Growhop Series - Citra IPA - Phillips Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
341ml bottle, another awesome find on its own in a nondescript liquour store while out and about of late. Usually found in the Phillips Hopbox, apparently.
This beer pours a clear, rather glass medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of loosely chunky, weakly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a whole host of random sea-spout, sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of semi-sweet, musty tropical fruit - mango, pineapple, blood orange - some mild pine green astringency, and that increasingly obvious Phillips grainy, bready, somewhat yeasty house character. The taste is moderately bitter, earthy, leafy hops, with a surprisingly soft citrus fruity essence, some meaty, chalky pale malt, with hints of dry caramel, lemon, and sour pine rounding things out.
The carbonation is rather obviated, nothing really making itself known, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth, with a new-driver sort of caveat. It finishes off-dry, barely, the now dominant cat-piss, vegetal hops having their way with the mawkish malt.
While the Citra hop does seem capable of carrying a whole IPA all by itself, it still does come up lacking at times, one of which is now, if only mildly. Not in strength of flavour, but direction - taste does still matter. Yet another interesting experiment, and nothing more.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 00:25:23 | More by biboergosum
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
341ml bottle poured into tulip 26/6/13
A clear golden yellow with tiny bubbles throughout, three fingers of bone white foam quickly falls to a thumbs width with some staying power leaving a few partial rings before falling to a film island
S I'm getting some canned pineapple, mango, passion fruit and a little pine but the phillips house notes are a little overwhelming on the nose, faint catty notes but its in check, I want too love it but I merely like it a fair bit
T more pine with some lemon rind I didn't pick up on the nose but other then that everything's there in one form or another
M medium bodied and creamy from the bubbles, a nice little bitter kick and a tropical rind aftertaste
O not a bad single hopped citra but I'm getting as much phillips as citra, I don't dislike the house yeast?(I'm guessing) but it distracts me from getting all the single hop characteristics
I sound like I'm being hard on this one but its quite enjoyable and a welcome addition to the hop box, I'd drink it again and almost certainly will because there's still two bottles in my fridge
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 07:15:25 | More by wordemupg
Growhop Series - Citra IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
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