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Cascade Tangerine Dream - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Tangerine DreamCascade Tangerine Dream

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 75
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
NW style sour ale aged in rum barrels for 20 months with tangerine zest, then blended with Cascase Apricot Ale.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-25-2013)
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Reviews by tectactoe:
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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Scot for opening this one up! It pours the color of semi-ripe, dingy tangerines; opaque and cloudy, as is the case for most Cascade beers (and I guess many wild ales in general). A fizzing head tops it off, the kind of head you'd get from a clear soda - crackling and fleeing within moments of being poured until the top of the orange brew is completely bare.

Pungent apricot notes fill the aroma with a mild onset of tangy orange that slowly creeps in, but never fully makes its way to center stage. Gushing, fleshy and very fruity in character; mildly tart on the nose with a bit of lactic acid, but not quite to the level of Cascade's Apricot ale. A touch of oak and cotton-ish funk on the back-end with a supreme, boozy character that starts to tingle after a few solid whiffs.

Although still very nice, the taste isn't quite as satisfying in the nose. Big apricot fruitiness up-front, mixed with quite a bit of booziness. Not the kind of boozy presence that you'd get from something like a huge imperial stout or barleywine, but large enough to feel just a little out of place in a sour ale. Apricot is the largest fruit component, with much, much lighter hints of orange and peach. Tangerine dream isn't as tangerine-centric as the name would imply.

A slight bit of that wet-blanket, cotton-like funk appears in the end, along with some floral hints... I would assume the hops were dried out for this ale, so I'm not sure where those floral notes are coming from, but it's a nice touch. More rum warmth in the back-end that lingers in the back of the throat for the while. Crackling, snappy mouth feel; medium bodied, relatively large for the style with good heft and a nice creaminess in the latter half.

Tangerine Dream didn't succeed quite like I wanted it to, although it was still tasty. Think of it like a much boozier, less acidic Apricot Ale with a tiny bit of orange (tangerine) thrown in. In that case, I'll just take the Apricot ale and live with the stomach ulcer. Unique, but probably on the lower end of things I've had from Cascade. I guess they've impressed me so much with other offerings that I expect nothing but the best, every time.

tectactoe, Sep 26, 2013
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A - Translucent bright orange colour with two fingers of cream coloured head.

S - Toffee, dark caramel, dark fruit and spice flavours are present from the base beer (quad) with a sourness, oak and tangerine aromas also present.

T - Follows the nose. The base beer flavours show up at first with sweet caramel & toffee notes coming through. Spice, oak and a sourness enter mid-palate with apricot and tangerine notes in the finish. The apricot is fresh and juicy. A magnificent mix of the base beer, rum barrel, sour and fruit notes in this beer.

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Cascade Tangerine Dream from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.