Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
12oz bottle, no date, poured into a Surly pint glass.
Pours a dark honey-gold, with a frothy white head on top. Great sticky lace holds on for dear life. "The nose, the nose, my kingdom for the nose." All things holy, this is an amazing aroma. Fresh hops, pine needles, citrus zest, and a dry hay-like aroma. Other beers have bits and pieces of this aroma, but this is so potent and so fresh. Frick. I want to "cologne-up" with this stuff.
The body is well-balanced and carbed up well. Crisp and clean, not too heavy. Holds its own with the ABV. Hops, hops, hops. Yes, please. Fresh green hops, grapefruit, melon, orange slices, honey - all melded perfectly to make this splendid beer. This beer is bitter, no doubt, but I love that it doesn’t linger in any harsh manner. The finish is short, which I like and don’t like at the same time. I like that it keeps me sipping (or gulping) more and more, but I don’t like that my glass is soon empty, unable to be filled with this blessed brew again. More ZD, please!!! QuezXLV (423) - Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Nice piney aroma. A very unique flavor with a nice hops balance and a subtle aftertaste. naivepegasus (387) - USA - JUL 21, 2012
Pours a lightly cloudy orange with about half a finger of stark white slowly dissipating head. Odor is of sweet hops with a hint of orange. Taste is surprisingly sweet, with a strong caramel flavor that fades into a mild hop bitterness. Not as hoppy as I’d expect, but it’s very tasty. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle-huge thanks to Daknole for sharing this lovely pale ale while passing through Phoenix-June 2012-pours lite orange with a small soapy white head. huge floral hoppy nose lite lemons and other bright citrus. flavors are very fruity, candy like almost in a sense. i smell a touch, and i mean a touch of diacytl here. Hmm, this is a very good pale ale however, there are better out there. this beer is a wallop of citrus! however, if the diacytl wasnt in the nose, i would be all about this. Probably the best beer i have had from FFF in many years however, still falls a bit short and somewhat over-hyped. I was expecting a home run here. Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Received in a pint glass from cask. Clear orange amber with a 1/2 inch on foam. No visible carbonation. It this is a cask pour.
Smell is nice grapefruit and hops.
Taste is nice balanced hops up front. A little sweetness then malt with a bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is not overly light, nice. Cask pour has minimal carbonation.
Overall an excellent beer. Hops are very aromatic but not overwhelming in the taste. Very well balanced and easy to drink.
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
bottle, from Dave at Tyler’s Apex. good aroma, sweet, fruity, orange, apricot, peach. toffee, cereal malt. orangy gold color, good head and lace. sweet bitter flavor. medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Good beer. Nice fruity aroma, good sweet bitter mix on the flavor, flavor took on more of a grapefruit than orange that I found in aroma. solid APA and another reason to like Citra.... slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Amazing...Three Floyd’s with another gem. I still cannot believe the lacing on this beer...Awesome.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kbc (30) - Vitoria - Gasteiz, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2012
El citra en estado puro, Quizá de los aromas más intensos a lúpulo con los que me he topado, mantiene el IBU de una pale ale con ligeras notas a malta en sabor. Mango, Melocotón, Cítricos. Increible Advocate_Ames (626) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Goes down great. A wonderful hop smell. Very fresh. This is a must try for any hop lover. I will forever crave having a Zombie Dust when I try a disappointing IPA. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
On tap. Nice clear golden - amber color. Impressive foamy off-white head. Great lace. Delicious buttered bread malt aroma, with the perfect amount of delicious floral citrus hops, with a little spice. Awesome, crisp smooth carbonation, with a moderately dry finish. Mild bitter, light savory taste. Very easy to drink. Awesome that I finally got a chance to try this, and it totally lives up to the hype. Fantastic pale ale.