Citra Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by kevanb:
4.4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2L growler poured into a Hill Farmstead Wine Glass
The beer pours a hazy apricot color, hues of orange and copper with a soft, billowy, white head that rises about 2 fingers high with moderate retention and nice sticky lace gets left behind. The aroma is of soft, yet bright citrus; grapefruit, tangerine, wildflower, and a touch of light pine and earthiness with some doughy pale malt. It's soft, balanced, inviting and refined, I just wish it was brighter and more pungent. The flavors are right in queue, lots of grapefruit citrus, sweeter tangerine and acidic lemon rind that brings out the wildflower and meadowy qualities, a slight amount of resinous pine is also notable but serves only to bitter the beer before some sweet, pale malt smoothes things over. The mouthfeel is very nice, rich and full for a pale ale, carbonation is just lively enough, light prickliness, some juiciness to it as well that finishes very smoothly with just a light dryness.
Verdict: Delicious, just darn delicious. A great showcasing of the Citra hop, tangy, juicy, fruity, floral, just wonderful. It's a bit soft and light, but quite refreshing and just a delight to drink.
Serving type: growler
09-24-2013 01:16:54 | More by kevanb
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Citra Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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