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Citra Pale Ale - El Segundo Brewing Company

Citra Pale AleCitra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%


Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 02-15-2012)
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Cstromberg57

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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

04-29-2013 01:47:25 | More by Cstromberg57
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden and clear, very inviting with a small finger high cap. Retention is just average and it does manage to put together some solid, messy lacing.

This beer is pure Citra hops so I know that aroma is going to be the strength of this beer. For a pale ale the hops rock the house with bright and floral tropical notes of pineapple, pink citrus and passionfruit, a bit of pine backing.

Bready and flat malt that makes up a bulk of the taste. Hops provide a light pine with a bit of resinous hop oils surfacing halfway through the bomber. Very mild in flavor and bitterness.

Hops provide adequate drying with a light body and carbonation. Alcohol is nonexistent, of course very drinkable.

This pale ale is really a great starter beer for entry into hoppy brews. It features a really nice aroma and low bitterness. Not exactly up to par for the more discerning craft connoisseur and the lofty expectations that come with the Citra name.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 01:27:46 | More by rawfish
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A - amber and slightly cloudy. Head dissipates fairly quickly. No extended carbonation / bubbles to speak of.

S - toned down citra hop smell. No specific citrus fruits that I can pick out. Smells alright.

T - pleasant citrusy bitterness, again no specific fruits. Nose a bit better than the smell.

M - a little thin/watery for my tastes. No silky carbonation presence what so evr.

O - a decent pale ale. Bit a standout in its class. A little better thAn average considering the ABV.

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A- Translucent through, minimal head. Medium ring with low retention.

S- I get the cut grass from Raul. Some minor citra, some non citrus hop profile.

T- Watery citra, but very sessionable obviously. I like this more than non citra pales.

M- Pretty watery, but works with the sessionable thing.

O- Low rate citra, but I still would drink it over a malt bomb pale

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Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.