3 Citrus Peel Out
Southern Tier Brewing Company

3 Citrus Peel Out3 Citrus Peel Out
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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 11.75%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
211
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 08, 2019
Added:
Jan 28, 2016
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  76
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: An Imperial Wheat Ale brewed with blood orange juice, tangerine and grapefruit peels. 3 Citrus Peel Out is the newest in the company’s seasonal Imperial Series. It features an 8.5% ABV, a grain bill consisting of 35% wheat, CTZ & Mosaic hops and a walloping amount of citrus. Over four and a half pounds of tangerine & grapefruit peel per barrel accompany tropical flavors from Mosaic hops and an added boost of blood orange juice during fermentation. This refreshing brew sits around 30 IBU and its nice citrus pith complements the bitterness. Residual sweetness helps accentuate the fruity character and masks the 8.5% ABV well.

Southern Tier founder, Phin DeMink notes; “We encourage craft beer connoisseurs and folks new to craft to enjoy it straight up or served on the rocks with soda & wedge of fresh fruit. We’ve loved it with simple syrup & a shot of our favorite spirit. No matter how you serve it, 3 Citrus Peel Out is the summer refresher you’re looking for.”
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Rated: 3.7 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Nov 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by mdfb79 from New York

Jul 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.74 by tjg584 from Tennessee

May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.39 by Erndogg from Pennsylvania

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Dec 18, 2018
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Rated by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It is good for what it is
Dec 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the 22 oz bomber in a snifter. This excellent wheat ale pours a
nice and clear shimmering orange tinged golden color with a nice head
of white dissipating foam that settles to a thin ring with some nice sudsy
lacing. Nose of heavy citrus of orange and grapefruit with heavy herbal hops
included. One dimensional but a very nice dimension it is. Flavors exceed the
nose with herbal hops and heavy citrus notes of grapefruit and pith with orange
zest and touches of lightly warming booze with a hint of soft wheat. Very much
like a craft version of an imperial shandy. Decent mouth feel; medium light
body, lightly coating from all of the citrus, medium light carbonation that is
just right for this hybrid style, and zesty citrus forward finish.

Overall, a unique and nicely done brew. Not everyone's cup of
ale, but it is a nice change of pace.

Cheers
Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a pale yellow. I don't get a real strong citrus aroma. You get a blast of orange and grapefruit with a bitter alcohol finish. Smoother than I thought it would be. Good for an imperial but best enjoyed one and done with this one.
Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by freewill35 from Indiana

Aug 10, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Southern Tier Brewing Company "3 Citrus Peel Out"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "DOB 03/07/18 12:31PM"
$4.49 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Wow, it's clear, well just slightly hazy, but I thought with it being a wheat beer it would be cloudier. It's a beautiful rich golden color beneath a thick head of white. The aroma is citrusy as might be expected, and actually smells like fresh citrus rind. I'll go with orange and soft lemon as the two main notes although the label states that it's grapefruit and tangerine peels. I guess I should have said tangerine instead of orange, oh well, I'm not sure I could actually smell the difference between the two though. Taste, yes, but smell, no. Moving forward... ooh boy, that's juicy and refreshing. I clearly get the tangerine with a little bit of sharpness up front, and then grapefruit with its raspiness in the back. I'm also clearly getting the grapefruit in the nose as well. My only question now is, is this going to become a kind of a one-trick-pony kind of beer, or is there more to it. There's certainly depth to the fruitiness, and some malt in the flavor, and I guess hops, there's got to be some citrusy hops at work, but will it seem like just a juicy, fruity, beer or something more. Only a longer sampling will tell. So, bitterness... it's not that bitter at all but it remains balanced. And how strong is this? 8.5%, that's not bad, and I don't sense the alcohol at all. What about mouthfeel? Medium bodied and gently crisp. The light acidity helps there as well, but I'm not sure if I'd like it with a little more carbonation or not. I guess not. So as I'm progressing through the glass I'm liking it more and more. It's got a nice balance between the fruit flavors, the wheaty malt, and the light acidity and light sweetness of the malt. It's very refreshing, and very drinkable. As it's warmed a little bit, and my senses have become accustomed to the fruits more of the "beer" character of it is coming through and I don't think it fits the one-trick-pony mold that I was thinking of earlier. It's a great spring or summer beer but I think I could drink this year 'round. Very nicely done and certainly worth seeking out.
Review# 6,181
Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Grinky from Illinois

