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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Citra Hopped Live Pale AleCitra Hopped Live Pale Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 1,624 |  Reviews: 277
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%

Very nice, easy drinking. Pours a pale yellow with a nice head. The smell was full of hops in the beginning but you could also pick up subtle notes of sour fruit and a little bit of toasted bread. The taste was highly refreshing with crisp hop notes throughout that created a wonderful beginning and finish. Light but very good.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Color: gold
Taste: Fresh, Bitter but not as bitter as a typical IPA. Notes of citrus.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, light
Overall: Refreshing, not overpowering.

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2.92/5  rDev -24.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-hazy, golden in color. Thick suds initially, dissipating to fine bubbles over 30-60 seconds.

S-Grassy, citrus hops with a biscuit and honey malt presence.

T-True to smell with some hop spice later in the finish. Nicely balanced.

M-Nicely carbonated to be a medium-bodied, easy drinker.

O-Pleasantly surprised by this one. I've been underwhelmed by this brewer previously. I wouldn't buy a six of it while considering my other options. However, handed one or available in pint form at a bar would consistently make me happy.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: All Souther Tier beers look and lace great. This one hazy gold, topped by yeasty, bottle conditioned, pin-point head that lasts and laces. Sticky. Steady stream of pin point bubbles rise.
S: Subtle, staying power, almost Euro, very yeasty, citrus, fresh.
T: An easy drinker, I'd definitely session this. Next to IPAs and DIPAs I keep reaching for the LIVE! Finely balanced, lots of staying power, gets better as it warms.
MF: Refreshing, keeps you coming back for more, med-bodied, great upbeat finish.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Served at fridge temp in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear and golden. This is a bottle conditioned ale so there is a ring of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. I had this beer pretty cold and decanted into a glass carefully as not to disturb the sediment. Medium head of smaller bubbles that dissipated quickly to a ring of lace in the glass.

Nose: Citrusy and floral hops up front with a very slight malty note.

Taste: Refreshing and bubbly, strong resinous hops, more in the West Coast style of APAs. The hops are really the only dominant notes present here.

This seems to be more like an IPA Lite rather than an APA. The bottle conditioning is the best part here because it adds such a wonderful mouthfeel with the added carbonation. Tone down the hops and you might be able to find a pale ale in there.

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,624 ratings