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Laughing Dog Purebred: Citra APA
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
22. Pours a cloudy burnished dark amber with a loose white head. Lots of lace. Biscuity toasty nose. Not much else. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty mid palate, mild caramel, lots of biscuit. Nutty finish. More of an ESB, really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
650ml bomber bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some nice lacing rings on the glass. Aroma is quite pleasant with a definite citrus note and some other light fruits. Taste is a grapefruit hop bitterness with some tropical fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A very flavorful pale ale that is nicely balanced and worth checking out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2563) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Gold pour, crystal clear. Fat white cap that lasts a long time, good patchy lacework. Hoppy nose with citrus and light tropical notes. Taste has orange peel and grass and mild tropical sweet notes, malt character is rather neutral. Dry finish, quite clean, light lingering bitterness, a bit of grass and grapefruity hops lingering. Decent carbonation and light bodied. A good single hopped sessionable ale that features the Citra hops well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2013
At MBBF 2013
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, ripe berries and mild malts. Flavors are fruit and juicey
Nice, highlights one of my favorite hops

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
pours a semi-clear amber-orange with a small white head, and good lacing. smell is of citrus, hops, more citrus, and caramel. taste is of lemon, hops, and some malt. ends with a nice bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Poured in to a pint glass from a 22oz bottle. Orangeish/gold with a frothy off white head; 1-2 fingers with good retention. Definitely smells like a Citra pale: citrus, peach, honey, piney hops. Taste follows aroma: orange, lemon, peach, piney and a strong biscuity/malt backbone. Medium body, leaves tongue coated with straight bitterness and mouth is dry. Overall, one of the better beers in this category that Iíve had. Itís no ZD, not nearly as delicate. Definitely drinkable and cool that itís semi-local. Definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1491) - Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2013
22 oz. bottle- Pours a nice and lively pale orange with a two finger bone white head that wants to stick around and does nicely with good layered lace. Aroma is very nice, those citra hops really resonate, fresh citrusy notes like peach, lemon and some grapefruit, some pine. The taste is similar, citra hops, which is what you want in a beer like this, piney, moderate bitterness, dry, citrusy. Body is medium, finish leaves your mouth dry, medium carbonation. I really liked this beer, Laughing Dog Does IPA or pale ales right, itís all about the hop. At 68 IBUís, I would consider this in the IPA category, but whatever. Very proud of my local brewer up here in North Idaho!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle says american pale ale. Whatever. Nose is of peachy citrus hops soft toast and biscuit ligjt sweetness. Golden orange pour, great clarity, nice head and lace. Flavors of peach citrus toast biscuit w light sweetness. Pleasant almost chewy citrus finish. Easy to drink. Good whatever it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (457) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottled 3/6/13 .. 9 days ago.. Not bad. Picked this up at the COOP tonight for about $5... poured into my HotD goblet... Good 1 finger white head sticks around for a bit and leaves decent spotty lacing. The brew is polished straw golden. The nose shows plenty of Citra hoppiness... bright citrus slightly reigned in by something I think smells like pineapple, Brenda says apricot. Soft pale maltiness helps deliver the bountiful hops. Slightly more bitter than a standard APA, but that is okay... This is a hop delivery device and does the job well.. Again citrus and a light apricot show up.. Good maltiness (perhaps too much mid palate) but it dries out on the finish leaving a great lingering hop profile that begs for another sip. Very drinkable... light/medium body with a light for the style carbonation... again, I want another sip. Well done... I wish I picked up another.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (954) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle, cloudy pale yellow color, nice head. Mild hoppy nose. Clean mild hop, citrus, straw taste. Ok beer.


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