SPACE Bloody Orange Craft Cider By ACE California Cider Company

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SPACE Bloody Orange Craft Cider By ACE California Cider Company is a 6.9% ABV Hard Apple Cider brewed with Blood Oranges

Label:
At a cantina on a star in a planetary system far far away, the surviving beautiful sister, takes a hit on a hookah pipe and listens for incider information… Who makes the best cider in the Universe?

SPACE it is out of this World!
“Brea”
==Introduction==

I first tried this cider back when I went to the Great Society Cidery in Long Beach, California. In remember that was one of the best ciders I have ever in a while. So I went to visit the CraftBeerKings.com in El Monte, California and there it was. The SPACE CIDER! No questions asked, I jumped to the occasion and brought this one home since I felt it was a cider duty to share this one with the world.

Aromas:
Oranges, citrus, blood oranges, grapefruit, vanilla, Wild flower honey, honey blossom flowers, stone fruit apricots, sour apples, pineapple, passion and dragon fruit.

Flavors:
Blood Oranges, Honey blossom flowers, Wild flower honey, grapefruits, tangerine gummies, pineapple hints, dragon fruit hints, passion fruit hints, orange peels, grapefruit peel, coriander spice, sour green apples, cane sugar, kumquats and mild tart apricots.

Aftertaste:
Finishes tart and dry with flavors apples, honey, blood oranges, tart grapefruit, waffle cone, and cane sugar. No alcohol in the taste, unfiltered hazy pink grapefruit colored body, crisp, clean and refreshing mouthfeel and easy to drink.

Overall:
A perfect cider. There was no doubt in my mind since that first time I tried this cider that I would have to bring it to the site. Ace makes great ciders and I have worked to try to make my ciders just as great but one using actual blood orange pulp gives me ideas to try out with future ciders for sure. Regardless, getting this one more commonly would be something I would love to see. If you love ciders, this would be great to pick up. I highly recommend this one!
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Anime Corner:
Lalaco GodSpeed from Space Patrol Luluco was used in this pairing as she pairs well with being a Space Pirate, red and orange to fit with the color, ingredients and flavors of the beer. While is somewhat evil (orange bitterness), she cares for her family and would do anything for them as shown later on in the series (the sweetness of the apples and orange pulp). She is definitely one hot Milf that definitely fits with the cider and the story.

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2016 Stone RuinTen w/ Orange Peel & Vanilla Bean by Stone Brewing

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2016 Stone RuinTen w/ Orange Peel & Vanilla Bean by Stone Brewing is a 10.8% ABV Triple India Pale Ale brewed with Orange peel and vanilla beans

Label:
A mosh pit of hops, Orange Peel & Vanilla Bean.

This version of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA imagines orange peel and vanilla bean being caught moshing with the hardcore hop legend. Its original inspiration starts back with our decision to take the 2002 release of Stone Ruination IPA and make it into an even hoppier monstrosity in 2012 for its 10th Anniversary. Soon after its release, the nickname “RuinTen” began to circulate, and eventually stuck. No sooner did we sell out the special release that our fans began to clamor for more of this veritable hop monster, and from their noise the annual RuinTen release was born. Not being ones to not mess with a good thing, we decided to add two new ingredients to produce this modern-day mosh pit of hops: orange peel and vanilla bean. The result is a melee of flavor. Dive in, or watch from the seats. Your call. You’ll find us in the pit.

==Introduction==

Ruin Ten is an awesome brew ever since I bought the original Ruination so very long ago. Ruination, a tongue ruining bitter burning hoppy decimator that would last for more than 30 minutes. It was a staple for me and a true Golden Standard for the IPA style. Since the release of the original RuinTen, it had been upgraded to newer golden standard, this time, for double/triple IPAs. As newer IPAs were released and new hop strains, they had to evolve from the golden standard and so Ruination 2.0 came out. With this year’s RuinTen I am not sure if they based it off the original RuinTen which I believe should still be the original recipe. This year however, they made a twist by adding the Orange Peel and Vanilla. There was definitely no way I would miss putting this one to the site for such an awesome variant. Let’s take a look and see what this one is about. Cheers!

