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Citra Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Citra Pale Ale
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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%


Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Citra hops from the American Pacific Northwest.

(Beer added by: baggio on 06-29-2010)
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Reviews by Neffbeer:
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Blind Tiger:

A: Hazy amber with a small white head, minimal lacing.

S: There is tropical fruit goodness all over the place. Tons of citra hops. Awesome.

T: A boat load of hops here. There is a touch of bread that tries to creep in, but the hops jump right back out and beat it into submission.

M: Light and delicious. Not too carbonated which really enhances the smooth feel.

D: Another great offering from Hill Farmstead. I have been really impressed by their beers tonight. This is yet another beer that I would drink regularly if it was available.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2010 15:42:17 | More by Neffbeer
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Pours a softly pale lemon yellow with a hazy little blush inside. A creamy head of white foam that fell slowly and left good lace. Nose is bright lemon peel. As it warms some tropical mango and beautiful floral come forward. Light and flaky biscuit, with a drizzle of honey. Floral and sweet herbal back notes. Taste is lovely and even delicate. This beer has a superb mouthfeel. It's got a just a little breaddiness, just a bit of flaky sweet biscuit to make the mouthfeel creamy and give it depth. The hops are floral and lemony. The bright lemon peel with the citric tartness lightly underneath. The tropical softer stone fruits in this are permeating the drink for a juicy and ripe taste. There is a moderate but very soft bitter that is just one of the best bitters I have ever had.

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S-tropical fruit, citrus, bready malt, pine, floral, very fragrant

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As I’m sitting here watching House Hunters International at 2:30am (judge as you like, but don’t pretend that you have not seen this fucking show on multiple occasions) and I'm wondering why this asshole is wearing a different goddamn necklace at each "property" (pronounced with with an Australian accent) and my focus quickly shifts to why this asshole (me) is not drinking a fucking beer. For the record, I do not own a necklace and have not since I knew and cared what a goddamn Chinese staircase was and that was back in the 5th grade.

I know that Shaun Hill’s preferred method of delivery for his beers consists of paying for a pour from a several week old growler in a bar in Washington, D.C., but hopefully he’ll be ok with me serving this beer in my fucking home into Hill Farmstead branded stemware from a fresh growler that I procured myself straight from the brewery. The only money that exchanged hands was from the cash register at the goddamn Arby’s that I held up earlier in the day to me to Phil or Keri (spelling?). This may be taboo to admit, but I’ve also been known to share HF growlers on occasion and when I do so I rarely if ever charge. The only instance of charging came by way some drunken motherfucker and the money was only charged in anticipation of me having to buy a new tarp based upon said motherfucker never having had any HF and knowing full well that he was a fucking squirter. I did eat the cost of the renting a goddamn Rug Doctor based upon neglecting to reasonably foresee that the combination of a HF virgin and someone with a general propensity to squirt would necessitate a greater coverage area than my 10' x 10' tarp could provide. I should have been more prepared, but I wasn't and I paid the fucking price.

The beer in question is HF Citra Single Hop Pale Ale and it is erection-worthy. These particular motherfuckers up in Vermont know how to brew a fucking pale ale. The water that they use appears to be magical. Not magical like some asshole posing as a magician making balloon animals that are all shaped like dicks at an 8 year-old birthday party, but magical like I can send a friend a picture of me taking a shit while having my middle finger fully extended and said friend can view this “message” almost instantaneously from seemingly any part of the earth that utilizes toilet paper on a fairly regular basis.

Glowing yellow like the hair color required for all middle-aged white women in most metropolitan areas of the United States. Smells like the goddamn opposite of my grandparents' house. Could drink this shit until I no longer know how to spell my fucking middle name, but I’ve only written that shit out like 5 goddamn times in my life anyway so that is not the best example…the shit is drinkable as fuck.

Perhaps said House Hunters International asshole could have afforded a better place with an “open floor plan that is great for entertaining” combined with a kitchen equipped with "stainless steel appliances" and "granite countertops" if he “chilled” (I don’t use “chill” or any conceivable version of it legitimately as one sounds like an asshole when saying it) the fuck out on the goddamn necklace collection.

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Citra Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.