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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Citrus Zest IPA By adding grapefruit and tangelo zest to fruit and citrus forward hops we’ve maximized the fruit flavors in pFriem Citrus IPA. Its notes of melon, papaya, and ripe fruit, and the zesty, refreshing finish will have you puckering up with joy in no time. 6.3% 45 IBUs Tangelo, Citrus Zest, Refreshing HISTORY By the 1790’s the British were established in India and needed beer, which was considered a staple in every household. India, however, presented serious problems for brewers. Hot temperatures, poor water, short supplies, and basic ingredients made it impossible to brew beer. Attempts to ship beer out of Britain to Calcutta failed. George Hodgson of London produced a pale ale of greater strength and bitterness than those he sold in London. The hops helped protect the beer from spoilage, as did the increased alcohol content. Hodgson’s India Ale arrived in Calcutta in fine shape-clear, strong, and bitter, with a big, resinous hop aroma. The word spread of India Pale Ale and people throughout England and the United States were clamoring for this wonderful new beer. The rage lasted through 1970’s, but lost steam in the 1980’s and became just another name for low alcohol bitters. As craft beer has emerged and grown, so has IPA! IPA has helped grow Craft Beer to what it is currently today. There are now many shapes and forms of IPA, but they all share bright aromatic hop aroma of Citrus, Tropical Fruit, and Pine. Hop flavor coats the tongue and these beers finish with an assertive, but balanced bitterness. In area where brewers are in pursuit of citrus and fruit flavors its only natural to add actual citrus or fruit to a hop forward beer in order to exemplify these flavors. We built this IPA with fruit and citrus forward hops and added grapefruit and tangelo zest to the beer to create our citrus IPA. The combination of the hops and the fresh citrus zest creates bright and refreshing flavors. INGREDIENTS MALT Rahr Pale, Simpsons Caramalt, Simpsons Crystal Dark HOPS Chinook, Mosaic, Citra YEAST American Ale CITRUS ZEST Tangelo, Grapefruit TASTING NOTES Golden body with beaming white foam. Aromas of fresh citrus zest, tangerine, and grapefruit. Flavors of tangelo, melon, papaya, and ripe fruit. Finishes zesty, bright, and refreshing. FOOD PAIRINGS Rich and hearty burgers, French fries and complex pizzas. Aged cheddar cheese, aged meats, and pickled vegetables. Indian cuisine that is spice forward balanced yogurt and cream based sauces.

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3.9
piscator34 (2539) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle. Straw in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pomelo and tangelo zest, cut grass, and light pale malt. Loads of juicy white grapefruit flavor, along with more dry pale malt, a bit of kitchen herbs, and a touch of something tropical. Solid bitterness, but it’s still quite smooth on the palate.

4
Reid (2556) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2017
500ml bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in Salem OR. $3.99 Golden coloured body with a creamy, thick white head. Very citrus fruit hop forward aroma..its as if someone squeezed some pink grapefruit and tangerines into a pale ale..and its delightful. Taste similar to aroma but maybe with a bit more lemon peel..light malts . Very good light well carbonated mouth feel make this glide over the tongue! I liked this simple fruity beer!

3.3
fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2017
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Hazy dark blond color, compactness persistent head. The aroma is citrusy and tropical. Soft mouthfeel, touch of coriander, zesty, not bad, but the citrus presence is a bit too much and distracts from the hops, hence a bit weird and unbeery.

3.7
dwm1034 (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Split bottle at Erin’s.....pours bright gold with thin head. Nose is fruity combo of melon, lemon, other fresh cut fruit. Taste is definite mix of sweet with the bitter edge of the hops in an IPA. Hop bitterness lingers at the end. Tasty..

3.5
DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/29/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at the RateBeer award ceremony bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Yellow. Tropical fruity hops, slightly oniony. A bit sweetish, bitter finish.

3.4
Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle - Big orange citrus. Clear gold with a small white head. Candied orange and a sweet peel finish.

4
Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
Golden. Fairly thick head. This has a stack of grapefruit zest on the nose. Sweet, very nice grapefruit character. And the pale malt is sweet, balancing well. This is pretty good. I would drink this quite a bit. By the numbers, but damn nice.

3.8
neepsntatties (2003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle. Colour...clear gold with almost no head. Nose...definitely citrus zesty, especially grapefruit and satsuma. Palate...hmmmm...did I get an off bottle? Almost no CO2 here. In any event...a brisk shot of generalised citrus hits the front of the palate, then wisps of pith and cut grass hit the mid palate. There’s a general pippy feel and a snappy hop shot on the finish.

3.7
jsnicholas (633) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle (500ml $4): Golden with big white head that slowly reduced to a thin film. Strong citrus aromas that I could smell while pouring. Taste is mostly pineapple and something else that could be a tangelo (never had one).Very little bitterness other than the pineapple finish. Nice.

3.8
poisoneddwarf (2567) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2017
16.9 oz bottle. Aroma is strong citrus zest, as described; also chalky candy. Pours lightly hazy golden with a medium long-retaining white with great retention and lace. Taste is not quite as impressive as the aroma, but it’s good. It’s lightly bitter, lightly sweet with flavors of citrus, touch of onion. Softly carbonated. Nice beer.


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