Aloha Citra (The Hop Freshener Series) | The Hop Concept Brewing

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Brewed by:
The Hop Concept Brewing
California, United States
thehopconcept.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Citra, the name just screams fresh fruit from your neighbor's backyard. Maybe it's grapefruit? Or perhaps they have one of those mandarin orange trees. Of course, you might be thinking fresh squeezed lemonade. Any way you slice it, aloha means hello and goodbye. So Aloha Citra...

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2
Ratings:
5
pDev:
3.48%
 
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of patre_tim
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden with lots of white floaters, moderate to low carbonation and 4 fingers of off white head.

Smells of skunk, catnip, citrus and pineapple.

Tastes of dank leaf, catnip, and pineapple lifesaver. There is an alcohol presence as well.

Medium to thick, glassy body with low carbonation.

Got this at Trader Joe's in Redding, drinking it here Dec 11th, 2018.

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $6.49
Purchased: Sept. 1, 2018
Consumed: Sept. 2, 2018
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: No bottled on date

Picked this up at Trader Joe’s, seeing it for the first time. Generally have been a fan of The Hop Concept and this one sounded interesting. Bottle description read, “Citra, the name just screams fresh fruit from your neighbor's backyard. Maybe it's grapefruit? Or perhaps they have one of those mandarin orange trees. Of course, you might be thinking fresh squeezed lemonade. Any way you slice it, aloha means hello and goodbye. So aloha Citra.”

Poured a gold-to-light amber semi-hazy color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of fast moving bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. World-class layered foamy lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled Citra, woody pine, lime, citrus zest, lemon, Irish Spring soap, mandarin, grapefruit and green leaf. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste was slightly better than the nose overall. Got Citra, woody pine, resin, pepper, lime, citrus zest, mandarin, grapefruit, green leaf, tangerine rind and caramel malt. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Liked this about as much as I thought I was going to. Outstanding. (Overall - 4.00)

4.08 | 91 | A-

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aloha Citra (The Hop Freshener Series) from The Hop Concept Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5 ratings