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Citra Pils | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
alsofhampden.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A German-styled pilsner hopped entirely with citra hops.

Added by Kegatron on 08-08-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
78
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
25.58%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Reviews by mdfb79:
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4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 02/01/13 notes. Tried this at Al's last weke on tap, reviewed out of a 32 oz. growler. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat clear golden-yellow one color with one inch of bright white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citra hops, lemon, fruity malts, floral hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, wheat, grains, earthy notes, and hay. Awesome nose; lots of citrus and hops, very nice.

t - Tastes of of citrus hops, pale malts, fruity malts, earthy notes, wheat, grains, grapefruit, and light floral hops. Nice taste which I like, though not quite as fruity or hoppy as the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Very easy to drink; could definitely take down the whole growler.

o - Overall a very good pilsner; I love citra hops and they make for a great smelling beer here. Easy to drink, would like to have it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of therealJAYZ
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citizencane
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Al’s. Pours a clear straw gold with a sudsy white head. Plenty of foamy lacing. The aroma smells of tight bitter citrus, with more herbal and tropical flavors coming in off the sides. The taste has a crisp grassy bitterness with softer herbal tones on the edges, a tight bready backbone and then sweeter tropical fruit character that comes out across the back. Finish is dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a clean, crisp and overall very drinkable feel. This was tasty Pils, with those Citra hops giving this a juicy character that thankfully never got overly sweet. This was crisp and drinkable all the way.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Fievel
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bret717
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormKing47
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ShanePB
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Citra Pils from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
3.87 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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