonation.

Overall - After a while, the orange flavor becomes overpowering and I'm focusing on the unpleasant aspects. Becomes a distraction more than an attraction.

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Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bisonfort
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok pale ale. Had bottle in NY.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Jwburns75
2.02/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had one of these out tonight. A Long Island beer so I'd love to support my locals but this beer is just not good. Underwhelming across the board. I've had one or two decent beers from GSB, but this one is not it. Bartender poured this from a bottle, did not see her pour but there was no head to speak of, no lacing whatsoever. There was a distant hint of an orangey smell but completely unmemorable. The orange up front taste is weird. The mouthfeel is thin. Not impressed to say the least.

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Photo of Solo007
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Love the glowing orange colour! The orange bouquet hits your nose but doesn't overpower: It stays for a moment or two then goes on about its business down your throat. Very drinkable, crisp, a little wine-y and just a tad on the dry side; Somewhat light, not heavy at all (call it medium-light), nice balance of citrus fruit (Orange obviously, {duh!}) , flower and herbs from the hops. Head doesn't stick around long, but when it does, it makes the Blood Orange Pale Ale that much more desirable. A very good beer for the summer to help cool you off: Actually, just a good beer for any season.. Makes you want to have two or three in a row.

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