Jul 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Aj21 from Florida

Jul 07, 2018
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the bottle, it pours a nice clear golden color with a modest head, soon diminishing to a ring. Citrus is apparent in the nose. In the mouth, citrus definitely comes through, finishing with citrus on the tongue.
Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by ajdemma from New York

Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by BlueKurenai from Vermont

Jun 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by jcarlosv from Florida

Jun 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by Try-em-all from Missouri

Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2018
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Rated by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nicely different! Solid selection! Industry Public House.
May 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho

May 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Trboley from Ohio

May 29, 2018
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Reviewed by SoccerSeuss from Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into weizen glass. Deep gold with a hint of orange and clear. Grapefruit and orange on the nose. Tart with a very citrus finish, dominated by grapefruits and orange. Medium bodied. A very nice summer take on the style. Though like another reviewer mentioned the citrus flavor becomes overpowering towards the end.
May 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by shelby415 from Oregon

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by LisaEisMe from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by rickklein9 from Pennsylvania

May 21, 2018
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Reviewed by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a small growler into a MadTree tulip. The pour is deep gold, very clear, and sports a thin head of fine white foam. The nose has a powerful citrus character to it: lots of orange peel, fresh grapefruit, and lemon zest.

Medium-light body with a firm feel. Slightly tart up front, then a strong citrus flavor. Lots of fresh grapefruit juice, grapefruit pulp, and orange skins. Very refreshing, though that strong citrus character does get old a bit fast. Still, this is a nice take on an otherwise boring style. It's encouraging to come across an interesting wheat ale that has something going for it besides a lot of hops. I feel I could have this with breakfast and get my vitamins in the morning!
May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9 oz. Bottle
DOB: 03/05/18

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, wheaty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango). The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, wheaty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), nice little sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Nice take on the style. Nice to see it around here.
May 17, 2018
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into a pint glass. dob 3/21/17, so 13 month old. damn, thought it was this springs release.

clear pale golden yellow body, medium carbonation, small head dissipating to a ring and covering.

kind of a boozy aroma.

none of the flavors are powerful, but the blood orange is the strongest. overall flavor leaning a bit more to sweet than bittersweet. no evidence of grapefruit or orange peel.

mouth around medium, finish a sweet wash followed by a very faint bitterness.

overall, likely affected by the age. will re-review if I come across a fresher one. as it stands, this one didn't do much for me.
Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of citrus (duh), wheat, hops, and spices.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of hops, a bit of wheat (mostly in the finish), some spices (coriander, a little pepper), lots of citrus (orange, grapefruit) and slight dank quality. Didn't get much of the tangerine, though. This is a sweet, lively flavor that's fairly complex. A good balance between the citrus sweetness and the wheat and hops.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an interesting take on the style. Definitely drinkable.
Apr 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.51 by pm0719 from New Jersey

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.95 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by Skabiski from Maryland

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Mar 20, 2018
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasty citrus beer. Fairly heavy with a high abv but still a good spring/summertime cooler. Pours a hazy yellow/light orange color from a bomber into a Timmerman's stemmed flute. The white frothy head has fairly good retention, not much lacing on the glass. The aroma is an explosion of citrus. The Grapefruit and Tangerine peel and the Blood Orange and Grapefruit juice are featured. There may be a little Wheat tartness and yeast aroma but it is all overwhelmed by citrus. Taste is similar. There is a heavy malty presence but the citrus flavors come out on top. Flavor is tasty, a strong version of a spring/summer cooler. Mouthfeel is light with a smooth summery sweetness. I like Amer Pale Wheat Ales and this one is pretty good but a bit stronger flavored by the citrusy fruit.
Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by acashk from Texas

Oct 01, 2017
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