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Citra Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Citra Pale Ale
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643 Ratings
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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 328
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: baggio on 06-29-2010

An American Pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Citra hops from the American Pacific Northwest.
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Thanks to tom10101 for sending us a fresh growler.

Lots of tropical fruit, some pine, hint of dankness and a solid malt backbone. One of the best pales I've had the pleasure of tasting.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 mL growler filled 10/2. Served at 40F into a HF wine glass

A: Brilliant hazy golden yellow body with lots of fine carbonation. Pours to a 1.5 inch white frothy head filled with bubbles. Solid 2 minute head retention that regenerates with gentle swirling. Minimal lacing remains in the glass as I drink this.

S: Lemon and grapefruit (shocking, I know!) with. tropical notes and a dank, grassy undertone. No hint of malt. Faint traces of pine and pine resin.

T: This beer bursts with tropical fruit, citrus and a mild residual bitterness reminiscent of grapefruit peel. Rich and juicy, the malt blends into the background. The dank hoppiness from the nose follows through in the finish.

M: Medium to medium-light...surpisingly light given the hop bomb nose and taste, it's totally appropriate for a 5.4% beer. An oily coating remans on the tongue and mouth commensurate with the lingering bitterness.

O: If you're looking for monster Citra flavor (i.e., more hoppy than HF Edward) without too much punch or body, this beer is for you. Completely crushable without fatiguing the palate, this beer is another fine example of how a well executed pale ale can be rich, but easy to drink. Highly recommended.

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The perfect beer for the end of summer. That mouthfeel... those hops... so beautiful.

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Citra Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.