Citradelic Tangerine IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Citradelic Tangerine IPACitradelic Tangerine IPA
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Citradelic Tangerine IPACitradelic Tangerine IPA

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews: 384 | Ratings: 1,879
Photo of omahawk
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very mellow IPA. It’s a beautiful pour - golden, clear, large head that disappeared into strong lacing. Aroma is citrus and not much else. Taste is citrus and light crackers malt. In think the tangerine peel overpowers the tropical flavors of the Citra hops. I’d like more balance between the two. Overall, this is more of a standard “pale ale” and a good drinking beer.

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Photo of RockHop
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden orange with a huge head that lingers, and incredible lacing for an IPA. Flavor is straight citrus, tangerine and a mild bitter finish that seems just right. Probably the best citrus IPA I have found. Very easy and pleasant to drink with a meal or on it’s own.

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Photo of SB2017
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very mild on the citrus, but a very warm and easy to drink IPA. I'd love more distinct tangerine flavor, and a lot of the citrusy flavor comes from the hops. I only get tangerine on the aftertaste and it's as much pith as fruit in character. These are my only reservations, otherwise it is a solid beer that I'd love to pound down in the summer.

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Photo of RoadLizard
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice coper orange color and gives a moderate head that laces down as you drink it. Mouthfeel is a little creamy and not overly carbonated. Initial flavors of citrus, some pine and grapefruit are followed by a hint of sweetness keeping everything in check. This is a balanced beer and never tastes too bitter at all. I like it! The alcohol content is manageable too so you can have a few of these and still function. For those that like this style I can recommened it easily. They did a good job with this beer and Id buy it again.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into tulip. Best buy date of 12/23/18.
Look is clear orange. Nose is Citrus and hops. Taste is citrus, hop, tangerine and a little malt. Feel is light. Overall an easy and pleasurable drink. Would drink again but probably not seek out.

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Photo of VoodooBear
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with an "enjoy by" date printed on the label. Served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: It develops a one and a half finger head that stays around for a while and leaves little lacing. It's a slightly hazy, gold color.

Smell: The aroma is strong and hoppy. There's fresh grapefruit, orange, tangerine, citrus peel and that's pretty much it.

Taste: It has a very balanced flavor profile with a hoppy, grapefruit and tangerine character at the beginning and a malty sweetness towards the end that's quite pleasant as it keeps the bitterness in check.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy and light bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Just as advertised, the tangerine is quite present in both the aroma and the flavor. A nice, fruity and balanced IPA that presents a strong hop presence without being overly bitter.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first citrus pronounced beers I have ever tasted. It stays well balanced and does not try to over do in any category, I feel like Sidecar is the better option for this one but this can still match up in the flavor category.

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Photo of MaddenDalyBrokaw
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear Amber pour with modest head. Aromas of malt and tangerine, no surprise there, but it's pretty modest. Tastes come in waves, malt then citrus then trailing piny bitterness. I was somewhat meh on this beer when I first started drinking, but am now starting to think this is the perfect summer beer.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.12/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can, dated 10/21/18. Pours hazy copper gold with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is chemical fruits and caramel malt.

The flavor is sweet biscuit malt with some sugary artificial fruit and a bitter finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

Overall, not so good.

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Photo of PMakowski
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Mostly clear, golden color with thick foam head, good lacing on glass
Smell - Strong tangerine aroma as if you freshly sliced one. Not much else there. Fairly sweet.
Taste - Wow quite an attack of orange on the palate. Not quite orange juice, but the tangerine flavor is overtaking anything else. Hop bitterness only comes in at the very end and in aftertaste but this isn't really bitter. Some malt to balance but i don't want more malt, the only problem i have is too strongly tangerine flavored. Just a bit too much. Carbonation medium. Fairly drinkable for an IPA but its not a flavor profile i want more than one of. The more i drink it the more it reminds me of a citronella candle....

Overall, quite interesting, never had one of these before. Not for me but that being said enjoyable and a decent product.
Grade is B+

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Photo of joedvegas
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium haze and amber in color. Nice clingy head that dissolves relatively quickly. Strong on the nose with tangerine, pineapple, lemon and pomegranate. Underwhelming on the palate. Malty base on the front palate with slight hints of pineapple, tangerine and melon on the back. Light to medium feel, with a nice palate coating finish. Nice summer beer that you can slam.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass

L---Clear. Golden color with an orange tinge. Thin head with no staying power. Left good lacing.

S---Sweet. Obviously tangerine. Other citrus notes as well.

