Monday 11 April 2022

Dainton Beer - Blood Orange NEIPA - Beer Review

Review Date: 1/4/2022
Brewery Name: Dainton Beer (Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia)
Beer Name: Blood Orange NEIPA

"Bursting into life with juicy hops, enhanced by the addition of real blood oranges! Bold and Citrusy with a subtly smooth finish. Juicy, Hoppy, Hazy fun!

Dainton Beer - Blood Orange NEIPA Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 6.0% (High)

Label/Design: 9/10

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: IPA

Malts/Adjuncts: Unknown

Hops: Unknown

IBU's: 29


Colour: Straw


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None

Dainton Blood Orange NEIPA in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 8/10

Overall Impression: 9/10


Another absolute hop bomb from Dainton. Very similar in many ways to our recently reviewed Jungle Juice - the Blood Orange NEIPA hosts plenty of tropical and citrus fruit flavours - along with a subtle twist from actual blood oranges. Adding real fruit to beers can be tricky and sometimes less is more. Thankfully, Dainton have done an excellent job here, with the blood orange additions being relatively subdued, well balanced and matched with the hops. 

We've got a super hazy straw coloured hue providing a fairly neutral malt base to let the hops shine and do their thing. This all makes for a refreshing taste with a medium dry finish. Plenty of palate carbonation to accentuate the relatively low bitterness of 29 IBU's - the perceived bitterness certainly seemed a little higher than this to us.

Personally we prefer the Jungle Juice but this ones still a cracker nonetheless.

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