Citra Pale Ale | El Segundo Brewing Company

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278 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
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of erjaq
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianmandell
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ewhiting87
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of santomark
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
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 +22.5%
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 -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of LehighAce06
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyJ815
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyates3
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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 XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heyhoser
4.67/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

my favorite citra ale. its just a wonderul citrus bomb on your palette and nose. still got enough malt to provide some balance. damn i love this beer.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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