Elysian Su­per Fuzz Pale Ale

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Fruit Pale Ale & Ipa -

ABV: 5.4% | IBUS: 45 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“A mind-bend­ing whirl of the aro­mas and fla­vors of blood orange and North­west hops.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “In­tense can­died orange aroma, with a touch of lemon. The crys­tal malt sweet­ness gives it a Juicy Fruit gum sweet­ness. Raw wort foun­da­tion, which smells more like a brew ket­tle than a fin­ished beer. Citrus hops, notes of pine, and flo­ral per­fume.” Fla­vor: “The orange char­ac­ter is pro­nounced up front but quickly fades behind a pithy bit­ter­ness and a touch of malt sweet­ness and be­comes a fruity citrus with the swal­low. Sim­ple and es­tery with hints of cherry and ba­nana and just a touch of caramel malt sweet­ness. Woody, earthy, and herbal hops lend a note of bit­ter­ness that’s not over­whelm­ing. Light on car­bon­a­tion and body, and a del­i­cate fla­vor pro­file over­all.” Over­all: “An in­ter­est­ing use of blood orange that works great in the aroma but clashes slightly with the base beer and hops in the fla­vor. It’s fruity and bit­ter, and the body needs more to it to sup­port the bit­ter­ness.”

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