Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
Elysian Brewing Company

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
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Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,087
Ranked #25,253
3.69 | pDev: 11.11%
Tuesday at 02:16 AM
Mar 09, 2013
Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
Notes: Style: Blood Orange Pale Ale
Tasting Notes: Is a mind-bending whirl of the aromas and flavors of blood orange and Northwest hops. Orange Peel added to the whirlpool, and Blood Orange in the fermenter.
Malts: Pale, Munich, and DextraPils.
Hops: Bittered wth German Northern Brewer and Cascade hops and finished with Citra and Amarillo.
Body: Medium
IBU: 45
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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by pianoguy from Washington

12 Oz can poured into a pint glass. BB date August 8 2022

Pours an almost clear golden colored body with a white head. Lots of visible carbonation noted. Some retention. Several rings of lacing

Overall scent is pretty faint. I'm getting orange Fanta or some kind of orange candy. Some type of hop note too. Maybe Cascade hops?

Taste follows with a nice bitter hop bite

Lively carbonation is appropriate for the style.

Overall; Not bad. Enjoyed the bitter taste.

Tuesday at 02:16 AM
2.94 by dazedman from Virginia on Jun 14, 2022
4 by hester7 from Texas on Apr 08, 2022
3.8 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Apr 01, 2022
3.25 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Mar 10, 2022
3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2022
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2.91/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

L: Almost opaque peach/gold. White head has good retention.

S: Sweet orange. Almost too sweet.

T: Blood orange, orange rind, hop bitterness

F: light to medium bodied, dry finish

O: Not a fan of this one

Feb 06, 2022
3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Jan 22, 2022
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3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by gandres from Philippines

Monday, January 3, 2022, 11:08 AM
12-ounce bottle to wine glass
Sight: light amber, hazy small foam, some lacing
smell: aroma of malted grains, yeast
Taste: Bitter, Sweet, nice initial taste and follow through, bitter aftertaste
Mouth Feel: good carbonation, medium drop, good finish, long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, but not something to look forward to.

Jan 04, 2022
3.88 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Nov 20, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

12oz can, tulip, looks like canned 17 October 2021.

Very hazy reddish orange hue with a nice tight off white head.

Candied fruit and those big gummy cube candies from specialty candy stores. It’s quite a clean nose.

It has the puckering sweetness of the blood orange and a little background dankness. It finishes with the soapiness of eating orange peel.

Medium-light body with lightly scrubbing carbonation.

The blood orange is well integrated and not overdone, which I’ve had before.

Nov 07, 2021
3.71 by paulytasker from New York on Oct 09, 2021
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3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

12oz can dated Aug 24, '21 into an IPA glass.
L: Pours a thick semi-dark rich gold with a 2 finger bubbly eggshell white head that recedes to edge foam. Good carbonation and large spotty lacing with some banding. There is visible sediment in suspension.
S: Orange, sweet bread malt, melon, light grass.
T: Tangy blood orange, tangerine, sweet bread crust, orange rind, lemon rind, very light grapefruit.
F: Crisp, firm medium-bodied mouthfeel with a fast finish. It is moderately juicy, semi-thick and slippery and lightly drying. It remains crisp throughout the pint.
O: Fairly strong ABV and crisp for a pale ale. You see sediment but don't feel it or taste it. It is crisp and short with some bitterness at the finish. It is good in it's style.

Sep 15, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

Look: Golden/Amber hazy with a thin white head

Aroma: white bread, grassy

Flavor: Dark bread, grapefruit and blood orange, blood orange peel bitterness at the end. I think it is pretty good.

Body/Overall: light to medium body

Sep 01, 2021
3.73 by RPBeerdude from Colorado on Aug 05, 2021
2.86 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Jul 31, 2021
3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
3.77 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania on Jul 09, 2021
2.96 by Skyler_E from California on Jun 24, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by schoolboy from Ohio

Blood orange seems to make its way into brews now and again, and they usually get a dry bitter from the orange and the rest of the taste varies based on style, etc. This one has a little less blood orange, to good effect. I can't tell if it is fresh (useless date stamp) - it may not be.

