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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Imperial Citra Saison is a gorgeous golden-style farmhouse ale with a pillowy-white head. It’s everything you’d expect from a traditional Belgian Saison: soft, peppery, earthy, tones with a crisp dry yet bold finish. Then we impart our very own non-traditional dry hopping techniques most commonly used for hop forward IPAs and American Pale Ales. Before your first sip, your senses will enjoy the delicious tropical aromas of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry and passionfruit, you can only get by introducing an abundance of Citra hops from the Pacific Northwest. It’s the perfect brew for ballgame, beach, or backyard barbeque. Enjoy!

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malrubius (2923) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2017
Can from Table and Vine. Pale yellow gold hazy with lasting white head and lace and some suspended particles. Nice lemony aroma with grass pepper and dough. Medium-heavy pineapple grassy bready sweetness with medium light peppery grapefruit bitterness in long fairly dry finish with some residual stone fruit sweetness. Medium light body soft and lively. Very complex beer. The finish is not as pleasant and the nose and the rest of it. Very good.

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ClarkVV (6741) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2017
12oz can, undated, drunk 7/3/17.
Bright, maize-golden with a moderate haziness and immediately-vanishing, white head.
The nose actually smells pretty good and does indeed impart gooseberry and passion fruit-like aromatics. Citra hops are surprisingly not overdone and augmenting he tropical character, is a bit of spice and lemon-grapefruit. Not getting any real saison or Belgian element, however. Maybe a bit of light bubble gum and cotton candy. Alcohol is well-concealed and it doesnt SEEM sugary from the nose, but after trying their NE DIPA, I’m certainly very nervous. The amount of passion fruit-like character is uncanny here; it’s really all I’m getting.
First sip and it’s certainly not what I’d expected. Bitter lemon peel, earth and light dirt mix with cotton candy, bubble gum, banana and saccharine-like sweetness emerging on the finish. Low, mildly-engaging carbonation and just a strange mix of astringent hop bitterness, tacky esters and a doughy-sugary finish with light coconut and pineapple lingering. Off to the drain with you.....

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tapefuzz (613) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2017
12oz can. Pours hazy yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is yeast and citrus. Taste is yeast, citrus, pepper, and earth. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation.


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