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RATINGS: 1335   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A medium bodied single hop pale ale showcasing Citra hop from the Yakima Valley, U.S.A.

JoeinDahlem's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1449) - Berlin, Berlin, - NOV 16, 2012
Huge fruity-hop nose on this, brings to mind fresh blood oranges, candy orange wedges, and dark honey. Hazy reddish-orange color and grayish-white head. Fairly bitter, lightly sweet, with that bitter hop-resin sticking and getting a bit more intense in the aftertaste. Juicy citrus girding that bitter structure, but not as much as the aroma promised. Medium-bodied, not as dry as some, but that resinous bitterness makes it seem drier. When did IPAs of 6.4% become APAs exactly? There is alcohol and IBU inflation at work, and those numbers are not worth what they once were. Well-made citrus bomb that is not as drinkable as it might have been.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (593) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 30, 2016
On tap at The Mikkeller Bard, Copenhagen. Orange clear body with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, some caramel. Taste is amazing!! Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, sweet citrus. Medium body with low carbonation. Just amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 24, 2016
Draft. Pours a golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus, tropical fruit, and some breadiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4650) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Draught pint at The Rock in Beloit, WI, August 17th. Translucent, oily-slick medium amber color, bit of smooth head that’s fully lasting, a bit of chunky lacing in the glass...powerful, mostly fruity aroma - grapefruit and orange initially, mixed with old dry cedar, like my mom’s 60-year-old cedar chest interior...eventually a big wallop of mango intrudes and almost pushes everything else aside...on the tongue, the mango is there all the way; this is much sweeter than the Karben4 Dragon Flute which I had just had, and generally a slightly sweeter, fruitier character is more to my taste with an APA, though I still treasure a balanced body, and a bit of lightness which tends to be more common with the drier versions...in this case, the fruitier and sweeter example is actually a bit easier to drink, and if it’s a bit skewed to the honey-velvet on the mouthfeel, it’s also a bit less fatiguing to gulp down a pint on a hot day, being just a touch thinner...in the end, both were pretty excellent, though amongst APAs I’ve had recently I’d give the nod to PseudoSue, or Edward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Msgriffi (41) - - AUG 19, 2016
Golden ale with some lacing and tight bubbles from bottle conditioning lead to an easy medium light mouthfeel. Aroma of citrus and slight pine hops with sweet hay malt tones. Great hop flavors come through immediately. All hops on this. Citrus, a touch grassy, a touch herbal for balance, a little piney, and quick to the bittering. Fills your whole palate, but restrained enough to not overkill your taste buds. Bitterness starts right away and continues through the sip. Enough malt to carry the hops without muting. Almost Unbelievably easy to drink, but a ton of flavor. Malt comes back for a flash at the end to keep it easy to drink. Just under a bit of juiciness of the hop. Dry finish keeps it clean. Must try. Equal flavor and bittering brings a great balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Intense tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, papaya. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light sweet. Tropical fruits continue, more mango and passion fruit, molasses, sweet grain malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice APA, beautiful tropical fruits in aroma and palate. Keg at Piece Pizza & Brewery, Chicago.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2016
A beautiful expression of the hop, this beer is clean and lean and drinks exceptionally easily. It’s funny that I’m finally ticking it in Japan after trying it many times back home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1481) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2016
translucent gold with white head. soft but resinous medium body with moderately high carbonation.

aroma: citrus rind, pine needles, lychee, dank hops, faint kilned or crystal malt.

taste: citrus ring, pine, fruity pebbles, resinous hop bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndersR (196) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Awesome! Had this with sushi in Chicago. By far the best IPA i sampled at my stay in ChiTown!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3554) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub with Patty. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, orange peel. Slightly cloudy. Nice white foamy head with small bubbles. Orange color. Starts with tropical fruits and citrus, orange peel, grapefruit then dry breadiness with lingering citrus. Very dry crisp finish with a lingering bitter after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Pint at the brewpub. Clear golden with big creamy white head. Lots of tropical fruit with mango and passion fruit, light lime. There’s some fresh mowed grass and spring flowers, underneath fresh baked bread crust, a bit of caramel, sweet grains. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with creamy feel. Fantastic.

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