Blood Orange Wheat Ale | Full Sail Brewing Company

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Blood Orange Wheat AleBlood Orange Wheat Ale
Blood Orange Wheat AleBlood Orange Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Refreshing Wheat Beer with a Twist! Brewed with 2-row Northwest Pale, Malted Wheat, and Unmalted Wheat. Blood orange provides a subtle twist to this refreshing brew. It pours with a white lacy head and a hint of orange aroma. A medium malt body with a crisp wheat finish and subtle orange flavor.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 68
Photo of Nvrmind16
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

if you like shock top this a slight step up but lacks the specific kick of other full sail products. Its not bad, just that fruity wheat beer is, what it is.
I love full sail, but i would call this beer somewhat above average

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a mixed 12 Pack. Pours to a permanent white head and gold- orange hazy hue. Aroma is definitely oranges and pale malts. Same for the taste. It delivers a very pleasantly sweet but not too sweet charge of orange flavor balanced with alcohol and malts. Not a "frou frou" beer at all. Light and smooth MF. Overall a pleasant experience as a stand alone, grown up alternative to an orange soda or cocktail or a complement to compatible dishes (think fish, chicken, sweet BBQ).

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Photo of smitbo7
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Highly carbonated beverage with hints of orange and bitterness . Very refreshing brew. Slight head and faint orange aroma. Pleasant wheat ale for the hot days of summer.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light wheat ale aroma with a soft citrus aroma that in closer take has an orange quality but also kinda lemon too. A nice fresh sweet fruit. Not strong but enjoyable.
The blood orange isn't the color as this is more yellow with hints of the red/orange near the white dense head. Quite cloudy.
Spritzy in the feel with lots of small stinging bubbles. Almost effervescent. Quite drying on the finish. Am. wheat ale taste of wheat and the fruit isn't overpowering, in fact it's almost background to the wheat and pale malts. Soft bitterness with the dryness on the finish brings some sense of thirst quenching. The both linger quite a bit. Moderate feel is okay but I'm not fond of the carbonating in this one.
Still a fine wheat ale that would do fine outside, in the sun when it's warm out.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Cloudy yellow orange color with a small white head and no lacing.

S: Wheat, some hefe yeast and a slight bit of orange but not very much, not as much as I'd expect from a beer with it in the name.

T: Lots of wheat, some yeast and almost no orange.

F: Easy drinking and creamy feel.

O: Not a bad wheat beer but I don't get a lot of blood orange.

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Photo of Spikester
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale yellow with one finger of white head. Splotches of lace.
Smell is citrus and malt.
Taste is orange malty and a touch of hops for balance. A bit of light sourness from the wheat.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and semi sweet.
Overall a nice Summer refresher.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale gold body with a fleeting, white head.

Smell: Soft aroma of light pale malts, wheat, a hint of cream and a (light than expected) scent of blood orange.

Taste: Lightly creamy, lightly sweet wheat with a minute hint of grain in the background. BO flavoring. Minimal bitterness. And still, there's that light background graininess. Small zip of suds on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. A smidge of creaminess felt on the mouthfeel.

Overall: A faux flavoring with a vapid base beer. No thanks.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Heard this was a good beer maker when searching in my beer store for something new....this wheat ale is just OK...pretty dull taste...nothing special...won't be buying this one again...

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Photo of arizcards
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in early June for $1.49. No visible bottling date. Warm weather seasonal.

Beer poured golden orange with a white head that dissipated pretty quickly.

Nose is subtle orange forward.

Taste is pretty well balanced between the wheat malt base, the orange adjunct, and a decent amount of hopping to keep the puckering factor down.

Mouthfeel is a bit flat, not overly refreshing.

Overall not a bad beer, definitely an easy drinker and is worthy of a shot.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I bought a six-pack of Blood Orange Wheat Ale in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale yellow/gold color, about the shade of pineapple juice. Hazy with a thin white head.

Smell is a sweet bread aroma with a little orange blossom note along side.

Taste os quite sweet and fruity. Orange flavors of course.

Mouthfeel is medium, typical of a wheat ale. Mildly carbonated. Slightly cloying.

Overall a sweet wheat. I'd probably have it again.

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Photo of zshaft
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours hazy orange. nose is orange juice. taste is orange and some hops. mouthfeel is ok for the style. overall a orange juice cocktail that is less than stellar. nothing offputting but nothing I would revisit. I would rather dRink orange juice w breakfast.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice cloudy look, It's very light on smell. The taste is a nice balance of wheat with a little orange mixed in, great for a summer beer. It's thicker than most beers, very malty feeling, even more so than malt liquors.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades fairly quickly leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is decent of a blood orange smell mixed with a good showing of wheat. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a rather strong showing of lemon and a bit of grapefruit.

