Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
I was poured this both on DRAFT and on CASK in a standard pint glass. I preferred the cask version. Anyway...
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.
11-13-2010 02:55:05 | More by jamex
Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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