Citra And Amarillo
Simple Roots Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #942
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,080
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 7.22%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
46
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Simple Roots Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass not sure when it was canned, but from my source it is fresh. Pours a very attractive slightly hazy orange with a solid inch of head that leaves behind a some thin wisps of lace.

Smell is tangerine, pineapple, guava, and a little grapefruit.

Taste follows nice pineapple, guava, tangerine, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is about medium, plenty of life, not dry at all, and for 5.2%ABV it goes down easy, but more flavor than most beers at that ABV.

Overall a very nice APA, would love to slam these during the warm months.

Dec 25, 2017
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daudelin2000 from Vermont

4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 16oz can, pours an orange, tangerine color with nice white head. Aroma is candied citrus with some earthiness. Not overpowering aroma, but solid.

Taste is better than expected based on the low ABV. The candied citrus comes through very nicely. I also get some grassiness. Many times, it seems 1 hop always dominates beers that only contain 2 hops. I can detect both citra and amarillo in this beer. Nice balance of both.

Mouthfeel is fairly light as expected for 5.2%. I wouldn't mind a little more bitterness in the finish. Overall, very well done. This is a beer I could see myself going to a lot when I want to have a few beers. Big flavor for such a low alcohol content.

Jun 17, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color. Transparency trying to show, but this one really keeps a nice haziness to it. A one and a half finger white foamy head maintains its form for a good minute before gently dissipating. The smell starts off with citrus tones smacking around light grassy to piney dry bitterness. Grapefruit rind blends in to balance nicely. The taste was moderately bitter with a sharp sweet citrus to balance. There’s no aftertaste but it does have a quick light citrusy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the bitterness to take hold and be the harshness on my tongue. Overall, nice APA with citrus and Amarillo hops blending and doing the work of the flavors. I’d have again and wouldn’t mind with some grilled seafood.

Jun 07, 2017
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a howler purchased at the brewery.

Mild golden hue a with one-finger head and lots of bubbles.

Citra and Amarillo hops burst upon the nose, forming a solid bond of citrus/pine.

Light and crisp with the right amount of hop bitterness. There's also a good malty note underneath the bitterness.

Decent bitter finish. Flavorful for 5.1%.

If the goal is to keep the style competitive in the face of session IPAs, it has been met with this delicious example.

Aug 07, 2016
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dar482 from New York

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a deep gold color.

The beer offers grassy and grapefruit hops flavor, although being a touch bland for a hoppy brew. There's a light crackery malt with a medium earthy bitterness .

Jun 01, 2016
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mtomlins from Canada

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a tall, bubbly white headwith decent retention and lace. On the nose is light toasted malt and a big wack of hops, citrus, grassy floral. The taste again is hop driven with nice dry citrus and some spicy, floral notes and a light malt backbone. Light and refreshing on the palate but not thin and lively carbonation. A nicely balance APA that packs a lot of flavor in for a 5% brew.

Mar 16, 2016
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Back_in_the_Saddle from Vermont

3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a bronzed golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within a good pace. Sliding semi-foamy lacing slides into the beer.
The smell starts off with a sweet malt sliding into some grassy sweet and bitter hops. Light citrus rind glides in for the balance.
The taste was mainly sweet with the bitterness of the citrus underneath. There's a nice dry citrus aftertaste running into the finish.
The mouthfeel subscribes to a light body with a decent sessionable feel allowing the carbonation to tone back some of the dryness. Citrus bitterness does hit my tongue appropriately.
Overall, good APA, I'd have again, preferably in the Summer.

Nov 18, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml bottle. Sampled on July 24, 2015.

Orange-amber pour with modest lingering head.

The aroma is nicely hopped up with a good citrus, grapefruit, and spiced notes. Some bread.

Medium body.

The taste has a slightly more noticeable cracker and bread malt flavor but the citrus, grapefruit and spicy bitterness comes in solidly at the end.

Jul 24, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange-gold, slightly hazy with a finger of quickly dissipating head. Nice aroma of citrus and pine. Very tasty and well balanced. Nicely carbonated. Another great hoppy Vermont brew.

Jul 23, 2015
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can't remember if on tap or bottle. Vermont Brewfest pour. Poured orange. Aroma is quite hoppy. Citrusy and grassy and piney. Some candied citrus. Flavor isn't all too sweet. Much more hoppy. I also get more Amarillo than Citra. Pine, grapefruit, other fruits. Lighter malt. Light bodied. Flavorful and strong for its size.

Jul 21, 2015
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founddrama from Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

LOOK: Orange-gold and a little cloud. Good head retention, nice lacing.

SMELL: Danky pine on the nose, a little fruit sweetness.

TASTE: Oh I like this. So-named for its hops, and their flavors come through nicely. Again that dank pine, then into that grapefruit-esque flavor. It's got that big flavor that Vermont DIPAs have spoiled us with, but manages to be only slightly stronger than session. (Like training wheels for out-of-state visitors, eh?)

Mar 20, 2015
Citra And Amarillo from Simple Roots Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 46 ratings