T---Um...tangerine. Truth in advertising. Almost no bitterness, but some hops are there at the end.

F---Wet & Juicy. Nicely carbonated, even if the head was practically nothing.

O---A cold couple of these would make a warm day enjoyable. A very nice beer, even if not really what I think of when I think of IPAs.

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Photo of IronLover
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden orange in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short creamy white foam that reduced to a soapy cap with medium low retention. Medium malt aroma with medium tangerine and orange juice aromas and medium light earthy, citrus notes. Medium light bodied with medium carbonation that has a light acidic feel. Solid malt flavor with light caramel notes followed by orange and tangerine juice flavors. Light citrus hop flavors lead to medium, acidic, hop bitterness through the middle. Citrus juice flavors return on the back end. Finished semi-dryly with an orange juice like aftertaste. Balance is more like a pale ale than an ipa. Citrus juice flavors are the highlight and are well tempered by the malt character. Easy drinking and tasty.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smells of citrus: tangerine, grapefruit, orange. Similar in taste. The hoppy bitterness is in the aftertaste, which allows a nice light, refreshing start balanced by the later pungency.

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Photo of nsarafolean
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light gold in color, very clear. Decent lacing. Incredible citrus aroma, the tangerine is very prominent and almost intoxicating. Taste is definitely citrus forward, with a nice burst of hops at the end. A very slight, interesting hint of nuttiness is in there too. Nice carbonation, good for summer drinking.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Beer is a clear to opaque gold color with a 1/4' white head. Smell is hops, citrus, and other faint fruits mostly. Taste is citrus and hops, but very easy to drink and well balanced. Hops come out more at the end of the mouthful, but beer is well carbonated, and light feeling with a citrus aftertaste, and is refreshing overall.

This is a great beer to drink in the summertime, and is light enough to be enjoyed at anytime. Beer can be sessionable, and is reasonably priced at $13-$17 a 12-pack. This is a great summer beer overall. Recommended.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks like a nice beer. Smells nice with the tangerine and citrus aroma. Tastes nice with the tangerine and citrus. A touch of hoppiness and sweetness that’s real easy to drink. Overall this works really nice on a hot Texas afternoon. Might make session beer and the ladies should like it. On draft at BJ’s Brewhouse.

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Photo of mynie
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cute name, reasonable price.

Pours bright and filtered yellow with a decent white head.

Smells much more like fruit additive than citra hops: tangerine, some light generic fruit. It's pleasant, but a little one-dimensional.

Tastes like it smells: fruity and citrusy and wonderfully smooth, with a creamy back end and a kiss o' the hops on finish, just enough to remind you that you're drinking beer instead of juice.

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Photo of dankabier1
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours pale amber with nice lacy head. Aroma is citrus and herbal hops. The taste is underwhelming. Mild hoppy and citrus not as hoppy as one would imagine. Nice carbonation mild sweet finish

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Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours four finger white head, ton of lace that stays forever. Crystal clear pale amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit/tangerine nose and taste is light grapefruit and light tart tangerine. Part of $9.99 mixed 6-pack, 12oz bottle from Shaw's Supermarket Concord, NH.

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Photo of Jmohring
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear orange/yellow. White head
S: Very much of dried hops, grass, sweet orange citrus
T: Surprisingly mild hops, some tangerine as advertised, slight sweetness, balanced
F: "Bright" foamy carbonation, medium/light body.
O: I've never had an IPA that has such a mild hop flavor, but man is it good. There aren't any overpowering flavors, although the tangerine is barely there. One of my new favorites.

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Photo of Grace777
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Got what I expected out of this New Belgium product. I’m not a fan of Fat Tire, and it seems to me that all of the New Belgium products start with that fat tire base. Not enough hops for an IPA, and I expected more Citrus punch. After you’ve had GFJ and zombie dust, you really shouldn’t expect much out of the mass produced product like this.

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Photo of coolee
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fairly balanced IPA with an up-front Pine Citrus nose this beer contains more than only hops what is a good thing not Firestone class but decent and balanced I can drink one every day

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Photo of emyers
3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

Slightly hazy light golden color, thick white head

Nose: Citrus and grassy/herbal hops. Somewhat underwhelming

Taste: similar to the nose, the hops are pretty muted. Biscuity malt finish.

Medium-bodied, finishes a tad sweet

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Photo of Tone
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong tangerine, slight sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight bitterness. Tastes of strong tangerine, slight sweet malt, hint of New Belgium yeasty earthiness, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, but overpowering tangerine, and lacking complexity.

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Citradelic Tangerine IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,879 ratings