Aromas:
Tropical fruit mango, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, dragon fruit, kiwi, strawberry, Sweet oranges, lemon grass, honey, vanilla, citrus, grapefruit, piney, herbal, floral, and grassy hops, stone fruit peach, cane sugar, sweetened condensed milk, orange flan hints, tangerine spread and green tea.

Flavors:
Sweet oranges, honey, vanilla, citrus, grapefruit, piney, herbal, floral, and grassy hops, lemon grass, lemon peel, kumquats, persimmon, grape notes, lychees, tropical fruit mango, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, dragon fruit, kiwi, strawberry, rich tangerine gummies, butterscotch, caramel orange, stone fruit peach, cane sugar, sweetened condensed milk, orange flan hints, tangerine spread on toasted rye bread, biscuit bread, orange cream sickle, hazelnut hints, green tea and orange ice cream, orange cream pie and lavender.

Aftertaste:
Finishes dry with vanilla, sweetened condensed milk,citrus, caramel, orange creamsickle and piney hops. No alcohol in the taste, golden honey clear color, creamy, smooth, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel and easy to drink despite the ABV.

Overall:
Continuous ruination and sweetening of the tongue cause the craving for more. Smooth and exceptionally delicious, this brew was definitely a winner in my book. The subtle creaminess from the vanilla also adds a very nice complexity to mellow out the crazy hop burn. Some people may love this. I highly recommend this one without a doubt!

Anime Corner:
Ultimate evolution Hera from Puzzles and Dragons was used in this pairing as I wanted to find a character that would fit the colors of the new RuinTen evolution, the orange and vanilla, the gargoyle and the fact that I used the blue skinned Zabel Zarock/Lord Raptor female version from Dark stalkers. All of which represented Ruination to the now RuinTen with the oranges and vanilla.

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Pulp Addiction Juice Box Series “Blood Orange” by The Dudes brewing

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Pulp Addiction Juice Box Series “Blood Orange” by The Dudes brewing is a 6.5% ABV Amber Ale brewed with Madagascar vanilla beans, Ecuadorian cocoa nibs and Blood Orange Zest

Label:
Orange Whip? Orange Whip? 3 Orange Whips.
Here’s a brew that will “A Peel”to you! A tantalizing blend of cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and hand-zested California Blood Orange Flavors makes this dude semi-sweet yet silky smooth. Every sip is bursting with creamy, chocolaty, citrusy flavor – and at 6.5 percent alcohol by volume, it’s sure to get your blood pumping. Orange you glad you picked this up?

==Introduction==

Huzzah! At last, the sweet sweet nectar of chocolate orange delight has finally been canned. While I did want to do a review of this one for a very long time since it’s release on taps, I finally got some cans from Ramirez Liquor after I saw they had it canned. I remember this beer very well and while it is very delicious off of the tap and especially on nitro, I want to see how it fairs in cans as many who cannot make it to the Torrance California area but are able to pick up this one will want to know. So let’s take a look at this one shall we?

Aromas:
Oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, blood orange juice, tootsie rolls, bubblegum, Milk Chocolate, Orange Creamsicle, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, pecan pie notes, caramel,gummy bears, coriander spice, stone fruit peaches, earhy notes and honey.

Flavors:
Milk Chocolate, Orange Creamsicle, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, tangerine, oranges, pecan pie, bubble gum, tootsie rolls, rye bread, dark fruit hints, biscuit bread, stone fruit peach hints, grapefruit soda, blood orange juice, Sunny Delight citrus, earthy notes, toffee, honey, rainbow sherbet ice cream, candi sugar, orange marmalade, matured oranges and gummy bears.

Aftertaste:
Orange, chococolate, vanilla, earthy notes, caramel, biscuit bread, honey and grapefruit hops. No alcohol in the taste, Dark Amber light to medium body, creamy, silky, smooth and refreshing mouthfeel and easy to moderate drinkability.

