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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

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-19-2013 15:08:03 | More by Varkias41
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Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-03-2013 01:13:06 | More by MinorThreat
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2013 13:41:58 | More by JohnnieNepal
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-27-2013 00:43:42 | More by sblanton83
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straightlambic

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-21-2013 22:31:40 | More by straightlambic
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Soumya

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-19-2013 04:31:32 | More by Soumya
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RaulMondesi

California

3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Australia

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold, slightly hazy, with delicious white foamy head. Sinks unevenly, but gorgeous lace left behind. Great.

Smells fruity. Apple & pear with a touch of pineapple and peach. Slight petrochemical tinge and bit of a green edge. Pleasant.

Tastes odd. Well, unexpected. Grainy & slightly toasty. Bit of hop oil that's a bit resinous late and cleans it up as well, but yeah, definitely not as fruity/tangy as expected. Dryer, and more resinous to the point of toasty. Well-constructed palate though.

Decent fullness, bit of hop-pull as it goes down. Not bad.

Interesting drop. Feel like it should be very hoppy and fresh, but isn't quite. It isn't too much poorer for it though.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 05:57:49 | More by laituegonflable
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albert1012

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-08-2013 16:58:45 | More by albert1012
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-31-2013 01:59:59 | More by ste5venla
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cjohal85

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

10-26-2013 20:51:07 | More by cjohal85
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-26-2013 06:23:10 | More by 2beerdogs
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-25-2013 19:58:09 | More by zestar
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-24-2013 04:41:35 | More by moonknight31
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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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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-11-2013 17:20:05 | More by Adamostella
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-27-2013 02:02:12 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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flexabull

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-24-2013 17:39:36 | More by flexabull
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-22-2013 02:41:58 | More by dertyd
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goldendenizen

California

3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: light blonde with lacing if you build a head. ugh theres a bar code on this bomber. no pun intended.

S: big time citrus monster. think of a straight forward APA coupled with a citrus and lemon rind.

T: pretty damn good. light enough to be sessionable. tons of light hop PA profile.

M: a tad watery for my liking. almost too smooth.

O: this brew was recommended to me. i dig it but would rather support the efforts of local breweries on this specific APA category. a good brew but missing a foundation. a valient effort nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 01:22:21 | More by goldendenizen
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-20-2013 23:29:15 | More by Eriktheipaman
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tickingtimebomb

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-14-2013 04:58:14 | More by tickingtimebomb
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-13-2013 03:06:15 | More by vfgccp
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-11-2013 00:25:41 | More by waddellc2
Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.