Tangerine IPA | Potosi Brewing Company

Tangerine IPATangerine IPA
BA SCORE
3.69/5
103 Ratings
Tangerine IPATangerine IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
potosibrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by emerge077 on 08-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,682
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
103
pDev:
13.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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1.7/5  rDev -53.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Florida9
2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Old Fashion, Madison.
Served in a standard pint glass. Virtually no head and what is there dissipates to nothingness fairly quickly. No lacing. Aroma is... Tangerine. But it's a fermented tangerine, not the fresh juicy tangerine. And orange zest. First taste is brutal. Pure tangerine zest and citrus oils. Brutally pungent with intense citrus oils. But the pungent astringency wears on the taste buds and eventually you're able to pick up more than just orange zest. Tart, slightly acidic, orange, some mild pale malts. Bile. Lighter bodied, tart, moderately bitter, but its more of an astringency than a bitterness.
In the end this tastes like a blend of beer and orange juice. Not for me.

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2.89/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vande
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a four-pack of pint cans at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Wausau. No production date is visible. Poured right from the fridge into a nonic pint glass.

L: Pours a bright orange blossom honey amber with about an inch-and-a-half of off-white head marked by large, quickly-dissipating bubbles. There's moderate lacing left on the glass. Quite clear, with minimal, lazy visible carbonation.

S: The aroma from the first pour is a little overwhelming, with a very strong canned (meaning not fresh and with some definite metallic notes) orange juice. This settles down pretty well after a bit: there's still a considerable orange/tangerine juice presence, but this works much better against some nice pine hop notes. The malt presence is bread-like, and there are some sour/herbal/earthy notes going on, as well.

T: Bread-like malts up front--sourdough-esque. A lot of sweetness coming in right away, perhaps some from the malts but the majority of it from what must be the tangerine fruit juice. The tangerine juice doesn't have a fresh flavor--definitely more like getting it from a can. The middle introduces some pine and grassy hop flavors, along with a bit of earthiness. There's still a good bit of sweet tangerine coming through here and into the back end. The close has a bit more of the malt and the pine hop shining through. There's a good bit of citric astringency at the finish, but there isn't much in the way of lingering hop bitterness. A slight bit of metallic notes on the close, as well.

F: On the lighter side of medium-bodied, this one has some creaminess to it aided by a good level of carbonation. There's a bit of syrupy quality likely owing to the fruit juice. A bit astringent and tart, but not particularly bitter.

O: I really wanted to like this beer: I'm a fan of Potosi's Snake Hollow IPA and their business philosophy (all profits going to charity). However, this one has too much sweetness and not a fresh enough juice quality to make it something that I'd recommend. It's possible that I got an old pack, so I will try again and update my review.

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Photo of Ottoj55
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Copper color, nice white head, great lacing. Hop aroma is strong, tangerine not as forward. Strong hop flavor with very subtle tangerine flavor (found stronger tangerine flavor in warmer glasses). Medium body with a bit of a cloying finish.

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3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16oz tallboy, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a darker copper body, two finger white head with nice retention, a bit of splotchy lacing. Smells of dank oranges and citrus; non-descript caramel sweetness. Fairly simple, but not bad. Flavour is not quite so interesting, unfortunately- a decent bit of a metallic flavour overshadows a hefty tangerine/orange presence; it's almost to the point where it's more of a fruit beer than an IPA. Fairly bitter orange rind presence. Mouthfeel is thinner bodied, quite bitter, good carbonation, dry with a bitter orange rind finish. Overall, it just didn't work for me; I think there was too much tangerine involved here that it essentially tasted like boozy metallic tangerine juice.

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3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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Tangerine IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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