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

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250 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
250
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
Wants:
7
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15
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Reviews by duluoz:
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4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice, clean, yellowish orange... good head and retention.

S - All Citra hops here. I've homebrewed with Citra and I'm partial to it -- great hop variety.

T - Wonderfully hoppy qualities with a very light body. Big citrus dominates, and the finish is clean and dry.

M - Nice carbonation, good mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable, though the front-end hop assault may lead you to think otherwise... but it lightens up beautifully on the backend.

Reminds me quite a bit of Russian River's Happy Hops, and some other super-hopped blonde/pale hybrids. We need more lighter beers with big hops like this one. Excellent beer.

update: had it on cask at Toronado SD... like most hoppy beers, it loses something on the cask. Find it on tap.

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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
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 -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-Spiegelau ipa glass. Best by label, no printed date.

A: Orange colored body with a good clarity reveals a healthy dose of macro-effervesce. A solid one inch frothy-foam, weathered seashell white head has a long lasting effect. Broken semi-circle lacing.

S: Fresh citrusy-orange, wet, with hints of wet pine resins, pear yeastiness, with a finish of grapefruit-pineapple hops. Lightly toasted grains, medium intensity, rather short duration ending with some lightly dry straw.

T: Flavor was dry citrus flowery hops, hay, semi-dry grapefruit grind and pine. Moderate complexity and blending, though not as fresh, wet and fruity as the nose, but dry with a sting of dry orange grind, wheat, grassy hops on the knock-out. Some indications of stale citrus.

M: Frothy mouthful, mid-range carbonation, lightly dry, leans toward the lighter side of medium being 4.5%.

O: Starts promising, good visual, nice fresh wet nose of citra, finishes rather ordinary with a west coast hopping rather tropical citra notes. Dry and bittering for a session is what it does best, nice level of ibu's for a session, just wished it had more tropical flavor appeal and a proper best by dating would of been nice. Best served slightly chilled, upon warming some off putting raw hop flowers.

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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