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RATINGS: 1212   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A medium bodied single hop pale ale showcasing Citra hop from the Yakima Valley, U.S.A.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
12oz bottle, clean amber color, with a frothy bubbly white head, nice floral tropical fruity, lychee, rambutan, pear, lime peel, pineapple, earthy leafy, grassy, piney cedary hoppy nose, with a light green grapefruit rind, faint, lemongrass spiciness, green tea leaf note, with a sublte, toasted, pale, malt accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good flowery fruity, zesty citrusy, lemon, lime, green grapefruit peel, piney, resiny, leafy, minty hop, spicy peppery, lemongrass character, with some tropical light lychee, rambutan, lime rind, pineapple fruity flavours, with a faint toasty, caramel, pale malt undertone, leading towards a spicy lemongrass, citrus lime, green grapefruit, rind, piney, cedary, minty, leafy hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (7798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Savvy1982. To be honest, I had tried this beer once before at my wife’s fancy birthday dinner, but it would have been in poor taste to take notes so I never rated it. Bright orange-gold with a medium frothy white head that leaves light lace. Aroma is bracingly hoppy, with a bouquet of tropical fruit and tropical flowers. Juicy fresh fruity hop flavours charge onto the tongue, bright guava and mango, and a slightly piney quality that is more mango-skin than conifer. Despite the flavour intensity, the palate retains a lightness and relatively low bitterness that encourages drinkability. The supporting malt base is just enough to provide the right structure and sweetness to allow the elegance of the hop profile to truly shine. Truly outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle... Orangey Brown color with citrus taste/smell. Holy hops! Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Slight haze to this and a small white. Orange, grapefruit, nectarine, and caramel all present in the aroma. A bit malt ire than I remember. Taste is well balanced between sweet caramel and bread malts, and plenty of orange and nectarine fruitiness. Slight resinous hop character, but not as big and brash as some apas have become. Nice medium body. Really enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1159) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Aroma is definitely one dimensionally Citra. Lots of tropical citrus notes and sweet oranges, but also the Juicy Fruit character that comes through when Citra finds itself without company. Light resin notes, but not much malt to balance. Pours a fairly clear golden copper. second pour is much cloudier. Flavor is pretty sweet with some malt notes, but is dominated by Citra. Bitterness is medium to medium high. The caramel notes from the malt do help balance the hop flavors in the front of the taste. The hip resin is more noticeable in the flavor, especially the finish. Mid taste is when the Citra shines - not too Juicy Fruit, not too much resin; just clean bright citrus. A bit sweet for my palate. Overall this is a really nice beer, but it proves why I don't think Citra works by itself. It needs a touch of some other hop to balance it. I also feel that if a beer is dominated by Citra it should finish drier to counteract the perception of sweetness that the Citra adds. Thanks ekoerper! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pablo951 (500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Best floral, citrus aroma in a beer ! The taste is an excellent citrus and hop blend, I love those cascade hops. Nice amber hues. Had it out f a bottle and on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1576) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to kaggie97. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Huge floral piney nose. Taste is overwhelming floral hops. Fluffy body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (487) - USA - NOV 30, 2012
Orange brown pour with a small white head that sticks around rim. Smells of carrots, and grassy pine. Very smooth with a yeast in the middle and a subtle sweet with a clean bitter finish. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Invocus (6) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012 does not count
The beer has a light head and a very flowery aroma. It's moderately hoppy with a mild hoppy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdavisesq (38) - - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle to Nonic. Pours a dark yellow to light red with inch of white head. Big citrus aroma. Taste is smooth bitterness, malt background, huge citra grapefruit burst with solid bitter end. Best beer on planet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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