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Citra Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Citra Pale Ale
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 313
Gots: 14 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased and reviewed at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT over the past weekend. Probably the second time I have had this brew.

A- Pours to a HF tumbler with a super chalky cloudy golden body. Creamy white head to over a finger and good retention. Puffy ring and pillow remains and lacing is composed of sheets and webs.

S- Citra hops aren't massive but certainly plentiful with crisp tones of stone and tropical fruits ala tangerine, apricot, citrus, orange and peach.

T- Juicy but crisp at the same time. Minimally sweet with fruity notes of tangerine, apricot, mango and passion fruit. Citrus zest of orange and lime, just slightly on the latter.

MF- On the light side but still quite a bit of creamy, frothy texture. Carbonation just below high but overly smooth. Finished just slightly bitter.

Juicy as all hell but might need just a bit more body to make it a great one. Reminds me of all day but juicier and more texture. Still very good with a Citra flavor on point.

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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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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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Citra Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.