Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by beertunes on 03-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,756
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
925
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
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3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Unfiltered

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3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
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3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hitting a soft spot in each and every beer drinker, the Elysian team brings a recipe for the all American pale ale to the table along with a bold orange infusion to take those citrusy hops where they've never gone before. This beer is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

With even an orange, amber, golden glow, Superfuzz (Blood Orange) pours hazy and with a rich and frothy cap. Citrus aromas abound with the scent of candied oranges, honey, light toast and nuttiness. Hints of herbal hops and a soft sprucy component leads into the initial sip of caramel, nuttiness and honey in a graham cracker kind of way.

As the sweetness pulls away from the focus, the hops garner flavor to bring the middle palate to within a slight hop forward balance. Hops bring its own set of complexities that remain citrusy with pink grapefruit, orange peel and a pep of lime before the blood orange additions overtake the session. Trailing into a firm bitterness, the late palate brings a taste of fresh cut grass, pine and fruit rinds to the beer's final frame.

Medium bodied and drying late in the taste, the beer favors a high rate of drinkability over even the copious amounts of added citrus for a session that's clean, crisp and highly refreshing. Shying away from the tendency to become citronella, the beer's finish is minty cool with ethanol while trailing into a medium length afterglow of candied citrus once more.

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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice hazy yellow-tan color with some nice fluffy head and lingering lacing. Smells of citrus and floral hops. Tastes of nice citrus rind hops - mainly orange, lemon and grapefruit - along with some milder floral hops, grain, malt and caramel. Smooth mild mouthfeel, nice bitter notes in the aftertaste, decent carbonation.

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3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange body, whitish head, with a quiet but slightly acidic nose. The taste is slightly tart, over a strong malt core that opens as a cracker note but becomes a coarsely ground wheat bread through the middle. The finish is straight bitter bite. Missing the broader array of hop notes I expect, and the strange emphasis on grain flavors leave my kinda cold on this one.

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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
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3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at 33 Elmwood in Westbrook, Maine.

Appearance: Hazy orange/straw with a short white head.

Aroma: Orange, citrus, hops, grass, some honey/wheat.

Taste: Oranges and grapefruit lead. Some malt backing. Little bit of spicy hops. Flavorful. Not too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Sessionable. An easy drinker at 6+ ABV.

Overall: I like a good blood orange ale, and this is a nice one. Good stuff. Nice balance of hops, orange and malt.

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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
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3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
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I've only had it out of the bottle. Bottle looks cool. Very well rounded beer. Can't go wrong, it's pretty mild.

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 925 ratings