Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

You basically get what you expect from this beer. First off, the bottle art, it's cool and retro just like this beer-a very nice beer on any occasion, and an excellent one for a summer bbq.

It has a light golden color, but is hazy. The one finger head is reminiscent of dole whip, very creamy and dreamy. Too bad it doesn't retain for longer. Looks more like a weizen.
It takes awhile for the aroma to expand a bit. Very blah initially, mostly just bready and sweetness from the malts. Very clean orange smell, sweet as well, similar to a creamsicle even. Even though they finished it off with Citra and Amarillo, it come off smelling like orange sherbert. Some nice pepper accents and green twig notes + cinnamon sticks, carries the malt sweetness well. Really great mouthfeel, luscious medium body, creamy mid, and an ever so nice bitter orange pith bitterness that doesn't overwhelm. It definitely, feels like I drank something called Superfuzz. This could have been a cloying beer with the low ABV and orange sugar addition, but the balance is really spot on. Could it be more bitter, yes? Did I expect more citrus aroma, yes?
Overall, this is an above average pale ale with some blood orange thrown in. Does the blood orange take it to the next level. No. But it doesn't hurt the profile of the beer, and was incorporated nicely with the summer session drinkers in mind.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pour a slightly haze golden straw color that has orange highlights. The white head is short and tight, settles into a light ring.

The aroma is fairly neutral. There is a slight bready aroma with a hint of orange. Not much else.

The taste is lightly fruity and lightly bitter. A bready malt base with an earthy/grassy hop bitterness. This is paired with a light fruitiness from the blood orange. The fruit flavor is quite subtle. It seems to add more of a brightness than actual flavor. Perhaps some orange peel bitterness towards the end.

Moderate feel with tingly carbonation. Its bright on the palate with a slightly bitter finish. Drinks well.

Its an ok brew. I much prefer Great South Bay's blood orange pale ale over this. A nice summer beer.

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 845 ratings.
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