Orange Kush (Shush) | Ale Industries

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Brewed by:
Ale Industries
California, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cbarrett4 on 08-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by kylemckinnis:
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Photo of nickd717
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the BevMo fest, review dated 11/24/2010.

This one, I’m not so sure what to make of it. The beer is orange like OJ with a small white head sitting on top. The aroma is what they make it out to be, very mimosa-like with orange juice and wheat beer. Orange on the flavor as well, with a Belgian wit-like beer poking through, and maybe even some champagne notes. Medium-light body with average carbonation and some citric acidity on the mouthfeel. This is not really my thing - this is the drink of, as the Governator would say, "a girlie man" - but I’ve got to hand it to them, they hit what they were going for pretty spot-on.

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2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of cbarrett4
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from tap at Oregon Brewer Festival. Since this wasn't listed, I thought I would create a listing and add a review.

Brewed with orange peel, coriander, and chamomile. Very low IBUs (22).

Poured with very orange hue and little head that quickly faded. It smells of oranges and a slight funk (from the chamomile I gather), not really getting the coriander. The flavor profile is muddled. I taste the orange and even get the spice on the palate, but the kids aren't playing well together. I get what the brewer was going for, but I think that it needs tweaking.

Otherwise not a bad summer wit-fruit beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Gavage
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy yellow in color with a 1" head that lingers a bit.

Smell: loads of orange, some softer spices like coriander are there too.

Taste: this beer is strong on orange flavor. Hint of spiciness, some floral tones, and a late sweetness create a bit of an unbalanced beer that is actually refreshing.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout . Short lived aftertaste here.

Overall: I wanted a lower alcohol beer, and the bartender suggested this. It was very easy to consume but it comes off as a prickly orange juice with a floral tone. This was a one and done for me.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dmatsui
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

half-finger off-white soapy head that dissipated quickly, no lacing or retention. Tons of floaties.

Smells of orange, clove, cinnamon and hops. Smells like a head shop.

Not as much orange as I expected in the flavor. Body is pretty thin. The hops and the spices pair nicely with each other. Mouthfeel is very slick and clean with almost no carbonation. Pretty refreshing, not not very bold. There are some nice fruity notes in the smooth finish.

I was expecting a bit more, but overall not a bad brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kaseydad
2.84/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear very light straw colored ale. I can even see my fingers through the glass. Wow. A little too clear for me. Slight white head which evaporates quickly. The smell has some definite coriander and chamomile as the label states. There is also a buttery aroma, butterscotch and some faint old school orange julius going on. The taste is rather uneventful. Light spice with some slight orange taste. I'm getting more of the chamomile in the taste. Reminds me of an orange tea. The mouthfeel is much too thin. Way too much. Overall I was happy to partake but not impressed.

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Orange Kush (Shush) from Ale Industries
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 16 ratings