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Judge's Review: 92 Rating - Tangerine Deuce Coupe DIPA by Garage Brewing Co.

May, 2019
Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
5 / 6
38 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Tangerine Deuce Coupe DIPA by Garage Brewing Co. was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP style 20) with an underlying style of Double IPA (style 22A).

Wow! Tangerine is very present in the aroma, but not in an off-putting way. It’s just bright and clearly unmistakable. The malt profile is bready with a low toasty quality. The hop choice is nice as it seems to compliment the tangerine. I do get a low alcohol presence in the aroma as well. Clean and inviting. The color is gold with excellent clarity. It poured an off-white head with retention on the lower end. Taking a taste, I got a medium-high bitterness and hint of sweetness. The beer does finish dry and have a low alcoholic warmth. The flavors march hand in hand with the aroma, strong tangerine presence, bready and toasty malt. As expected, I get a medium body, no hop astringency, and smooth texture the beer. If I’m being honest, this is one of the better fruited IPA’s I’ve had but it seems on the lower end of the scale for a double IPA. The tangerine is refreshing and quite nice. I highly recommend this one.