Citra Pale Ale | El Segundo Brewing Company

Citra Pale AleCitra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
70.4%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 280 ratings
Citra Pale AleCitra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States
elsegundobrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Blue House Citra

Added by ehammond1 on 02-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,210
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
280
Liked:
197
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 280 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Psilocybeer
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a lovely light golden with a stream of tiny bubbles supporting the fizzy white head. Head fades, but a small cap remains and whispy lacing is left behind.
Smells citrusy, but no backing sweetsness is detected.
Taste is where it fails me, and mouthfeel. It has no malt backbone supporting the hops, and is on the watery side. Don't know why they wouldn't just market it as a Session IPA, given how well that IPA tag sells. Hop water, but even the hops aren't coming through that strongly (and this is a week-old bottle). Not a fan of the session IPA, and this doesn't work for me as a pale.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I’m not sure why, but I really enjoy this beer. It has a skunky bud like aroma with a buttery finish!

I could kill this all day

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2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Onenote81
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdrickCS
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a light golden orange, white head, lots of lacing, beer is clear, good amount of carbonation streaming up the middle of the glass, no head retention.

A: Guava, grapefruit peel, peach skins, mango skins, very pungent for an APA, touch of malt on the backend, smells really good, balanced.

T: Taste follows the nose, tropical notes like guava and mango, mango peel, grapefruit peel, moderate amount of bitterness in the middle, finish has some malt presence giving it balanced taste, very nice.

M: Low carbonation, light/medium bodied, semi-dry finish.

O: A great APA but the mouthfeel was a little disappointing as it lacked carbonation. Great aroma and flavor, easy to drink, a great APA, one I will reach for again.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.4% out of 100 with 280 ratings
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