Blood Orange Vanilla IPA
Belching Beaver Brewery

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American IPA
ABV:
6.9%
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Belching Beaver Brewery
 
California, United States
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3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Clear shaker pint
From: Hooleys in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $5.75
Purchased: April 25, 2017
Consumed: April 25, 2017
Reviewed as: American IPA
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Had seen this on tap before I went there for dinner and made sure to try it. Generally a fan of Belching Beaver, but not so much their IPAs. But I love blood orange beers for the most part and was looking forward to it.

Poured a very light-to-straw cloudy color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head when I got it. It was rather dark in there as always, but I could see a few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent spiderweb lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled sharp blood orange, orange creamscicle, vanilla, orange blossom, floral and Citra. Very intriguing. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted vanilla first, ending with the bitter bloody orange, which ended abruptly. Also orange peel, orange blossom, orange creamscicle and tangerine pulp. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Oily textures. Lively carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Enjoyed this overall. About as good as can be combining blood orange and vanilla could be I would guess. (Overall - 3.75)

3.84 | 86 | B+

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Blood Orange Vanilla IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 2 ratings