Derivative: Citra
Proclamation Ale Company

Derivative: CitraDerivative: Citra
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From:
Proclamation Ale Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #25
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,348
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 5.34%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
168
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 31, 2022
Added:
Oct 24, 2015
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  42
SCORE
95
World-Class
Derivative: CitraDerivative: Citra
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.15 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Oct 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by kalsarikannit from Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On draft at Aidan’s Pub in Bristol RI.

Look is hazy golden yellow, almost opaque. Moderate head, fine bubbles.

Smell is dizzyingly good. Lucious stone fruit, grape fruit, some lemon and pine, and something tropical.

Taste follows the smell. Almost creamy, borders on a milkshake IPA. Up front grapefruit and stone fruit, mixed tropical notes, a touch of dankness, mild bitterness on the back end.

Feel is bubbly, effervescent, almost champagne like.

A virtually perfect hazy NEIPA.
Sep 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by vludwig from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Light gold and cloudy, with a big rocky head that lasts forerver.

Distinctive moderate aroma of orange and grapefruit from the citra hops, with a faint wheat and lactose aroma in the background.

The flavor is clean and slightly sweet, but mostly bread and lactose rather than malt. The hop flavor is evident, in addition to the hop aroma. There is almost no bitterness, just enough to balance the slight sweetness.

Highly carbonated, with a medium light body and a soft mouthfeel. The finish is mostly clean, with a slight lingering, citrusy sweetness.

This is the hazy-juicy American pale ale equivalent of a milkshake IPA. If you like milkshake IPAs you'll probably like this APA a lot. (Personally, I don't like the taste of lactose in my beer, and I prefer hazy rather than cloudy.)
Dec 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jun 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

May 27, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Murky orange body with a white head. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, lime, and light hop bitters. Taste starts with the same fruits plus some melon rind and very lightly pale malt, hops finish is basic but clean. Feel is medium-light bodied, smooth and study without being cumbersome at all. Exactly what you would expect in a good way
May 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by dexterk1 from Illinois

May 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned 11/2/20, “Democracy eve” stamped on the bottom of the can

I only went to Proclamation once, but I’ve always had a deep appreciation for them, regardless of the few iffy beers I had from them back them. It’s a shame that their owner, Dave Witham, passed away at such a young age. He was a huge part of the local RI beer scene, so this one goes out to Dave

Pours a hazy pale gold with 3 fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

The aroma is undeniably Citra, with a nice malty balance to keep it from being overly hoppy. I'm picking up on aromas of juicy orange, pineapple, underripe melon, lemon, light pithy grapefruit, some pine, and soft bready malt

The taste maintains the wonderful balance of tropical fruit and assertively bitter hops. On the front end, I'm tasting melon, pithy grapefruit, lime, and pale malt. The swallow brings notes of fresh pine, grapefruit, general citrus, and a crisp biscuity malt

A medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation resulting in silky and refreshing beer, especially for the moderate abv. Finishes almost entirely dry with a solid bitterness

I've always heard that Derivative is a very important beer series in the local scene. I've had the Vic Secret variant a few times at restaurants and bars but never reviewed it. After reviewing this, I really wanna try the whole series. Great stuff here. Cheers Dave, RIP
Feb 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by fermentedbarley from New Hampshire

Nov 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: A pale and milky yellow hue with three fingers of ivory foam settling quickly to a quarter finger cap, climbing the glass and leaving sticky splotches of lace behind.

S: Spicy phenols, almost rye and cardamom. Lime, spirits, and tropical fruits, on added pour even bubble gum. It is really complicated, and fun for the olfactory exploration, though it’s a bit faint.

T: Follows the nose, more underripe pineapple and booze on the palate. Peppery and earthy also. Yellow papaya possibly.

As the beer gains a little temperature, it starts to adopt strange spicier aromas and tastes of green aromatics like a Sicilian pasta sauce! Never had anything like it!

F: Balance on the mouthfeel. Higher on the carbonation which suits it, off-dry, mildly bitter, juicy and creamy.

O: I wish most for a stronger aroma, but am impressed with the power this brew packs in its IIPA qualities at only 6% ABV. In that regard, points for pushing boundaries!
Oct 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Oct 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.2 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by sethmeister from New Hampshire

4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
From a can marked BUOYANCY 7/6/2020

Poured into my tulip this IPA is a pale and fully opaque straw-gold shade with a creamy white head which drops to a ring but leaves panels of lace nicer than your grandma's curtains or those doilies she likes to put on the tables. Why does she do that anyway?

Scent is tropical fruit and citrus. Pineapple, mango. Spicy hop notes. Lemon, lime, tangerine. Ginger? Floral. A lot going on here.

Taste is perhaps not quite as intense as the nose but it's close. Pineapple, mango, citrus. Limes. Grapefruit. Stone fruit like peach. Very low bitterness. No pine. Malt is hard to detect. Just a brilliant display of the citra hop in all its glory.

Mouth is classic NEIPA. Juicy and soft with a fast clean finish.

