On the docket: 12 oz. bottle of Green Flash Brewing Co.’s Tangerine Soul Style IPA
poured into: 6 oz wine glass
S: Sienna colored body with an off-white head. It builds, then slowly recedes. Great lacing. Cloudy body that… wait… is that actual tangerine rind? Why yes, it is.
A: A tangerine dream! Sweetness from a clean, simple malt backbone. Tangerine for miles and miles, it’s like I was standing in the orchard.
T: As anticipated, plenty of tangerine in the flavor. Very present, but very authentic-tasting. No shortcuts used here! Mid-palate provides a bit of doughy malt, while the finish is a touch tangy and citrusy, though not very bitter. Juicy, like freshly squeezed fruit.
F: Medium-light body, prickly carbonation. A long, juicy finish of, you guessed it… tangerine. Wow.
O: Highly enjoyable fruit-forward American IPA. Excellent flavor and aroma.
S: 4 A: 4.5 T: 4.5 F: 4 O: 4.25
Pairs with: mandarin orange salad, Hawaiian pizza, chicken kabobs, Thai or Indian food