New Belgium Citradelic

New Belgium made their way to New Jersey distribution about six months ago. The amount of posts for people going crazy about Fat Tire on social media was insane. Instead of filling up on that, I picked up this beer from them.


ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: Mandarina Bavaria is becoming one of my favorite hops.

The beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing. THe body was a clear, dark yellow. There was light carbonation visible. The nose was fragrant with a lot of citrus, specifically Mandarin oranges. Grass came through too. The taste wasn’t balanced, but I was okay with that. There was Mandarin oranges, grass and tangerine. Some orange peel came through too. There was some cracker-like malt and a touch of sweetness at the end. The body was light and I wish there was a bit more carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with citrus segments and citrus peel. A single of this was $1.83 ($.15 per ounce), which was an affordable price for this liquid. I enjoyed this beer. It had an interesting citrus note and was an easy drinker. It would make a great barbecue beer.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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