New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA
New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA is an American IPA brewed with Citra hops and tangerine infused orange peel, 6% ABV.
This is a nice looking beer that pours with a light golden color and a good white head. I’d tell you about the aroma, but I’m just not getting anything other than muted malts and hops of no specific origin. The taste is more distinct, starting with a quick bit of dry cracker malt, then a nice rush of sweet tangerine (and it is specifically tangerine) that follows that. A touch of dryness on the finish without a considerable amount of hop bitterness. This is supposed to have Citra hops in it, but apart from the strong tangerine flavor I’m getting no other citrus flavors, not the Citra hop bomb I was expecting given the name. Although I drank this down pretty quick, the lack of complexity had this tasting a bit “watery” by the end.
I have completely lost track of the ever changing New Belgium line-up. Many of my favorite seasonal and year round beers have come and gone, so much so that they have turned me off to the brand a bit in general. I guess you should try this while you can, there will probably be a new beer to replace it this time next year.