XPA Citra Pale Ale
Flying Fish Brewing Company

XPA Citra Pale AleXPA Citra Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,794
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,652
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 7.55%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
35
From:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
84
Good
XPA Citra Pale AleXPA Citra Pale Ale
Notes: Extra Pale Ale, simply known as “XPA,” was our original beer. It’s quenched the thirst of many along their journey. Like a change of scenery, this updated version is citrus forward and begins a new chapter for XPA.

Malts: Superior Pilsen, Munich, Oats, Wheat, Honey Malt, Vienna Malt
Hops: Warrior, Palisade, Citra, El Dorado
Yeast: Chico Ale
Original Gravity: 12.5 Plato
IBU's: 27

Food pairings: Perfect with all foods, spicy, fish, fowl, grilled, pub grub, just not a dessert beer.
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 35 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of KTCamm
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

8/26/19....cloudy copper, lighter hued with remnants of white foam. Very faint citrus lemon nose with malted backbone. Chewy lemon flavor with slight bitter. Quite creamy. Bitter pops up further down the journey.

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Photo of Brewsome
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Can (2/2020 into chilled IPA glass
Appearance: Medium gold color, hazy, 3 finger head
Smell: typical citrus hops very nice not muted
Taste: nice poppy fresh brewed hops. Low grain bill mild sweetness
Mouthfeel: thin-Medium
Overall: 5.2 per center tasty ale. Another solid beer from FFBC.

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Photo of akaizer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a beer of the month club. Poured a hazy golden peach with a dense white foam head. Scent is pleasant, with a fresh floral and citrus fruit scent. Taste has the citrus flavors most prominent and the more floral/herbal scents as a nice backdrop. Bitterness is minimal and the finish leaves an enjoyable citric sensation behind. Would recommend!

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can in a tulip. Well inside the freshness date.

Hazed golden orange color with 1-plus F of solid white froth. There are a healthy film of retention and lots of lacing.

Citrus, stone, and tropical fruit aromas. Citrus rind and lightly sweet malt.

Lots of citrus hop flavor, fruity. Just a touch sweet malt from the honey.

Drinkable is the feel. Medium body, slightly juiced, touch of malt sweetness. Clean hop finish.

A nice hop fix at 27 IBU. Flavorful and drinkable. Delivers as advertised.

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Photo of haines710
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was hoping for more with this beer - I love Citra and was disappointed. Not a juice bomb with only slight citrus aroma and taste. I like it as a summer beer. Light without much aftertaste

Second can was better and I have updated my rating. Definite citra hop smell and taste. I enjoyed it more and could see myself enjoying this on a hot day

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Photo of musicsherlock
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle
Best by 8/28/19
Tasted 7/24/19

Chill haze golden, thick white head with great lacing
Smells of apricots and citrus, some breadiness
mild, thin taste. lacks the hop boldness of an American Pale Ale, even the malt is subdued
thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation
A little let down by this one, though a decent Summer ale

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Photo of Act25
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

6th Review of XPA Citra.
a) Slight hazed golden, w single finger head, not much last or lace.
s) Citrus, rind, grains, pilsner.
t) Follows smell, solid APA with more citrus than pine. Bitters nicely.
o) Mid pack APA and solid food beer.
Brewer notes
Extra Pale Ale, simply known as “XPA,” was our original beer.
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Munich, Oats, Wheat, Honey Malt, Vienna Malt
Hops: Warrior, Palisade, Citra, El Dorado
Yeast: Chico Ale
Original Gravity: 12.5 Plato
IBU's: 27

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Tavour
Slightly hazy light golden in color with a good sized rocky white head that persists. Citrus and pine with bits of tropical fruit and a faint sweet bready malt underneath.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This isn’t bad it’s just passé in a world of super juicy stuff here in the NE. Citrus nose. Flavor, citrus. Did I mention citrus. Pretty well carbonated.

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Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, bright, light gold body; nice carbonation; thick, fluffy, white head. Decent aroma of light lemon. Very mild light cereal grain base supports the flavor; very mild citrus taste; mineral-like; clean with a light hop bitterness. Light body; crisp and dry.

An easy drinking and lightly flavored beer, crisp and clean overall with an overall dryness at the finish.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep gold pour with very good clarity; fluffy white head; excellent cap retention; lots of soapy lacing with heavy ring. Bright lemongrass nose. Lite bitter lemon peel and grapefruit. Medium lite body, moderate carbonation; a touch of astringency, hop burn on tongue. Overall a clean light very drinkable IPA with a nice lite bitter citrus linger.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of citrusy hops, ripe fruit and bready malt. Finish is long and dry. OK brew.

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Photo of EMV
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Accomplice IPA glass.

L: Clear medium golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Solid lacing.

S: Citrus... tangerine and light grains.

T/F: Pretty standard APA. Citrusy... grapefruit, tangerine, and light pine. Modest bitterness... good hop flavor mixed with some toasted malts. Light bodied.

O: A pretty generic APA. Easy drinking... I'd have it again but nothing to seek out.

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XPA Citra Pale Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 35 ratings