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Citra-Rye Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Citra-Rye Pale AleCitra-Rye Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 11
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our single-hop rye pale ales are created to showcase the flavor and aroma characteristics of individual hop varieties. The grain recipe is kept the same and only the type of hop is changed from batch to batch. Citra is one of our favorite hop varieties and has some crazy tropical fruit flavors and aromatics – think mango, pineapple, and passionfruit.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: AlexJ on 05-19-2011)
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-09-2012 00:49:41 | More by pburland23
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.2%

05-21-2014 13:30:21 | More by jaswilson2
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-17-2014 15:44:19 | More by flipdog0
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4/5  rDev +1%

05-05-2014 04:39:03 | More by MonkeyBread
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huntermop

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

02-21-2014 03:50:31 | More by huntermop
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer. It's smooth with a nice character that shows citric tones, but isn't out of control. A pleasant drinker with a smooth feel and an appropriate balance. I like it, and oddly it seems better over time as it warms. This isn't the citra hop explosion a lot of people are wanting to see.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 10:47:41 | More by RblWthACoz
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

09-14-2013 03:57:49 | More by PatGreer
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Mojo

Alabama

3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle -> Westbrook Brewing snifter

A - pours up a beautiful gold with a foamy two finger head. Retention is good and lacing is great.

S - Grassy, floral, pine.

T - sort of malt forward with a hop rye flavor at the finish. A little unbalanced with malt being dominant.

M - average

O - I sort of expected better. This bottle had a little age on it, so I would be willing to try one that is fresher.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 20:32:24 | More by Mojo
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2Xmd

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

07-28-2013 20:09:14 | More by 2Xmd
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Greywulfken

New York

4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: into a pint, hazy golden straw body with a tower of fat white foam that left messy lace all down the sides

S: like fields of fresh grain and flowers, some citric hints and spice

T: fresh, bright and smooth - lots of great barley and rye action - some tingly spice (from the rye presumably), too; hops of citrus and floral nature, deeper earthy flavors

M: smooth, clean, tingly rye notes, perfectly bittered - extreme drinkability

O: absolutely impressed with Westbrook again - this is a stellar beer - somewhere in-between an APA and an IPA - great blend of Citra and Nelson Sauvin (and Amarillo?) hops - the rye is present but doesn't interfere with the barley malts and hops - a real stunner.

Serving type: growler

07-11-2013 15:57:25 | More by Greywulfken
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analienacorn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-15-2013 01:51:07 | More by analienacorn
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ChrisMetcalfe

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-23-2013 19:08:23 | More by ChrisMetcalfe
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irish01980

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

04-14-2013 11:48:58 | More by irish01980
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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rjknyy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-13-2013 21:50:39 | More by rjknyy
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dvmky

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-10-2013 21:10:40 | More by dvmky
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-31-2013 23:09:11 | More by dvmin98
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-31-2013 21:21:20 | More by mikeincharleston
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-03-2013 23:09:39 | More by sendbeer
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden orange beer. Nice color. A half inch white, rocky head melts to a thin layer after a minute or two. Nice lacing.

Massive tropical fruit aroma. Pineapple, orange, mango. A slight hint of spiciness after the beer settles down a little bit in the glass.

A spicy bitterness hits the tongue immediately. Followed by sweet and spicy malt, fruity hops and finally a spicy bitter finish.

Relatively thin bodied for a rye beer. The bitterness, spiciness and carbonation combined is a little rough on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 12:59:58 | More by UnderPressure
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-20-2013 13:35:06 | More by RedneckBeerz
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

02-01-2013 23:45:46 | More by SPRichard
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codyhaskell

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.2%

01-14-2013 20:19:48 | More by codyhaskell
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-14-2013 17:44:11 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

01-13-2013 21:21:18 | More by kjkinsey
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Citra-Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.