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Pure Bred: Citra APA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.14% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-16-2013)
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Reviews by TheRougeBastard:
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TheRougeBastard

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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass, nice straw-orange-yellow color with a slight head. The aroma is similar to that of an IPA, but not overly hoppy. Taste is exceptionally smooth
with a slight bitter aftertaste, just enough to let you know the hops are there! The dryness was there but not overwhelmingly so. I really enjoyed this and my hats off to the good folks at Laughing Dog...well done!
Thanks to my good friend Tony who carted the 22 oz bomber back from the brewery in Idaho after his vacation!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 01:18:53 | More by TheRougeBastard
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Pure Bred: Citra APA from Laughing Dog Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.