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Cascade Tangerine Dream NW

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This easy drinking NW style sour ale was aged in rum barrels for 20 months with tangerine zest, then blended with our Apricot Ale. Sweet aromas of tangerine and rum are the first thing you notice as you draw your glass near. A quenching sweet citrus, then rum spice take turns dancing on your palate. Rich rum spice and warmth lead to a lingering sweet tangerine finish like warn sand. Most rum beers only go to 10, ours goes to 11!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9864) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange. Nose/taste of tangerine, tart lemon and acid. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Tangerine and tart fruit aromas. Funky, fruit tangerine and citrus flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2014, hazy orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tangerine, orange, peach, some slight vanilla and rum character but its pretty fruit forward, some tart lacto, some spicy notes as well. Taste is a mix of rum, vanilla and oak with some cinnamon notes into a bit of peach, nectarine, tangerine, orange, and grapefruit, some tart lemony notes, finishing tart, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours tarnished orange, nice waft of apricot, pit fruits, sweet lemon custard. Flavor starts with fruit elements, and citric acid, though tartness is subdued. Drinks with superb balance, big full fruit notes both sweet and tart, bits of oak and strawberry, finishing notes lingering for some time. Nice bold balance here, I’m sure this is going to be a real winner with some years on it!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
750ml corked and caged bottle. This is a nice one, almost like tangerines and cream with a blast of sour, super refreshing, could down a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2641) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Un marécage boueux et acétique qui renferme des épices variés. Des sucres fruités apparentés aux abricots restent sur la langue et l’alcool ne fait étonnamment pas parti du profil. Je crois pas avoir eu le genre d’expérience transcendante dont certains me parlaient.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle via trade. 2011 project. Pours a murky orange color with minimal head. Aromas of peaches, citrus and oak. No rum in the nose. Taste is incredibly sour and lightly sweet. Flavors of rum, citrus, sour peaches, funky bedsores. Nice. Long puckering finish. World class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Thanks to Nicholas for sharing this corked and caged 2011 project last night. Bottle slowly "gushes" (can’t call it gushing I guess if it’s so slow, but stuff definitely rose out of the bottle in ways it shouldn’t ... whatever.) Pours hazy gold with lots of white head. Aroma: citrus, spice, acetone, vinegar. Taste: surprisingly soft/smooth/sweet/nonabrasive considering the nose and ABV. So dangerously smooth and drinkable. Medium+ body, lively carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma of tangerine rind, lemon juice, and wine vinegar. Pours orange yellow and hazy with a nice white wispy head. Taste is orange sour patch kids, tangerine rine, apricot and a great lasting orange juice finish. As tart as any of their offering with a powdered sour candy mouthfeel. No sign of the booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9832) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a fleeting, white head. I’m picking up loads of tangerine although it’s not an ingredient, lots of citrus peels and skins and an almost-perfume element. Full bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor delivers heaps of alcohol, tangerine and a medley of citrus rinds and piths. There’s mild sourness and some light, crusty bitterness as well. Finishes tart and tannic with lingering tangerine peel. Bottle shared by landhoney!

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