Naranjito | Brooklyn Brewery

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44 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hustlesworth on 05-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of JebBelford
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, orange color with golden highlights. It smelled of orange peel, caramel and sweet breads. It tasted of sweet oranges, bitter tartness and caramel.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got this a few weeks back at the Bottle King in Morris Plains, as that was the first and only place where I found this beer. I hadn't had anything new from Brooklyn since the Defender was released but this beer was a bit of a letdown for me. It wasn't bad but just came across as one-dimensional and with so many session Pale Ales and IPA's out there now, this wouldn't be the first one that I'd reach for.

Not a bad pour to this as the beer had a bright, golden hue to it with a standard head that quickly settled down. Very little lacing was left on the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this as the aroma was just as underwhelming. Lots of orange peel and rind in this along with tangerine pith, lemon zest, and acrid hops that remained sharp throughout my session with this. The mouthfeel was quite astringent, soapy, and overly bitter as the latter aspect needed to be toned down a bit. A lot of carbonation was to be found here as the aftertaste was a bit too minty and herbal for my liking. A nice, juicy slickness was this beer's saving grace as it lasted longer than the aftertaste and was the only aspect of this truly worth savoring.

It was easy to down two bottles of this at once since I needed to fill my pint glass up for an Instagram shot. As stated before, this wouldn't be the first beer I'd reach for on a hot day such as this but it's not a bad choice either. It just needs to be a bit smoother and juicier to be fully appreciated. As it was, it was different than their other offerings but not enough to stand out. This was a novelty more than anything else...

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Photo of drews240
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sanitarium16
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flaskman
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Slightly cloudy yellow with orange cast. Decent head that dissipates quickly with some left on the edges with slight lacing. It smells and tastes exactly as described. A pale ale with a citrus kick. I have to say that for me the citrus is well done. It is prevalent but not too much so. Decent carbonation and good mouthfeel. Not bad. I bought it on sale for $4.99 a six and will probably buy more at that price. At 4.5% ABV it is perfect for a summer day. Refreshing and crushable.

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justinprintz
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nrod
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, oranges and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy hops ripe fruit and bready malt nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Very good brew.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sloper3819
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmaskell33
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Brewery "Naranjito"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BB JUN 07 2017" and sampled on MAR 27 2017
$1.83 @ (Wegmans) Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice label, I like the colors and the way the circle behind the letter B in the logo has been transformed to look like an orange. It's a hazy golden that looks a little orange in the full pint glass - no pun intended. Beautiful one-finger thick head of bright white. It seems to have very good head retention and lacing, but we'll get back to that. The aroma expresses orange, fruit and peel, and they've done a good job with that. The flavor is not as bright, as in sharp and realistic, but the orange is there. It's a shame they couldn't have gotten a little bit of that brightness of the orange into the flavor, but perhaps that would have thrown it off and made it more of a fruit beer rather than the pale ale with fruit that it is. It's nicely balanced, the fruit gives it an edge, but it's clear that it's a pale ale overall with a biscuity malt and firm bitterness. It finishes like a pale ale that's for sure, although there's a little bit of the orange peel lingering, giving it a refreshing quality. The label says it's "...perfect alongside any meal with a little bit of kick" and I'd imagine that's true. I can imagine it paired with juicy beef fajitas. Nicely done. Oops, almost forgot the lacing and body: the lacing has turned out to be quite nice, not fantastic but quite nice, and the body is medium with a fine-bubbled slightly restrained carbonation that leaves it a little bit smoother and almost creamy.

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Photo of nodder
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear yellow orange. Managed a finger of head that turn to solid lacing and just a thin layer of white.
No abundant smell just some sweet orange very very faint.
Taste like you bit into an orange peel and the imaginable taste of what a ziploc bag would taste like. Some underlying grains. Just a sweetness from it just enough to keep the orange peel from being offensive. Maybe a slight alcohol esther? Low ABV so unsure if it's that or acidity from the peels.
Sharp seltzer like feel. Drying. Nice to take another sip.

Overall I'd drink several. An ok beer, very drinkable, took less than 10 minutes I found my glass empty, but in the right setting such as a humid beach day? This is a go to for that occasion.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Naranjito from Brooklyn Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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