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Citra Pale Ale - El Segundo Brewing Company

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Citra Pale AleCitra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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SavageHopHead

Texas

1/5  rDev -74.2%

09-19-2012 04:30:07 | More by SavageHopHead
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Cstromberg57

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

04-29-2013 01:47:25 | More by Cstromberg57
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leodarko

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

07-23-2013 21:20:22 | More by leodarko
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cletusdog

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

07-05-2013 04:44:09 | More by cletusdog
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-04-2013 18:00:12 | More by bruindre
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Rosanne

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-19-2013 03:00:23 | More by Rosanne
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RaulMondesi

California

3.09/5  rDev -20.2%

Out of a bottle and into the Teku.

This thing is a disgrace to the citra name. More like, "citra, I just mowed my lawn and then threw the scraps into the tank," citra. Not teally feeling this one, my peeps. Thin, astringent...tastes like McDondald's if they tried to go green.

Pass on it, my children.

11-17-2013 07:55:01 | More by RaulMondesi
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.24/5  rDev -16.3%

I agree with Raul. Watery citra cut grass taste.

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

03-09-2014 02:09:53 | More by gueuzedreg
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-24-2014 23:39:14 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-19-2013 04:29:36 | More by GRG1313
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TrojanRBWife

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-26-2014 19:25:46 | More by TrojanRBWife
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

01-24-2014 06:30:35 | More by 2dogbrew
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hopmandu

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-18-2014 16:44:56 | More by hopmandu
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-15-2014 00:04:51 | More by beernads
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mattvandyk

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-19-2013 02:32:42 | More by mattvandyk
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

09-25-2012 23:14:51 | More by t0rin0
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.41/5  rDev -11.9%

22oz bomber purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Shared with Sam and Rich back in Sydney.

Pours a faintly hazed pale golden colour, with a very full and frothy, almost meringuey head of white that has amazing resilience and retention. Lacing is also extremely good. Body is light, but with a bit of a weight to it when swirled. It looks really very good.

Nose is thin, but fruity with citrus obviously prevalent. Slight mustiness comes through, a bit like dried orange peel, along with a hint of pepper and an old grain-cellar dust character. There's a hint of sweetness to it—perhaps rose—but not much. Overall, it's decent, but not as exciting as it could have been.

Taste follows a similar sort of trajectory: hoppy for the most part, but slightly dull in its execution, with the flavours coming out as faint preserved citrus and marmalade. Some apricot comes through, but nothing sweeter than that. The main issue perhaps is that the body doesn't support the hops, even though the hops are a little pedestrian: it leaves it feeling slightly thin in the mouth.

Overall, it's a decent and drinkable pale ale, but one that perhaps doesn't do the citra brand many favours as a hop variety: it seems a little sharp like it should, but there's not the balance in the beer that it requires. As a result, the beer is more disappointing than it should be.

09-21-2013 01:14:11 | More by lacqueredmouse
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-05-2013 15:05:01 | More by ShanePB
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ystazi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-04-2014 05:51:02 | More by ystazi
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More_betterness

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-20-2014 19:31:04 | More by More_betterness
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RWACKO

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-02-2014 00:17:46 | More by RWACKO
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-25-2013 23:37:34 | More by NorthSideSean
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-22-2013 21:32:05 | More by Jslay013
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-07-2014 14:55:18 | More by PA-Michigander
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rolltide

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-02-2014 23:58:07 | More by rolltide
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Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.