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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session AleHop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-15-2010)
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%

Enjoyed at Bier Station in Kansas City. Served in a bulbous but small Belgian tulip glass.

Appearance - Body is a pale straw yellow with a crisp white head of about a finger. Dissipates after 2-3 minutes and leaves faint, silky lacing that slides back down the glass into the beer. Foam ends up a rim of froth around the edges of the glass.

Smell - Floral citrus is dominant, with elements of tropical and mango coming on to round out the nose. Very fragrant and intoxicating--smells more like an IPA than a Pale.

Taste - Grapefruit bitterness with almost zero detection of malt balance--pungent hops and faint pine resin.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, with moderate carbonation and a very drying finish. So dry it almost feels like it's sucking the moisture out of your mouth after you've swallowed.

Overall, a very assertive beer in it's own right, and even more so when you consider the fact that it's supposed to be a session Pale Ale. I'm impressed at all the flavor they've managed to pack into this low alcohol beer, and would probably pick this up before some other session IPAs if I was looking for something with a hoppy wallop of flavor

07-20-2013 22:08:54 | More by LambicPentameter
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Looks nice and smells like a typical APA, but the taste was a little too bitter for me. Still, it exhibited nice qualities in smell and taste. Low ABV means they could have really took advantage of showcasing the taste - but I feel it's lacking a bit.

Not sure I'd order this again, as I found it "average." Actually, I was hoping it would be closer to Kern River's "Citra," but it fell flat.

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.