Citra Pale Ale | El Segundo Brewing Company

Citra Pale AleCitra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.81/5
282 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:
#14,527
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
282
pDev:
12.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Brolo75
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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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Photo of SimcoeKid
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at THG.

A: Clear golden color with a creamy and fluffy white head that hardly faded at all during the time it took me to finish the pint. Sheets of sticky lace were left down the glass.
S: Perfumey citra nose with notes of dry pale malt backbone. Clean.
T: Clean citra hop contrasted against a pale and crisp malt backbone. Clean overall, drying, and lightly crackery. Citra is citrusy and sweet. Finish is quick and easy. Straightforward and clean.
M: Medium-light body, clean, crisp, and drying mouthfeel, with crisp and scrubbing carbonation. Drinks well.
O: Easy to drink and flavorful. Light and clean overall.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear gold, great citrus aroma and flavor, and very light feeling. A very easy drinking pale. Would love in a 6-12 pack format. Cheers!

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Photo of erjaq
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianmandell
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottled 10 days ago on 2/15/16 -

Light yellow/golden pour. Smell is light citrus and resin with a hint of sweet malt.

Offers some enjoyable hop flavors but my favorite qualities of citra like orange citrus lag behind the bitter grapefruit pith. Kudos for the light malt base but this does not hit my hop spot.

Slightly under-carbonated leading to a watery mouthfeel.

Easy to drink and somewhat refreshing. Not a memorable beer and would not buy again in 22 oz format. There are better and cheaper options for an easy drinking pale ale.

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Photo of HippieDave56
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellow and gold pour, white head 1/3". Aroma was citra, not a huge amount but certainly perceptible.

Taste was solid, light toast malt, citra hops make a soft citrus flavor current, again, this is a pale ale, it is somewhat nuanced. A solid option, would like to see it as a 12oz/6pack situation instead of a bomber, not good enough to pay those $/oz ratios.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewhiting87
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Santosizer
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my dogfish head ipa glass. Big mistake. I poured slow and 45 degs, it still threw a lot of head on this bad boy. Soapy soapy head. 3 fingers, great retention. Just wish I used my regular tulip.

Smell: Extremely subtle, lemon shandy comes to mind, some pine, malt, bread.

Taste: Lemon shandy-ish. A breathe of lemon, pine, pale malts, and little orange.

Feel: This is where the beer shines. Incredible on the feel. Light bodied, carbonated nicely, dry finish.

Overall: This is the definition of a beautiful sessionable pale ale. Citra is one of my favorite hops so I'm a bit biased in that aspect. But this beer is nicely balanced. Just a great beer I wish was in a 6 or 12 pack. This is their flagship IPA on a marketable level.

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Photo of rob99er
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very good pale ale. Actually one of the best. Easy to drink, nice citrus flavor. I will be buying this one again.

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Photo of Redgoatman
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of LehighAce06
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyJ815
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyates3
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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