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
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
16.4%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of cshaffer
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of writer917
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Juicy & refreshing; light & thirst-quenching.
A bitterness attacks up front, but then eases down, leading to a grove of blood orange trees.
There are hints of orange & grapefruit, but these hints are subtly incandescent, glowing & growing with each sip.
A maltiness beckons, recalling a fresh, cool summer morning before the heat comes.
An earthiness arises, that tells tales of the beach.
This is a beer made for the sun, or for a hot night, or for cooling off, clearing your head-space, and talking nostalgically about the good times.

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Photo of DanLane
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 TangoJuliet
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewsed
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alphakitty
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PositivePest
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 AD17
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 dar482
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a clear pale amber.

The aroma hits of sweet blood orange "extract," sweet, a bit like Tang, very zesty.

The beer hits with a piney bitterness surrounded by that zesty blood orange flavor, with some light bready malts moving the beer along. The finish is dry as the bitter comes back in towards the finish with earthy bitterness.

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Photo of Peter1977
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TwoHeartedAlex
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 VelvetExtract
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Pours light copper. Aroma is fruity and citrusy but very bland. Flavor is also just a citrus stresser. Not necessarily hoppy, just citrusy. Caramel malts are light but present. Nothing offensive but I will struggle to remember this beer.

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Photo of dgeebs07
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jkolls
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bunta
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Blood Orange Pale Ale from Great South Bay Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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