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

BA SCORE
74.9%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 06-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,609
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
251
Liked:
188
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
9.49%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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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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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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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.
Beer rating: 74.9% out of 100 with 251 ratings
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