In this beer blog, we are going to get into a new beer from New Belgium Brewery. It is their new everyday beer, which is called Citradelic Tangerine IPA. Fruit IPA’s will be a new trend in 2016 in the beer world. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear golden color with a semi on constant white head. The aroma has a juicey tangerine to slight citrus and a light hint of grapefruit notes. The taste has a slight caramel and moves into a juicey tangerine to slight hints of citrus to grapefruit notes. The aftertaste has a caramel to tangerine notes finish. It is not as bitter. The fruit cuts through the IPA bitterness. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
Tune in and hop out with New Belgium Citradelic. Set adrift on a kaleidoscopic wave of hoppiness brought to you by a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine peel, which elevates each sip onto a plane of pure tropical, fruity pleasure. Citradelic’s namesake hop and fruit combine to jam with visions of additional hops like citrusy Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azzaca, and fruity Galaxy for a colorful explosion that’s grounded by just a touch of malty sweetness. Bored by the status quo? Expand your palate with a pour of Citradelic. Launching January 2016.
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Closing, just what I said above, we are going to see more and more fruit IPA’s hitting the market. We are going to see more grapefruit IPA’s more than anything. I was happy to see one craft brewery made something a little different for their Fruit IPA. They put some thought and came up with several recipes to get this beer right. This beer has a nice balance between the bitterest and fruit notes. Fruit IPA’s do not have the heavy bitter notes like the normal IPA. I believe this IPA style will go over really well with the non IPA drinkers. I love it. This is one of the best fruit IPA’s on the market. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser