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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Citra Session™ IPA is brewed with high-quality Marris Otter and Vienna malt but the flavor is dominated by the Citra hops introduced throughout the boil and again in the dry hop for maximum aroma intensity. Notes of lemon, orange and grapefruit make this hop-laden brew a perfectly potable summer session IPA.

Previously 4.3% abv

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3.5
UXO (1922) - CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of ivory head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: citrus rind, tropical fruit, resin, bready malt, lightly dank and/or catty. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry finish. (4/5) Bearing in mind that this is intended to be a low ABV sessionable ale, it’s pretty good. That said, it’s a bit thin in the mouth and the flavours just don’t seem to pop, though it doesn’t seem to have been deeply harmed by being a bit past its best-by. And, as I’ve usually found to be the case with single-hop ales, the flavours seem to lack dimension. On the up side, the Citra doesn’t come through as offensively catty the way it sometimes can, though there is a not-unpleasant suggestion of that in there, particularly as it warms. (14/20)

3.9
biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 18, 2016
Draught at Buffalo WIngs & Smile. Fresh passion fruit character with a sherbet feel, light bready base, citra is really shining here, finish is nicely dry and fruity. Smooth and addicting stuff, one more please.

4.1
jc1762 (1610) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Poured into a SA Perfect Pint showing dark golden amber, moderate to well filtered, with half a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows a lot of steel tank notes among tropical fruits of pineapple, light mango, and a little guava. The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Fruit forward of mostly pear and guava with mango in the background. Light sharp IPA bitterness rounds off the finish. The linger shows the same fruit flavors on the palate. A very well made session IPA.

3.3
fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver; 414ml
Hazy golden color, small head. The hops are a bit fruity and resiny, the malt have some cereal quality, and the body is not too thin; it’s rather dry, it has very strong bitterness, but the hops are not very bright and fresh. The hop doesn’t come through as Citra.
Good American Pale Ale, but nothing special.
Aroma: 6.5. Palate: 3.5

2.9
weitz15 (595) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Light yellow pour. Had this last wednesday at brewhouse in Nashville. Smooth body, light citrus. Easy finish with light hop presence.

3.6
Ctplt777 (533) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Pretty solid session ipa. Not as much flavor as I was thinking it was going to have but the flavor that is there is very good. Big citrus, pine and dankness. Pretty nice pop of bitterness. I can definitely tell there are citra hops, but I wish there was more. I think that’s my biggest problem with this beer. Since it’s highlighting one specific hop, I wish they would just make the beer explode with it. Green Flash used to be so awesome and lately their stuff isn’t really as good as it was.

3.3
edwardbass (861) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
A little light on the palate for my taste, even for a session ale, but pretty decent. Taste is bready but not sweet malt and the Citra hops flavor is more lemon than orange or grapefruit. Nothing exceptional, but it’s good. Seems like one could drink several of these without feeling bloated or drunk.

3.6
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle at Antenna America, Yokohama. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Light to medium malty. Ok hoppy. Bitter. Citrus. Herbal. Grassy. Not super fresh - but still ok - light dusty finish.

3.4
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Cereal, soda bread, and crackers sustain gentle hop notes of lime, grapefruit, just a bit of tropical fruits, and light grass. The mouthfeel is easy, with plentiful but gentle carbonation and little viscosity. The taste is a tame bitter, with bready malt flavors being almost as preeminent as citrusy hoppy ones.

4
tillmac62 (759) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
BBD 1/20/16. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of grapefruit with strong notes of orange over a light biscuit. Heavy light body with a semi-smooth texture. Perfect carbonation with a burst of effervescence in the middle a rollicking finely bubbled prickly finish. For a session IPA, this outstanding flavor profile packs a lot of intensity. Reasonably complex with a balance that slightly misses balancing the hops with biscuit sweetness. It begins with hop flavor that is rind dominated with grapefruit and orange notes. The middle brings a mild bitterness that is rind based. The finish is a slow fade of rind bitterness.


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