Citradelic Tangerine IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Citradelic Tangerine IPACitradelic Tangerine IPA
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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 10.44%
Ratings:
1,931
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 13, 2021
Added:
Oct 28, 2015
Wants:
  49
Gots:
  829
SCORE
86
Very Good
Citradelic Tangerine IPACitradelic Tangerine IPA
Notes: Tune in and hop out with New Belgium Citradelic. Set adrift on a kaleidoscopic wave of hoppiness brought to you by a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine peel, which elevates each sip onto a plane of pure tropical, fruity pleasure. Citradelic’s namesake hop and fruit combine to jam with visions of additional hops like citrusy Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azzaca, and fruity Galaxy for a colorful explosion that’s grounded by just a touch of malty sweetness. Bored by the status quo? Expand your palate with a pour of Citradelic.
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3.08 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Aug 03, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml can, as New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA, from Vinmonopolet Verksgt., Stavanger. Also available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%. Deep golden to orange colour, large white head. Strong and pleasant aroma of tangerine and fruity hops. Fairly sweet flavour with fruity / citrussy notes, also hints of pine needles.

Mar 19, 2021
 
4.64 by Dimpi from Massachusetts on Feb 15, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3/14/16:
Clear, bright orange/amber hue, tangerine-y, for sure. Slim white head.

Citrus-y hop notes bust out of the nose. Bright and fruity, nice and bitter.

In the mouth: dry, bitter, and juicy all in and / or around the same time. Light bodied, easy going down, long-lasting bitterness. It's a good ol', no-fuss, good-drinkin' IPA. Good beer, you can drink it. That is all.

Feb 04, 2021
 
4.41 by Callipygea from North Dakota on Jan 22, 2021
 
3.77 by Keananmichael5 from California on Dec 28, 2020
 
4.32 by jxl from North Carolina on Oct 30, 2020
 
3 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia on Sep 09, 2020
 
3.5 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Sep 05, 2020
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3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by GStone899 from Minnesota

Calling this an IPA is a stretch. More of a pale ale taste as it's not bitter at all. It's a nice summer beer tho. Could use more tangerine tho. enjoy the carbonation.

Sep 05, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Clear amber. Low carbonation. Color doesn't seem quite right.

S: Lots of tangerine, juice and peel.

T: Barely any hops. The tangerine masks most of the flavor. The hops are a touch earthy. A bit herbal, and spicy. Tastes okay if you enjoy tangerine.

F: Clean finish. Light flavor.

O: I feel like I'd rather squeeze tangerine juice into a real IPA.

Aug 20, 2020
 
3.84 by TomBanahan from Kentucky on Aug 14, 2020
 
4 by mpenske from California on Aug 10, 2020
 
4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
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3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz can a friend left at the house

Nothing special about how it looks, but New Belgium beers always look great so I kinda take it for granted. It smells like orange peel, almost artificial how juicy and in-your-face the orange seems. The hops add some funk to the background of the scent. It tastes okay, the orange in the nose is muted but very much there, otherwise it's thin on flavor and character

Much better aromatics than actual taste. My burps taste better than the beer! If that doesn't tell you something's wrong..

Aug 02, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KLHBB from Arkansas

Clear bright gold with a fluffy head. Lots of rising bubbles. Tangerine smell, taste of tangerine (or orange) peel, mild hops, fresh and bright feel, very perfect for summer time.

Jul 22, 2020
 
4.16 by jchanley from Illinois on Jul 11, 2020
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by davidward from Florida

A nice tangy IPA. A good summer beer with some punch.

Jul 07, 2020
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3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by maxpower from Missouri

12 oz can pours a hazy orange color with a lasing head. Tropical fruit aromas that smell fresh. Tangerine, grapefruit flavors leaving me another sip. An OK summer time IPA.

Jul 04, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. 19 JUL 2020 printed on bottom of can, so this has another month left in it. Picked up from the grocery store as part of a $10 sixer mixer.

