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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

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Added by hustlesworth on 05-10-2010

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of VoxRationis
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drawn from a tap and served in a conical pint glass at Yard House in Yonkers, NY.
A: Poured a crystal clear, dark golden to orange color. A half inch, off white head with minimal lacing.
S: Musky. Orange citrus and faint toast aromas.
T: Grainy, with musky flavor persists, with surprisingly minimal citrus flavor. Subtle sweetness throughout balances well with the bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with modest effervescence.
O: First time I have really enjoyed a brew with a musky quality, as it was better balanced with other flavors.

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Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootny
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A cloudy orange gold. Nice size head that stays for days. Nice bits of lacing here and there.

Nose has lots of citrus and orange peel. Malt comes through with notes of cereal grains, fused to a sweetness carried in the orange but developed fully there. A bit of huskiness as well.

Flavor is mild malt and lots of orange pith. There is a malt based sweetness presented in the nose that goes on in the taste profile that broadens the overall malt presence. It's needed as the orange has quite a bit of pith in it. It is hardly a taste accent. It is a full fledged player in this brew. Lots of the whole fruit with a leaning towards the bitter aspects seemingly as a hop accent. The hops themselves are oily and a perfect match to the healthy orange. Finish is clean and dry with little but a touch of oily mint tinged yumminess. Flavor seems to be best after it warms a few degrees.

Feel has a nice creaminess and crisp swallow. Thirst quenching with a medium light weight.

A nice session brew that seems get better as it warms so drink this on on the porch as the sun goes down and your looking to enjoy the evening with good company and time on your hands

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Photo of Hanyuu
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdecross
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pegelstrand
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Like the prior two reviews, I had this on tap at the Winking Lizard. Poured into a pint glass, and as usual, the Lizard chilled it too much.

Pale amber in color with very little head, it is not very remarkable in appearance. Has a slightly fruity smell, peach and orange.

Very mild and fruity in taste, a true session style. A bit like Magic Hat #9, it's an easy drinking beer.

The flavor opened up as it warmed. If it were sold in bottles, I could see this being a good brew for a hot summer day.

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Photo of Lelampp
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nrod
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hustlesworth
4.67/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at winking lizard canton, oh

A- clear burnt amber with a nice creamy off white head leaving some great lace.

S- very fresh orange and tangerine thanks to the addition of orange peel, and pine and grapefruit hops.

T- toasty grain, moderate bitterness, and excellent hop flavor of tangerine and pine complimented my orange essential oils. some lime in the finish.

MF- medium bodied and fizzy. dry and thirst quenching.

D- a totally drinkable and unique offering, especially for the style. pale ales don't often get unique recipe twists like this addition of orange peel but here it works beautifully.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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 billybob
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fscottkey
3.04/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: [4.00] The bottle lists the ABV (4.5%) and it lists a best by date (06/07/2017) - which seems kind of far in the futre for a hoppy beer. Extremely transparent straw color. Forms a fluffy white head of 1 finger with medium bubbles.

S: [3.00] Really weak aroma. Some pine, lemon rind, grassy notes.

T: [3.00] Follows the nose with a non-distinct flavor profile. I am getting more citrus/orange in the flavor. Nothing malty. The sitrus is almost a Sprite flavor.

M: [2.75] Thin bodied. Low carbonation. No lingering flavors or feel.

O: [3.00] Not impressed at all. This is just a miss for me. No aroma, flavor, texture. IT is just missing everything. It is not offensive, there isn't enough there to offend. I would not drink this again. Too many other good choices, even at this ABV.

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