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Laughing Dog Purebred: Citra APA



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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
The first in our Purebred series of single hop A.P.A.s showcases the hop variety Citra. These are used for everything from bittering and flavor to aroma. The soft bitterness of the Citra hop makes this an extremely drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Light pine and some citrus. Pours orange with ok head. Good balance and easy drinking. Bitter finish. Tap at jackpot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2025) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bomber bought at the grocery store. Bottled about a month and a half ago. Aroma is grapefruit, floral. Pours slightly hazy golden with a collapsing medium bone-white head. Taste has a medium-level bitterness backed by some candy sweetness. Not too clean. Pretty average overall. This says it was supposed to be the first in a series of single hop beers but there haven’t been any others since. What happened to this idea?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anderson01 (261) - Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Citrusy aroma. Smokey aroma. Some floral. Clearaopearance. Golden colored. Thin head that receeds to a white ring around the glass. I get like hamburger in the smell. Citrusy flavor. Mild in the hoppiness department. Thin bodied. Abrupt finish. Taste a hint of tartness like grapefruit. Easy drinking beer i have to say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Tap. Clear gold body, thin fizzy white head. Heavy tropical fruit note. Grass and tropical fruit taste. Mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
2015-06-05. Very lightly hazy golden orange body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma starts out quite green and hoppy, musky then resin notes and some citrus. Flavour is similarly green up front, moderate resin, tropical fruit and mild citrus. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Very drinkable. On tap at Edmonton Craft Beer Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from Happy’s Market, Ellensburg, WA
Good dry APA, but it has almost more herbaceous content than the citrusy power expected by this hop. the aroma is also a bit bready. The final is sharp, almost metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Draft labeled as IPA at Cherry Blossom Beer & Wine fest a week ago, orangy-golden color with light tan head. Aroma notes of strong tropical fruit/citrus hops (pineapple, lemon, grapefruit). Taste adds caramel, peach and grass notes. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, dry with bitter citrus/pine finish. Nice citra IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015

Gold-orange pour. Pineapple and grapefruit pith, malts relatively forward. Decent but not an exceptional APA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (351) - - JAN 17, 2015
04.23.14 bottle date. Poured from a bomber into a mason jar style glass on 08.19.14. A: Candied tropical fruit. Mango and pineapple. A: 3 finger head. See through golden/yellow body. T: Candied tropical fruit and peach are dominant. P: Crisp and bubbly. O: It’s very fruity. Laughing Dog made another excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4346) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2015
lots of cinqmmon sticks and cloves. Very sweet. Not enough bitterness. Odd APA, but not bad.

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