Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Citra Hopped Live Pale AleCitra Hopped Live Pale Ale
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3.89/5
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Citra Hopped Live Pale AleCitra Hopped Live Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rab53 on 10-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,447
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
1,625
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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Ratings: 1,625 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of jjamadorphd
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.

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Photo of Turbo
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricochet
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.

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Photo of daliandragon
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.

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Photo of Ronl12
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.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rubezahl
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.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tuowl74a
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
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

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Photo of izraelc
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.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavetotheB
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffGuilly
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewme
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.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellow gold with moderate head and persistent lacing.
Smell is light sweet malt and tropical fruit.
Taste is a varied mix of tropical fruit and citrus.
A hint of pine at the finish.

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Photo of jhasler0
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a favorite go to, but whenever I offer it to friends that don't love hoppy beers it takes some convincing due to the name. Honestly, it doesn't taste like anything close to an IPA. More just a flavorful pale ale, which can be hard to come by. So I'd give it like a 2 on marketing, but the beer itself is lovely!

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Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomvon
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drewvel
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Profundobaso
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured from a 12 oz can. Clear and golden in color. Two-finger head with considerable lacing. Appears to be quite carbonated.
Smell - citrus (lemon, lime, grapefruit) and pine flavors, on the more sour end of things.
Taste - an equal balance of malty and hoppy. on the floral side for hoppiness. Very drinkable.
Feel - light bodied, medium-high carbonation, standard ABV for an APA.
Overall - an easy drinking and refreshing APA with an edge on citrus flavors. Should be a very approachable beer for most people.

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Photo of cplord
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid American Pale Ale. Starts with a citrus taste to start and malty. Good balance. Nice straw color.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citra-Hopped Live - Southern Tier
Pale Ale - 5.5% abv

L - 3-finger dense white head atop a translucent orange body.

S - super citrus. A lot of sweetness, some alcohol, some breadiness.

T - Citrus at first, washed over immediately by bready malt. Very low bitterness. Rather sweet.

F - medium body with relatively high carb.

O - a decent summer beer. Less appealing when it’s sub-zero out.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,625 ratings