It pours a little dark, but not much. There is enough head. The color is pretty, though. The aroma is pleasant enough, with a bit of extra fruity orange that makes it outstanding. The taste is tart and dry, as expected, but they get there by way of a bit of orange thrown it with the hops.

Recommended. Interesting. Popularly priced.

May 24, 2021
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3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by BillAfromSoCal from California

12 oz can with best consumed by date of 10 July 2021. Gifted to me so I don't know the origin or how it was stored. Poutred into a tall tulip glass. 2 fingers of white stiff head that was not long lasting except for a fraction of finger covering 80% of the fluid. Some lacing. Dark orange liquid consistent with "blood orange". A LOT of suspended solids that just are not appetizing to look all. Not a lot of smell....some nondescript citrus that I would not have identified as blood orange. Hoppier taste than I normally associate with APA. Some faint malt coming through. Moderate carbonation with decent overall mouthfeel. Just not impressed overall, especially when compared to other offerings from Elysian or to other blood orange beers. The highlight is the can art, not the contents.

Apr 27, 2021
4.13 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon on Apr 26, 2021
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3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by hefe300 from Oklahoma

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Royal Gorge souvenir pint glass.
Smells heavily of citrus.
Color is orange. There is significant haze with heavy sediment. Thin whitish head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some light lacing.
Tastes like a juicy pale ale with moderate hop bittering and a lingering grapefruit style bitterness from the blood orange.
Solid beer. I don’t have a recommended food pairing for this one but it would be a nice second option to sip after guzzling an AAL on a hot day.

Feb 27, 2021
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2.2/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by Shinebox from California

I had seen this around, and I love the can design. Great colors, a JimiHen portrait, and the beer is named after a legendary proto-distortion pedal. Add in some blood orange, and I really wanted to like this one.

But to me the flavor was lacking and nondescript. Not much interesting in the hop component, an uninspired blood orange character, and nothing that tastes even remotely beerlike.

Feb 09, 2021
2.14 by bendukes86 from South Carolina on Dec 27, 2020
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3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

Sometimes you just gotta say.. "why not!?!?"

Light and pale vibe, citrus heavy, both sweet tinged and very tart. Metallic bitter undertones with a crisp-enough feel. Complexity is decent for a fruity adjunct pale ale.

Dec 01, 2020
3.75 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Nov 29, 2020
3.75 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Nov 26, 2020
1.46 by glinia from Washington on Nov 23, 2020
3.5 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Oct 06, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-hazy yellow can pour with a very thin foam film atop. The aroma is light with some orange and lemon noted.
The flavor is slightly tart. Orange and grapefruit zest are up front. There are some tropical fruit aspects too.
This is a tasty , light-bodied ale.

Sep 21, 2020
3.25 by wc94wc from California on Sep 09, 2020
3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 01, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by hoptheology from South Dakota

12 oz can shared by Tony. Best by 21SEPT2020

Pours a medium orange-yellow with a tall 3 finger head that leaves lots of webby lacing on the glass.

Aroma is a nice balance of bready honey malt and orange peel. Hints of pine and a little grass.

Flavor is blood orange peel, then brown bread crust, a hit of ethanol, some vegetal hop leaf, and then a resurgence of the brown bread crust on the finish.

Feel is moderately slick, has a soft carbonation/creamy feel, a medium body, and lots of resins and dries out on the finish.

Overall, a bit underwhelming compared to the Contact Haze I had. This falls squarely within the "pale ale" moniker but I feel it's a bit malt heavy and the hops are a tad muted. Actually the whole beer comes across a little muted. Wouldn't re-visit.

Jul 30, 2020
2.21 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Jul 23, 2020
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3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Oh boy. Jake from Paddy's recommend me this. It went so well with that medium rare burger and heavy garlic'ed' fries.
Also the first time I had Ardbeg. I can't forget thay evening. I was there with my best friend.

Jul 21, 2020
3.47 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Jul 13, 2020
3.75 by Velivolus from Vermont on Jul 12, 2020
4.12 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jun 17, 2020
3.5 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Jun 16, 2020
Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1023 ratings