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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

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 21
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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fatbatcat

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

07-15-2012 12:08:18 | More by fatbatcat
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Paccamacca

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

02-24-2014 21:57:24 | More by Paccamacca
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charlzm

California

2.93/5  rDev -23.7%

Consumed at Tony's Darts Away, Burbank CA on November 24th, 2010.

Beer is a clear lemony gold. A fine, creamy one finger head tops things off well.

Aroma is (surprise!) all about citric hops - grapefruit, orange, lemon.

Not getting any malt to speak of - flavor is all grapefruit, orange and pine. Significant bitterness. There is also an unfortunate wateriness to this beer and a metallic, copper penny character as well.

Slightly dry, dancing right at the edge of parching on the tongue.

Didn't really enjoy this one.

01-05-2011 06:58:23 | More by charlzm
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-18-2013 01:44:10 | More by pastramionrye7
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-10-2012 06:06:55 | More by Irrationalist
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-17-2013 02:29:29 | More by fredmugs
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VinceOutlaw

California

3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

Clean, clean, pale gold color. Love the citrusy taste of this, making me sure this is an IPA, not PA (as @KnBWineCellars lists it). Taste of hop juice (the thing and the beer). Not much body, but whadayawant for 4.3%. Almost feel like I'd get a sour belly from drinking more than a couple of these, just because the bitter is very up front. Very cool to have an IPA session beer!

07-02-2010 04:27:41 | More by VinceOutlaw
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jkd03c

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-13-2013 15:39:13 | More by jkd03c
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-02-2013 15:55:54 | More by chefduff2
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-23-2013 13:50:13 | More by goblue3509
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

09-26-2013 20:39:00 | More by ejimhof
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-22-2013 22:28:32 | More by nineworldseries
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mdfb79

New York

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%

From 12/21/10 notes. Had on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a nice golden color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citra hops, oranges, and maybe some light pine. Good but not much to it.

t - Tastes of citra hops, bitter hops, tropical fruit, oranges, and grapefruit. Very bitter.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very bitter up front.

d - An ok APA but nothing special. Some nice citrus in the nose, but the taste was just too bitter to me and didn't have a ton going on. Wouldn't seek out again but glad I tried it.

12-22-2010 16:37:02 | More by mdfb79
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lsummers

California

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

On to this beer is bright gold with a crisp carbonation that makes a bone white frothy head. Lots of bubbles.

Smell is crisp, clean and refreshing. A citric, lemon zest hop bitterness comes out in the scent.

Taste is initially surprising and refreshing but leaves a little more to be desired. There's a citric lemongrass type note that mixes with a subtle grapefruit. Bitterness is nicely balanced. I think if it were fuller in body and a touch more viscous on the mouth it could be a great pale ale. Highly session able and drinking nicely on this hot day.

Overall, it's a good session beer but leaves me thinking something is lacking. I had this on tap which helps its overall taste. I really don't think this beer would bottle well with the slight watered down feel I'm getting from it.

07-14-2013 20:47:30 | More by lsummers
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HopHead84

California

3.45/5  rDev -10.2%

6/14/2010

On tap at Stone. The beer appears transparent golden with a one inch white head.

The hop profile in the aroma is herbal and floral with light orange and mineral notes. It seems well balanced, with a crackery malt foundation. The citrus is stronger when the beer warms.

The flavor displays an herbal/mineral hop character and a moderate level of bitterness that's slightly astringent. Citrus is light, with only light notes of tangerine and orange, but it's most apparent in the crisp and bitter finish. The beer has a slight crackery malt foundation.

It's light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. A pretty decent pale ale, though I was expecting more from Green Flash.

06-15-2010 01:05:52 | More by HopHead84
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-01-2013 04:06:45 | More by aquazr1
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-02-2013 21:45:20 | More by mdaschaf
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-17-2013 02:06:20 | More by Keith_R
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-18-2013 05:04:41 | More by TheBishopco
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-26-2013 03:13:22 | More by jmccullough108
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-22-2013 03:53:27 | More by JTomczak
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-15-2013 23:54:53 | More by TheBigBoy
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-11-2013 16:25:57 | More by ROGUE16
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-02-2013 04:13:52 | More by Vigilante
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-24-2013 00:10:03 | More by SocalKicks
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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.