cpetrone84 (1533) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear deep golden orange with a light tan head and some large bubbles sitting on top. The nose has a light grain profile, a touch of doughy malt, citric bite and notes of mango. The flavor follows the same path but a bit fruitier and more integrated. The grain and dough malt balance pretty nicely on the assertive fruity hop flavors of citrus and other tropical fruits. The bitterness is assertive but not overpowering on medium body with a clean semi dry finish. Another solid hoppy offering from FFF, if only they could get sugars eaten in their stouts.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is outstanding. Pine, lemon, grapefruit, that are propelled by the Co2 yes. Simcoe and centinnial hops come to mind. Especially with the bitterness sticks to the tongue(tropical fruit, spruce, citrus) that suggest moderately high lvls of cohumolone aa %. Light malt sweetness that balances well and really showcases the all mighty hops! One of the greats.
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured a darker yelow to orange color with a biege head. Aroma was just straight citra hops, lots of tangerines and peaches, with hardly any sign of malt. Flavor was incredibly fruity, mainly tangerines, peaches and oranges, fairly bitter but not a tongue bruiser. Reminded me alot of a younger brother of Arctic Panzer Wolf because its so juicy. Great stuff!
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed deep golden orange with a frothy white head, great lacing. Big nose of dank hops and citrus fruits. An epic Pale ale.
justinwmaynard (14) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yeow.... this beer does it for me. Havent had it from the bottle, can find it here and there at a few of my hot spots. The aroma is all citrus, grapefruit, orange, spices... itís insane. The taste is delicious... it kind of reminds me of how Gumballhead used to taste (fruity, citrusy) when that beer was first introduced to the masses. Iím probably wrong, but maybe Iím not?
edwardbass (548) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Prime Bar on Wacker in Chicago....several times. Excellent. Citrusy hops, so itís one of my favorites. It makes me think of a toned-down Arctic Panzer Wolf (another one of my favorites). If itís available near you, go get some NOW.
hapjydeuce (952) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, generously supplied in trade by my man pantanap! To be honest, I had never heard of this one from FFF until I opened up Kanís box a few weeks ago. I guess it shows Iím not into the beer game as I was back in í07. Gotta get my geek back. The beer: well holy shit this might be the best pale ale Iíve ever graced my taste buds with. Fantastic citrusy aroma with herbal pepper, lemon and grapefruit character. The flavor, while straightforward and uncompromising, is a blissful experience of the Citra. Super clean on each sip, I donít think a beer could be more crisp than this. Imagine a honeycrisp apple infused with grapefruit and lemon juice with tons oí hops. Not to mention the kickass label to boot. Kan, I need cases of this. Name your price.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Recent review: 17FEB12, 3/4.5/4/3.5/4 (4)
Okay, Iím gonna give this another fair and balanced review:
Bottled: recently Iím assured
Pours a golden ale with a finger of off white soapy foam that falls to a broken sheet of the same leaving some spotty lace. I am reserved about smelling....Alas, the smell I remember, lemony, citrusy zest and a hint of peach. So nice. Flavor follows suit with just a hint of alcoholic sharpness. Finish is sweet and juicy. Medium on thin with moderate carb and a watering finish. Much better this time around. Gotta say, this beer MUST BE FRESH, so far as I can tell.
Original Review: 11NOV11: 3/1.5/1/2/1 (1.3)
Iíve had this beer out of a growler, and it was one of the best APAís Iíd ever had. Too bad the transition here was flawed....heavily.
Pours a yellow straw with foam which falls rather quickly to a mirror of the same. Smells like: citra, grapefruit, citrus, more citrus?...NOT AT ALL!!! This smells like band aids and onions. Wow, god awful. Then the flavor is brutalized as well. Bitter, astringent, nasty. Body is fine beyond my clinching jaw. This beer is ruined for me. WTF happened to this bottle?!
Serving type: bottle
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Woodchopper over on BA. pours a honey gold with a one finger head, fades to spotty lace. the nose on this one is off the charts, full of orange, mango and apricot. taste is sweet caramel malt with a nice balance of lingering yet mild bitterness. very nice and Iíd love to sit down and have 2 or 3 of these, but if I had to choose between this and Alpha King, Iíd go with with the King.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear honeyed golden with a tall, sticky, white head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up fresh orange zest, black pepper, and a hint of rye over honeyed malts and soft, sweeter breads.. balance was spot-on, and I really dug it. The flavor opened with tangy orange zest, floral notes, and some black pepper.. semi-sweet middle with honey and bread again.. finished spicy, bitter, and refreshing, showcasing a lot of tasty citrus. Medium-bodied with higher, prickly carbonation on the palate.. rolled well through the mouth.. great brew, and it certainly did the Citra justice.