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Citra Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Citra Pale Ale
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428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 270
Gots: 2 | 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:
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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks much to Stakem for sharing this with tenderbranson and me, enjoyed chilled in a goblet.

The color is light with golden hues and light haziness with white head and average bead/lace. The smell is extremely aromatic with hop forwad smell like few I have had the pleasure to inhale -lots of citrus, pineapple and dank hop esters which bring to mind pith of grapefruit and herbs. The feel has moderately high bitterness with subtle astringent tangy qualities and medium carbonation with mild sweetness to support the hop acidity.

The taste is great - tons of floral, herbal and dank flavors from the hops which are mildly grassy in a good way with somewhat tropical and grapefruit-like in the juicy taste as if one were cut at the peak of ripeness. Overall this is a hard to compare pale ale that demonstrates the aromatic qualities of Citra very well and is extremely drinkable almost IPA bitterness thanks again, Adam!

Serving type: growler

05-09-2014 16:45:23 | More by Slatetank
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DIPAfiend

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-08-2014 23:34:39 | More by DIPAfiend
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-07-2014 21:35:15 | More by hockeypuck
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ErrandWolfe

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-07-2014 05:06:34 | More by ErrandWolfe
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-06-2014 03:38:17 | More by HeadyTheElder
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-06-2014 01:03:27 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Johnny_Danger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-06-2014 00:51:11 | More by Johnny_Danger
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headyhardy

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-05-2014 22:11:51 | More by headyhardy
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to cparles for hooking me up with a 2-liter of this. Poured into a balloon glass, the brew appears a clouded golden yellow with pillows of frothy white head that fades slowly leaving a full wall of lace.

The aroma has plenty of citrus hoppiness that imparts an abundance of fresh fruity juiciness like grapefruit, lemon, herbs and grass. After it breaths, it gets a little cheesy, sulfuric and the hoppiness turn to that generic scent of pelletized hops crumbled in your hands.

The taste is very hoppy with an herbal bitterness that is somewhat grassy. A very dry wheaty grain or husky malt character is present before some sulfur emits and finishes with a nondescript bitterness. The freshness of this imparts that green hop pellet feel to this that is at times almost gritty and vegetative feeling.

This is light bodied and moderately carbonated. It is a very nice offering that is crisp and very easy drinking. So strange that while too cold this is really good but as it warms up, it gets kinda forgetable and mediocre. The aroma on this while cold is exceptional, the feel is great and everything else about it is mediocre to slightly above average.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2014 14:02:44 | More by stakem
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-04-2014 10:25:09 | More by williamjbauer
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MrDave

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

05-04-2014 02:12:54 | More by MrDave
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Ace1117

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-03-2014 04:09:08 | More by Ace1117
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 2 day old growler into a Lost Abbey Teku.

Appearance- Cloudy golden color with one finger white head that left miniam llacing.

Smell- Some lemon, pine, tangerine, peaches, and white grapes. Minimal malt characteristics. No booze.

Taste- Pretty much follows the nose but with more grassy and piney notes. Finishes medium hop bitterness and lingering earthy/grassy notes.

Mouthfeel- Very light and extremely easy to drink. Medium carbonation with a moderatly dry finish.

Overall- A very nice single hopped pale. Extremely easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

05-02-2014 16:36:20 | More by Seanniek91
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jadler16

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-02-2014 12:31:56 | More by jadler16
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ladyivory

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-01-2014 13:46:29 | More by ladyivory
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ellixsmj22

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-30-2014 03:16:03 | More by ellixsmj22
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-30-2014 00:41:19 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

04-28-2014 19:36:07 | More by ArtZan
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OptionParalysis

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-28-2014 15:37:52 | More by OptionParalysis
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ThirstyMavros

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-27-2014 20:06:40 | More by ThirstyMavros
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kfernandez3

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-27-2014 13:56:45 | More by kfernandez3
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.5%

04-27-2014 13:47:59 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2014 05:10:45 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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pieface22

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

04-25-2014 23:33:54 | More by pieface22
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-25-2014 13:15:00 | More by SweetChicken
Citra Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.