Bloodline Blood Orange Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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815 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cps98 on 04-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
815
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
366
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Dzu
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle.
L: orange juice color , with a weak white foam head.
S: orange, citrus.
T: juicy, spicy, bittersweet.
F: medium body and carbonation.
O: great fruity one!

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- a hazy gold with a 2 finger frothy divet head. Hilly lacing on the pint.

S- grapefruit and other citra hops dominate. hints of orange and toasty maltiness.

F- citra hops and orange zest.

M- hoppy and citrusy with a nice tang finish.

O- a nice ale that goes down smooth and sweet.

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Photo of tmcarter23
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdecross
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a half pint glass: color is gold, a slight haze, head is brighter white, presents about 1/2 inch thick and then some lacing on the glass with a lingering top.

Smell is big citra hop, slight 'catty' undertone, mild malt, no citrus fruit.

Taste is hop, citrus, solid malt - hops are citra, and earthy, (no cattiness here); malt follows with a good backbone and light toast; citrus with blood orange or grapefruit like strength in the finish, possibly playing off the citra hops.

Mouthfeel is very good, a softer IPA than many with a good malt flavor balancing the potential biting hops and citrus acidity.

Overall a good beer, one of the better citrus spiked versions.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bloodline blood orange pours a copper color with a decent color. Mellow aroma with hints of orange. Taste is very mellow hop with a nice orange flavor. Good body and feel. Overall very smooth, nice mellow flavors.

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Photo of frykid
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
1.65/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of tedho21
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew_ski
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear orange/amber color with a 1” fine bubbled ivory head that leaves a lot vrey persistent lacing on the sides as it slowly recedes to an irregular island of foam over most of the liquid. Sipping creates scattered patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas are citrus forward with lots of grapefruit and some blood orange zest. There’s also a touch of pine as well. All these are well supported by some caramel malt in the background.

The flavors include the grapefruit, some blood orange zest, some pine, light malt sweetness and some noticeable but well controlled bitterness from the hops. As part of the sweetness from the malt there’s a bit of what almost seems like rye bread in here.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly crisp from the moderate carbonation. The finish is medium length and begins as the malt and hints of rye bread flavors begin to fade allowing the orange zest and grapefruit to emerge further and then gradually fade into dry, crisp bitterness.

Overall I like this beer as there is a complex interplay of flavors with the citrus in charge, but without any one flavor dominating the mix to the point of concealing the others. I’ll certainly be willing to have another and it is definitely worth picking up a few more in the future.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakeScully
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ackeeper
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KnappStout
2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of freshtojeff
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adamross23
3.22/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stutz
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMc8ride
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Bloodline Blood Orange Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 815 ratings.
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