Tangerine IPA | Potosi Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by emerge077 on 08-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of enelson
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KidDoc
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice slightly hazy deep Amber color with a decent head, good retention and nice sticky lacing. Nice aromas of citrus and fruit. The flavor started Ok but grew more cloying as the glass wore on. Started promising but the farther I went, the less enjoyable the beer got

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Photo of uwmgdman
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz pint glass poured into an imperial pint glass, the beer is a chill hazed bronze with a thick and clingy tan head.

The smell hits you as soon as you pour it into a glass. Big pine and citrus (both grapefruit and tangerine notes).

The beer leads with sweet tangerine upfront but quickly morphs into a resiny IPA backed with some cracker like malts. The tangerine is on display but never dominates the beer thanks to the hefty does of hops. It is a trifle sweeter than a normal IPA but it is tasty.

The mouth is decent and touch coating.

I like this one a lot, it's a great change of pace beer!

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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vande
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
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 BeerNDoggerel
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
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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Photo of Ri0
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 16oz can into snifter

A - Pours a pretty light orange/golden hazy color. Big white 2 finger head on my pour and a nice amount of thick lacing.

S - A very pleasant scent as I pour. Big sticky sweet tangerine, citrus and floral hops with a nice caramel malt aroma.

T - Big on the sweet tangerine and citrus fruit flavors. Middle has a sweet caramel malty, honey flavor to really smooth it out. Finish has just enough bitterness.

M - Nice carbonation. Leaves oily residue on the tongue and is sticky sweet with bitter finish.

O - This is a very authentic tangerine flavor and an easy drinking IPA. 16oz cans are the perfect vessel for this beer.

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Photo of donnie_vendetta
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superfriend
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poloplaya
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ShawnL
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atone315
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tangerine IPA from Potosi Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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