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Citra Pale Ale - Free Will Brewing Co.

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: haazer on 01-28-2012

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Ratings: 141 | Reviews: 22
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Citra Pale Ale from Free Will Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.