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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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Ralphs66:
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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 StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mdecross
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nrod
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hustlesworth
4.67/5  rDev +25.5%
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 +3.5%
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 +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fscottkey
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
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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Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of utopiajane
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer uses Summit and Simcoe hops as well as orange peel. American two row, crisp and carafoam for malts. it has a very orangey scent but light with a little dankness from those hops. Light yellow with a little haze at first. crackery malt stays prominent while juicy simcoe take the middle. It's got a light flavor and bubbly body.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on draft 5/1/10. This is the 'keep the glass' draft special at Winking Lizard this month. The 24 oz. Brooklyn mug it came in is excellent!

Pours very nice, large small bubbled white head with a clear golden amber body. Smell is citrusy, can definitely detect some orange. Also, a bit wheaty? Taste is milder hops, a little pineapple, and a slight bit of orange peel. This beer feels great carbonated-wise, but the citric acid squashes a bit of the hops and overall flavor, imo. Finishes dry, and slightly sticky and sweet. Good.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
2.96/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sloper3819
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abex44
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Urk1127
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
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 Pro_Magnon
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmaskell33
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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