Citradelic Tangerine IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Citradelic Tangerine IPACitradelic Tangerine IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tangerine IPA brewed with Citra hops, orange peel and orange.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,669
Reviews:
344
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
704
For Trade:
1
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Photo of ChipChaight
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citrusy tangerine hop candy

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Photo of wpreynolds
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmh21
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djl1983
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kkeyz08330
1.24/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

My step-son brought this over as part of a sample pack, so I was obliged to give it a go. Other New Belgium beers I've tried have been passable, despite tasting a little watery, and citradelic looked appealing in a glass, but the herbal hints in this AIPA are from coriander, the seed of the cilantro plant. I'm one of the one in seven lucky people who genetically perceive the taste of cilantro as soap, so the aroma and finish were very similar to drinking carbonated dish soap. I actually found and registered an account at beer advocate to warn the unsuspecting beer drinking public; if you can't tolerate the taste of cilantro, stay far far away from this beer.

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Photo of Skillet
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paoloboston
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frankyshuteye
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at McGillicuddy’s, Five Corners, Essex Junction, VT. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-dark copper color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white foamy head that dissipated at a moderate pace. Light lace. The aroma had some super sweet tangerine pulp up front then some citrus and herbal quality underneath. The flavor had some bitterness backing up the sweet tangerine pulp hitting the citrus and herbal sweetness. Light candy taste. Once again, another New Belgium beer wanting to separate in this taste. Leans towards the sweet side in the aftertaste and flowing right on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Low carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, in a world full of AIPA’s, this one leans towards a candy sweetness that I think many would not like. Me, I didn’t mind it.

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Photo of FLima
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thin head.
Aroma with lots of mandarin, some pine, passion fruit and bread.
Flavor with predominant notes of mandarin, pine, American yeast and some spices. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering citrusy.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
I found this as pleasant as it can be. Lovely assertive citrusy American IPA, hard not to like it. Not complex, but sure does a nice trick.

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Photo of Elneely88
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pseuderity
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of widmerj1
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaryR
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a taste awakener...different and citrusey...but I actually like it.

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winzlow
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

No need to mention all of the stuff already mentioned 100 times - blah blah...fancy glass...blah blah...lacing...blah blah. Just like having your dessert first - I'll jump right to the summary:
Good stuff if you like citrus IPAs - and I do. Great flavor and the 6% makes for a good drinker on a hot day. This has been in regular rotation since I first found it. NB does it again!

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Photo of digboy
3.07/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle about 6 weeks old

Pours a clear gold-orange color. 1 finger bone-white head that settles down by a half.

Aroma smells strong of sweet citrus like tangerines and grapefruit.

Taste is a little thin but the fruit flavor comes through over a light bready malt.
This beer is very light on malt and so is a bit watery. A mild bitterness creeps in at the end but there is not much definition going on here.

I feel like this is a one trick pony with the tangerine but not much effort was put into the rest of it. I'm not expecting a big malt or hop experience but there is not much depth to this brew at all.

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Photo of arr3388
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nosquatch
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This might be my new favorite beer for the summer (partially because it's pretty easy to find, it mostly because it's good). Not overwhelmingly sweet, but nicely balanced. Goes well with spicy food if you're into that. Had some with my special recipe wings and it kicked ass.

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Citradelic Tangerine IPA from New Belgium Brewing
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