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.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Photo of 52Skiman
2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From 12-oz. bottle in a winter seasonal variety pack
Served in a weizen glass

Appearance: Unfiltered translucent pale gold color, lots of floaties, very thick frothy long-lasting white head, thick lacing rings
Aroma: Very light nose, hint of orange
Taste/Flavor: Citrusy, but with a hint of tartness, refreshing, somewhat crisp. Well-balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, effervescent fizzy carbonation, crisp/clean feel, slightly dry finish.
Overall: Not a bad beer, just not one of my favorites.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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 WoodBrew
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I got a bottle of this off the single shelf at Giant Eagle just down the street. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had nice tropical fruit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tangerine presence and dry finish. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

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Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of VoxRationis
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Naranjito brewed by Brooklyn Brewery, with an ABV of 4.50% This American Pale Ale pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with citrus sweetness, hop bitterness, and grains and malts. There is a lot going on in the American Pale Ale. The citrus notes in this brew are a nice touch. Between the look and the smell this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with hop bitterness, and a mild citrus bitterness as well. You also pick up on some nice grains and malts in the taste as well. The body of Naranjito is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Citrus, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Naranjito a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Brooklyn Brewery, did a real nice job with American Pale Ale.

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Photo of scootny
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of orange peels, light malts. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, orange peels, little bitterness.Feels medium light bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and decent beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Best By date of June 18, 2018. Sampled on March 1, 2018.

The pour is pale yellow amber with a slight haze that could be a chill haze. Modest white fizzy head that fades.

There are characters of orange peel in the aroma along with grainy malts and grassy hops.

Light to medium mouth feel but overall clean.

The taste has the same grainy and orange sweetness as the aroma suggests along with a pepper note that leads up to a mildly bitter but somewhat clean finale. Didn't blow me away but it was drinkable.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin, watery, hoppy and citrus pith, but not much malt to support.

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Photo of mdecross
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pegelstrand
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of orange citrus from the hops along with a light to moderate amount of associated hop bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: With its low alcohol content, this beer is perfectly sessionable. I would have no problem drinking several of these in a single sitting.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of MeLoynes
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Naranjito from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 102 ratings