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

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.44%
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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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.

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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.

orangesol, Aug 14, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

stakem, Dec 20, 2013
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Citra Pils from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.