shigadeyo (3079) - 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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2546) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is pleasing with a big citrus, dank bag o weed nose, hints of sweat socks. Flavor more citrusy, bitter grapefruit rind. The attempt at making it a sessionable beer seemed to have failed a bit though, creating a palate that is very watery, thin, crackery dry malts easily dominated by hop resins that swarm all over the palate. Not as drinkable as it could be. Hazy pale gold with nice lacing.
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 pint, 6 oz bottle from BOTW, served cool in a tulip glass. Great golden with a thin white head. Strong, typical Citra...lemony and dank with some cat pee, grainy maltiness. Medium+ body with gentle carbonation. Pretty nice, as long as you like Citra!
Travlr (13411) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brookland Pint. Hazy golden yellow color, fluffy white head. Nice aroma of grapefruit, pineapple. Light bitter fruit in the taste, easy drinking.
TychoJames (182) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska Bishops örebro. Äppeljuicefärgad. Blommig och fruktig doft. Ananas, passionsfrukt. Ganska platt smak. Fruktigheten följer dessvärre inte med från doften utan den går mer åt det lättare malthållet. Lätt frisk och trevlig.
FunkyF (162) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska på bishop. Ljust kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Kraftig humledoft med lätt inslag av anis. Lätt och krispig smak utan fruktighet med trevlig efterbeska.
Ernest (6352) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, lemon), with light notes of garlic and onion.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Pretty one-dimensional in the nose with the grapefruity hops, and the secondary onion/garlic odor (albeit light) doesn’t help either. But it’s pretty nice in the mouth, where it’s got plenty of body and texture for its diminutive size, and is balanced well too...not too stark or too sweet. Nice that the head lasts too. I wish the aroma was cleaner and more interesting, but it’s ok as a brainless quaffer.
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with oakbluff. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Dank aromas of tangerine and weed, with just a hint of crispy pale malt. Flavors begin with a blast of tropical and citrus fruit along with cut grass and a bit more pale malt. Dry and light bodied with a sharp bitterness. Highly drinkable stuff.
BrewHaMeister (178) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle pours a slightly hazy amber with a thick white head and lacing. Intense aromas of citrus, melon, orange, mango, grapefruit and slight grassy hops. Flavor is bitter but juicy citrus finish. Nice beer.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle at The Beerhive
Cloudy golden with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, dank hops and onion. Flavors of grapefruit and fruity
beertholomeus (891) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light golden amber color with a fluffy white head. Hop, citrus and floral aroma. Hop, grapefruit, mango, lemon, orange, pepper and floral flavors. Light body and average carbonation and modest bitterness. Lemon and grapefruit finish.