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

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale
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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-15-2010)
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Reviews by duluoz:
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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice, clean, yellowish orange... good head and retention.

S - All Citra hops here. I've homebrewed with Citra and I'm partial to it -- great hop variety.

T - Wonderfully hoppy qualities with a very light body. Big citrus dominates, and the finish is clean and dry.

M - Nice carbonation, good mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable, though the front-end hop assault may lead you to think otherwise... but it lightens up beautifully on the backend.

Reminds me quite a bit of Russian River's Happy Hops, and some other super-hopped blonde/pale hybrids. We need more lighter beers with big hops like this one. Excellent beer.

update: had it on cask at Toronado SD... like most hoppy beers, it loses something on the cask. Find it on tap.

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3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Really impressed with this session beer. Straw colored, with a bit of haze. Smell of citrus and just a hint of cat urine - gotta love Citra hops! Great hop taste on the tongue with a surprising bit of sweet grain. Mouthfeel was thin, but at 4.5%, that is to be expected. Overall, I really enjoyed this one and it acts like a much bigger beer than it is.

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.