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Citra Pale Ale - Free Will Brewing Company

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Citra Pale AleCitra Pale Ale

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80
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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-19-2013 23:29:36 | More by IdrinkGas
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-14-2013 01:40:42 | More by bacher468
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-13-2013 21:28:57 | More by wesley14
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-05-2013 00:35:30 | More by JeffTheJuice
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A- Hazy gold with an off white head: foamy and one finger. Some thick lacing but not much of it.

S- Biscuity with some strong citrus. Almost smells like a citrus scone.

T- Strong malt character, with a dull citrus bitterness, a little grapefruit.

M- Quite light, and the dull bitterness hangs around. Moderate carbonation.

O- Only okay. I was expecting a big hop profile, especially since the bottle states that Citra, Simcoe, and Warrior are used. But in all honest, I just got a lot of malt. It doesn't taste bad, it just wasn't what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 02:00:27 | More by BWED
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-26-2013 01:01:32 | More by ridgeline23
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-23-2013 14:55:32 | More by gafferjohn
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-21-2013 01:24:53 | More by rjvanston
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-19-2013 02:10:00 | More by cclark67789
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-16-2013 19:35:49 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

03-16-2013 19:06:41 | More by djrn2
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2013 01:47:44 | More by TheFightfan1
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chefjack428

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer is beautiful. Burnt orange with a nice white foamy head. The aroma opens up with a big hit of metal, followed by cereal grains, faint orange, some lime and some tropical fruit. I do not smell citra hops, or a lot of any hop for that matter...very boring aroma.
The taste isn't much better, starts off pretty bitter, like chewing on the pith of an orange. Some light sweet citrus flavors and some pale malt. Has a decent mouth feel, but nothing special. Overall I am a bit disappointed. There is no date on the bottle, however the bottle shop where I got it is not one to let old beer sit out. Didn't even finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 22:05:46 | More by chefjack428
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -50%

03-02-2013 01:16:12 | More by TheBigBoy
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a shaker.

Appearance
Golden yellow with 1 finger of white head. Moderate-heavy carbonation with excellent clarity.

Nose
Sugar coated oranges, lemon zest, grapefruit and pine.

Taste
Sugar coated orange slices, lemon meringue and grapefruit juice. Thin malt backbone of caramel drizzled grains. Touches of pine and tangerine zest in the finish. Some earthy floral bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
Nicely balanced, but I expected more out of the Citra hop (especially with it being dry hopped). Very smooth and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 21:42:30 | More by justintcoons
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-10-2013 00:21:17 | More by IPAchris
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-28-2013 02:33:46 | More by NeoZaZ
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-21-2013 16:00:27 | More by Tom_Gilman
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

01-05-2013 02:19:55 | More by zapahoppa
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-08-2012 04:48:13 | More by wertschy
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-02-2012 05:15:45 | More by JohneHoodlum
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-27-2012 22:31:58 | More by JohnK17
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-11-2012 16:07:09 | More by bigfnjoe
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-10-2012 15:57:52 | More by jp312
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

11-10-2012 00:01:03 | More by EFR94
Citra Pale Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.