Citra Rye | Joseph James Brewing Inc.

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very good
13 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Joseph James Brewing Inc.
Nevada, United States
jjbrewco.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
To create a bready malt backbone with a dry finish, we start this award winning pale ale with 2-row, Vienna, and Rye malts. This accentuates the Centennial and Citra hops added during the boil. The combination leaves you with enticing aromas of lychee, gooseberry, and passion-fruit. Our Citra Rye Pale Ale is balanced, crisp, and leaves your palate begging for more.

Added by BrewTasting on 04-28-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
118
Avg:
4
pDev:
24.5%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Todd
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rye, Fruity, Hoppy, Balanced

Citra Rye pours honey colored from the can with some solid lacing. Nose is full of spicy rye, stone fruitiness and earthiness. Medium-bodied. Flavors run semi-sweet, fruity and juicy with rye breadiness, more spice, some orangey notes, mild zest, hints of pine and an earthy, dry and crackery finish. Flavors play very well here. Bold, but balanced, and very drinkable.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #109 (February 2016).

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cool beer. Light and dry with the rye spice kicking up in the finish. The Citra shines early with a floral nose and melon and berries rolling into the citrus of the flavor. Very drinkable. I'd have another.

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Photo of DenverBigRed
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_VanNostrand
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This thang, yeah... how about that? Kind of like when this one hottie said that Raul looked like Emile Hersche - yeah, I'll take it. I may not really be close in looks to said "heartthrob," but, ya know... Citra Rye by Joseph James on the other hand reminds Raul of Pliny. More like Pliny-lite, but it's good territory to be in.

Bitter, a bit crisp, clean like a Sunday wash...

Raul approved.

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4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very dry pale ale backed by nice refreshing citra hops. Really packs more flavor and bold taste than most light ales and the rye makes a difference. I also like how the beer comes in a can and can be taken on explorations with me in Colorado. Looking forward to drinking more during Spring time.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Citra Rye from Joseph James Brewing Inc.
4 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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