Cascade Tangerine Dream | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
NW style sour ale aged in rum barrels for 20 months with tangerine zest, then blended with Cascase Apricot Ale.

Added by John_M on 07-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
215
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
42.86%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 215
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Scot for opening this one up! It pours the color of semi-ripe, dingy tangerines; opaque and cloudy, as is the case for most Cascade beers (and I guess many wild ales in general). A fizzing head tops it off, the kind of head you'd get from a clear soda - crackling and fleeing within moments of being poured until the top of the orange brew is completely bare.

Pungent apricot notes fill the aroma with a mild onset of tangy orange that slowly creeps in, but never fully makes its way to center stage. Gushing, fleshy and very fruity in character; mildly tart on the nose with a bit of lactic acid, but not quite to the level of Cascade's Apricot ale. A touch of oak and cotton-ish funk on the back-end with a supreme, boozy character that starts to tingle after a few solid whiffs.

Although still very nice, the taste isn't quite as satisfying in the nose. Big apricot fruitiness up-front, mixed with quite a bit of booziness. Not the kind of boozy presence that you'd get from something like a huge imperial stout or barleywine, but large enough to feel just a little out of place in a sour ale. Apricot is the largest fruit component, with much, much lighter hints of orange and peach. Tangerine dream isn't as tangerine-centric as the name would imply.

A slight bit of that wet-blanket, cotton-like funk appears in the end, along with some floral hints... I would assume the hops were dried out for this ale, so I'm not sure where those floral notes are coming from, but it's a nice touch. More rum warmth in the back-end that lingers in the back of the throat for the while. Crackling, snappy mouth feel; medium bodied, relatively large for the style with good heft and a nice creaminess in the latter half.

Tangerine Dream didn't succeed quite like I wanted it to, although it was still tasty. Think of it like a much boozier, less acidic Apricot Ale with a tiny bit of orange (tangerine) thrown in. In that case, I'll just take the Apricot ale and live with the stomach ulcer. Unique, but probably on the lower end of things I've had from Cascade. I guess they've impressed me so much with other offerings that I expect nothing but the best, every time.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml corked and caged bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a foamy 2 finger white head with poor retention. Beer is a cloudy bright orange. No lace, no real legs. Average.

Nose is lightly funky, spritzy and citrusy. Still bright and effervescent with a sweet and tart aroma. Simple but really good.

Opens bright orange zest. Some Brett funk in the middle mixed with more sweet and puckering citrus notes. Orange, tangerine and a light grapefruit tartness towards the back. Lightly booze and very citrus fruit forward right at the finish. A sweet and juicy fruit aftertaste. Very tasty!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and puckering going down. Accented finish with a filmy, lightly lingering aftertaste. Very aggressive and crisp. Complements the flavor well.

Cascade continues to turn out amazing fruited wild after amazing fruited wild. Tangerine Dream is no exception and I really wish I could've had this one fresh. Definitely worth seeking out.

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4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Small white head.

Smell - Citrus, brett, some rum and oak.

Taste - Orange is strong. Astringent and oaky. Rum. Very interesting flavors.

Mouthfeel - Boozy and astringent. Moderate sourness.

Overall - Complex as always. Interesting beer, but not really spectacular.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cascade Tangerine Dream from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
4.13 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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