Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #564
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,245
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.28%
Ratings:
1,648
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 15, 2021
Added:
Oct 30, 2012
Wants:
  41
Gots:
  407
SCORE
87
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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4.09 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on Aug 15, 2021
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 16, 2020
 
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 29, 2020
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3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

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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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Peach63 from New York

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
 
3.75 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Oct 02, 2019
 
4.01 by Klister from Maine on Aug 19, 2019
 
3.9 by DrBass from Maryland on Jul 21, 2019
 
3.69 by RT-Kris from New York on Apr 07, 2019
 
2.42 by Yoda22 from North Carolina on Apr 02, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

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
 
4.5 by Dcwbba from Pennsylvania on Feb 23, 2019
 
3.75 by Carmack from Florida on Feb 16, 2019
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4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Iphilo4life from New York

Great beer! That whole Box-O-Pales
from Southern Tier has been great!

Feb 08, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by captaincoffee from Virginia

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
 
3.63 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Jan 19, 2019
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3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Really nice pale ale. Refreshing citrus taste.

Dec 23, 2018
 
4.01 by bebg835 from New York on Dec 19, 2018
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3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by LarryV from Massachusetts

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
 
3.96 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2018
 
3.54 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts on Nov 16, 2018
 
3.75 by sisterofba from Maryland on Nov 16, 2018
 
3.75 by orcrist_cleaver from New York on Oct 14, 2018
 
3.95 by TheItalianStallion from New York on Sep 21, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jjamadorphd from Florida

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
 
3.85 by Turbo from Minnesota on Aug 12, 2018
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3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Ricochet from Ohio

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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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

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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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

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
 
4.24 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Jul 13, 2018
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3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.5 by DaveCash from New York on Jun 21, 2018
 
3.87 by tuowl74a from Pennsylvania on Jun 19, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by haines710 from Delaware

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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3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by izraelc from New York

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
 
3.83 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on May 23, 2018
 
3.6 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on May 13, 2018
 
3.92 by Zaktcc from Maryland on May 07, 2018
 
4.02 by JeffGuilly from Massachusetts on Apr 30, 2018
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewme from Massachusetts

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