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Citra Dry-hopped Pale | Garrison City Beerworks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Garrison City Beerworks
New Hampshire, United States
garrisoncitybeerworks.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mikeypnh on 12-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,987
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
68
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of kdivers
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 16oz can, dated 02/09/17. Served in a nonic.

Pours a thoroughly murky, copper-pear colour with two fingers of tight, creamy head. Retention is very good, leaving complicated patterns of lacing sheeting down the glass.

The nose and taste are identical: peaches and pears, oranges and apricots, bubblegum and, um, hand-soap. Creamy and juicy with a soft, slightly resinous, lightly lingering bitterness.

Feel is soft and smooth, medium-thick bodied and well carbonated. Despite the relatively small abv, this is a substantial, filling ale; I should find it hard to drink more than one or two of these.

Overall, a tasty beverage in the NEIPA style. Here's the thing about Garrison City, though, they're doing some great stuff but there's an off taste in every one of their beers. This one tastes like public lavatory hand soap to me and, in fact, it lingers on the palate and gets worse over time. Nobody else I know ever seems to notice which makes me wonder if maybe I'm crazy.

(Replaces 05/2016 rating... this is a totally different tasting beer).

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Photo of digboy
3.01/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

from 16oz can dated 2/1/17 (so very fresh at 3 days old)

Pours an unattractive murky orange color, but has a lovely unfiltered opaqueness. The head is somewhat thin but creamy and lush. I see fantastic lacing with thick foam stuck to the glass.

Aroma is more subdued than I wanted. It has the obvious citrus tones of citra hops with a tad of orange and grassiness (could be because it is so fresh). The scent is a bit weak IMO.

I detect an off-taste that just doesn't sit well with me. Others mention a "smokiness", and that may be what I sense but don't mistake this for a smoky/roasted flavor - it is more like a mild acridness. It does have the citrus and orange flavors that it is trying to get across but after having so many excellent American IPAs this one comes across as failing due to a harshness up front in the taste. It leaves me wondering if they have switched hop distributors or if the yeast has changed. Some light maltiness comes through but as a pale ale it is expected to be weak in that department.

Mouth fell is creamy and low in carbonation. Not too sticky. No problems there.

The original Citra from Garrison City was my introduction to American IPAs back in 2015 -- the one you see in the picture with the big green crowler is the original beer that I recall having a much more intense and alluring aroma. It was an eye-opening experience at the time. They really need to address this. I love the turbid dense look and the lacing, but the flavor is making me regrettably mark it down. Very sorry because I really want to love this brewery - the closest I have to a hometown one.

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Photo of mikeinnh
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can from the brewery dated 12/27/16.
Appearance is on par with the hazy northeast style. Murky orange with a thin head that dissipates quickly and leaves very mild lacing.
Smell is very appealing with citrus, guava, maybe some passionfruit, juicy and dank hops.
Taste follows really nicely with tropical fruit flavor in the foreground , a well balanced hop bite and some maltiness in the background.
Mouthfeel is decent but feels just a little on the under carbonated side. Very drinkable though.
Overall a very drinkable pale ale in the juicy, hazy, trendy New England style. Contrary to some of the previous reviewers I am pretty impressed with this brewery so far. Keep em coming!

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Photo of NHSTEVE
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 12/06/16. Pours a very cloudy dark orange, with a two finger sticky white head that leaves excellent lace.

Smell is guava, apricot, mango, papaya, and tangerine.

Taste follows tropical start to finish, ripe lush guava, papaya, apricot, tangerine, and a wisp of grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a big medium for its low abv, mild carbonation coats the tongue with fresh hoppy goodness, not dry, and exceptional drinkability.

Overall this is really impressive, it drinks much bigger than its ABV and is just a great North East IPA, non filtered and loaded with flavor.

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Photo of LJTate
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Didier
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendry
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of riderwbd
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RichD
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JimmyG21189
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of liquorpig
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrenaline
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zahara15
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guezarka
2.9/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smoky. And not in a good way. It fnishes like a stout, not a crisp, Citra hopped Pale Ale. Not drinkable. Was actually a drain pour of a $10 Crowler that we picked up at the Tuckaway Tavern. That's painful. Life's too short to drink bad beer, and unless they get some quality control issues straightened out, I wouldn't recommend this brewery.

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Photo of Prost76
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoninTK3
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark orange with half a finger of head on top.

Smells of strong tropical fruits, grapefruit, juicy/fruity hops. Very nice.

Taste matches the smell with lots of juicy hops, citrus fruits, and a bit of a malty backbone. This is a very good pale ale.

Medium body with light carbonation.

This is just a great pale from Garrison City. Easy drinking and full of juicy hops.

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Photo of BostonPhilly
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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