Naranjito | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brooklyn Naranjito is a classic American pale ale pushed a tiny bit further. An extra burst of aromatic hops and a sizable helping of sweet orange peel create just the right pop of citrus. It elevates your favorite meals, brightens spices, and proves what a little orange can do.

Added by hustlesworth on 05-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,030
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
138
pDev:
9.92%
 
 
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1
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 355ml bottle with a BB of May 2019. Purchased a little while back from Morrisons. The label calls it an orange pale ale.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy amber colour with plentiful carbonation and some chunky floating sediment. Produces a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before collapsing and dissipating.

S: Aroma of fruity orange zest with hints of citrussy hops, leafiness, a touch of resin, herbs, grainy malt, earthiness and ale yeast. Balanced and rather nice.

T: Tastes of citrus zest with notes of peel, orange, mild grapefruit, light pine resin, leafiness, subtle herbs, grainy malt, earthiness and ale yeast. Pretty dry, followed by a substantial hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and decent body for the strength. Lightly astringent. Aftertaste of citrus zest, orange, leafiness, mild resin, grain and earthy yeast.

O: A tasty, refreshing brew. Looks OK; shame about the head retention. Aroma and flavour are a satisfying blend of citrus zest, leafy hops, mild resin, grainy malt and ale yeast. Body is alright. Goes down easily enough - would be perfect on a hot day. Worth sampling.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a decent summer beer.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dollar bargain bin from dry tavern. A nice refreshing beer. Ends a little funny, but not that bad. A good average beer. Doesn't stand out though above the rest.

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Photo of cdub70085
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/2/2018. Pours fairly cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, wood, pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, orange peel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, wood, pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, wood, pine, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, orange peel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body, with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellence fruited American pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, orange peel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the moderately bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great Simcoe profile with the orange peels. Very juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy hops/fruit; nice pale malt backbone for the ABV, with no residual sweetness from crisp/resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected of the brewery.

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Photo of Spike
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

355ml bottle.
L: Pale orange, light haze, almost no head and couple spots of lacing.
S: Bitter orange but faint, not as strong as I expected.
T: A spritz of Seville orange. Very light bitterness.
F: Very light, a bit thin, almost watery.
O: A bland, very ordinary, pale ale slightly enhanced by the addition of orange zest. The disappointing base ale is the weak link in this concept.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Straw coloured. Slight haze. Thin wispy head.
Aroma of tangerines which becomes subdued upon tasting.
Light astringency to finish.
Light to moderate body.
A rather plain APA.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle from Morrison's supermarket (£1.75):
An interesting beer initially from Brooklyn with the citrus & orange nose grabbing my attention but these weren't as strong come the taste sadly & the beer could definitely have been stronger at this point. It was an easy beer to drink & one that reminded me of Brooklyn's Scorcher IPA that I've had quite a few times in the last few months. This one is a beer that I'd happily opt for on a night out & it goes down well, although I'm not sure it's distinct enough from the crowd to make it worth seeking out on its own.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an orangey/amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops notes with light orangey notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix of medium citrusy hoppy undertones with some orangey notes and light bitterness. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but hops notes could be more straightforward.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled, and I'm not a big fan of orange , so hoping its an accompanying flavour or candy like
pours a light marmalade coloured body with decent enough white head
aroma is vritus but not all orange
the orange increases the bitterness and supplies a very northern (English) Pale

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Yellowish straw with moderate head. Sweetish smell of citrus hops, leaning towards the orangey side. Taste is light malt with citrus hops coming in after. Decent carbonation, moderately bitter. Light and refreshing.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of D1noB
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dry beer with a light dry hop taste. Has citrus notes, more grapefruit then orange, zest taste through with a grain that sticks around.

Taste rating in words: A citrus buritto rapped in a grainy tortilla.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayQue
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good APA. Brought down to me in a mixed gift "5 pack" from a friend that lives in NY. Pours an almost clear light gold color with a good size foamy head and thin bands of lacing on the glass. Better than average head retention. Taste is citrusy, sharp orange/orange zest flavor with a little grapefruit. Taste is good, mildly bitter, prominent orange flavor. Mouthfeel is a little light (not unusual for a session beer), but crisp and somewhat bitter. Solid summertime/session beer.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear, slightly hazed gold with a creamy white head. Great retention, with sheets of lacing.

S: A medley of muddled and muted citrus. (Joke not intended) Fleshy orange, some bright grapefruit and lemon peel. Like shredded citrus fruits all thrown together. A slight hint of pine and crackery malt as well.

T: A nice balance of fresh grapefruit flesh and orange essence upfront, both oily and zesty. Some lemon kicks in on the back. A cracker malt backbone offers body and a touch of sweetness, but is restrained. Really nice malt backbone, actually. Finishes lightly dry and mostly clean, with some lingering orange oils.

F: Thin and light, but not too watery. Well carbonated and feels fuller mid-palate. Quite refreshing and thirst-quenching.

O: A really nice orange session IPA. I would recommend it for fans of the style.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Orange peel, some fruitiness, and bready malt

T: Follows the nose. Light orange peel, bready malt and a bit of fruitiness along with a bit of bitterness. Finishes with lingering orange peel

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Nothing special here. Just a plain old pale ale with a bit of orange peel. Nice and easy to drink and well-executed, but again, nothing special at all. Good summer drinker

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Photo of heerboth
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smakawhat
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Best before June 27th 2018.

Pale brass gold body color, and quite clear also. Very bright white head managing about two fingers in height only, and settling to a very simple half finger tall puck and collar. Solid looking brew.

Very nice simple aroma. Touches of zesty orange and almost a classic old school American malts. No sense of sweetness, and not much fruity ester quality, quite clean actually comes of very lager like smelling.

Palate makes some interesting inroads. Fruity finish more so than in the mid palate. Quite hop forward, with touches of neutral astringency, and zesty citrus oils rounding out. Aftertaste has quite a bit of earth and fruit bitterness, mixing with a bit of pine air freshner. Flirts a little wet bodied, even for a pale ale.

A pretty bitter pale ale, with a few touches of light bodied citrus and hop punch to make it at least interesting.

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Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Nice retention/lacing.

S: Piney hops and orange zest. Citrus and light grains.

T/F: Follows the nose. Biscuity malts and citrus forward hops. Orange definitely present.. mild pine and reasonable bitterness. It drinks like the session IPA that it is... goes down easy... nothing exciting but no bad flavors. Light bodied and good carbonation.

O: For a citrus forward session IPA this one's very drinkable. Nothing to get excited about but a good warm weather beer.

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Naranjito from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 138 ratings