Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Citra Hopped Live Pale AleCitra Hopped Live Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
1,621 Ratings
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:
#9,121
Reviews:
275
Ratings:
1,621
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a glass. Hazy golden color with nice head that dissipates slowly leaving some nice lace. Light and drinkable. Subtle grapefruit notes followed by nicely balanced hop profile. Very sessionable. *Bottle-conditioning leaves natural sediment in bottom.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cap explodes off with a burst of CO2. Pours a dense, frothy white head that bubbles for a few seconds. Great persistence and lacing. Nice floral hop aroma. Clear and golden before swirling in any yeast. Hazy yellow after. Citrus hop flavor in the front with a pleasant, medium bitterness. Effervescent mouthfeel. The hoppiness moves to a vaguely citrus rind character (but never moves into the unpleasant zone of this flavor). The malt peeks through in the finish to make for a slightly sweet citrus finish.
Once the bottom bits are swirled in, there is a sharper, more assertive hoppiness to this; more pine in the front.

This is a very solid pale ale. Nothing mind blowing, but just a well-crafted example of the style. I'm really a fan of the hop profiles used by Southern Tier, and this was no exception.
While bottle conditioned is far from rare, this one seemed to take that moniker very seriously; I haven't had a bottle open so violently from CO2 and/or bubble up for a few seconds after pouring.

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Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,621 ratings