Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #543
Ranked #16,556
3.89 | pDev: 10.28%
Aug 15, 2021
Oct 30, 2012
Very Good
Notes: Beer is made by creating a liquid rich with fermentable material. Yeast, a living organism, is added to the liquid. The yeast floats around the fermenter gobbling up soluble sugar & converting that energy into alcohol. It’s a volatile & active environment. During this time, the beer is literally alive.

Citra Hopped Live is bright, refreshing & loud. We cranked this pale ale up to 11 by adding a generous amount of Citra hops. With that in mind, we wanted the label to reflect the feeling of live music. Live pairs great with toe-tapping or head-banging to your favorite band on stage.

37 IBU
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Rated: 4.09 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 16, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear deep gold, almost copper in color, with a small white head. Good retention.

Smells of generic citrus. Lemon, grapefruit, cracker, and earth.

Tastes of pink grapefruit juice, lemon zest, iced green tea, earthy, hay, and biscuit malt--finishing with a slight citrusy bitterness.

Medium-light mouthfeel, well carbonated, smooth and crisp and just slightly sticky.

A solid pale ale. Refreshing enough.
Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours golden yellow with a 1/4 inch white head which quickly dissipates. Light lacing.

Aroma is piney, grapefruity, floral.

Taste is piney, citrusy, earthy.

Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

A pretty good PA from Southern Tier.
Dec 05, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by Klister from Maine

Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by DrBass from Maryland

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by RT-Kris from New York

Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 2.42 by Yoda22 from North Carolina

Apr 02, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Fairly nice pale ale with a good amount of bitterness at the end. Pours a honeyed golden color with some fluffy white head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells strongly of bitter grapefruit and piney hops, a little malt and caramel. Tastes similarly, along with some mild vanilla. Fairly strong hit of hoppy bitterness, not much sweet malt backbone but it's not bad at all and the hops finish clean. Smooth, thin, mild mouthfeel and decent carbonation. Not my favorite pale ale but certainly enjoyable.
Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Dcwbba from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Carmack from Florida

Feb 16, 2019
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Rated by Iphilo4life from New York

4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Great beer! That whole Box-O-Pales
from Southern Tier has been great!
Feb 08, 2019
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not much citra here to be honest, but the beer itself is okay. Really average across the board. Almost like a bit of English hops on the nose, which is a bit odd. Flavor could certainly be bigger, but nothing bad here. High drinkability. Oerall, just okay and not something I'd get again.
Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Jan 19, 2019
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Rated by flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Really nice pale ale. Refreshing citrus taste.
Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by bebg835 from New York

Dec 19, 2018
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A rather boring brew from Southern Tier. Had one bottle as part of a mixed 6 pack, glad that's all I bought. Not going to go into details here, but just a boring beer in general.
Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by sisterofba from Maryland

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by orcrist_cleaver from New York

Oct 14, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Sep 21, 2018
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Another solid offering from a solid brewer...

Dark golden colored brew with a weak head and no lacing. The smell had a definite scent of citrus - mostly oranges - with a light hop background. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and certainly smooth to take in. A very drinkable beer. Taste-wise I truly enjoyed - a light mixture of both the hops and the citrus., not overpowering nor weak. A very good beer, glad to have a few more in hand.
Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Turbo from Minnesota

Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Ricochet from Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
L: Cloudy. Fluffy head with sticky lace.
S: Light, sweet candy smell. Juicy Fruit chewing gum is the strongest note.
F: Medium cream with bitter on both ends and a fruity Trix after taste
T: Trix. A cereal malt that is sweet but artificially fruity. I kept being bothered by that at the end when I swallowed. There was a fresh flavor to it and the bitter.
O: Flavors seemed off , maybe thin. Not my favorite of the sampler. Another good but not great beer.
Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Part of a mixed fifteen pack my brother and I have been working on. Sweet, fruity nose and nice balanced hop flavor and some late juiciness make this interesting. A little thin but still pretty smooth. I can see a high drinkability here.
Aug 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Semi clear golden orange look leads to light tropical fruit nose. Taste follows, clean light tropical taste and mild malt backbone. Easy drink. Would buy this again as an everyday drink.
Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Easy to drink but lacks a “wow” factor; does not give a lasting positive impression. For my taste it falls short on the aftertaste. Barely hopped, tastes like a Light beer.
Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by DaveCash from New York

Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by tuowl74a from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2018
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Reviewed by haines710 from Delaware

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A nice summer beer. Easy to drink and could be sessionable. Taste was a little thin for me but decent with a meal. I liked the packaging and smell when poured from a 12 oz bottle. Very smooth but not a standout for me
Jun 09, 2018
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A light golden pour. A nice light pale ale. Clean and crisp with some hoppy citrus flavors. Slight bitter finish. Great while mowing my lawn on a hot Memorial Day.
May 29, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

May 23, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

May 13, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Zaktcc from Maryland

May 07, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by JeffGuilly from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2018
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked-up a mixed fifteen-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twenty dollars. This is a fine brew, a standout in this box, would definitely buy again.
Apr 28, 2018
Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1648 ratings