Citra Pale Ale - El Segundo Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Classic light amber, deep yellow, to light orange body and quite clear as well. Head is fluffy with a flat bright white top, and at three fingers tall manages to slowly and evenly fall, keeping a bit of soapy retention. Very pale, and very nice.
Ah those citra hops, a bit of juice and tropical, but the malt and toast is no slouch here either. Good toasty aroma, with mild caramel sense, a good play on toast and sweetness in that department, with the hops making a nice tropical accent. Spritzy feeling slightly with powdery brown spices as well. Quite a good balance.
Palate delivers nicely. A real soft body with a hint of light pale ale touch. Soft malts with a good toasty brown breads and crust. Mild caramel finish gives way too classic hop angle of juiced tropicals and even a bit of earth interestingly. Repeated sips are a good balance of toast malt crackery sense and aromatic hop fruit.
What a simple good balanced pale ale, with a nice hop touch. The way it should be done.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 02:38:42 | More by smakawhat
4.26/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewing my most recent time enjoying on tap, but have had from a bomber as well.
A: Golden, mostly transparent color with a thin foam head that lingers.
S: Piney, citrus-y hops spring forth immediately -- for a pale ale, it's both surprising and welcome all at once.
T: For a pale ale, it really does a great job delivering full hop flavor with each and every sip. Taste is piney, grassy and citrus hops with a delightful tropical finish that evokes pineapple and mango.
M: Light and pleasant with some mild carbonation; very easy to drink.
O: One of my favorite pale ales (L.A. or otherwise). It's incredibly well-balanced, being light and immensely drinkable while giving you a high-quality flavor profile. Drink it whenever you can.
Serving type: on-tap
07-07-2014 00:46:40 | More by JohnCassillo
Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.