Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
Elysian Brewing Company

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,888
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,855
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 10.78%
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
976
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Elysian Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
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SCORE
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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: 173 | Ratings: 976 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Wyatt-S-johnson:
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4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites with a groovy taste a radical smell and a gnarly look

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Kind of a dull yellowy-orange in shade. Very hazy. Later, evinces its clarity, with small flakes sunken and even smaller flakes still in suspension. Small, low to medium-retention off-white head. Grapefruit, sweet orange, mango, lemon rind, and black pepper aromas. Sweeter on the palate than I remember (over a year ago that I first tried it), although maybe that is a matter of just being more used to citrusy hops by now. You can definitely taste the orange, although if a person didn't know any better, could be mistaken for just an extreme hop character. Other flavors, this time hops for real, include grapefruit, mango, and strong peel or rind. Has a fairly crackery underbelly, and a noteworthy peppercorn showing. Aftertaste is all rind. The immediate dearth of sweetness after the swallow is almost a flavor in itself. Medium-bodied, nice and thick and smooth for the style, plenty of mostly sudsy carbonation from start to finish. It's different, and I've accounted for that in my score. Better than most pale ales if you're a hophead (which I am), and better than a lot of IPAs if you really like citrus (which I do), but deserving of some demerits relative to top shelf (I)IPAs.

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Photo of J30wang
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Maltier version in terms of smell compared to the Sculpin' Grapefruit IPA. Much lighter, small head, and depressing lacing. But drinkable and I actually would do this beer again because the hops are relatively solid.

Looks yellow to orange and cloudy. pieces of peel at the bottom adds a little funk:)

Short aftertaste, nothing prolonged. Very fresh and a ver good summer beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JWU
4/5  rDev +7.8%

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- a cloudy light orange with a thin off white head, decent lacing.

S- Ruby Grapefruit with a crackery malt base. Hint of pine.

T- A flash of orange sweetness is whacked solidly by grapefruit bitterness. Juicy. Very light malt base. Refreshingly short finish. Some bitterness lingers a touch.

M- lighter side of medium, plenty of carbonation.

O- Great twist on a pale. Very nice on a hot summer day.

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

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.87/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 976 ratings