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:
#4,661
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 patpbr
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwinslow15
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harryhops
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corywalston
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cantal
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngryDutchman
4.74/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

This single-hopped IPA is deep gold in color and very sparkling; it sports a moderate chill haze and a short-lived thin pillowy white head. Lacing is fair and manifests as bands and spots. The nose is medium-strong in intensity and very bright: a nice blend of grapefruit and green pine with lesser floral notes and faint alcohol overtones. The palate is also style-appropriate in intensity, lead by bitter grapefruit and pineapple with hints of soapy pine/floral notes and a decent view of the light bready malt foundation. This beer is pretty bitter for a low-ABV IPA; not surprisingly, the finish is hoppy: piney florals, then a flash of malt, then a strongish hoppy bitterness builds in and lingers for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the light body, and the texture is slightly creamy and slightly prickly the carbonation, which is quite restrained given how effervescent the beer is. (12 oz bottle, 67 days before best-by)

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tillmac62
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBD 1/20/16. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of grapefruit with strong notes of orange over a light biscuit.

Heavy light body with a semi-smooth texture. Perfect carbonation with a burst of effervescence in the middle a rollicking finely bubbled prickly finish.

For a session IPA, this outstanding flavor profile packs a lot of intensity. Reasonably complex with a balance that slightly misses balancing the hops with biscuit sweetness. It begins with hop flavor that is rind dominated with grapefruit and orange notes. The middle brings a mild bitterness that is rind based. The finish is a slow fade of rind bitterness.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold with a moderate bone-white head
Aroma-Nice whiff of tangerine and citrus hops
Taste-Lighter-bodied, pale malt but full-on hop flavor. Nice character and balance. Bring on the loaded hotdogs and stacked burgers.

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Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out clear and golden with an inch of foam; splashy lacing action

Smell: Floral and dank; surprisingly bitter aromatics

Taste: Bready malt with a building bitterness; piney and dank, with just a hint of tropical fruit; the bitterness builds through the finish and is quite sharp

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was expecting something more floral and filled with tropical fruit flavor; when I didn't get that, the beer was a let down

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Photo of BdM
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of asking79
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

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