3 Citrus Peel Out
Southern Tier Brewing Company

3 Citrus Peel Out3 Citrus Peel Out
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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #32
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #16,697
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 11.63%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
286
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Spring
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Gots
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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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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
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

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1.47/5  rDev -62%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I have not reviewed a beer in ages, but this beer forced me to review it because it is truly awful. Normally Southern Tier makes pretty good beers, but this is by far the worst I have ever had from them in the 10+ years I have been drinking their beers. This barely resembles beer, much less a wheat beer. The mouthfeel of this beer is virtually non-existent, and the flavor recalls a shandy or alcopop more than it does actual beer. Southern Tier should be ashamed of putting this beer out, much less charging $13 for a four-pack. If I did not spend the money I did on this beer, it would be a definite drain pour. This beer is atrocious, pure and simple. It looks bad (no head to speak of), tastes bad, smells bad, and has the mouthfeel of a wine cooler.

I noticed in the description of this beer, the brewery's founder suggests people try this beer "served on the rocks, with soda." Really??

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3 Citrus Peel Out from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 286 ratings