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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

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Added by HopHead84 on 06-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,092
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 LambicPentameter:
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Bier Station in Kansas City. Served in a bulbous but small Belgian tulip glass.

Appearance - Body is a pale straw yellow with a crisp white head of about a finger. Dissipates after 2-3 minutes and leaves faint, silky lacing that slides back down the glass into the beer. Foam ends up a rim of froth around the edges of the glass.

Smell - Floral citrus is dominant, with elements of tropical and mango coming on to round out the nose. Very fragrant and intoxicating--smells more like an IPA than a Pale.

Taste - Grapefruit bitterness with almost zero detection of malt balance--pungent hops and faint pine resin.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, with moderate carbonation and a very drying finish. So dry it almost feels like it's sucking the moisture out of your mouth after you've swallowed.

Overall, a very assertive beer in it's own right, and even more so when you consider the fact that it's supposed to be a session Pale Ale. I'm impressed at all the flavor they've managed to pack into this low alcohol beer, and would probably pick this up before some other session IPAs if I was looking for something with a hoppy wallop of flavor

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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%

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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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