Who is Ted?

I'm the father of two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife. For fun, I enjoy the long hours of seemingly endless suffering that endurance sports (mostly running, cycling and triathlon)provide. During my "down time" I'm an avid beer snob and self-described gourmet chef (in other words I like to burn things on a stove or grill).

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Beer of the Week: Green Flash Tangerine Soul Style IPA


IPA's that invoke orange citrus via specific hops and/ or adjuncts are "a thing" right now (see Citradelic by New Belgium or Modus Mandarina from Ska Brewing), which is fine by me.  They offer a flavorful take on the IPA, simultaneously smoothing and enhancing the hoppy goodness with delicious hints of orange in the aroma, and in many cases, a not so subtle orange flavor within the taste itself.  Tonight's offering comes from San Diego Brewing Powerhouse Green Flash.  Tangerine is the feature flavor of this beer.  It pours a nice rich golden honey color with a thin veneer of foam drifting across the surface of the beer. The aroma is dominated by citrus fruits.  On the first sip, there's a strong orange presence complementing the beer, adding a rich flavor and balancing out the hops.  It's slightly sour (more tangy) with a moderate to medium mouth feel.  The finish is your typical grapefruit essence which is pretty common for an IPA, but the tangerine lingers a bit.  The intertwining of the two flavors is surprisingly refreshing.  Served very cold, this beer is just waiting for a hot summer day. At 6.5% ABV, you can have two or three. Enjoy!

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