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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a beer that celebrates the hop! You can’t get fresher or greener than this. Made with freshly picked, whole leaf, “wet hops” these off-the-vine beauties will encourage you to DRINK FRESH, DRINK LOCAL, and DRINK NOW!

The hops varietal changes each year. 2012 is Citra

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3.6
drowland (9077) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
11/30/12. 22oz bomber from Grassroots. Hazed amber brown pour with a nice khaki head that fizzles to half and gets soapy but laces plenty. The aroma honestly doesn’t scream fresh hop aroma like I was hoping. There’s some citrus and tropical aspects but mostly some caramel and a hint of fresh hop sourness. Sweet caramel and fruity hop flavor with lingering pineapple, peach, and fresh green hops... a bit better than the aroma led on. Good, but not what I was hoping for.

4.2
scarletfire65 (1507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Nice head formation, good retention. Aromas of assorted citrus fruits, orange juice, peach. Light bodied, Very hoppy, yet not really bitter. Smooth, mellow palate, no astringency at all. Tastes of fresh hop juice. Citrus, stone fruits, earthy, yet bright and fresh. Exquisite.

4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2012
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dank, tangerine, some apricot, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, dank, some grapefruit, light apricot. Medium body, really drinkable -- 12 ounces gone in three minutes drinkable.

3.8
smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Pours clear amber color with off white head. Citrus and light caramel aromas. Sweet caramel with tangerine and grapefruit flavors. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.7
ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 11/29/12, 2012 Citra Hops

Aroma: The nose has some pine hops, a little grapefruit, and some malty notes as well
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear dark orange color with a bubbly off-white head and sticky lace
Flavor: This one has a light/citrusy sweetness, with a nice, clean medium bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly light, with a nice mouthfeel, average carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: This one works pretty well. The flavor does a nice job of highlighting the fresh hops. It is quite drinkable, even dangerously so, you can barely tell there’s any alcohol in here. Very solid. Of this series, the only other one I have tried was the Amarillo, and this one was better.

3.7
Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2012
So, I’ve actually drank this several times without realizing it was a separate rate. Can you imagine? Drinking a rateable beer with out rating it? Who would do such a crazy, irresponsible thing? Anyway, It’s good. Light malts and a fresh, citrusy hop bite. Seems lower than 6.6% abv, actually. Dangerously drinkable...

4.3
nathan30533 (1022) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Great brew. Good golden color with nice forming head. little lacing. Good overall sweet aroma and hop taste.

3.9
dsw4b (5) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
Lemongrass, apricot, and raw earthiness. Some pineapple maybe? Pours a deep amber with quickly fading head. The Citra hops are a fun change of pace from the ’C’ family.

3.7
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Orange caramel malt and spicy orange peel aroma. Hazy amber with minimal head. Sweet orange/mango malt and lightly bitter citrus peel flavor. Nice.

3.9
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Suttree. Floral earthy hops, apricot, light piney aroma. Amber with a moderate ivory head. Fruity floral hops flavor backed up nicely by lightly sweet malt. Medium body and carbonation. Hops are smooth and fresh tasting, and the malt isn’t too sweet or cloying. I’m really diggin’ these fresh hoppy brews that manage to be bitter without being bitter. I don’t know how else to explain it.


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