hershiser2 (1694) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Buck eighty-five for a bottle at Wine Warehouse. Deep golden with a small white head. Smells of hops. Taste is watery hops, followed by a burnt nutty malt. Um. Not really a fan, but I wou;wouldnít say itís bad.
Scopey (10705) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from GBBF 2015. It pours clear gold with a decent white head. The nose is fresh, bright grapefruit, clean lemon, bergamot and toasty grain. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter, straw, grapefruit, lemony sherbet, toasty grain, light bread and some minerals with a refreshingly dry finish. Light - medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Decent session gear.
uhclem (409) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Good citrus and pine aroma. Taste is unbalanced, but I canít put my finger on it. Iím glad I drank it but I wouldnít want a steady diet of it.
bwa5879 (850) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear light copper pour with a half inch of white head. Juicy floral hop aroma, oranges and lemons, tropical punch, pineapple, lavender/honey, pollen. Average carbonation and sticky mouthfeel, with an assertive crisp finish. Good flavor in this one - juicy citrus and florals met with sharp pine bite, and nutty malt. This is a winning session IPA.
rosskyle (320) - - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden Amber with a white head. Hops and citrus aroma. Light carbonated body. Sharp grassy flavor with a bitter finish. Flavor is too flat.
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jinroh (944) - ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, clear. Bit of white foam. Aroma is grassy, bit of lemon, recognisably Citra. Taste is light, Citra comes out nicely, leaves lingering bitter dry sensation. Bit low on the body for me but as a starting beer for the night could be nice.
harrisoni (16082) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from gbbf 2015 and drunk at home. Pours with almost a complete lack of carbonation. But then brightens in the mouth. Good sharp citrus flavour. Lemon grapefruit. Dry light bitterness on the finish. Very fruity. Good but that flat opening was a disappointment.
Desverger (5788) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from GBBF 2015 - fuzzy golden coloured pour with white head. Citrus fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, juicy satsuma and lemon, citrus rind, pine, some caramel , hoppy bitter finish. Nice!
Hinez57 (224) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big juicy citrus, fruity nose with just a hint of grassy malt peaking through. Mildly cloudy deep yellow/light gold color with thin head, no lacing. Flavors matching aroma with deep bitterness, out of balance. The beer is very crisp and quite dry. There is some silkiness to the mouthfeel, no astringency, but overall it would improve with less carbonation/reduced carb bite. Overall glad I had it, would try it again, but itís out of balance and doesnít drink as well as it should. Guess Iím trying to say the individual parts exceed the sum, never a good thing. I love hops so I love the nose and flavors but the beer just doesnít drink well which is the entire point of a ísessioní brew, itís got to be more than low abv, itís got to be repeatable and I canít imagine finishing 3 or 4 of these off in succession.
Chad9976 (1542) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When you think of the Citra hop you probably associate it with being a citrusy smelling and tasting hop (duh, right?). Though I find the hop is actually more herbal and earthy than it is citrusy, and if you need proof of that just refer to Green Flash Citra Session. Though there are some citrus components to it, I would not say they are the predominate flavors. Itís closer to a New England-style IPA, and that itís done as a SIPA is pretty impressive, too.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It had a best by date of 12/15/15 and cost $2.95 ($0.25 per ounce).
Appearance: Mostly clear shade of orange. Pours to an average-sized white, foamy head which laces and retains pretty well.
Smell: Huge grass and herbal notes; almost like an onion or garlic patch. There is an underlying sweet fruity scent as well.
Taste: If I were drinking this beer blind I would not likely think itís a San Diego brew as it tastes like something from the opposite end of the country. Much like the nose thereís a strong herbal and grassy taste to these hops. Onion, garlic and grass are all quite prominent along with a light peppery sensation on the finish. There is some malty character which is quite interesting, though. Minor notes of toasted bread with marmalade and maybe even a hint of coffee. On paper these flavors might not sound like a good combination, but in the mouth theyíre actually quite enjoyable. This is one of the most unique Session IPAs I can recall having.
Drinkability: Green Flash Citra Session delivers as its subgenre style promises. The mouthfeel is thin and crisp, though thereís a quite potent bitterness and a lingering hop sensation. I would not consider this beer refreshing Ė almost the opposite, actually. It does have quite a lot of flavor and complexity for 4.5% ABV, and the body is a bit heavier than Iíd expect (or prefer). Based on delivery alone this could pass for a standard IPA.