Appearance - Pours 1-2 finger white soapy head with good retention and weak stick. Cloudy tangerine body. Well, it's certainly unique, so it gets points for that. 4.5

Smell - Tangerine. Go figure. But real tangerine, not some weird artificial version. Undertones of grass. Fresh and refreshing. 5

Taste - Grassy hop up front but the sharpness is taken away by the round, sweet tangerine character. 4

Mouthfeel - Plenty of soft, frothy effervescence when given even the slightest of swirls. Unfortunately, a little too astringent. 3

Overall - Would have been much better if not for the very pronounced astringent character that ruins an otherwise pretty enjoyable beer. 3.75

Jun 11, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear, bright gold appearance with a large white head and very good lacing. Orange (cannot tell the aromatic difference between a plain ole orange and a tangerine unless they were side-by-side) and pine prevail in the aroma. Citrus is more dominant as the flavor develops and is rounded out by the notes of tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel leading to an average length finish.

Jun 07, 2020
 
3.26 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Jun 05, 2020
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3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by hoppydanknessOG from North Carolina

I have been eyeing this beer for some time. I saw the label and I figured it had to be dank. I bought a six pack of cans from the local grocery store. It was 10.99 which is about typical around here in NC. Smell is fruity but not like a fresh orange but like the juice mandarin oranges are packed in when they can them. There is a ton of carbonation but it's silky and gorgeous, not too aggressive like an NA beer, which cuts through my stomach like a buzz saw. I was suprised by the taste, this isn't a dank, punch-in-the-face, hop forward IPA like I had hoped. This is more of a drinkable summer beer like a shandy or something. You get the mandarine orange or something like it on the initial taste. Then, as you swallow you get just the slightest whisper of hops to justify it being called an IPA. I was very suprised. I could drink a whole six pack of these and not even blink. They go down real smooth. Well done, New Belgium! Not bad.

May 07, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

Look: Slightly hazy amber, cream-colored head with good lacing.
Smell: Tons of tangerine/orange. Pineapple, juicy peach, hint of coconut. Some herbal hop aroma.
Taste: Orange with some other tropical fruit. Broad sweetness and herbal hop bitterness. Lingering orange aftertaste. Simple and delicious.
Feel: Medium-bodied, fizzy.
Overall: A really enjoyable beer with just the right amount of orange.

Apr 21, 2020
 
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 13, 2020
 
3.89 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio on Apr 12, 2020
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3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by GarrettB from Colorado

February 17th, 2016 - Coming in a little early for Spring drinking, the NB Citradelic is a bright and sunny beer with lots of pearls of carbonation on the side of the glass, and a light, obscuring haze. The aroma is light and springy with a touch of tangerine on the nose, followed by a light spritz of peach and nectarine. Although these are light notes, the aroma has a depth and heaviness to it like orange. That carbonation is intense in the flavor too, buzzing all the way to the aftertaste like Perrier water, bubbles colliding and coalescing at the top of my mouth. Here, the flavor is somewhat softer and has a slight citrus astringency but from the hops, giving it a pithy and gin like herbal freshness.

Apr 07, 2020
 
4.26 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas on Mar 30, 2020
 
3.59 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jan 29, 2020
 
3.18 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Jan 13, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

On draft poured into a pint glass.
Appears hazy orange. Nice white head that dropped quickly. Light lacing.
Smells citrusy.
Tastes light malt, citrusy, orange.
Mouth feel is light medium.
Overall, yes I would drink again. It's a good example of a citric IPA.

Jan 04, 2020
 
3.75 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
 
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3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a medium to light, clear orange color with a milky white head. SRM of 9. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas of tangerine, orange, pineapple, guava. Extremely tropical. Some flower. It's just huge aromas of orange flower. (3.50)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose with orange, tangerine, grapefruit, orange juice. But then it falls flat without a finish. Not bitter. Not really any malts. (3.25)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Low-carbonation. Leaves a lingering orange flavor on the palate. (3.25)

Overall: It's definitely a tangerine-type IPA. Flat on flavor and lighter body. Not really my style. It's fruity, but otherwise an unimpressive IPA, that reminds me of a fruity near-shandy beer. Not what most IPA drinkers are looking for. East or West-coast, this one is unimpressive. (Final Rating: 3.29)

Nov 02, 2019
 
3.5 by safaricook from Netherlands on Oct 07, 2019
 
3.82 by haikiba from Arizona on Sep 30, 2019
 
3.07 by charlie2018 from Texas on Sep 20, 2019
 
3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts on Aug 30, 2019
Citradelic Tangerine IPA from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1931 ratings