On Sunday, the other half and I headed to Tarrytown to see Ingrid Michaelson play at the Tarrytown Music Hall. I love seeing here live and we stopped at the Tarry Tavern for dinner. They had a few interesting selections on tap and I went with this one. Let’s see how it went.
Style: American Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This beer is the liquid personification of the creativity that drives us as craft brewers here at GSB. Blood Orange Pale Ale starts with the finest quality malted barley and American hops. We then infuse the beer with blood oranges to add the bittersweet flavor that rounds out this remarkably well balanced pale ale.”
Random: I don’t understand the suggestive dancing on the Dora the Explorer float. It’s a bit creepy.
This beer poured with a two finger thick, white head that dissipated slowly. It left lots of lacing on the Dogfish Head glass. The body was a clear orange color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had light notes of blood orange with some complementary grassy hops. The taste had less blood orange notes than nose, which given how much I like blood oranges, was disappointing. After a few sips, it became a little bit stronger, but not as much as I wanted. It had grassy hops and lemon present, without any malt to speak of. The body was thin and watery with generous carbonation. It had long finish with blood orange notes. I was really excited to try the beer because I love anything blood orange flavored, but this was a letdown for me. On the positive side, it went down easily. If you like blood oranges, give it a try, but it’s not worth seeking out otherwise.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0