shigadeyo (3013) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
9/20/2013: Green Flash Citra Session IPA... This beer is exactly everything I hate - Citra hops! This beer has a soft toffee malt base and does what it should which is showcase the hops. However, I just donít like Citra hops AT ALL. I love hops with pine and resin characteristics and those with citrus and tropical fruit flavors, but I just donít care for those flavors together along with a distinct MELON flavor as well. Everything together comes across as muddled to me and on top of that, Citra hops just seem to impart a soft and fuzzy kind of bitterness. Itís hard to explain. I know that Iím probably the only one who doesnít like Citra hops, but thatís okay. Although this is a well-made, well-balalnced IPA, I just canít get my tastebuds to accept this particular hop. I was hoping that a beer from Green Flash could do it, but instead this one just confirmed my dislike. Draught sample(s) at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #118 for this beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At World Craft Tasting 2013, Osaka. 4.5% a fairly clear gold with a nice citrusy aroma. The taste is pine & citrus with a touch of dank. Decent stuff.
want1DIPA (226) - - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft a few weeks ago. I could drink this all night. At only 4.3 ABV, this is what session beer is suppose to be like . The hops and Carmel really stick out on this brew.
ReggieDunlap (3085) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear bright gold with a creamy medium white head...good lacing. Aroma has light hoppy spice and grass...a faint metallic note. Flavor follows suit...very green tasting and spicy with grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry, grassy/spicy and fairly bitter finish. Very nice session beer!
rangerred (929) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Poured a slightly hazy medium gold with a half finger white head.
A very citrusy aroma with a little bit of breadiness from the malt. The hop aroma is really nice but it is great that there is that malt in there to balance it out.
More tropical fruit in the flavor and it is the predominate characteristic. There is a nice earthy, dank quality in there too just to make things interesting. A touch of bready malt but hops really rule. Bitterness is on the moderate side and a light mouthfeel but not too watery which is surprising given the low abv.
Overall, one of the better "session" IPAís I have had. Manages to have the flavor and body of a stronger beer. Very nice.
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capones. Pours a fairly clean pale gold with thin white head and sea foam lace. Nose of tropical fruit, grapefruit, apricot, bread. Solid hop taste, light to medium body and assertive bitterness. Good session
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at State Line. Pours a slightly cloudy yellowish orange with a one finger white head that retains nicely. Strong aroma of grapefruit and orange with a boatload of searing hops. Plenty of bitter hops right up front with citrus tones and nearly acidic rind qualities. Grapefruit and pine combine throughout with a doughy backbone that is slightly present with a hint of sweetness. Finishes bitter and dry with lingering flavor. Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, definitely dry on the tongue.
Crispy34 (392) - Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Aroma is all citrus hops. Appearance is a cloudy golden with a lot of head. Taste is hoppy. Palate is hoppy. Overall, a decent beer would drink again.
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hopdog (8958) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Caponeís. Poured a golden color with a small sized off white head. Citrus with floral hops. Somewhat thinner body.
ben4321 (3950) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at Ginger Man (NYC), 8/15/13
Aroma: The nose is resin/pine and citrus hops, lemon zest, grapefruit, etc.
Appearance: Pours a clear orange color with a frothy, lasting off-white head and some sticky lace
Flavor: The taste is hoppy and clean, mild sweetness, and a medium-plus bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it is has a clean feel, with average carbonation, and a dry finish
This one is tasty stuff and very sessionable. I liked it quite a bit. The did a nice job here, I look forward to trying others in this series.