Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
BA SCORE
54.6%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 864 ratings
Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale AleSuperfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 03-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,152
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
864
Liked:
472
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
10.51%
Alströms:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
217
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of nimrod979
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. No freshness date but this is a brand new beer. The artwork, I kinda think is hilarious.

Appearance: No surprise here but pours a hazy pale orange color. Thin 1/4" white head that had very lettle retention. Wet lacing here and there but nothing of a significant amount.

Aroma: Fruity, orange, tangerine, tropical mango aroma. Piney, resinous hops are layered nicely underneath the initial fruitiness. Some yeasty an faint pilsner-esque malt notes but the hops are the star of the show.

Taste: I'm a little conflicted here. I feel like I'm fond of this brew but it doesn't really make me think APA. There's plenty of hops and bitterness present but instead of a malty backbone, it's the blood orange that comes through at the mid-way point. I can kinda dig it. There is a pale pilsner malt that is barely detectable but I can pick it out. The tropical notes and light hoppy are the first flavor, the blood orange becomes prevalent in the end and finish with a very light pale malt. Pleasant drink really.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium. Very wet and juicy mouthfeel I guess from all the fruity flavors. Finish, has a nice bitterness. It does all this without being too sweet. I dig all the flavors and it's quite a drinkable summer brew.

Overall, "blood orange" seems to be the trend right now as I feel like there have been a handful of beers coming out hyping the ingredient. That being said, this has been one of the more enjoyable ones to me. Some people will probably be put off by the fruitiness, I like the direction they went here. Blood orange is sibtle but there's other flavors here to keep you interested.

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Photo of themind
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy...should I say it? Okay. Pours a hazy orange color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade that's very bubbly in its texture. Some sheeted lacing is left behind as well.

S: Pleasant tones of mango, pine, Simcoe cattiness, and crackery malt abound. I also pick up a hint of blood orange, as well - especially when it opens up - but given the advertising of blood oranges, I'd expect it to smell less like a typical Simcoe-hopped pale ale. To be fair, though, blood orange is a VERY common note in pale ales...

T: It starts off with touches of pine and mango. After the midpoint is where the advertised blood oranges comes through, creating a juicy yet bitter finish. It's not superbly interesting, all told, however it does live up to its billing.

M: Not as clean as I'd like it to be. Also a bit on the heavy side in terms of texture. Pleasantly bitter and carbonated, though.

O: The use of blood oranges here isn't enough to make this stand out from the scores of pale ales on the market. I'd reckon its worth a try, just don't expect to be blown away.

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Photo of jpd026
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of sweenbeen
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of johnnyboy76
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of snaotheus
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a large mug.

Pours cloudy yellow orange with a big fluffy head, not much carbonation that I see. Smell is orangey with a hint of pine.

Taste is surprisingly hoppy, with a nice pine resin characteristic. Floral and orange sweetness.

Mouthfeel is dry. Overall, pretty good.

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Photo of Damian74
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Omnium
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Winter Lager Glass

A- Pours clouded yellow, faint head, and minimal lacing.
S - Tart orange and citrus juice, wheat, some clove, and a touch of yeast.
T - Nice tart orange flavor up front, that is mellowed out by a some hop bitterness and wheat flavor. There is also a mild champagne flavor/feel to this beer, and im not sure what to think of it, but overall think blood orange Hop Sun, but toned down.
M - Pretty clean mouthfeel, a little wheat bitterness clings to your mouth, definitely fizzy as well.
O - This isnt surprisingly good, but it is decent, and has a unique twist of flavor to it. Good for summer months? Sure is, but this is more of a pale wheat or wit than anything.

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Photo of RobertColianni
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into my 40oz. Brandy Snifter.

A: Foggy, orange body with a decent head that dissipates into a lacy, spotty, white top layer surfing the liquid tightly. An absolute lace-bomb after the first few sips. Very pretty.

S: Scents of sweet orange with a dry, hop kick. Resinous.

T: Tastes as the ingredients suggest: Blood Orange.* Closer to room temperature, more or the sweet, tangy orange comes out.

M: Dry, bubbly soda, balanced out slightly by the smooth malt backbone.*

OVERALL: A very professional example of a pale ale, when at the right temperature. Enjoyable and subtle enough on the palate to drink multiple. Bonus points for staying try to style, however:

* - The qualities I placed an asterisk next to all really started to come together at the end of this session as the temperature got a little higher. Super Fuzz became all too close to a San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa, which I am not very fond of as it is too grainy and tends to be more like a very dry, fruit flavored seltzer water. As Super Fuzz started going from forty degrees closer to sixty degrees while writing my notes, this Pale Ale became less and less like a Pale and more like a Spritzer or, as mentioned, Italian Soda. I deducted points from Taste, Mouthfeel, and Overall because of this. Time duration for change was only about fifteen minutes.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass and light lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and orange citrus juice and citrus hops. Flavor of dry orange and mixed citrus and grassy hops, finishes with citrus rind, and residual grassy hop bitterness. Nondescript malt base. Light to medium bodied. An interesting citrusy pale ale that I liked, but wished there was a bit more flavorful malt body to balance the dry blood orange bitterness. I really like the Beers of the Apocalypse blood orange beer, but this one is not quite as balanced.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of kwa357
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a slight copper tint. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head that has a good level of retention. The head slowly fades over time to leave a great level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - The smell is big of a grainy like smell mixed with an orange citrus as well as a grapefruit hop like aroma. Mixed with these smells are some other lighter fruit aromas as well as a little bit of a grassy aroma.

Taste - The taste starts with an tangerine and bready flavor with a fair amount of graininess. The tangerine flavor remains, but seems to dry out as the flavor continues growing much less sweet and more bitter as the flavor advances. One of the reasons the flavor bitters and dries as it advances is that a grapefruit hop flavor begins developing more toward the middle of the taste. This grapefruit hop grows stronger till the end of the taste, mixing with a more grainy flavor as well as some notes of a grassy and herbal nature to leave a drier hopped citrus and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel -The body of the beer is light with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are very fitting for the tangerine and grainy flavors of the brew producing a refreshing beer overall.

Overall – This was an interesting one, as it was much more bitter and hoppy then I was originally expecting. I was expecting a wit like brew and got something of a wit-IPA blend. While it was not what I was expecting, it was rather tasty and is well worth a try if you get the chance.

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Photo of SeaAle
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of harrymel
2.12/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

ABV 5.4%
Bottled: unk

Hazy apricot color with a solid, fine white quilt. Smells like blood orange juice, a little gym sock, some clipped and dried grass with a touch of resin. Taste is like grain, some blood orange, standard orange pith and some bitterness. Maybe a touch of acidic vomit, but more the aftertaste than the actual taste. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a slightly wet finish. Meh, not very good.

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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54.6% out of 100 with 864 ratings
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