Wait this is 6% ABV?? I'll be dipped. How the hell did they get it to taste this great with only 6%?

This might just be my new favorite IPA.
Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 7/6/20, so 6 weeks old. Tavour shipment.

Excellent looking beer. Pale orange juice body. Good creamy bright white head persists in good form throughout, leaving interesting lacing.

Hard to get anything at all on the nose

Probably the smoothest pale ale I've ever had, a New England pale ale. Does manage a decent citrus note but even this is smooth. Eminently drinkable.

Mouth full, finish faintly bitter, a touch of fruit, and the only knock on this beer, a touch metallic.

Overall, really enjoying this one. Happy to have a second in reserve.
Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.51 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jul 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pint can poured in to a nonic glass. Dated 01/29/20

Look- Hazy, almost murky, golden straw color, nice brightwhite head with great retention and gobs of stickylacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (orange/tangerine, grapefruit, sweet lemon and tangy lime) heavy tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, passion fruit and papaya), stone fruit (peach/apricot), a bit of melon, biscuit malt, slight pine and floral/herbal notes.

Taste- Really juicy stone fruit and melon, slightly acidic citrus fruits and pineapple, tropical fruit, light malt, minimal pine evident.

Feel- Medium bodied, somewhat crisp with a very light bitter finish, well balanced. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- Easily one of the better pale ales I have had. Absolutely delicious.
Mar 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Feb 18, 2020
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 01-29. Pours hazy straw yellow with small cap that leaves a ring and a skim of foam. Aromas are much citrus foremost, some pine and strange floral notes. Flavors are similar, but better assembled with the citrus notes balanced nicely by a light bready malt. Light-medium mouthfeel with a crispness that's not dry, and a very slightly sweet finish. Good stuff.
Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Good. Had with Mike Sondel as it’s his 50th birthday, but he thinks it’s his 44th. He is an idiot. Beer is good. Mike drools more than a person usually should
Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by msondel from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire

Dec 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Oct 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by WDJersey from Colorado

Oct 16, 2019
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about fourteen dollars. My second brew reviewed from these guys, believe I have had more. Could not decipher the canned-on date. Solid brew, nothing special.
Oct 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by moltch from Massachusetts

Oct 04, 2019
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Rated by Wapes from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good, not great. Step below Start Line. Two steps below Tree House.
Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2019
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from Bridge Liquors in Newport.

I imagine this is pale and hazy but I can't tell. The nose, though, is nice. Fresh, mildly fruity with a blend of mango, citrus, a little bit of peach and melon. Minimal malt character. The palate is even more impressive. It opens mildly bitter and with a ton of hop flavor. Pronounced fruit with melon, peach, mango and a blend of Clementine and navel orange. This is followed by a mild, sugary sweetness that amplifies the fruit. While this blend of fruit is often encountered, the execution here is particularly good.
Drying, mildly bitter and plenty hoppy on the finish, this beer is medium light in body and moderately carbonated. Very good.
Aug 07, 2019
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is grapefruit, orange and pine. Bright. Beer opens citrus, pineapple and fresh cut grass. Bright, floral, almost zesty. Some apple and orange in the middle too. Finishes soft. Grapefruit and foam. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down aggressive, dry. Sticky finish. Super drinkable.

Easily one of the most delicious and drinkable pale ales I've ever come across. Possibly the best of the series.
Jul 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by ChrisCraw04 from New Jersey

Jul 07, 2019
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pint can opened and reviewed on 6/20/19

What we have here is a new sub style that should be known as the New England Style Pale Ale (NEPA).
Straw gold shrouded in a whiteout haze. Fluffy, yet tight white foam cap hangs on long.

A lighter nose than I'm used to from those NEIPA's, but the Citra hop scent is well represented. High toned Citrus, pine cones, pineapple and passion fruit pops right out. A creamy and light grainy malty scent underneath the hoppiness.

A sharp, unsweetened citrus and stone fruit flavor hits first. A load of golden grains make this medium bodied Pale Ale feel crispy, yet lush and full. Golden wheat, rolled oats and pilsner malt style complexity and charecter is very high-end and we'll balanced.
A tart citrus and grainy flavor and feel rides on in the finish, making it seem a bit muted in the hop department...no bitter or sweet finish, just mild grains and sneaky crushed up hop pellet like effect. Pleasant and drinkable but I would like a bit more depth in the Citra complexity.
Jun 20, 2019
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From the 16 oz. can dated 05/31/19. Sampled on June 17, 2019.

The appearance is an opaque, milky looking pale yellow with a modest and slowly fading white head. Limited lacing.

A very bright citrus aroma with esters of orange, nectarine, and pineapple over a white breadiness.

The mouthfeel is medium to full but delightfully smooth.

The taste begins pleasantly sweet but those citrus characters roll in quickly and overtake the experience. Only a mild to moderate bitter finish which makes this a very drinkable beer.
Jun 17, 2019
Derivative: Citra from Proclamation Ale Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 224 ratings