RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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bwa5879 (962) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Mostly clear light copper pour with a half inch of white head. Juicy floral hop aroma, oranges and lemons, tropical punch, pineapple, lavender/honey, pollen. Average carbonation and sticky mouthfeel, with an assertive crisp finish. Good flavor in this one - juicy citrus and florals met with sharp pine bite, and nutty malt. This is a winning session IPA.

rosskyle (796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2015
12oz bottle. Clear golden Amber with a white head. Hops and citrus aroma. Light carbonated body. Sharp grassy flavor with a bitter finish. Flavor is too flat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jinroh (2451) - ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
Golden, clear. Bit of white foam. Aroma is grassy, bit of lemon, recognisably Citra. Taste is light, Citra comes out nicely, leaves lingering bitter dry sensation. Bit low on the body for me but as a starting beer for the night could be nice.

harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from gbbf 2015 and drunk at home. Pours with almost a complete lack of carbonation. But then brightens in the mouth. Good sharp citrus flavour. Lemon grapefruit. Dry light bitterness on the finish. Very fruity. Good but that flat opening was a disappointment.

Desverger (13692) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle purchased from GBBF 2015 - fuzzy golden coloured pour with white head. Citrus fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, juicy satsuma and lemon, citrus rind, pine, some caramel , hoppy bitter finish. Nice!

Hinez57 (253) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Big juicy citrus, fruity nose with just a hint of grassy malt peaking through. Mildly cloudy deep yellow/light gold color with thin head, no lacing. Flavors matching aroma with deep bitterness, out of balance. The beer is very crisp and quite dry. There is some silkiness to the mouthfeel, no astringency, but overall it would improve with less carbonation/reduced carb bite. Overall glad I had it, would try it again, but it’s out of balance and doesn’t drink as well as it should. Guess I’m trying to say the individual parts exceed the sum, never a good thing. I love hops so I love the nose and flavors but the beer just doesn’t drink well which is the entire point of a ’session’ brew, it’s got to be more than low abv, it’s got to be repeatable and I can’t imagine finishing 3 or 4 of these off in succession.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
When you think of the Citra hop you probably associate it with being a citrusy smelling and tasting hop (duh, right?). Though I find the hop is actually more herbal and earthy than it is citrusy, and if you need proof of that just refer to Green Flash Citra Session. Though there are some citrus components to it, I would not say they are the predominate flavors. It’s closer to a New England-style IPA, and that it’s done as a SIPA is pretty impressive, too.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It had a best by date of 12/15/15 and cost $2.95 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Mostly clear shade of orange. Pours to an average-sized white, foamy head which laces and retains pretty well.

Smell: Huge grass and herbal notes; almost like an onion or garlic patch. There is an underlying sweet fruity scent as well.

Taste: If I were drinking this beer blind I would not likely think it’s a San Diego brew as it tastes like something from the opposite end of the country. Much like the nose there’s a strong herbal and grassy taste to these hops. Onion, garlic and grass are all quite prominent along with a light peppery sensation on the finish. There is some malty character which is quite interesting, though. Minor notes of toasted bread with marmalade and maybe even a hint of coffee. On paper these flavors might not sound like a good combination, but in the mouth they’re actually quite enjoyable. This is one of the most unique Session IPAs I can recall having.

Drinkability: Green Flash Citra Session delivers as its subgenre style promises. The mouthfeel is thin and crisp, though there’s a quite potent bitterness and a lingering hop sensation. I would not consider this beer refreshing – almost the opposite, actually. It does have quite a lot of flavor and complexity for 4.5% ABV, and the body is a bit heavier than I’d expect (or prefer). Based on delivery alone this could pass for a standard IPA.

RATING: 8/10

HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazed orange color with a medium white head. Decent lacing. Aroma of citra hops, tangerine, orange peel, tropical fruit, mango. Some Green Flash house yeast in the aroma as well. Flavor is bright, lemon and grapefruit notes, medium bitterness. Light bodied with above average carbonation. Very crushable.

degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep gold with a high, lacy, bright white head. Nose is herbal, barnyard, and funky; not terribly strong, and I’m not getting much citrus at all. Toffee sweetness up front on the palate, followed by a soft, floral bitterness; really clean, though with somewhat soft edges and a little bit of a soapy overtone. No IPA crispness; it’s somewhat murky. Finish is long and it wanders a little. Goes well with channa. I want more definition on this.

drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Super easy drinking beer. Lots of lace and long-lasting had with a clear amber color. Excellent body. Flavor is spot on for the style.

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