First City | Alvarado Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alvarado Street Brewery
California, United States
alvaradostreetbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ode to our home, Monterrey is a city of "firsts". While this certainly isn't the first IPA ever brewed here, we wanted to make a West Coast IPA that represents our love of hops as much as our love for our community. We think you'll enjoy Citra's tropical, fruity notes with a simple grain bill, moderate bitterness and dry finish.


Added by westcoastbeerlvr on 11-12-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
pDev:
5.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by ambruns1979:
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3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakecattleco
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated "DRINK FRESH CANNED 032217" into a nonic pint.

L: Pours light golden with subtle haze and 1 finger of low-medium density white head with minimal retention and left spotted lacing.
S: Very tropical and citrus nose, perhaps also some hints of pineapple. Dynamic and very enjoyable, plenty of Citra in there.
T: Follows the nose well, with perhaps more citrus emphasis. Finishes with plenty of astringency, mild bitterness, astringency lingers a bit.
F: Light bodied with medium carbonation, bit of a silky feeling on the tongue.
O: Enjoyed immensely, wishing it was easier to find in the Sacramento area. Definitely will repeat.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can.

A: Pale straw color, hazy, with a moderate white uniform head with adequate retention.

A: :Lots of bright tangerine, citrus, and tropical fruit hop aromas.

T: Moderate bright tangerine, citrus and tropical fruit hoppy flavors with a light malt support, moderately light hop bitterness, lightly juicy, with a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Excellent, the beer has a great citrusy, tangerine hop flavor with balanced bitterness. The beer is very crushable.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, another good one from these guys. Nice hoppy fresh taste, clean and crisp. The aroma on this one was great, seemed likenit filled up the whole room.

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3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First City from Alvarado Street Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 21 ratings