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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

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-23-2013 15:36:41 | More by Resuin
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-21-2013 16:41:25 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Rosanne

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-19-2013 02:32:42 | More by mattvandyk
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-15-2013 13:04:48 | More by BGsWo22
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Alduya

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-12-2013 21:34:49 | More by Alduya
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-11-2013 06:21:27 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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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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eulerthegrape

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-31-2013 19:50:29 | More by eulerthegrape
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HedleyLamar

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-19-2013 00:33:15 | More by HedleyLamar
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-16-2013 06:02:31 | More by BeerBeast
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Somebody_Else

California

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
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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-14-2013 03:20:38 | More by Wowcoolman
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-07-2013 01:40:00 | More by TurdFurgison
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Drock325

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-05-2013 05:05:54 | More by Drock325
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

California

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
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cgentzkow

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-02-2013 17:22:00 | More by cgentzkow
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virinow

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-01-2013 02:33:43 | More by virinow
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miadw3

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-01-2013 01:48:23 | More by miadw3
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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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BWH999

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-27-2013 05:22:16 | More by BWH999
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-24-2013 21:38:41 | More by Rollzroyce21
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kevanb

Illinois

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
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LoFiDave

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-21-2013 03:40:42 | More by LoFiDave
Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.