Citra Pale Ale - El Segundo Brewing Company
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4.51/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I got this because the guy at my favorite store said "Yes," and "It was brewed less than a week ago."
Entirely satisfied. I was hesitant because of the low alcohol, but I have no regrets and I think that 5.5% might be low...
I don't know how to judge beer appearance, but there is some cloudiness to the brew. Golden honey/amber. I poured with average gusto and it produced a 1-inch cream-colored head which slowly faded to nothing. Lacing was inconsequential.
The original smell was floral and citrus with not a lot of pine. Eventually the smell dissipated to a large degree. While it was there it was great.
The taste was balanced and full and stayed consistent for the duration of the bomber. I rate this a full success. The after-taste (mouth-feel?) was rich and kept me recycling the fumes between drinks.
I will definitely buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2013 02:11:53 | More by Somebody_Else
3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First time with this brew. Pours a golden yellow color with a small head that faded fast. light lacing left on the sides of my pint, with medium bubbles persisting. initial aroma redolent of citrus, pineapple hops. something piney on the back end after imbibing. i appreciate the dryness of this brew; nice to enjoy a mid 5 ABV pale ale with a bitter, dry edge like this one. outstanding? no, but pretty damn tasty.
Serving type: on-tap
05-04-2013 02:24:51 | More by dannydetox
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
650ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.
The beer pours a murky honey color, tones of copper and gold with a soapy white head, about a finger and half high, that has good retention and leaves a lot of lacing behind. The citra has a great effect on the nose, lots of grapefruit, tangerine, wildflower, sweet honey and berry with biscuity malted grain at the finish. The flavors aren't as distinct as the nose, the citrus is much lighter as well as the floral components, but still there, with a much more dominant focus on the malt that is lightly sweet and much breadier than the nose led on. The body is nice, coats the mouth well yet not too thick and big for a pale ale, light carbonation keeps things lively and it finishes with a soft creamy touch.
Verdict: A very solid, sessionable pale ale from El Segundo. The nose is wonderful but it falls short on the tongue. That being said, this is a great pale ale from an up and coming brewery, and one of my favorite options on draft in the LA area.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2013 01:54:54 | More by kevanb
Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.