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Citra Rye - Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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Citra Rye
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BrewTasting on 04-28-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Vigilante, Sep 22, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

This thang, yeah... how about that? Kind of like when this one hottie said that Raul looked like Emile Hersche - yeah, I'll take it. I may not really be close in looks to said "heartthrob," but, ya know... Citra Rye by Joseph James on the other hand reminds Raul of Pliny. More like Pliny-lite, but it's good territory to be in.

Bitter, a bit crisp, clean like a Sunday wash...

Raul approved.

RaulMondesi, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

sansho, Aug 16, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +16.1%

Joseph James knocked this one out of the ballpark.

Orange-gold in apperance, Citrus scent of tangerine and hops.

Taste consists of more citrus, some malt sweetness, and a nice, slightly more than subtle, hop presence; blends perfectly with this easy drinking, low abv, rye pale ale.

A new go-to from Joseph James.

BrewTasting, Apr 28, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and orange juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, citrus zest and spicy rye flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of citrus forward hops and spicy rye in the flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 23, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -7.8%

12oz can poured into a TG snifter 8/22/2014.

A- Light golden-yellow body, half finger white head, a bit of retention, thin wispy lacing. [3.75]

S- Grassy, a slight hint of citrus, rye, caramel. [3.75]

F- Caramel, distinct spicy rye flavours, grassy hop flavours, subdued citrus. The malt is shining a bit more here, in a good way although I would never mind more citrus presence. [3.75]

M- Medium body, not particularly thin or thick but just about right. Good carbonation. Finish is that distinct spicy rye mixed in with some grassiness. [4]

O- Pretty solid pale ale that's a bit of a change-up with the rye adjunct. Wouldn't mind if this was a $10/6-pack local beer. [3.75]

Final Score: 3.778

(Using the above ratings for each category and the weights below, per the old system)
Appearance 5%
Aroma 20%
Taste 45%
Mouthfeel 10%
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Stevedore, Aug 23, 2014
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Citra Rye from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.