Bloodline Blood Orange Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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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:
837
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
380
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 837 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of Bbock13
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maknex
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ultimatesearch
2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tried this about 8+ months ago and it was better than today. My fave store stocks this in big quantities, so the belief is this batch is different and QA needs to kick into gear.

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Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G_Shoe
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidloRapid
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet citrus fruits and even a hint of vanilla. Taste is quite fruity but also has a medium hoppy bitterness. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a well balanced and easy drinking fruity IPA.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
2.62/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty bland concotion as far as the base beer goes, but the addition of the blood orange puree doesn't do anything to elevate it - tastes more like red grapefruit juice and it has a herbal bitterness that isn't appealing.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

clear amber color, white head. aroma is milder than I expected. the orange citrus is there, but not that strong. Same with taste. mild bitterness. thinner bodied.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Katyytak
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McSassy
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is just a great beer. The balance of fruit and hops is nearly perfect, which seems to be a difficult thing to achieve. I recommend this beer to many skeptics, who are skeptical because of the fruit, but it is always loved!

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Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have one episode left in season three of Bloodline. I'm trying to draw a parallel between this brew and the show of the same name and I'm just coming up blanks. Both are pretty good!

This pours a slightly orange color with haze and a smallish fizz. Nice. The aroma shows the orange too along with some finishing hops.

The taste is mildly bitter yet somewhat malty. The orange taste is there, but not overpowering. It adds to the bitter a tiny bit and gives it a refreshing bite in the aftertaste.

This certainly is a brew worth trying. A refreshing change of pace. Recommended.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
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 +4.4%
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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Bloodline Blood Orange Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 837 ratings.
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