Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
Elysian Brewing Company

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,915
Ranked #36,335
3.71 | pDev: 10.78%
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
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
Reviews: 175 | Ratings: 981 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Suds
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From an aluminum can, this brew is a hazy, orange-tinged color with a thick off-white head. The aroma has some muted floral and musty hops, along with a note of fleshy orange. The taste is balanced...maybe just a bit dry. Nice fruit taste in the finish...medium body and just okay.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Taste: sour blood oranges, citrus, bright floral hops, easy finish. Same with the nose. Golden hue, hazy, with white head and delicate lace. Medium/full body. 45 IBUs

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Superfuzz pours a dark amber color, with hues of orange, and a very small, but long lasting lacing head. Aroma is mellow, sweet, with hints of orange. Flavor is sweet, nice malty backbone, with lots of real orange flavors. Good body and feel. Overall, its a very nice big fruited pale ale.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6-pack cans $8.99 Tamuras
82 days before BBD
Hazy orange-brown color
Mediu mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Citrus, slight bitterness, malt flavors, easy drinking
Overall a pretty good beer. Would drink again.

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Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange gold color with good cap and lacing.

Aroma of sweet malt, a lot of orange touched with bright, shiny hops.

Tastes of orange flavored caramel malt with a touch of sweetness. Hop influence from the start that adds a sharp, bright note to the other flavors. Fairly simple flavors that blend well together.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Overall it's simple but not single dimensional. The flavors are rich, almost bold, complementary each to the other and are just as they advertise to be.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

5/3/19...clear orange tinted gold with scarcely any foam. Citrus blood orange nose, very fruity. Pulpy taste, totally blood orange based. Mellow. Rind based bitter. Watery mouthfeel. Just ok.

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Photo of Nass
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Goodness gracious look there is a bottled on date. The pour is a light orange type of color. On the the aroma is blood orange & some slight hops Now for the best part, the taste is heavy on the blood orange, the beer is sort of one dimensional & there is some bitterness on the finish, but it's nothing overwhelming. The final verdict, it's not the best blood orange beer that I've had but it's worth a try if you can get this beer in your area. Cheers! B

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

Poured from bottle dated 5/2018, so it's 11 months old.

Look - rich golden body, fizzy airy head dies quickly

Smell - wonderful ! but not overpowering -orange-on-malts n hops in a way that works

Taste - follows nose directly and again the orange was not overpowering the great beer/malt/hop flavor

Feel - enjoyable medium to lite mid body (having one as a brunch brew works!), killer

Overall - as good or better than I hoped, with the great labels Elysian has! Recommended even if InBev owns it.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a orangey hazy amber with a nice head that very slowly dissipates as you watch. Lacing. Scent of fruit in the nose. The mouth gets a blood orange bite in the malt, providing an interesting flavor element.

Second can was better than the first!

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Photo of northwestdr
2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It has an interesting appearance, cloudy and... apricot in color (orange-tan). Not much of a head. This is far from a typical pale ale. There is not much hop character. It's smooth and doesn't have any bitter aftertaste. It actually reminds me more of grapefruit than blood orange, since it's more sour than sweet. Not much roasted barley. Overall, it's unique and decent, but I don't love it. It's not really a pale ale to me.

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Photo of Drak-Nib
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is a pale ale, but thanks to the blood and orange juice (or whatever is in there), it tastes less hoppy than the usual pale ale. Still not a guzzler by any means, but that's OK. Consistent taste right to the end. The blood and orange is fairly subtle. Worth a second test, but not a must have. 2015/05/21

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The orange character is pronounced up front but quickly fades behind a pithy bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness and becomes a fruity citrus with the swallow. Simple with hints of cherry and banana and just a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Woody, earthy, and herbal hops lend a note of bitterness that’s not overwhelming. Light on carbonation and body, and a delicate flavor profile overall.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

July 4th, 2015 - Elysian's labels are rolling up some hype for a beer that's rather tame. Enjoyed at a family Fourth of July celebration, this is a lighter brew with a light sniff of orange in the aroma and the flavor. It's simple, but refreshing, which makes it a fine match for a sultry evening watching fire explode in the sky.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This brew pours a medium dark and murky
peach tinged amber cloudy wheat color with chunky sediment and a decent head
of white foam that subsides to a frothy ring, thin light layer, and shows some
decent sudsy lacing. Nose of orange zest and subtle sweet malts with piney hop
notes. Flavors follow orange pith and zest around a touch of grapefruit (the yellow
variety) with some pine and herbal hop notes amid mildly sweet wheat and grain
notes. Decent mouth feel; medium body, medium light carbonation, and a bitter
orange pith and grapefruit zest and pith heavy finish.

I generally like Elysian brews, this one misses the mark but would
do the trick on a hot day.


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Photo of MinerBob
1.78/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nasty! Had a lot of floating debris in it. A strong hop flavor no blood orange at all. A hard swallow. Will never buy this again. I feel the same way about apa's as I do ipa's.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 05/09/18. Sampled on August 31, 2018.

Murky sediment filled orange-amber pour with a long lasting white foamy head. I like a little sediment but I probably could have used a fork in it.

I get the orange fruitiness on the nose riught away with a more subtle white bread and grainy character. Smells clean.

Medium, chewy body.

The orange sweetness plays up in the taste with a mild hop finish that does not linger long.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Upoured from a bottle. Unfiltered, and cloudy look. Light citrus smell. Taste is very orange, citrus taste, overpowering. Taste is lightly carbonated.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Photo of beersampler6
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
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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Photo of illpass78
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
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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Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden brown pour with 1.5 fingers of fluffy white head. Nice ring of lacing.

S: Blood orange and citrus. Grainy malts but mostly citrus hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Light toasted grain backbone. Citrus/grapefruit hops and blood orange juice. Modest bitterness... well balanced and drinkable. Relatively light bodied.

O: A decent blood orange pale. Solid flavor... nothing spectacular but a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy apricot color with a thin white cap that recedes quickly leaving decent lacing. The aroma is orange citrus and not much else. The flavor again is orange with some nice bitterness at the end. Feel is wonderfully crisp. Overall not a bad beer, but not one I'd look for again.

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Photo of mintzmeet
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this!!! effervescent. “Streaming, gleaming, flaxen, waxen.” Great foamy head. Nice flavorful but not too intense. Still delicious. Blood orange peel purée?

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Photo of JohnWesolowski
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Nice, light summer beer. I like beers a bit hoppier, so I'd suggest dry hopping with amaillo or citra to pick up the flavor a bit. This would be an excellent choice for those who want something light. I realize that pale ales should not have a hop taste, but this pale ale is good, but lacking something to make it special.

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 981 ratings