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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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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Hopmodium, Today at 04:06 AM
Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Yellow-golden beer, super clear, with a full, tight white head that reduces quickly. Extensive lacing.

S - Big citra hop nose, with mango and resin, a bit of wild grassiness, a bit of dank cat-pee.

T - Sharp hop flavors, slapping you around with resin, some tropical fruit coupling nicely with sweet malts, with a moderately bitter close.

M - Brisk carbonation does not completely scrub the resin build.

O - An interesting brew, this drinks like a full IPA, but manages a 5% ABV. Tasty, bright citra, but like a lot of pure citra brews, though vibrant, the result is not particularly balanced. Add to this the bottle format, and this does not ultimately feel as sessionable as its name would suggest.

Tsar_Riga, Thursday at 01:21 AM
Photo of plaid75
4.4/5  rDev +14%

On draft at Draught 55, NY, NY.

Poured a clear brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a vibrant citra hop.

The taste offered waves of resinous citra hops with a soft doughy malt backing.

The mouthfeel was typical of session style.

Overall a tasty hop forward session.

plaid75, Tuesday at 08:49 PM
Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JakeDebus, Tuesday at 07:18 PM
Photo of BeerZar
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Aroma is outstand and full of juicy citrus....orange, lemon and red grapefruit. Light hazy yellow with thick fluffy white head. Taste is lemony citrus upfront that develops into sweet red grapefruit/orange style citrus mid-palate and fades into more bitter grapefruit that lingers nicely on the follow through. Palate is somewhat thin with some light carbonation noticeable. Overall this is one of the better session IPAs I have had so far. A delicious citrus hop bomb that you can drink all day.....what’s not to love?

BeerZar, Tuesday at 03:38 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

midlifec, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Luisfcarrizo, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

djtomain, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

BigGold, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

whatname, Sep 08, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

Gavilan, Sep 07, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

sd123, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Burt, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

In what will likely become the beer style to replace the classic American pale ale, Green Flash dips their toe into the "session IPA" genre that emerges from the "Hop Odyssey" series with a body lighter than pale ale but with the hop character that more aligns with American IPA.

But its no normal hop that's showcased in this lupulin-dominant brew- its "Citra" character charges forward with bursting tangerine, red grapefruit and passionfruit. Backed with the most supple of caramel and cashew to comfort the palate, the beer's upstart is tangy, juicy and incredibly vibrant.

Through the middle, the beer's slight biscuit body lessons more and more, leaving a simple shadow of malt in its wake. Yet the hops continue its climb, shifting from ripe citrus and tropical blend and into a mild vegetal botanical taste that invites leaf, pine and chive.

Its smooth and pithy bitterness intensifies in finish, especially once the medium-light malt body dissipates and its bone-dry body sets in. This all is rewarding to the palate with high refreshment, a clean citrusy aftertaste and slight mineral scrubbing effects.

BEERchitect, Sep 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

ruthiepoo, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Zach136
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Appearance: Crystal clear light yellow. Thin white head and blotchy lacing (4.00)

Aroma: Medium light intensity citrus peel (3.75)

Flavor: Citrus peel and pine bitterness. Medium intensity hop flavors, with a mild grassy astringency that lingers. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, lively carbonation, drinkable but borders on watery (4)

Overall: Great way to mix it up, on the ever growing stretch of session IPAs (3.8)

Zach136, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

david18, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Dive bar

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a nice crystal clear golden straw hue with a one finger head that faded to leave light lacing and a thin head. 4 (x .05 = .2)

S - Aromas of nice citra hops, light, some soft malt, fainter pineapple. The nose would be really nice if it wasn't so soft and subtle. 3.75 (x .2 = .75)

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice citra hop notes, flashes of pineapple yet a light pine bitterness. That said, the middle is very bready and really of putting. Quite unfortunate at how bready this is, ugh. 3.5 (x .45 = 1.575)

M - Mouthfeel is decent enough, light and crisp with the alcohol hidden well. 4 (x .1 = .4)

O - Overall this beer was somewhat of a let down. Really too bready to be enjoyable...very unfortunate. 3.5 (x .2 = .7)

Total Rating Score: 3.63
Serving Type: On tap

rudzud, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Beerbuddy21, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Dizzy242, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jbeervt, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SCZ, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Hagbert, Aug 22, 2014
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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.