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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 (3013) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3862) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Lilly nose, mild cat piss and lemon zest, good intensity. Hazy amber, headless. Lilly, kibble underneath. Light body, fizzy. Quite floral, good intensity for a low ABV. beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4482) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
On draft at Cogan’s Pizza in Norfolk. Nose is some light malt, some huge citra tropical fruit and big grapefruit. Light in body and super tasty. Flavor hits with equal parts citra, grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Light in body and goes the distance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at ABR 2014. Clear yellow/gold pour with a white head. Fresh citrus hops in this. Easy drinking. Yummy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man. Pours golden orange with a white head. Bright fruity citric hops, oranges and light tropical notes, moderate bitterness, faint dank resinous pine, and a nice citric hoppy finish. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3225) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Purchased a bottle from Craft Beer Cellar, Portsmouth location. Color is clear gold with very tiny head in a shaker. Aroma is mild tropical fruit, weak grass and mild onion.

The flavor is fruit dominate with traces of pine and grass. The malt kicks in toward the finish. Caramel, toffee and cat urine. The body is light with a very weak bitterness. It actually tastes like the Citra has faded here. My fault for buying a bottled session IPA. Here is another example of why it can be bad to buy a bottled IPA. Really should have found this on draft. Oh well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3203) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Dorée foncée ou légèrement cuivrée avec une tête un peu folle mais assez collante. Des parfums de citron et de pamplemousse s’établissent à travers des arômes d’herbes poivrés et de céréales pâles et franches. Des saveurs de citron, d’herbes et d’épices libérées par des houblons fous et des flaveurs de croûte de pain imaginées par les malts ravissent mes papilles. En bouche, un liquide qui montre un corps de qualité avec un pétillement soutenu et une texture légèrement crémeuse. En finale, des houblons avec des houblons et d’autres houblons. Grosse bouteille totalement fraîche et facile à boire. Un point de moins pour le pipi de chat en deuxième moitié de la dégustation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiercepanda (575) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2014
A clear golden beer with a small white head. The aroma is pure citrus. The flavor is citrus peel, floral, and herbal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Tap at el Bait Shop. Thanks Andy for the suggestion. Deep gold colored body with a thin white head. Deep earthy and herbal with notes of dough. Tastes like grapefruit rind and bitter bread crust. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2030) - USA - SEP 21, 2014
Citra is a nice hop, perhaps not as intense as some. There is an awesome aroma on this hop slugger - rich and floral, with a little reefer-like quality. The recipe used makes for a lightly sweet and herby IPA. Pretty mellow, and with a good dose of sticky citra.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3310) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2014
On Draught
Pours a nice light golden with a nice head & some lace.

The aroma is dank & melon like width a huge bright fresh hoppiness. The beer has just a light graininess in the bouquet.

Lightly herbal & grassy with a big citrus & melon hop character with a nice moderate bitterness. The beer is fairly dry.
Pretty chill


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