Citra Pale Ale - El Segundo Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
03-22-2014 01:27:46 | More by rawfish
3.56/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
03-09-2014 19:37:39 | More by Wolberjs
Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.