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Citra Pale Ale | El Segundo Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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282 Ratings
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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:
#14,527
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
282
pDev:
12.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of jooler
2.67/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

There is basically no smell. I guess someone forgot to dry hop this bitch. Also, the taste is very bland. It's kind of like SN pale ale but without the aroma and flavor

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of beerseer
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nmann08
2.97/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bruindre
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Rosanne
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of RyanLBC
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Refreshing beer for the summer heat. Tastes of Citrus flavors are definitely there with a bit or light orange peel and some mango. A bit too light for my paste but good

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Photo of Stevedore
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Beer Bully in Los Angeles, CA. Served in a shaker pint 12/10/2014.

A- Golden, clear body with half finger white head and no retention. Lots of lacing.

S- Grainy mild sweetness, minerals, a hint of citrus but not very much. It does not smell bad or off, there just is very little aroma outside of a grainy sweetness here.

F- Grainy malt, mild sweetness, hint of yeasty minerals, very minimal hop aroma. Mild breadiness, minimal depth of flavour. This is quite watery and lacking any substantial flavour.

M- Thinner bodied, very drinkable although lacking a good bit of flavour. Refreshing, drinkable and that's about it.

O- This is not a bad pale ale by any means, but there is very little that stands out about it, either. Would pass this one over in the future.

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3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle and into the Teku.

This thing is a disgrace to the citra name. More like, "citra, I just mowed my lawn and then threw the scraps into the tank," citra. Not teally feeling this one, my peeps. Thin, astringent...tastes like McDondald's if they tried to go green.

Pass on it, my children.

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3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
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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3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap while in L.A. Frankly, I found this beer to be extremely average, at best. It had a decent pine hop to it, but really found it to be one dimensional. Clear golden color with little to no head retention. The beer was smooth and did have a decent bitter aftertaste. Other than that, I would probably try other beers first.

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3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 282 ratings
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