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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Our Citra Session™ IPA is brewed with high-quality Marris Otter and Vienna malt but the flavor is dominated by the Citra hops introduced throughout the boil and again in the dry hop for maximum aroma intensity. Notes of lemon, orange and grapefruit make this hop-laden brew a perfectly potable summer session IPA.

Previously 4.3% abv


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (604) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2015
People who love hops absolutely must visit Green Flash’s Hop Odyssey series. People who specifically love Citra hops must seek out Citra Session IPA. Seriously. If you love the juiciness, aromatics, and moderate-high acidity of Citra, you’ll probably love this session-able IPA built around it. The brew has a light orange appearance with a pure white head. Aroma isn’t as huge as some dry-hopped IPA’s, but it’s beautiful. Orange, peach, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, and a bit of grass. Flavor translates some of that tropical character while also allowing Citra Session to be a lighter-bodied and refreshing Session IPA. There’s plenty of grassy sweetness, toasted malt, and of course, crisp bitterness. Session IPA’s are great for the summer months. This one is extra great.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2804) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle at Bier:thirty Hazy orange with a short lived off white head. Musty bitter pity hop flavors. Quite bitter at the end. Not a lot of fresh hop flavor up front. Dry and sharp. Bold for a session

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle at The Rover, Gothenburg. Clear pale golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy,citrus, grassy aroma, grassy. Hoppy, grassy flavour with some metallic notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2483) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (706) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1589) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13176) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
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.


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