Hop Odyssey: Citra Session IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Hop Odyssey: Citra Session IPAHop Odyssey: Citra Session IPA
BA SCORE
82.5%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 818 ratings
Hop Odyssey: Citra Session IPAHop Odyssey: Citra Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,659
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
818
Liked:
675
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
9.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
143
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 818 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnbpark
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njnj2000
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slay
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle. Best by 20 Jan 2016. I'm interested to try this one. I don't recall seeing another single-hopped citra low abv IPA.

Deep golden color, a bit hazy,with a thin white head. I get orange pith and juicy grapefruit along with a bit of mustiness on the smell. The citrus smell doesn't really carry through to the flavor. The hops quickly take over and leave a lasting abrasive bitterness on the tongue.

I haven't been a huge fan of most session IPAs. This one is above average though. The trick of dry hopping for aroma works well on this one thanks to the magic of citra but the high degree of bitterness keeps me from wanting more than one.

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Photo of Paul_Andrews
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

best by Dec 15, 2015, plenty fresh.

Pours a decent creamy fizzy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, mild soapy lacing, mostly clear slight chill hazed and hints of sediment golden honey color.

Nose brights hops of course, little dank musty note, orange zest, some mild tangerine and tree fruit, little grassy floral note, mild bitter rind, mild sweet malty aroma, little juicy.

Taste brings more hops, fruity, tree fruit, little tangerine apricot note, some mild orange zest, mild dank resin, big bitter grassy spicy hop, little sticky resin note from the musty dank hop. Light malty flavor, hint of sweetness. Dry finish, long bitter spicy rind finish, very bitter.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall eh, some decent hops, but I expected a lot more citrus orange like, more tangerine, etc, but it was much more mild than I expected, and instead mostly spicy rindy hops, malts were ok, fair sessionable, very bitter long finish.

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Photo of swierczt
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junkforadam
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I believe my first bottle is flat. No head and no carbonation. Color is clear amber. Smells citrusy and fruity. Mouthfeel is thin and flat. Will modify my review next bottle.

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Photo of ggarrow
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of twistjawa
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yumbo
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver. Surely this will appear in bottles around here soon, but ya never know.

This beer appears a clear, medium golden amber hue, with two disrespectful fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some decent webbed chain link fence lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of musty, estery pine resin, zesty orange and white grapefruit rind, gritty, grainy pale malt, muddled tropical fruit, and further leafy, weedy, and bitter floral hops. The taste is acrid citrus pith, a more sedate pine forest floor greenness, middling crackery pale and caramel malt, a fading south seas fruitiness, and some tame earthy, leafy, and weedy hop bitters.

The carbonation is adequate in its supportive and playful strengths, which manifest in a tingly frothiness, the body just on the low side of middleweight, and more or less smooth, the hops taking a pass here, and mostly adhering to the campsite rule. It finishes trending dry, the hops and waning malt coming to a certain form of truce.

For this unnecessary IPA sub-style, this is alright, as the malt doesn't disappear into the shadows as readily as the norm (and this is Green Flash, after all). Easy to drink, good and hoppy, and good and gone, until the next one, of course.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Crystal clear, golden yellow color. Medium carbonation
Smell - Citrus, herbaceous notes, hints of pineapple and mango.
Taste - Nice citrus notes up front. You get some pineapple and mango coming thru. Herbaceous / slightly metallic lingering after taste.

Overall, not a bad tasting session beer.

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Photo of jooler
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good look great smell. Taste is pretty bitter just for Citra hops. Great overall

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark straw color with a half finger of white head. The nose is nicely hoppy. The flavor profile is generally like every other session IPA - Light on the malt with a comparatively strong hop finish. Perhaps this one has a bit more body than others I've had; that's all that all that makes it stand out.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hop Odyssey: Citra Session IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82.5% out of 100 with 818 ratings
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