Citra Pils
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #211
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,139
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 8.73%
Ratings:
87
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 21, 2021
Added:
Aug 08, 2013
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  5
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: A German-styled pilsner hopped entirely with citra hops.
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

16oz can purchased from the fridge as a 6-pack (weird, right?) for $13.99. No canned on date.

Look: Clear light golden color with a faint haze. Small bubbles rising up moderately. Super frothy, fluffy white head that slowly reduced to a pinky finger.

Smell: The aroma is huge with Citra hops - grapefruit zest and pith. Dank. Smells a bit peppery, and some green bell pepper on the back end. Smells nice.

Taste: Very nice. There's a lot more acidity and juiciness in here than I was expecting. I also get a good amount of sweetness. This is hardly a traditional pilsner, but we all knew that from the name and description.

Feel: Light to medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

Overall: I definitely like this, but there's something about it that tastes a bit weird for me. I think that it has way too much sweetness. Only after pouring the bottom of the can does there seem to be enough pithy bitterness on the back end to counterbalance those sweet notes.

Dec 21, 2021
 
3.85 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2019
 
3.79 by IckyT2012 from Florida on May 20, 2017
 
3.9 by Budlum from Maryland on Apr 29, 2017
 
3.38 by brian60 from Pennsylvania on Apr 27, 2017
 
3.75 by craigdb from Pennsylvania on Apr 21, 2017
 
4 by grahuba from Connecticut on Apr 17, 2017
 
4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2017
 
3.58 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

Light golden body with a tall white head and specks of lace on the glass. Citrusy, biscuity hoppy aroma. Notes of citrus piths, straw, cracker, and light grassy floral bits. Light body, crisp and well carbed with a very clean finish. Solid pils with enough hop action to keep it interesting.

Dec 23, 2016
 
3.73 by brother_rebus from Maine on Oct 20, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by confer from Pennsylvania

L- Clean appearance, maybe a little darker that a typical pils
S- Nice light hoppy aroma , makes you want to drink it.
T- The citra hops really worked well.
F- Light and crisp just like a good pils should be.
O- I picked up a crowler of this so it may not be as fresh as right off the tap. In any case it was a very above average back yard beer.

Sep 23, 2016
 
3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Sep 15, 2016
 
3.77 by WanderingFool from Massachusetts on Sep 03, 2016
 
3.79 by Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania on Aug 24, 2016
 
3.85 by dodge408 from Pennsylvania on Aug 10, 2016
 
4 by Eziel from Ohio on Aug 08, 2016
 
3.67 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Jul 25, 2016
 
4.19 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2016
 
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jul 17, 2016
 
4.07 by rodlavers from Maryland on Jul 16, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania

Can release on July 1st. Thoroughly enjoyable, and considerably better than the old reviews are stating. Maybe made some improvements with this batch? Citra shines through the crackery malt profile. Crisp and clean with some slight bitterness from the citra, this is a fantastic summer beer.

Jul 06, 2016
 
3.53 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2016
 
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2016
 
3.83 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on Mar 24, 2016
 
3.84 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2016
 
4.31 by BeerMama2014 from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2016
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3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by citizencane from Pennsylvania

Citra hops add a touch of kick to the flavor, but there's nothing too far above average here. That said, it's crisp, refreshing, and a bit less bland than many craft pilsners I've had.

Mar 05, 2016
 
3.5 by ShippinUpToBoston from Massachusetts on Aug 01, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Typical clear clean golden body with a sticky bone white head. Aroma and flavor are I bit on the hoppy side, with noticeable citra influences. Crisp clean feel and a solid beer.

Jul 18, 2015
 
3.5 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Jun 09, 2015
 
3.15 by Fievel from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2015
 
4.02 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2015
 
4 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on May 11, 2015
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by GregStoner from Pennsylvania

Taste and feel is not bad. Absolutely no smell.

May 09, 2015
 
3.75 by nosavingsaccount from Pennsylvania on Apr 27, 2015
 
3.67 by lobos62 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2015
 
3.98 by JamesGrove from Pennsylvania on Apr 10, 2015
 
3.7 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Apr 01, 2015
 
3.58 by therealJAYZ from Pennsylvania on Jan 16, 2015
Citra Pils from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 87 ratings