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 Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CorkandCageAllentown
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is all about orange. Pours an orange color with a decent head and frothy lace that retains well. Nice blood orange aroma, as well as floral and even honey providing some sweetness. Tangy and citrusy taste but not overpowering. Subtle herbal and floral hops felt in the finish. A nice light and easy drinking brew. Very refreshing. I'm giving it 4s across the board. It seems that I liked it more than most reviewers here.

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Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VikeMan
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shaneyjj
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

seems like this was the year for blood orange beers. everyone is making them, and a lot have been in this pale ale to ipa range. i think it works for the most part, definitely better than most of the saisons and wilds ive had with this fruit. these guys werent shy with the blood oranges in the least, its a dominant aroma and flavor, earthy clean citrus and tangy zest, coming out well ahead of the hops. they kept the malt bill purposefully light in order that the beer stay light and dry, and they nailed it. its light and easy on the palate, but not watery because of the bright carbonation and zippy citrusy finish. the fruit tastes fresh, not concentrated or frozen or anything, authentic flavor, but i need more hops in this to balance it out, more of a fruit beer first than a pale ale first, and i wish it was the other way around. still, i like the fruit here, and see it as a good summer refresher on the whole. this was my first beer from these guys, and its a solid offering. a heavier handed hopping would pop this off for me.

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmgm1592
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad beer. Also not really a pale ale. Even if the abv clocks in at 5, it still tastes like an ipa. The fruit flavoring is nice and subtle, and it's a smooth east coast ipa, very balanced. The one issue is that blood orange might be too sweet for such a hoppy beer. Though it gets the balance right more than say the sculpin grapefruit ipa, I don't know that blood orange is the right taste.

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Photo of Dur921
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kkrmkelly
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acropolis
1.99/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jaybirdbrew
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bfitzge2
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 ljbonadonna92
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tasted very artificial. Not a pleasant beer at all.

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

Photo of agreenman19
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justindemino
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of hopley
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tschnab
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: a little restrained; you do get some blood orange, but you've got to really stick your nose in to get it;

T: blood orange is clearly evident in the flavor; some spice comes in mid-palate and lasts through the finish; ending is both sweet and moderately bitter;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation;

O: aroma was a little weak; didn't like the spiciness in the flavor; I really did like the blood orange aspect;

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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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