Citra Pop!
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #51
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,883
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.82%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
44
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 44
Photo of ONUMello
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle dated February 2018 poured into a tulip
A: Yellow, slightly hazy, one-finger head
S: Dried apricot, melon, tangerine, a hint of lemondrop
T: Lightly sour, mostly tangerine/lemon/apricot
M: Light-bodied and a light acidity that keeps it mouthwatering
O: Very refreshing and well-made

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Photo of Apellonious
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottled poured into a tulip glass, a pale clear gold with a thin rim of lace. The aroma is citrus of the papaya melon variety and a tinge of sour. The initial taste assaults the taste buds and the saliva glands. As the palate adjusts, it settles into a strangely sweet and sour mix, vanilla, sugar, salt, orange, lemon...a dessert beer as described. The mouthfeel is medium, somewhat smooth, with a slightly below medium level of carbonation, with a tart finish. Strangely balanced, a definite try for Berliner fans.

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Photo of Damian
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
February 2018
Served in a tulip

Hazy straw yellow appearance. The liquid was capped by a small, frothy, bright white head that quickly fell to a thin, bubbly collar. Minimal spotty lacing trickled down the glass.

The nose was really interesting and unique. Loads of bright, exotic, fruity character. Musty passionfruit notes came through strongest. Good dose of lemon. Moderately tart and also somewhat sweet. Subtle vanilla notes. Bit of milky lactose too. As the beer sat, the vanilla intensified.

The flavor profile was also fruity and bright. Big lemon presence. Nice interplay between tart and sweet. Lemon candies came to mind. Passionfruit notes were also apparent. Some tangerine as well. Wheaty in the center. Vanilla appeared on the back end and intensified in the finish. Some lactose and Citra hop notes were detectable here as well. Hint of lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel was fairly nondescript. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a very fine, subtle effervescence that made the beer seem almost a touch watery.

I always enjoy Grimm’s sour beers, and Citra Pop! was definitely another winner. Although the vanilla and Citra hop notes were more subtle than I anticipated, the beer was nevertheless flavorful, well balanced and highly refreshing.

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Photo of Roguer
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a big fluffy white head. Retention and lacing are quite good. Brew is a bright lemon-yellow color, somewhat hazy, letting light through but no clear images.

Funky, tart, hoppy nose. Musty straw, light lemon, vanilla, grapefruit, mango, and an edge to the funkiness I just can't quite describe.

Light and tasty on the palate: orange and vanilla swirl in a tart, creamy blend. Refreshing.

Quite lively and active on the palate, although there's a definite creaminess to the feel, likely due to the lactose.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

big grapefruity and tart blood orange notes, lemon/lime, wheat, touch of creamy sweetness, melon. light mouthfeel some good texture and finishes with a wonderful dryness.

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Photo of metter98
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a column of visible bubbles rising from the middle of the glass with a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and some specks of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light aromas of sour lemon citrus and bits of oranges are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts off with sour flavors of citrus—lemons and oranges seem to stand out in particular—and finishes with some hints of lactose and sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very refreshing and has some thirst-quenching properties.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Stevedore
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft. Served in a goblet glass. Pours a hazy and cloudy yellow body, one finger white head, fair retention, bits of lacing. Smell is interestingly tart and lactic, with a bit of lactose and a fair bit of grapefruit. There is that distinct berliner lemon and mineral tartness as well. Flavour follows, lactose and grapefruit drape the backend with lemon, wheat and minerality on the front end. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, refreshing, creamy and a bit more substantial than the typical berliner. Good carbonation.

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Photo of craftaholic
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sour and has a really sharp grapefruit that assaults you then vanilla swoops in gives you a velvety kiss on the cheek before it leakys a chalky film and finishes dry as a bone

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Photo of yossle
4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - hazy and mostly opaque. Light golden color with a half inch head and nice lacing.

Smell - Intense Pineapple, orange, lemon and slightly peppery.

Taste - lemon and orange, lots of citrus. A little wheat a the end. Has a wonderful tartness that is just a little sweet but not at all cloying. At the end there is just the right hit of vanilla that rounds the beer off in a wonderful way. Really delicious.

Feel - light carbonation and medium bodied. No bitterness at all. The tartness makes you want to take another sip.

Overall - delicious, light and refreshing. Right up there with the best of the Pop! beers.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer #1000

This beer pours a very hazy straw golden yellow color with a one finger, soapy white head. There are incredibly intricate, thin webs of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple and lemon acidic sour with just a hint of the lactose.

Taste is the same. The acidic tart flavor, combined with the sweet milk sugar, fruity juicy hops and bitter finish actually makes for a wonderfully layered and complex flavor profile. The tartness really pops on the finish as well. 6/10 on the pucker scale.

Feel is light and smooth. The finish has a nice zing from the carbonation, tart and bitterness.

Overall this is an excellent beer and my favorite of the Pop! series so far.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into chalice

Silky, creamy two finger white foam cap , scant lacings

Hazy pale yellow appearance

Citrus, orange, yeasty aroma

Tart citrus, yeasty, hint of vanilla

good beer, liked their galaxy pop! better

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Citra Pop! from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 44 ratings