Overall:
Love this beer! Perfect! I am glad I was finally able to bring this one here to the site for review. Not many breweries make a chocolate orange creamsicle beer, but the Dudes got this one on lockdown. I know the Bruery’s version is not available anymore but this one is no doubt the next best thing especially since it is chocolate orange flavored. Highly recommended to those that love orange creamsicles.

Anime Corner:
Nadia Cassel from Metal Slug was brought here for a first time review as I wanted to pair her colors and tenacity in the game to the beer. She pairs well with this one as her hair color and eyes go well with the beer label. The bubblegum she blows is similar to the orange drinking from the straw but also the bubblegum and tootsie roll flavors of the beer. Overall citrusy and sweet.

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Blood Orange Tangerine by Common Cider Company

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Blood Orange Tangerine by Common Cider Company is a 6.5% ABV Hard Cider made with Blood Oranges and Tangerines.

==Introduction==

Obtained this one from the local Bevmo shop but also saw this one at Total Wine. Trying things that are not beer sometimes can be pretty damn amazing. Craft ciders are really stepping their game up and going into the craft beer realm with different ingredients and flavors. So When I saw this cider made with Blood Orange and Tangerine, I really couldn’t help but be really tempted to try it. So here is my review for the first Cider I try from Common Cider Company. Cheers!

Aromas:
Apples, hints of oranges, orange peel, vanilla, mimosa hints, orange zest, coriander hints, lemon candy, cane sugar, lychee notes, sour green apples and some floral notes.

Flavors:
Rich Blood Oranges, Citrus, Tangerines, Orange peel, apricot hints, lemon zest, orange zest, coriander, lemon candy, cane sugar, lychee fruit, sour apples, red apples, chardonay, mimosa cocktail, wine hints, grapes and hints of granola.

Aftertaste:
Orange peel, tangerine candy, lemon peel, Apples, cane sugar and earthy notes. No alcohol in the taste, golden light body, crisp, clean and refreshing mouthfeel and easy to drink.

Overall:
A very good cider that really focuses more on the citrus side of things. It works really well with the whole aspect of being a cider. Meaning, even though this is an apple cider, the Orange and Tangerine goodness take over to showcase their flavors as being more a cider made with the oranges and tangerines more than they are of the apples. Very good cider and I would recommend it to those that love ciders.

Anime Corner:
This original character was used to complement the color of oranges, tangerines and blood oranges. Blood oranges in the sense that when I think of blood I think of evil or devious. So it works with the character looking like a little devil but the cuteness is the sweetness. The strength in the sword represents the bolder citrus flavor that really carries this cider through and through.

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Blood Orange Wit by Refuge Brewery

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Blood Orange Wit by Refuge Brewery is a 5%ABV Witbier brewed with Blood Oranges.

Label:
Without any doubt, the best things in life happen spontaneously, and this beer is no exception. Not having much experience with fresh blood oranges, we weren’t entirely sure what to do when one of our tasting room locals dropped off a couple of sacks from their harvest. We cut into them and discovered an orange unlike any variety we’d seen. They were dark in color, with huge aroma, and a semi-sweet yet slightly tart taste. So we took the fruit, peel and all, and threw it into a batch of Belgian Style Wit Ale. The Result is a bright and refreshing brew, perfect for any occasion, any time of the year.

==Introduction==

I obtained a single can of this from www.craftshack.com. It seems this beer sold out quick and maybe there is a reason. It is made with Blood Oranges after all, but maybe there is more to it. I have tried other Blood Orange beers like the Essence from Hangar 24 or the Dude’s Juice Box Series Blood Orange and those were damn awesome. I hope to review the Dude’s one soon but let us check this one out. I have had a minor fascination with blood oranges as unlike regular oranges, have a red pulp and juice that looks like blood but the skin is of a regular orange. The flavors are similar to oranges but there is a slight sweetness that is greater. So let us see how this one is. Cheers!

Aromas:
Belgian phenolic hints, honey, biscuit bread, rich blood oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemon peel, Banana cloves, honey, waffle cone, cane sugar, biscuit bread, tangerine preserves, white grapes, Curacao, peppercorns, floral, piney, herbal, and grassy hop notes, coriander spice, stone fruit peach and apricots, orange zest, and lemon candy.

