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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Our Citra Sessionô 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 (3296) - 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 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7890) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Tap @ Cellar 3, Poway.
Pours golden color with a small head. Citric aroma, pine, grassy notes and hops. Citric fruity flavor, grapefruits, grass and gooseberries.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7576) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Cellar 3. Aroma has fruit candy and some tropical fruits. Flavour has biscuity malt, cereal, some citrus, mild menthol and grassy hops. Somewhat refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7427) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Cellar 3 Brewing, Poway, CA. Pours a clear golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh Citra hops, quite strong herbal notes and grains. Flavour of crisp juicy hops, a bit of biscuit, gooseberries and white bread. Nice and easy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5049) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Cellar 3, Poway, CA

Pours clear yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of juicy fruits, zesty citrus, pine and resin. Taste is grainy malty, hoppy and resinous with some grass and citrus. Finish is smooth, grainy and worty with some hoppiness. Okay, feels a bit raw though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (926) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Clear gold with a small white head. Strong aromas of citrus and pine with a hint of cracker. Taste is similar, crackers, grapefruit, pine, lemon and orange. Fairly spiky bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2842) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is decent. Perfume pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Tastes pretty bitter and dank. Citrus and pine mostly. Not very smooth. Rough finish. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9372) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uhclem (397) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (817) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
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.


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