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Citra Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Citra Pale Ale
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Ratings: 641
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 327
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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4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arusso13
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodchip
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MilesM123
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of papat444
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill.

Totally hazy yellow body, flavor explodes with lemon leaving the tartness at the door. Mild grapefruit and rind are also present. Bitterness is present yet never oversteps. Very good pale ale.

Photo of Ewmalina
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Quick notes:

Remarkable depth, flavor, and feel for a single-hop APA. Instead of having Citra dominate the entire flavor, the malt backbone makes a very strong showing.

A bit each of sweetness, citrus, and tropical fruit. Fantastically smooth mouthfeel - among HF's best.

This beer is so good that if I went back and re-rated all single-hop Citra APAs I've had (including ZD and PseudoSue), this one would likely come out on top.

Photo of natbarr
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmalko
4.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of HookemHoos
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emottram
4.11/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamF625
4.85/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a beautiful cloudy golden pale ale. Unfiltered with a soapy two finger white head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, and orange. Flavor follows suit with strong citrus fruits. Mouthfeel is impeccable as are most if not all HF beers. Medium body and carbonation. I really have enjoyed their single hop series. They turn simplicity into perfection.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BWild
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Eryka
3.88/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Citra Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.