Flavors:
Oranges, Blood Oranges, citrus, lemon candy, tangerines, Banana cloves, honey, waffle cone, cane sugar, biscuit bread, tangerine preserves, phenolic notes, orange zest, lemon peel, grapefruit, peppercorns, floral, piney, herbal, and grassy hop notes, coriander spice, white grape notes, Curacao citrus, lavender notes, apricot, peach notes and mild tart brettanomyces hints.

Aftertaste:
Rich citrus, Honey, biscuit bread, orange zest, blood orange juice, grassy, grapefruit and piney hint hops. No alcohol in the taste, crisp, refreshing, effervescent and bubbly mouthfeel, easy to drink, Hazy white pale honey medium body.

Overall:
A very delicious Witbier. For being pretty light, it is very flavorful and rich. I wish I had the opportunity to buy a pack of cans instead of just one can as this was very good. Unfortunately, craftshack only had one left. You get what you can I guess. I highly recommend this one since I will go back and get it if I can find it again. This is one of the truest summer beers out there. Very awesome indeed!

Anime Corner:
Shura Kirigakure from Blue Exorcist was used in this pairing since I wanted something that has to do with the colors of oranges and blood oranges. Essentially the reds and oranges coming from the fruit. Shura is an exorcist and by the definition of refuge, she is basically keeping your soul from harm by her need to fight off possessive demons. She is light and easy drink and best part, she loves beer just like many people do. Cheers!

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Blood & Honey by Revolver brewing

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Blood & Honey by Revolver brewing is a 7% ABV American Pale Wheat Ale brewed with Blood Orange peel, honey and spices.

Label:
An unfiltered deep-golden ale made with malted two-row barley and wheat. Finished with Blood Orange peel, Texas honey and a blend of spices.
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Straight out of Texas, this dual gunner beer was a generous donation by my friend Aaron Mendiola of www.beermetaldude.com. The name alone is enough to make me want to try it. Blood Oranges or beers with Blood Orange are a treat that doesn’t really come out often. While Blood Oranges themselves taste just like Oranges but look like bloody pulp, it is still intriguing as the mind tends to believe there is a possibility that it taste like something more. Like when giving a blind test people vanilla pudding with brown food coloring, they will say it taste like chocolate. The mind tends to add things. Anyway, aside from that, I am looking for to try this one and to see how it fares. Cheers!

Aromas:
Honey comb, caramel, toffee, grapefruit hints, citrus, biscuit bread, piloncillo sugar cone, maple hints, wheat, peach, mango, blood oranges, lemon zest, coriander spice, strawberry hints, banana yogurt and clove spice.

Flavors:
Honey comb, caramel, biscuit bread, bananas, clove spice, piloncillo, peach, mango hints, cinnamon, maple hints, grapefruit, blood oranges, lemon zest, coriander spice, herbal hop bitterness, wheat bread, strawberry hints and pumpkin hints.

Aftertaste:
Honey comb, peach, strawberry hints, lemon zest, blood orange peel, wheat bread and herbal hop bitterness. No alcohol in the taste. Crisp and refreshing. Medium drinkability, medium mouth feel with a hazy full body.

Overall:
This beer is very good. There is an underlying sweetness in the that is moderately complex which I really believe is attributed to the ingredients used in the beer. This is not the typical wheat ale and has a lot of interesting things going on here. While beer itself is not red, there is nothing left but the taste and aromas to decipher what it is truly like. I can definitively say I like this one and it is worth trying.

Anime Corner:
Revy from Black Lagoon was used in this pairing to go with the brewery’s dual wield label. The blood orange aspect of the beer pays tribute to the deadly but sweet aspect of who Revy. While cold hearted and ruthless as she is for killing, the honey comes into play to show that sweet side of her that is typically not a part of her. It more likely balances her character out in a way. The moon in the background picture also pairs with the name of the beer because Blood and Honey have been 2 different types of descriptions given to some of the moons colors depending on the year season. Revy’s orange aura also compliments the blood oranges as well.

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