The Tangerine ExBEERience Hefeweizen Ale | Ice Harbor Brewing Company

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The Tangerine ExBEERience Hefeweizen AleThe Tangerine ExBEERience Hefeweizen Ale

Brewed by:
Ice Harbor Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Color: Golden
Aroma: Spicy, citrusy
Body: Medium
Taste: Refreshing, assertive tangerine with mild spiciness
Style: American/German Hefeweizen with Fruit
Malts: 2-row, wheat
Hops: Mt. Hood
Bitterness: 16 IBUs
Alcohol: 4.8%
Original Gravity: 1.048

Added by tozerm on 01-02-2007

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Attractive cloudy amber with a modest but persistent foam. Sharp and spritzy in the mouth. Fairly light bodied. Great citrus aroma, with some lime to go with the tangerine. An oily tang in the nose.

Really a pleasant fruit taste, though rather bold. The Hefeweizen flavors are quite well-balanced. Wheaty and a little sweet with just a touch a banana. Bitter aftertaste like citrus rind. It gets a little hot after some sipping.

One of the better flavored wheat brews I've had lately. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Metropolitan Market in Kirkland, WA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of socon67
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

Poured from a bottle into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy, medium straw amber with a thin, patchy head. Nice aroma of wheat and tangerine; citrus is lightly done and interesting. Flavor is bready wheat, light tangerine, a hint of lemon citrus and clove. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A pleasant domestic hefeweizen with a light tangerine taste that works nicely with this style. The tangerine is not overdone, but is a bold enough flavor in and of itself that it may cover some of the milder hefeweizen flavors. As a classic hefeweizen, maybe the tangerine is not a perfect choice, but for a nicely refreshing and off beat wheat ale in the style, this is quite nice. Better than I expected.

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Photo of rrock44
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of SummerRoseAnn
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The "Tange" can be hit or miss, the flavor is not as citrusy as the name suggests, rather it's more of an orange peel flavor. Occasionally the orange feel is overdone making the Tange taste "soapy". As a result I suggest getting a taster before you order a pint (or mug if you're a member).

Very yeasty unfiltered wheat beer. Cloudy golden color, with a finger of eggshell colored head with persistent foam, leaves a nice lace on the glass.
Flavor is crisp and refreshing, lovely beer for a hot Tri-Citian summer day. Floral notes, citrus notes, and heavy citrus peel notes. Can taste very bread-y if you let it warm up. While it is decently fizzy, the yeastiness softens the mouthfeel a bit.

Always available on Tap, and in bottles, occasionally available in a pig, if you REALLY want it, you can have them fill a pig for you at the brewpub, have a beer while you wait.

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Photo of dwitt24
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of tbeck
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Stopped by the local brewery to try this.

Pours a cloudy orange. Develops a thin white head that hangs around but is not very strong. Has a collar with a decent laciness. Nose is fruity but on the tart side, definetly tangerine. Taste is fruity, also tart but I thought it was more like grapefruit than tangerine. Maybe I just don't know my fruits. The finish has a lot of wheat in it. Smooth texture, feels light on the tongue. Not being a large fan on fruity beers, this one is especially hard to recommend as a session beer. Overall I did not think this was a terrible beer, but it did not fit my taste buds.

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Photo of Ashleyrain
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of tozerm
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer seems to have been made in response to the demise of another Northwest Orange Hefeweizen that was very popular locally. The mandarin flavor is pronounced, fortunately it is not sweet. The aroma of orange peel jumps right out of the glass and sets up your palate for the taste. This is a phenomenal beer to quaff on a hot summer day. I would say it is the thinking mans lawnmower beer, and that is a good thing!

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased as part of a mixed 6-pk at the brewpub in Kennewick.

Poured a hazy, honey color with a big, creamy looking white head that took it's time to drop abnd left sheets of lace. Foam was easily re-agitated once the head dropped.

A tangerine-orange peel scent jumped right out of the glass. It's not a sweet orange soda kind of scent, it's tart and crisp. There's also the earthy, wheat scent you would expect from a hefe, but the tart citrus scent is clearly the dominant player.

The taste is dominated by the tart, fruit flavor noted in the nose. That's strong right out of the gate. In the background there are earthy, grainy notes, along with a mild, peppery flavor. If there are any banana esters, the tangerine is totally blocking them out. I'd like to try this with the tangerine backed off just a tad.

Crisp, prickly, slightly oily mouthfeel.

Not a bad beer for warm weather. While I like the fact it doesn't taste like an orange cream alco-pop, I wish the tartness was toned down just a smidge.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

A cloudy orange color, with a small sticky head. Good lacing on the glass.

Smell is faint, and predictably orange, with some sweet spices.

Taste is soft fruits, melons, pears and some spices. There is a decidedly sweet orange flavor and a mild warm bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light and dry. There is a bit of a chalky feel. The orange flavor feels artificial somehow.

Very drinkable and very sessionable. A nice beer would be good, ice cold, in the summer. This hefe is a little "Widmer-like" with a twist of orange.

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Photo of stript
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to JackCrow for hooking me up!

Poured a cloudy deep yellow, almost orange with great carbonation leaving a nice white head. Nose is light tangerine and wheat. Taste is very close to the nose, wheat flavor with tangerine light and very good. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp. Drinkability, for me, is outstanding! It was light on tangerine, not overdone, ABV was perfect and it was smooth, tasty and crisp.

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Photo of dnichols
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I sampled this beer at the Ice Harbor pub in Kennewick, WA with imacoug.

A: It poured a hazy washed out yellow body very close to the same as th e Hefeweizen produced by the same brewery. It had an abundant bone-white head that supported a curtain of lacing.

S: It had a characteristic aroma of white (bananas) and citrus (oranges and lemons) fruit and light spices but it lacked a rich malty and yeasty aroma that I expected.

T: The taste of this beer closely resembled that of the Hefeweizen produced by Ice Harbor except it had a tangy tangerine flavor. There was a strong presence of white fruit including bananas, pears and apples, as well as lemons and tangerines. It also exhibited flavors of clove and white pepper.

M: Light, watery body with a sweet fruity.

D: I don't order lemons with my hefeweizen and did not enjoy the added burst of tangerines in the beer. However, overall it was an improvement over the non-tangerine Ice Harbor Hefeweizen.!

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Photo of piclee
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of RedDiamond
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first impression upon grabbing a pint of this tangerine infused beer was that it had a yellow, clouded luminescence not unlike a hefeweizen. Shortly thereafter I glanced at the tap handle, which reads quite clearly “Tangerine ExBEERience Hefeweizen.” It IS a hefeweizen. You see how much we learn from making careful observations?

There’s spice in the nose – a touch of clove, but also lemon-pepper. And the lemon is from citric hops, not that yellow wedge of fruit that erupts every time I order a wheat beer. The tangerine element is subtle, but its gently fruity contribution is pleasing. A tangerine wedge might not seem out of place as a signature companion.

Ice Harbor offers this iconic beer year round on tap and by the six-pack. It has an evacuated head and ample carbonation – a trend among IH offerings. A bit different, but worthy of the excursion.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdense
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle purchased at brewery, consumed 2.15.10 poured into unchilled pint glass.

One finger white head over clear reddish amber body, real quick dissipation with almost non-existent lacing. Huge fruity nose blocks out whatever hops may be present, somewhat balanced by bready malts. The taste is too sweet, almost bitter, must have thrown the peels into the boil. Mouthfeel is full and fruity, not much carbonation. Pretty drinkable, if you like cloyingly sweet beers. Pass.

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The Tangerine ExBEERience Hefeweizen Ale from Ice Harbor Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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