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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 03-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
847
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
210
For Trade:
0
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Photo of wordemupg
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drgonzo767
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a sixer of bottles at Kroger.

A: Holy cow, there are little chunks of fruit. Small head, didn't last. Decent lacing. Pours orange, for sure. I don't know what to think about the little chunks. Kinda cool, so I am kicking the rating up a little.

S: Muted orange and floral. A little bread. A little pepper? I'd like a little more, but no real complaints.

T: Seems to get more of the sour part of the orange, not juicy. But there's little zest kick, either. It's just off a bit. Malt undertones. I think a bit more hops would be good, more Citra hops especially, but there's enough for IPA drinkers to like. A little aftertaste of that rind.

M: Sometimes you feel a little chunk on your tongue. Slick, not dry. I don't taste the alcohol as some other reviewers did.

O: I've had a couple different blood orange pale ales now, and maybe it is just me but it seems a difficult style to nail. There's better pale ales, and there are worse. It's a good taste for a hot day, and I am going to kick in a little rating bump for the chunks: as silly as this may seem, it makes it seem a little more crafty, and any chef knows appearance counts. I would drink again, would like to try some fresh from the tap.

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Photo of irongator
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h0wdy
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Orange coloring with some particles in the drink that really looked interesting as it was poured.
Smell: Smells a lot like oranges and more of them.
Taste: A very bitter orange flavor.
Feeling: Little alcohol felt here with a hefty amount of carbonation to it.
Overall: An enjoyable beer that reminded me of a glass of orange juice at breakfast.

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Photo of Wrigfen
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeRose
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy orange, not much of a head that did not last long.

The aroma is ver muted. Faint blood orange, a biscuity malt, vague hops.

The flavor is a mix of citrus bitter, slight sourness, and not much else. The blood orange, which I enjoy, is not as apparent as I would like. Lacks the brightness and the floral notes of blood orange.

The beer leaves an odd,coating feel on the tongue and there is a slight burning sensation. The beer feels thick and slick.

Overall, did not enjoy this beer. Based on some of the other reviews, I am wondering about consistency. What I drank seems completely different vs. more favorable reviews.

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Photo of burnstar
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: orange and biscuit aromas rising from the glass evoke an orange pop-tart

S: pours murky orange amber permeated with streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a lacy 1" ivory foam collar with moderate retention

T: Lightly sweet orange biscuit seasoned with citrus and faint resin leads the flavor. An assertive bitterness emerges mid-palate and dries the beer slightly> Finishes with lingering bitter

F: very creamy with a medium to medium light body and medium high carbonation

O: just enough red orange results in a well balanced, easy to drink beer

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Photo of NeverSettle
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head's two fingers thick, with lateral lacing and a hazed slightly orangish medium-light amber body.

Smells like an actual appropriate amount of hops to be a legit pale ale & not a mislabeled IPA. Right on the money with that IMO. Also getting a faint whiff of the orange. The two really do compliment one another quite well.

I taste an ever-so-slight sweetness brought about by the sourdough bread malts and the incorporation of the blood orange. Like I've stated in the smell discipline of the review, this just HAS the right amount of hoppiness. Smooth,clean finish.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose to give Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company a rating of a 4.5

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Photo of bwarren82
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love everything orange and have been constantly seeking the perfect orange IPA. Unfortunately nobody gets it quite right. This is a good attempt, but leaves something to be desired from both the IPA side and the orange side. A refreshing easy drinker, but it doesn't stand out form the pack.

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

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a pale orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange peel and caramel maltiness. The blood orange taste was very tame. I expected more based on the name. It really just tasted like a citrusy pale ale.

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