Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
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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

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Added by beertunes on 03-09-2013

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12-ounce bottle into New Belgium globe glass.

A half-inch clean, white head lays atop this glowing golden orange ale. Bubble rise quickly and steadily rom the depths of the translucent, cloudy liquid.

The smell is hoppy and floral. Tropical sweetness wafts from the surface of buttery-toast malted grains.

The sugary tartness of blood orange permeates the slightly bitter underlying herbal flavors. Pale malts have caramelized just a tiny bit; this rich syrupy fast helps balance the dominant citric pucker that loiters around the tongue long after swallowing. Sharp carbonation adds substantial refreshment to a foamy, medium body. Thin spotty lacing is left behind as the meniscus inches down the side of the glassware, gulp by gulp.

The look of Super Fuzz was by far the most impressive part. It glowed effervescently like an animated-movie treasure chest upon opening it for the first time. One cannot see through this beer; instead, the cloudy golden-medal light amber hues catch the light as it passes through this brew and reflect it in every direction. Beautiful.

As for the drinking experience, this one is refreshing and would go well with a porch- or dock sit.

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3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz : SN IPA Glass

Hazy golden orange with a foamy white head.

Grapefruit, lightly sweet orange/citrus notes primarily. Medium body, fizzy, foamy carbonation.
A well done pale ale, though I am unable to distinguish what characteristics the blood orange adds.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Murrhey
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger cream colored head with a decent retention. Fairly thick and creamy head with some thick lacing. Pale orange body with little clarity. Hazy and some particulate. Actually looks pretty appealing, especially that lacing.

S- Typical pale ale. Pale hop smell with a distinct citrusy bitterness. The orange isn't overwhelming and is in fact, quite subtle.

T- Grapefruit bitterness at first, but then a smooth, slightly bitter but relatively clean finish.

M- Full bodied on the tongue but finishes thin and wet with a bitter linger.

O- Nice pale ale with a twist. Slightly above average in my opinion, but not by a great deal.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed once so I suppose it's almost 2 months old. Into a stein.
A - A very dirty bright orange yellow, almost as hazy as a Hefe, with a solid 1/2 inch of head fed by an impressive level of carbonation/
S - Smells like a regular pale ale to me with pale malts, mild bit of hops, and a touch of orange rind. Doesn't really scream blood orange.
T - Ah there it is the blood orange juice kicks in first sip making it have a very bitter edge similar to an IPA. Sweeter malts then play with some hops but in the end the finish is again sweet with very little bitter. It is however very refreshing.
M - As stated with a light to medium body, crisp carbonation, and session able ABV this beer is again a refreshing summer ale.

Overall quite a tasty fruit based pale ale. I could easily see crushing a six pack (which is very affordable mixed for 10 bucks) unfortunately they are a one time thing so I will enjoy the rest of this single.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

AP: Not much of a head on this one as it quickly dissipates down to just a dusting on the surface with some lacing on the side when the glass is titled.
AR: Orange, hay/grass, biscuit, a bit of clover honey. Not a myriad of aromas, but what's there smells pretty good.
T: Blood oranges is the dominant taste, by far. There's a bit of grapefruit in there also, mostly on the back end. Malts are cereal and biscuit with a touch of caramel. If you fancy blood oranges then you'd love this.
M: Moderate carbonation, fairly crisp for the most part with a bit of juiciness on the finish.
OV: Decent, and I can see people enjoying this as a Summer beer, but just not my cup of tea to warrant a higher rating. There are other Summer beers I'd prefer to down a 6pk of.

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4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a hazy orangey yellow colour. The nose is typical West Coast APA: pine, citrus grapefruit. On the palate the blood orange really shines through and complements the citrusy hop notes. There are some really nice fruit flavours here, with just a touch of sweetness. The body has a little helft to it. A very solid beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

Pours a golden, hazy orange. Foamy one inch head, with good lacing down the glass.

Aromas include oranges, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine sap.

The taste is the same. The hop flavors are very orange-forward, due to the addition of blood oranges to this- without me knowing this, I would have just thought the beer was very fruity from the various hop varietals that can give off orange flavors. There's also some grapefruit and pineapple, with a small amount piney bitterness.

Light to medium bodied, low carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.

An excellent, drinkable hoppy APA, one I could easily put a few back of.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 888 ratings