- My Rating: [C-], I gave it a (2.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Agent Orange IPA – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, 5.8% ABV, 650 ml., (Richmond, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)
on the front-left label:
“Agent Orange IPA: What happens when you combine a crisp refreshing IPA with mandarin oranges? Magic! Introducing Agent Orange IPA with fresh mandarin oranges featuring Galaxy, Citra, and Cascade hops!
- Style: (flavoured – mandarin orange) India Pale Ale
- Taste: Sour tart tangy funk dull mandarin orange lingering bitter pith
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $6.55 CAD – 650ml., September 2017
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
Visual: Pours cloudy orange, not much head, ringed retention with a spotty thin islands, several spread out singular micro streams.
Nose: mandarin orange with some tart funk. Has a floral edge. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp-dull, citrus sour tart impression
Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), tart medium sour funk, persistent tanginess, dull mandarin orange, background malt
Finish: linger citrus peel bitter, mild orange exhale
Summary: Totally not what I was expecting, and not in a good way. The sour tart funk comes across as abrasive and unpleasant when combined with the bitter profile which has major orange pith nuances – the rough kind you get when you leave a slice of lime in water for a prolonged period of time. Drinkable, but not very enjoyable. Dull, disjointed, and not much of an IPA while taking the worst parts of a mandarin orange. 4 Mile Brewing’s Mandarin IPA [B+] is much better.