Taste – The taste begins rather dry, with a more wheat bread taste and a little bit of an orange sweetness. The orange increases ever so slightly, but remains quite light overall to the middle of the taste. Along with these flavors comes some other tastes of yeast and some light pepper and a bit of herb. The orange increases slightly toward the very end and leaves one with a dry orange wheat taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is actually on the slightly lower side. A little more carbonation may have been slightly better for the tastes of the brew, but overall the feel is alright.

Overall – A decent orange wheat brew that is on the drier side. OK., but nothing all that exceptional.

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Photo of Benish
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: poured an opaque golden straw color with very little head. Appears slightly cloudy but no sediment.

Smell: citrus, tart, yeasty, and a little bit of honey.

Taste: starts out tart and sweet. Picked up some bananas and little esters. Mildly citrus throughout with no notable hops. Flavors are a bit short-lived. The finish leaves a soda like quality. However it is refreshing.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied and highly-carbonated.

Overall: a good summer beer but thats as far as it goes.

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A moderate pour from a longneck bottle produces a short but creamy head that sticks to the glass. The color is pretty much lemon-orange, with plenty of haze and very light carbonation. The haze and color together make for an attractive brew in this engraved chalice of mine.

The aroma is of sweet orange but it seems subtle enough for me and not artificial. The flavor is also quite full of orange flavor, with just a light amount of bitterness suggesting orange zest. The overall aroma-flavor is lightly sweet and refreshing and not overbearing. The mouthfeel is frothy and the aftertaste is rather clean with just a hint of zest lingering on the top of the tongue.

This is a flavorful and refreshing beer, and would be perfect for a hot day, especially with lunch. I could imagine having a tuna fish and veggie sandwich with this.

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Photo of tempest
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No thanks, this smells like artificially-flavored soda. The base wheat beer is fine but bland, and while the orange recedes on your tongue, that aroma is knocking me out.

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Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle; revisited in November 2018 with a 12 oz can.
Hazy pale golden body with a decent if bubbly head.
Light body with medium carbonation.
Overly mild light wheat and citrus flavor that becomes more clearly orange in the aftertaste. Mild bitterness.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

fresh on tap at the brewery in hood river. two things about this make it a winner for me. one, it isnt an ipa. too many citrus ipas lately, seems like we have forgotten about the fruity wheat style, and this time of year, thats a real shame. two, its not a sugar bomb. this is full of the blood orange flavor and all, but by the end its gone, no lingering candy sweetness like a lot of these have, makes it more refreshing and a lot more drinkable. i dont smell the fruit much in the nose, the white wheat malt is pretty robust on its own, but i sure can taste it. zesty from the peel, tangy and juicy from the flesh, really nice counterpoint of flavor and texture to the wheat malt, which is bready and puffy and fluffy. it ends up being a nicely balanced brew, not at all over flavored, and despite being fuller bodied for what it is, its crushable. great carbonation and a pleasant summery vibe about it all around. i never gave these guys enough credit i dont think until i visited the brewery. i was really impressed with the quality of all the beers...

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Photo of constantine_272
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orangish red with a almost no head. Creamy wheat with orange and raspberry on the nose. The taste brings out a lot of the nose but with added strawberry and cranberry red fruit notes. An odd fairness of orange tang lingers on the finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste. The finish is very juicy. This taste a little too fruit forward to me almost as if someone mixed light beer So The some orange juice and a little strawberry puree. Maybe I would have liked it better on a warmer day.

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Photo of mactrail
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy light amber with plenty of long-lasting foam in the Wander snifter. Very sudsy and sprightly on the tongue. Mouthfilling carbonation but in a creamy, satisfying way. A little citrus in the aroma. Wheaty cereal in the nose.

I can't help think of Nesbitt's Orange soda. But this has a pleasant wheaty, malty flavor that also reminds me of a light Saison. Mellow but just barely sweet. Biscuity malt taste. Finish is nicely dry with a tangy aftertaste. Yet another unpretentious but delicious brew by Full Sail. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best by 7/17/16.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, blood orange, and blood orange juice aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, blood orange, blood orange juice, and artificial sweetener flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but there is an odd artificial sweetener quality in the taste that diminishes the drinkability for me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Blood Orange Wheat Ale from Full Sail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 68 ratings