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Sixpoint Spice of Life - Citra
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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The Sixpoint Spice of Life series is a celebration of one of the most popular but obscure plants on the planet - the hop. In this series, we release a new iteration of the same recipe every month- a total of 12 iterations per year. The recipe is for a straightforward American style IPA- brewed with only two different malts, a single hop varietal, and is fermented dry to accentuate hop flavor and aroma. We brew the exact same recipe every time with one interesting catch- each time we switch the hop strain. This method of adjusting one variable is called a "controlled experiment." But more important, it allows you to appreciate exactly how a different strain of hops can influence the flavor and aroma of beer!


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Draft at Craft. Pours turbid dark straw with 1-finger clingy off-white head. Nose is tangerine, juicy pineapple, honeydew, and black pepper. Tastes of big tropical fruit, tangerine, pineapple, black pepper, that rich complex citra finish, and an overall delicious beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (649) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
Pours light gold with very thick haze that doesn’t seem to dissipate. Aroma is fruity with grapefruit up front. Taste is light bitter with fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2012
On tap at Sugar Maple. Pours a hazy gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy grapefruit, citrus and light pine with an earthy grain backbone. Flavor starts with earthy citrus/grapefruit with some backing earthy sweet grains and a bit of resin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2687) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Hazy golden pour. A flowery hops aroma. Decent citrus flavor up front with hop ending. Decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium creamy white head...nice lacing. Aroma has nice sitrus and stonefruits...just a hint of a buttery note. Flavor has mango and peach...a bit of spicy grapefruit...faint butter. Mouthfeel is light/medium and lively with a bitter/spicy citrus finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Draft at blue monk, big aggressive citrusy hop aroma, grapefruit abound, piney forest. Piney citrusy bitterness. Big hop finish, really good IPA IMO

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Seriously hazy, golden-orange pour, with big sticky white head. Not a sticky beer, mind you. Aromas of crisp citrus and grassy earth, followd by wheaty-cereal. Flavors are light and crisp with citrus and floral-earthiness coming out front with moderate bitterness. Finishes with an incredibly transparent cereal-grain flavor that is beautiful. Crisp and light body, medium-dry finish. really enjoyable and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of Citra hops, lemon, grass, pine, lemon/lime, and a hint of caramel malt. Poured amber in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, Citra, resin, and grass. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, citra, hop, grass, resin finish is dry.


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