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Hermitage Single HOP Series - Citra

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Citra is the most well received in our series of Single Hop beers. After taking Gold in 2011 and 2012 at the California Craft Brew Competition, and due to its high demand with our consumers, we decided to make this a year-round style. This IPA pours a dark amber in color with an off-white head. The hop aroma is floral, with citrus notes, while the malts have a toasted barley character with some caramel. Citra‘s hop flavor is resiny, with some citrus quality that is offset by toasty malt flavors with a touch of caramel. This is a moderately full bodied beer, with a bright carbonation, and a dry finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Taster. A hazy golden/amber colored pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, malty, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, malty, tropical fruit, slightly musty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16844) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
11th March 2015
Light haze on this amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Light malts, semi sweet with a mild caramel streak. Good orange start to the hops, little hop spice. Some peel and marmalade. Pine and a whisper of lemon. Smooth semi dry finish. A balanced and flavoursome IPA but the Crystal malts won’t be to everyones taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2015
660ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Hazy orange brown, not much head. Mango pineapple hop aroma. Papaya pineapple peach flavour. Sharp with bitter citrus hop aftertaste. Big tasting IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
A very citrus cy and hoppy ups. Slight malt backbone. Perfectly balanced and crushable. Pours cope with a reddish tan head. Had a bomber pour at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2014
On tap @ Hermitage. Clear golden pour with a finger of white foam. Nose is really disappointing. All toast, bread, and buttery caramel. Grassy and husky. Some straw, a bit of orange, and pine. Flavor is dominated by the malt and sweetness. Just a ton of bread and toast. Fair amount of creamy caramel and brown sugar. A little bit of orange peel. Waste of Citra.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
bottle. amber with small head. caramel malt body with substantial citrus hoppy flavor. moderate bitterness. solid but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1563) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Tap @ West End Taproom - Santa Cruz: clear dark gold with an off white head. Flowery and citrusy aroma with same notes in the flavor. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
A- pours a rich amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly and clings to the glass. No retention and great lacing. S- hops! Lemon, pine resin, caramel malts, floral, barley, light clover honey. Some grass and soap. Grapefruit is mild. M- medium tacky body with a medium resin palate. Decent carbonation with a light burn. T- pine, malts, and some citrus at first. Some vegetal quality with more citrus on the middle. Ending has legs with soap and grass that gives way to malty aftertaste. Fairly linear and expected but great after a hot day at the beach in Santa Cruz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2014
1/10/2014. 22 oz., bottle. Amber color with a white head. Happy to get out of the bottle. Caramel and malty aromas with fruit and especially citrus. Flavors are less bitter than expected, but there are hops on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1672) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On tap beer market bbrook. Strong citrus aroma. Taste is hoppy with a lot of juicy fruit flavor. Sweet malt. Almost annoyingly sweet. Decent but there are a lot better IPAs out there


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