hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz bottle. Hazy amber/copper with a beige head. Aroma is light biscuit and caramel with faint citrus and pine. Flavor is lots of sweet malt and lots of bitterness, alcohol and tangerines are unnoticable. Medium body with mild carbonation and a sugary mouth feel.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft... for whatever reason tangerines aren’t a good adjunct, but they work decently here, lots of fresh but bitter tangerines in the taste, can’t taste the alcohol at all... pretty good
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarket, pours really hazy orange with white head. Aroma is rather muted, honey notes with fruity tangerine notes and some rustic yeast earthy Flavors are sweet honey and big rye combo with spicy yeast of white pepper notes. Lots of bitter grapefruit rind and fresh tangerines attempts to balance. I liked this a lot better than plain Angrier, the fruit just added depth and helped balance the very sweet malt base.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a deeply hazed bronze with a fluffy offwhite head. Nose is big and freshly hoppy, nice Belgian yeast balance. Some tropical fruit and citrus come out. The Tangerine is not too noticeable in comparison with the base beer. On tasting, big bitterness and a light sweetness. Crisp with some white pepper notes and more of that tropical fruit suggestion. Pretty decent, but I’d expect more fruit character next time.
TheAlum (6926) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz pour on tap at the brewpub event (Chicago, IL). Pours a well hazed dulled golden hue, a bit darker moving into touches of amber, decent glow but dark and dull. Frothy whitish head dies to a film, laces small a bit frothy small layer films. Aromas are more vibrant than the original, offering tangerine rind and fruit, good citrus punch from the treatment moving into dry and earthy florals, lemons, and some dry spicy yeast. I would have liked more tangerine influence. As it is, it’s a bit muted. Mellow estery fruit, bready malts, and dough. Touches of sweetness mingle with spice and the tangerine treatment. Initial is still fuller bodied than wanted, but a gentle tangerine fruity treatment up front. Touches of dry hops, citrus and grass. Light floral and spicy yeast dance into the fold. Middle is still too sweet and girthy, honey and bread, estery apple and pear, mellow yeast and dry hops. Still too big for me, but the tangerine offer only a minimally more enjoyable and drinkable. Dry finish, with lingering spice and trace herbal qualities. Meh. Faintly better than regular Angrier, offering touches of richer orange/tangerine rind.. but not something I’d drink much of or often at all.