05-09-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

Orange Blossom Brewing Co., from Orlando, Florida, kicked it back “old school” with this typical rendition. Touting American classic IPA tradition, they stuck to the 4 C’s of hops: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus. It only seems fitting that we get a heavy dose of “C” from the citrus state. It may not be vitamin C in that aluminum can but it sure sounds close enough. The vintage radio, nestled within the artwork, triggers nostalgia of days bygone. No matter how much time passes, beer and music will always be an inseparable duo. What would the fantastically savage palettes of our BeerVibe panel capture?

Back in the Day

India Pale Ale

6.4% ABV

These are our thoughts.

The Pour: Beautiful, poured nicely with soft white foam.

Ms. Hopologist: “Superb!”

Once Upon a German: “Froth stays for a while.”

Mr. Del La Beer: “Holds its head up.”

Score: 3.6/5


The Smell: Impacting floral hoppy smell with mild malt nose.

Ms. Hopologist: “Bursts with fresh hoppiness.”

Once Upon a German: “Deep fresh aroma.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Pleasant smell.”

Score: 3.5/5


The Color: Rich amber copper.

Ms. Hopologist: “Typical pale amber.”

Once Upon a German: “Lovely.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Great hue.”

Score: 5/5


The Flavor: Sweet malt beginnings, balanced bitters later on.

Ms. Hopologist: “Flowing nuances of malt and hops, delicious.”

Once Upon a German: “Nice, even flavors, easy to drink.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Enjoyable drink.”

Score: 4.6/5


The Mouthfeel: Full bodied, lingers with a hoppy finish.

Ms. Hopologist: “Certainly a beer that sticks around.”

Once Upon a German: “Nice consistency.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Not watery, nice and smooth.”

Score: 4/5


Total Score: 4.1/5

Ending Comments

In keeping with ol’ school fashion, Orange Blossom used traditional ingredients to create a superb IPA. The Beervibe Crew, in keeping with ol’ school fashion, strives to stay true to their readers by tasting fantastic brews and delivering craft beer reviews. They also remind you that, although this is a great beer, you’ll still need your daily dose of C. The kind that comes in the plastic bottle. The one that’s pushed to the back of your medicine cabinet. Yes, that one.

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