Review: Stone Brewing Co. Tangerine Express IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Stone Brewing Co. Tangerine Express IPA
92 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Stone Brewing Co. Tangerine Express IPA

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.7 IBU: 75

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Stone Brewing Co. Tangerine Express IPA

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What the brewers say

“We use bountiful whole tangerine puree, which brings pithy, crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor. We add just a hint of whole pineapple for a backnote.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Distinct tangerine, with orange and citrus, which are lower in the mix. This is accented by herbal, floral, catty, piney, dank hops, with a slight bread crust and biscuit malt character.”

Flavor: “The citrus and hops flavors blend into an appealing mélange, with the quality of the citrus rind combining with a balance of malt and hops. Orange comes through more than tangerine and is fairly restrained in the mix—comes across as a standard IPA with good citrus and resinous hops flavors, with a clean bitterness, and light, bready malt. The hops bitterness is moderate, playing a supportive role. The malt is sweet, with a nice biscuit character.”

Overall: “The base IPA is typical of a West Coast IPA, and the fruit is not as in-your-face as some examples, but it’s well-balanced across the board. The tangerine comes through most in the aftertaste. It’s not earth-shattering, but it’s well executed, easy to drink, with appealing fruit flavors.”

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