Mandarina IPA | Highland Brewing

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Mandarina IPAMandarina IPA
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3.83/5
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151 Ratings
Mandarina IPAMandarina IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An adventure-loving and aromatic orange IPA. Brewed with German Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon hops, and bold, juicy oranges. Expect intense citrus and tropical notes with a crisp, bright nish from this palate-pleaser!

IBU: 35

Added by jaydoc on 12-23-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,217
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
151
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
41
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by Retroman40:
Photo of Retroman40
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured out an orange-amber color with a very creamy and persistent head. The smell and taste were fruit with some malt with a strong presence of orange and other citrus. Very sweet. Very smooth mouthfeel and a good carbonation level. With its moderate alcohol content this could be a great hot weather beer for hanging by the pool or grilling.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can..."filed 2/4/17" on the bottom

Lighter Amber, minor haze, slight off white head, leaving quickly and leaving just a few strands and bits of lacing.

Mild nose of tangerin/orange pith

Light and easy drinking ale, not sure why they call it an IPA cuz, it's pretty light on hop presence....pleasant enough....would work on a hot day/on the beach/on a boat...decent beer in a can...can't go too wrong

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Photo of juicebox
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rob825
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aletrailky81
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned 08/30/18

Appearance - Pours clear and golden in color with an off-white, near finger width head. Sub-par retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds with a thin ring encircling the edge of the glass. Lacing consists of some broken webbing and spotting.

Smell - Strong, bright orange aromas; tangerine / mandarin orange.

Taste - Follows the nose. Bright orange upfront and throughout, with a bit of orange oil coming through in the finish. Maybe some indistinct malt sweetness, but not much else.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation. Slick in texture. Drinks easy enough with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Orange essence overload? Not terrible but incredibly one-dimensional, so it lacks balance. Honestly, I wouldn't be sad if I never try this again.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer.

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

Photo of Roguer
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear golden brew; good head formation and retention.

Ton of orange on the nose, nearly overwhelming all else. Some pine and biscuit sneaks through. Very pleasant aroma, but not particularly deep or nuanced.

Flavor is more bitter and less juicy than the aroma, and less dominated up front by the oranges. Leans closer to citrus peel. Surprising amount of grainy malt - pale and crystal.

Finishes with pulpy orange notes, and finally a kiss of brown sugar.

Crisp and drinkable.

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

I got a can of this off the single shelf at my local Giant Eagle. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had hints of bitterness and mandarin. The taste had that overprimed twang with hints of orange peel mixed in. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its an ok beer.

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

Photo of Winzlow
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian74
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a snifter. The nose features bright citrusy notes, mouthwatering mandarin orange notes coming through. The taste is moderately sweet with butter orange peel in the finish.

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

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

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a nearly clear gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of oranges and some pine. The taste is slightly on the bitter citrus side.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: A light amber gold. Not much head, dissipates immediately, no lacing.

S: Oranges, tangerines.

T: Follows nose. Orange friutiness.

F: Light body, moderate carbonation.

O: A very light IPA. More of a fruit beer, but a very good one. These would be easy to down any day of the week.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mandarina IPA from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 151 ratings