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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3.9/5
Very Good
251 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 06-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,121
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
251
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by Flounder57:
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4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Portsmouth Brewery in NH.

Appearance: It is a pale yellow color with great clarity. Nice head with bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Grassy, tropical, and citrusy with some light bready and caramel notes in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with lingering bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, smooth, tingly bitterness, medium to high carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty solid light IPA. Got to love citra hops and the balance of the bready and caramel malts.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy to semi-transparent transparent golden color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated barely leaving any lacing. The smell started off with a sharp citrus somewhat bitter with an underlying sweet to bitter pine to blend. The taste was moderately bitter with an underscore of bitter piney-ness. There’s a lingering bitter piney aftertaste leading into a slight dry sweet citrus finish. Different, but nice. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing a nice harsh bitterness to pound my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good session IPA that I would have again.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of jamex
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was poured this both on DRAFT and on CASK in a standard pint glass. I preferred the cask version. Anyway...

Looks nice and smells like a typical APA, but the taste was a little too bitter for me. Still, it exhibited nice qualities in smell and taste. Low ABV means they could have really took advantage of showcasing the taste - but I feel it's lacking a bit.

Not sure I'd order this again, as I found it "average." Actually, I was hoping it would be closer to Kern River's "Citra," but it fell flat.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 251 ratings
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