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

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale
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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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

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Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-15-2010

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Ratings: 220 | Reviews: 28
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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!

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3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.