Citra Pale Ale - El Segundo Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev -2.8%
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
3.56/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 19:37:39 | More by Wolberjs
3.24/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
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
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 02:09:53 | More by gueuzedreg
Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.