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Sixpoint Spice of Life - Citra
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Draft at Prohibition. Pours a hazy golden orange with thin beige head and mild lace. Notes of citrus, tropical fruits, grain. Medium to light body.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Draft at Salvage BBQ, Pours a deep golden color with two fingers of white sticky foam. Nose is toasted malt, some light hop tropical fruit presence, stale grass and a hint of earthy spice. Palate follows with some citra influence but a heavier malt profile than i was hoping for. Nice balance of hop flavors bitterness and toasted malt but was hoping for more of a citra bomb and it just seems a bit light handed and stale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (261) - - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a dull clear gold with frothy head and lacing. Floral, herbal aromas. Crisp bitterness, sweet citrus, hints of lemon flavors. A really nice, drinkable ale

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3376) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Growler. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of fruity grapefruit, quite strong. Some notes of pine and sweet malt present as well, but clearly dominated by grapefruit. The flavor falls back a bit with malt with a touch of sweetness followed by a wash of borderline harsh hops bitterness. A bit too much for me. I popped a few Tums later as this beer gave me heartburn. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Sample at 1808 American Bistro. Hazy orange color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On draft at 1808 in Columbus. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is amazing- great citra fruit, pineapple, mango, tropical fruit, papaya, and all manner of goodness. Flavor is light on those, but they are still prominent. A nice bit of caramel followed by some tropical fruit and some bitterness. Light to medium in body and a nice citra beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Draft. Wonderful aroma on thsi one, citrus and melon, flavor is not as good. Savory flavors, strong malt bill, hops are a bit under-utilized.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
In short: A fun fruity blond IPA. Good execution in simplicity
How: Tat at some white-trash bar in Tannersville NY (not listed on ratebeer) during their post-Tap-NY 2012 special Sixpoint event
The look: Cloudy golden-blond body topped by a persistent small off-white head
In long: Nose is tropical fruits butt this time without the cat urine that I oftern associate to Citra beers. Taste is clean full body with somewhat of a wheaty backbone sensation. Fun full body with a good carbonation. Hoppy is tropical fruits, grapefruits, maagoes and such… Everything is a bit toned down, this not a bouquet of hops or a bitterness bomb, this is a very quaffable brew. I liked it. Another pint of beer I had after a day of heavy drinking at the Tap-NY 2012 festival… just once I’d like to know what it’s like to go to a beer festival and not get totally drunk. But only just once though, all the other ones I want to get totally drunk .

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2012
On tap at Sugar Maple. Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine and sweet malt. Taste is pretty much the same with moderate bitterness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7829) - 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.


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