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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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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Photo of Curt3
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryLove81
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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 +12.4%
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 -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
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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Naranjito from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 131 ratings