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Citra Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Citra Pale Ale
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372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%


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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler fresh from Hill Farmstead into a tuliped pint glass.

A. Pours very very hazy golden and shimmery. looks like its grapefruite juice. A nice half finger head settles down and retains preety well. Medium lacing clings to the glass.

S. Oh yeah! this stuff is great, i mean really great! Beautiful even. So much lemony orange and grapefruity hoppiness. Very strong very potent it brings a smile to your face, the nose on this rivals some of the best i have ever came across. its so light and juicy everything about it is just happy happy hoppy hoppy.

T. You can guess where I am going with this... super dank and resiny, all the scents are covered in the notes. heavy grapefruit up front, juices and rinds. the sweetness mixes so well with that hop bitterness. The hops are very very resiny, coats your mouth and really hangs around for a while. there are some light wheaty notes in there as well, that give it a nice bready feel too.

M. Awesome stuff, light to light medium on everything. very drinkable, no booze at all. perfect carbonation. the acidity is high but the hop IBU is not over the top so its very well paired up. I could drink a lot of this stuff and i plan on it.

O. Absolutely one of the better beers i have had. I will absolutely get more of this. its so juicy and such a wonderfully layered beer. the overload of citra is so welcomed and i love the resin it inherintly has. packed with beautiful citra hoppy nastiness and balanced out perfectly with whatever they have in the water up there. Im conviced there is something in that water up there. it brings everything up a notch or two!

Serving type: growler

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Citra Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.