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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (814) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Dark gold, clear with white head. Aroma is citra - tropical fruit, light pine. Body is a bit nastier than I might prefer, but tough to go wrong I guess. Zd, this is not.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4450) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Had this one at Rustico on Draft. Poured a nice light-orange/rich golden color with a nice solid white head that left plenty of lacing. Tropical fruit hop characteristics, but perhaps a bit more mellow than I expected from the Citra. Overall a decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (460) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4109) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle, shared with my father in law. Hazy orange-tinted gold. Lemony pine aroma, slightly soapy. Bright hoppy palate, pleasant bitter finish, crackery cereal malts. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (847) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Little aroma. Straw with small white head. Clean finish with some bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5841) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a clear orange/copper color with a medium white head. A smooth big nose of oranges. A similar and simple clean citra flavor with light lemon rind. Low bitterness. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (892) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle to tulip This starts off spicy with all the trademarks of citra; tropical fruits and lychee with a little grapefruit. A clear amber with a tinge if red, thin white bubbly head. The taste is a little peppery, with tropical fruit, and grapefruit; no surprises there. It has a pleasant taste but I feel it's lacking something. Perhaps it's a bit thin as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
exeter (266) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Pale copper colour with micro-head that hangs around to the bottom. Smells of Tropical fruit but muted. Flavour is grassy, grapefruit, minor lemon and a little bit of breadiness. Goes down nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2028) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Slightly hazy amber beer with creamy head, thick lacing. Citrus/pine aroma, hops more subdued in flavor as dry malt comes into play. Finish is abrupt and dry. Smooth drinker.


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