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Citra Pils - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Citra Pils
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BA SCORE
86
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A German-styled pilsner hopped entirely with citra hops.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 08-08-2013)
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Reviews by GeoffreyM:
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-16-2014 23:44:54 | More by GeoffreyM
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

On tap at Al’s. Pours a clear straw gold with a sudsy white head. Plenty of foamy lacing. The aroma smells of tight bitter citrus, with more herbal and tropical flavors coming in off the sides. The taste has a crisp grassy bitterness with softer herbal tones on the edges, a tight bready backbone and then sweeter tropical fruit character that comes out across the back. Finish is dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a clean, crisp and overall very drinkable feel. This was tasty Pils, with those Citra hops giving this a juicy character that thankfully never got overly sweet. This was crisp and drinkable all the way.

08-08-2013 17:54:10 | More by Kegatron
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bbsaur

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-20-2014 03:10:58 | More by bbsaur
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-18-2014 00:22:50 | More by philbe311
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-09-2014 23:38:24 | More by Goldndomer
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-09-2014 05:23:57 | More by bret717
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-06-2014 21:00:48 | More by DrBier
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2014 11:15:18 | More by salthemonster
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-10-2013 16:31:45 | More by mendvicdog
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StormKing47

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-13-2013 04:26:02 | More by StormKing47
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%

08-27-2014 13:55:27 | More by ShanePB
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-21-2014 05:27:42 | More by JMUbrewz
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-19-2014 23:23:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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smokeypeat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-26-2014 17:09:42 | More by smokeypeat
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2013 19:54:56 | More by bigfnjoe
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swfeidt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-01-2014 22:17:54 | More by swfeidt
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-17-2013 21:51:40 | More by outoffocus
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-05-2014 16:39:53 | More by VikeMan
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-25-2014 01:40:05 | More by nmann08
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-16-2014 02:29:07 | More by nrs207
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours slightly hazy yellow with a small half finger tall white head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving spotty trails of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of mild bready grain, pungent citra hops and a touch of sweetness. Simple yet effective.

T - Starts off with a bit of light sweetness quickly giving way to hints of bready pale malt, bright citra hop bitterness and a very faint hint of spice. Finish is chewy with some lingering hop bitterness, not sticking around for very long after the finish. The hops are obviously strong for the style but they work really nicely.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Its smooth, bitter feel makes it really easy to drink from start to finish.

O - A typical american style pilsner turned up a notch. The added citra hops really ramp up the flavor yet it remains easy drinking. Another simple, easy drinker is a welcome addition to all the big beers on right now.

08-14-2013 23:44:27 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Review from notes taken several months ago. On tap at Pizza Boy served in a pils glass. The brew appears a clear straw yellow color with a finger of white fluff. The brew displays solid retention with a sudsy white top that fades leaving patches of lace all over the glass.

The aroma is earthy and herbal with rinds almost more of a zesty lemon and noble feel than what you might expect of citra hops. It is clean and to the point without fault.

The taste is herbal and noble with a crisp bite of hops overtop a bready grain base. There is a firm grassiness and mild zesty pith and rind element mid-palate.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp, clean, snappy, refreshing and easy drinking. Pretty much everything you should expect in a pils but this one is a little different in the usage of hops. Nice and worth checking out.

12-20-2013 14:58:48 | More by stakem
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-10-2014 16:27:19 | More by Nlawrence301
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

Pour is pale amber yellow, lightly cloudy, with a tight creamy white head. Nose is hop forward, citrus and grassy hops. Some pleasant grain, bready an fresh. Taste is a bit bitter for a pilsner, lots of hops. This leans more to the grassy-hay side but still some light citrus and grapefruit. Body is light and drinkable with a nice refreshing carbonation.

07-15-2014 15:23:20 | More by cpetrone84
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

Yowza. Crazy levels of grass on this beer. Really. It's grassy. The citra doesn't seem to be there much; at least to the degree you see it in a lot of other beers. Very sharp. Clean feel, but the overly sharp grass aspects make this very much a sipper. I could deal with a lot smoother aspect to it.

07-28-2014 19:21:36 | More by RblWthACoz
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Citra Pils from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.