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Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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3.71/5
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880 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:
#27,855
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
880
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
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28
Gots:
220
Trade:
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Ratings: 880 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of keithmurray
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - cloude, hazy orange color with fluffy white head

Smell - smell of nectarine is all I can detect, a bit one- note, but it is pleasant

Taste - citrus, led by flavor of orange peel, flavors linger on the palate nicely in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet upfront, bitterness on the finish, flavors do linger nicely

Overall - a well done brew that would be nice for those hot summer days when you need some refreshment

Price point - $1.99/ 12 oz. single

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Photo of jamisonspitzer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of gshackles
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Preiliboy
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a interesting one .
This smell is very distinct it smells like blood...with some orange and hops. Very odd
Now as I try it I am surprised that it tastes pretty good but is not great. It tastes like an over ripe orange tastes coppery and bloody. The burp from this is like burping iron.
But it isnt too bad for someone who likes this style. The beer looks cool with lots of lacing being left on the glass. Go try it by one and see how u like it I think only some will truely like this maybe the vampires lol.

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Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jahbulon
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Thirsty's in York -part of a mix-a-six enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

The color is light amber/golden with light haze and thick white head of 2 plus fingers with average bead lace sticks in spots and retention is very good. The smell has a slight herbal scent with dominant citrus and light grain in the aroma with mild tinge of floral hops with gentle yeast ester. The feel is great with moderate bitterness and low astringency for the style with mild sweetness and slight creamy body with medium texture on the palate and moderate carbonation with a semi-dry finish.

The taste is very tea-like with slight orange rind and mild herbal aspect with a good malt flavor and yeast gives a tangy accent to the hops and subtle orange rind in the taste. The flavor of the hops adds a bitter profile befitting the style with slight spice accent and light grass which is pleasant and not overdone. The taste is mostly citrus from the hops with light tropical accent which fits the label of blood orange which is mildly sweet in the peripheral flavor yet the hops have enough umph and there is a mild acidity which is balanced by the pale malt flavors. Overall a very tasty beer, smooth and drinkable with a nice amount of complexity considering the moderate alcohol which is not evident in the taste. I like the freshness and balance -I could handle several of these -worth trying for sure

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kuhndog
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

2 x on-tap, nickerson street saloon

shaker pints - hazy orange body with a healthy white foam. Expertly described as "better than blue moon, but similar". It actually did remind me a little of Oberon, less the whole what thing. Lots of flavor and pulpy sweetness from the blood orange, crackery malt, lemon peel. Quenched my thirst - even went back for another. Probably the first elysian beer I have drank in 6+ months.

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Photo of Sovietfox
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Zimm
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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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 880 ratings
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