shigadeyo (3148) - 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 don’t like Citra hops AT ALL. I love hops with pine and resin characteristics and those with citrus and tropical fruit flavors, but I just don’t 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. It’s hard to explain. I know that I’m probably the only one who doesn’t like Citra hops, but that’s okay. Although this is a well-made, well-balalnced IPA, I just can’t 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.
puboflyons (2389) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle dated 01/24/15 - so it is not as fresh as I would have preferred. But it looks very nice with its yellow, heady pour. Active carbonation. Pleasant aroma of citrus, grass, and floral notes. The body is medium and smooth. The taste has a mild to moderate bitterness at the finish. Despite being 3 months old it is still quite a tasty one.
sulawang (694) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours clear golden amber with a small creamy head, a thin layer of micro retention, lots of slow and steady streams.
Nose: bright lemon-orange-pine with some pineapple, quite fruity. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp bite, citrus hop oils
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) resin, barley malt, orange-grapefruit peel, -> transitions to dry, fizzy-light creamy mouthfeel
Finish: grapefruit bitter hops, lingering hopped bitter finish.
Summary: My first "session" IPA, basically lots of hop flavour with a much slower alcoholic buzz. Okay I guess, goes better with a meal. Unfortunately the citrus oils disappear as the beer warms, leaving only the bitterness behind.
Dazz3 (1575) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Smells smoky, lemongrass, stale hoppy. Tastes very bitter, spicy and a bit hoppy with a similar finish.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg. Clear pale golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grassy, pine, hay, peach notes. Hoppy hay flavor, grassy, hay, metal notes. A bit sharp, not a totally fresh bottle I guess.
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Expensive bottle at the Christmas Day dining table. Slim-capped misted blonde. Big crisp beautiful Citra aromatics; pink grapefruit, tomato vine, Darjeeling, perfumed armpit and cat piddle. Lean and hop forward with zest and curry leaf over a dry nutty base. Some serious stewed greenery and celery. English mineral streaks like a struck match. A very fine Transatlantic/English-style GA.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appreciate the ’Session IPA’ category but haven’t found a stand out. Solid addition with citrus but lacks the backbone that most in the style also have as a deficiency. So many options. A decent one...but many are.
GenkiGonzo (523) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from CBB. Pours clear gold with almost no head. Aroma has loads of grapefruit with floral and resinous notes. Flavour is bright citrus hops with a dry finish. Can’t believe there is this much flavour in only 4.5%!
ibrubeer (171) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ TWR. Nice aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Clear light amber color, with white head and nice lacing. Citrus flavor, nice pleasant bitterness. Medium bodied. Overall a nice, drinkable IPA. Good showcase of citra hops.
superspak (3167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/4/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, mango, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, light bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, mango, floral, grass, pine, light honey, light bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine.grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, mango, pine, light honey/bread and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a godo bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent session IPA style. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.