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Citra Pale Ale - Free Will Brewing Company

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Citra Pale AleCitra Pale Ale

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: haazer on 01-28-2012)
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Ratings: 135 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

JohnK17, Nov 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

bigfnjoe, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of jp312
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

jp312, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of EFR94
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

EFR94, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev +14.3%

brez8791, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev 0%

GeoffreyM, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This citra pale ale from a new Bucks county start up is pretty good. Has a rich amber orange hue with excellent carbonation. Head is a good size and dense, but more of a soapy dense.
Aroma is citrusy hops actually quite pungent with a malty backbone.

Taste is good. It's quite hoppy with citrus, herbs and a hints of floral a good malt bill balances out.
feels medium on the palette smooth and a bitter finish. It's pretty assertive.
A pretty good beer with alot of upside. All the beers I've had from this place are all good and worthy of seeking out.

micromaniac129, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of randygreener
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

randygreener, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

gwags3, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

rolltide8425, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Washington House, Sellersville, PA

Poured a hazy copper color with a thin white head that receded to a wispy layer. Aroma is light but hop-forward, citrusy, with thin bready malts in the background. More of the same in the taste, expected citrusy zest, herbal hops and a bit of earth, mild bready malts, and strangely, some faint and unexpected cocoa notes in there as well...not really sure where that came from. Medium body, fairly tasty and drinkable; average overall.

Rifugium, Jul 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

srw, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

jnolan, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +14.3%

xnicknj, Jun 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

jniagar1, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of BeezNeezy22D
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BeezNeezy22D, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev +14.3%

tedho21, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of OneDropSoup
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint: Half-finger of loose, white head over honey-gold body, clear with small, fast nucleation. Head dissipates pretty quickly & leaves a thin cover. Leaves lots of craggy lacing.

Fruity, almost berry-like hops in the aroma, with a balancing, bread-dough kind of sweetness. Hops turn to a mellow, earthy, tea-like character. Subtle & balanced, not overdone.

Nicely assertive hop taste, with some spicy & peppery qualities, just a little zesty sharpness, soon followed by an almost-shandy like citrus/malt interplay, again resembling unsweetened iced tea. Ends with a long, citrus zest bitterness accented by a touch of baked-good sweetness.

Medium-light-bodied, nicely smooth but with just a kick of hop bite.

I've had this several times on tap before & have really enjoyed it. Nothing too spectacular going on here, but a very decent, flavorful pale that could easily become an anytime beer if I had regular access to it.

OneDropSoup, May 28, 2012
Photo of pearljam118
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

pearljam118, May 16, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a few of these, served from the tap at the Washington House and then Sellersville Theater. nice to see a place supporting a local brewery.

appears a hazy orange dark copper color, with off-white head. not much head retention or lacing.

aroma is dominated, not suprisingly, by citrus hop notes. lemon and orange. taste as well, but with enough pale malt to give it a bit of balance. mouthfeel is standard for the style - medium body and carbonation.

overall - a decent beer that was easy to drink multiple of.

jmdrpi, May 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

ejimhof, May 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

deapokid, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of drtth
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a standard shaker pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a lightly hazed dark golden color with a light reddish tinge and with a ¼” white head that soon recedes to a ring and irregular patch of foam on the surface. By about ¼ of the way into the beer there is neither head, foam, nor lacing.

Smell: There is a faint but detectable aroma of light malt with traces of the citric character of the hop mingled in.

Taste: The flavor is dominated by a combination of the light buisquity or grainy character from the malt mingled nicely with the citric flavors from the hops. In background there is a nice bitterness and through out the beer these all remain nicely in balance.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with minimal carbonation, just enough to start off prickly but otherwise not much to speak of. By about ¼ of the way through the beer the carbonation is almost non-existent. The finish begins in the initial tastes of the malt and then turns to the bitter background which becomes more prominent and is further back in the mouth over time. Eventually the bitter dominates the citrus which has faded away with the malt.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: As for drinkability this is an ok beer and promises good things for the future as the brewers gain in skill and experience. My overall impression is that at the moment it is like a friend’s home brew. Tasty but with some things lacking to improve its appearance, aroma and flavors.

drtth, Apr 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Ecolello87, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

ithinkimasofa, Apr 21, 2012
Citra Pale Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.