Citra Pale Ale | El Segundo Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, slight tropical fruit, and malt. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors.

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just bottled and this is the first review.

A: Pours a clear straw yellow with a half-inch thick white head which fades to the rim and thin cap leaving rings and spotty lace.

N: Duh, citrus (grapefruit, tangerine), peach, trace green apples, floral and herbal with a bit of a dank weedy note.

T: More pine than citrus fruits with some faint catty/soapy/onion thing going on.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Mildly dry and bitter finish.

O: Very nice pale ale with the aroma rising above the flavor. Well done Rob.

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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a handsome amber color in the glass. Nicely carbonated with a decent foam on the brew. The body is fairly thin as you'd expect in a Pale ale.

Very fragrant with some piney scents.Flavors of browned biscuits with a resiny smack. Overall this is sharp but pleasing. I am running out of hop adjectives, but the citrus tastes are also in evidence. A very workmanlike Pale Ale that has a wealth of hop flavors. Plenty bitter in the aftertaste but thoroughly drinkable.

On tap at the Monkey Paw bar in San Diego.

06/15/2013 update: Had this in the bottle and liked it even better. "Double Dry Hopping" is the gimmick, but it's a great hop flavor, warm and toasty with a resiny darkness and a satisfying bitter aftertaste. Tangy with plenty of citrus peel taste. Among the best APAs I've had this year.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Classic light amber, deep yellow, to light orange body and quite clear as well. Head is fluffy with a flat bright white top, and at three fingers tall manages to slowly and evenly fall, keeping a bit of soapy retention. Very pale, and very nice.

Ah those citra hops, a bit of juice and tropical, but the malt and toast is no slouch here either. Good toasty aroma, with mild caramel sense, a good play on toast and sweetness in that department, with the hops making a nice tropical accent. Spritzy feeling slightly with powdery brown spices as well. Quite a good balance.

Palate delivers nicely. A real soft body with a hint of light pale ale touch. Soft malts with a good toasty brown breads and crust. Mild caramel finish gives way too classic hop angle of juiced tropicals and even a bit of earth interestingly. Repeated sips are a good balance of toast malt crackery sense and aromatic hop fruit.

What a simple good balanced pale ale, with a nice hop touch. The way it should be done.

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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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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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Citra Pale Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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