Naranjito | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Tiernan
3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayQue
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +3.3%
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 -2.7%
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 +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of imbibehour
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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 -3.3%
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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Photo of Curt3
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryLove81
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a nice light refreshing beer with some nice orange tones. I could see myself sipping on a few of these in a backyard with some tacos or carne asada. It's not anything mind-blowing or particularly complex though worthy of a high score. I give it a nice solid three.

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Photo of drtth
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The clear golden light amber beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” off-white head that soon recedes leaving a small ring around the glass and a irregular shaped thin island of foam on the surface of the liquid. Sipping creates multiple small patches and legs of lacing, most of which cling to the sides of the glass.

The aromas are mild and pleasant with some mixed citrus that includes orange and orange zest.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with lots of orange and orange zest riding over a bit of biscuity malt and a nicely balanced light sweetness and citric bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and slightly prickly with the finely bubbled persistent carbonation. The finish begins as most of the flavors begin to fade leaving a bit of orange zest and light citric bitterness to lead into the semi-dry ending.

On the whole I like this APA since it is drinkable and full of flavors but not in your face intensely flavored. I expect to be having more of it as we move into Spring since it is also refreshing beer. If it were available, I could see having this beer on offer as one of a few beer choices during a Summer barbecue.

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Photo of jroof1
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks in color like a pils, nice white fluffy head and some lacing.Smells like malt, yeast, hops, and an orangeade drink. Tastes mildly watery, with pale ale flavor and orange. Feels a bit too thin for my taste. On a hot summer day this would be excellent, highly sessionable. Overall not bad, not really memorable either. This beer reminds me of a beer that a friend would give me that he brewed. It seems something is missing (flavor,alcohol,) are a few that come to mind. I definitely taste the orange.

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Photo of DefenCorps
2.99/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Big Y.

Clear light orange with a dense, offwhite head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing. The nose has a mild citrus peel note, a weak dough note, a mild grapefruit zest note. The palate is weak with dough, a mild hop bitterness, a grassy hop note. Watery, weak and boring.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jwilcox767
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice slightly hazy golden orange color, finger of head that quickly dissipated after a minute.

S: Floral, citrus, hop-forward.

T: Follows the nose, nothing too special here.

M: Light/medium bodied. Perfect carb.

O: I thought this was nice to have for just sitting around. Sessionable and I like the citrus notes, but not something I'll seek out in the future.

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Photo of MeLoynes
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

See through and straw in color might be exaggerating with lots of carbonation bubbles observed and a white head. Boy this smells like it’s got oranges squeezed right in. This isn’t very sweet and you do get the orange flavor in a slightly astringent way through the finish where you also get a grainy malt ending. Nice zippy carbonation and a thinner feel. I’m not in love with this but I bet it could grow on me. It’s not bad.

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Photo of TheAce
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Naranjito from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 123 ratings