Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
Elysian Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,010
Ranked #38,543
3.71 | pDev: 11.05%
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: 181 | Ratings: 1,001 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hoptheology:
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
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Libeertarian from Montana

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.

Oct 12, 2015
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J30wang from New York

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.

Sep 09, 2015
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Skabiski from Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Sep 29, 2014
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Jul 08, 2013
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Histic from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Jul 11, 2014
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Drak-Nib from Nebraska

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

Nov 20, 2018
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mattsander from Canada (AB)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Aug 23, 2014
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jjd315 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

May 09, 2014
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Chvck1 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Jul 05, 2014
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Wyatt-S-johnson from Minnesota

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

Dec 19, 2018
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duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

4/5  rDev +7.8%

May 03, 2014
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dsshuck from Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

May 23, 2014
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ffshore545 from Illinois

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

Jul 04, 2017
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Duff27 from Illinois

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

Jun 11, 2017
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Rand_ale_Thor from Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.1%

Jul 11, 2013
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Inglum515 from Pennsylvania

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

Jan 02, 2015
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JWU from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 23, 2014
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BeerBeast from Florida

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

Jul 25, 2016
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Jun 27, 2014
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Briken from Washington

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

Oct 27, 2015
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baklo from North Carolina

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

Aug 18, 2016
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rbrandt22 from Iowa

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

May 05, 2017
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Jun 24, 2014
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tastymug from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Jun 30, 2013
Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1001 ratings