Johnny Utah
Georgetown Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #557
Ranked #13,575
3.97 | pDev: 7.56%
Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Very Good
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Notes: With heavy grapefruit, citrus and resin in the nose, this light colored ale has minimal malt interference, giving the beer a clean finish without a cloying bitterness. Pronounced grapefruit and pine flavors with a faint verdant note.

Malts - 2 Row Pale, Munich 10L
Hops - Citra
Yeast - English Ale
OG - 1.051
TG - 1.008

50 IBU
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 46
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pretty hoppy for a pale, even a classic northwestern one, and this drinks a little more like an ipa to me than a pale, but a nice fresh pint of beer, and another good hoppy one from these guys, who seem to do these types of beers better than any other, at least in my experience. it has a little haze from the tap, and a little richer malt color to it under an inch of off white bubbly head. aroma here is sliced citrus, some high alpha bitterness, a resinous freshness, but then also a little generic to me, like a hop profile i have encountered a million times, but a beer doesnt have to taste new to be good, and this is an example of a familiar profile being quite impressive just on quality. there is grapefruit in the taste, pithy and bitter, a christmas sort of pine or spruce thing to it, a lightly nutty or even kilned warm grain profile, but its not malty really, just balanced enough for the hops to be so big. bitterness starts in the middle and lingers long, freshness is obvious, and the body is nice too, its fuller, almost autumnal or wintery to me. for being not all that distinctive, i found this one really enjoyable, and appreciate the high bitterness with the flavorful hops. solid.

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Photo of gandres
3.41/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From Tap Growler to wine glass,
Appearance: Pours light amber/dark yellow
Aroma: Very aromatic- strong smell of hops
Taste: Balance bitter
Mouth Feel:
Overall: Very good beer, excellent for the price

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Photo of Moose90
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a clear lemony yellow hued body with a white head that forms and settles into a thin layer of foam, nice enough spotty lacing left behind.

S — Smell is pungent and bright with notes of Citra hops, bringing lemon and pine, a lightly sweet cracker malt profile.

T — Lightly pungent Citra hop notes of lemon, citrus, and pine, settles over a nice note of semi sweet malts.

M — Light in body, crisp and clean.

O — Good overall, just a bit light in every department.

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Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Lift. Rather weak aroma gives way to a burst of citrus hops in the taste. Murky, hazy body, plenty of lacing, mild grapefruit finish. Right in the wheelhouse for an APA.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap, poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy medium dark straw amber with hints of gold and a healthy two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of lemon citrus and lightly piney hops, light neutral malt. Flavor is mild biscuit malt, lemon and grapefruit citrus, hints of hay and pine; nice lingering citrus hop finish. Medium bodied with excellent carbonation. A great Citra pale ale (our keg was labled "Johnny Utah Citra Pale Ale", but did not need the hop explanation, this is nicely displayed example of that hop). Malt is more than substantial to support the hops, but has little flavor of its own. I was headed for the Lucille keg, which is one of my local favorites and decided to try this first. No regrets, very tasty. Georgetown has the IPA/pale ales nailed.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very satisfying Citra pale. Huge citrus aroma right from the start. Flavor delivers with a grapefruit, lemon, orange, and pine punch. It's refreshing and easy drinking, a damn good pale!

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Photo of aobrehm
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden orange color with a slight haze. Citrusy hop driven aroma. Beautiful fruity flavors of Orange and passion fruit. Dry and slightly bitter finish. This is a very good, easy drinking, Citra-focused American Pale Ale.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass at Eichhardt's in Sandpoint.

This beer appears a clear, pale golden amber colour, with one finger of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves some splattered summertime windshield lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of peppy orange and white grapefruit citrus rind, grainy, bready pale malt, pine needles and sundry forest floor droppings, and further herbal and floral hop bitters. The taste is rather bitter indistinct citrus pith and pine resin right off the bat, a gritty pale graininess, some timid biscuity caramel sweetness, a weak stony flintiness, and more leafy, weedy, and bitterly floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly zippy in its strongly wound frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and kind of smooth, those niggling hop esters kind of tripping over stuff. It finishes trending dry, the robust hops still steering this good ship.

A pretty heady and enjoyable hopped-up pale ale, very much in the Pacific Northwest style, wherein the line between it and a regular IPA getting quite blurred. Hits the spot in a big way, especially in a cool dark pub, when the sunny late July afternoon outside is pushing 100 degrees American.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler from Orenco Station Taphouse. Unlike the Session IPA variant, this one is Citra-hopped and 5.6%

A mildly hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is a wonderful blend of fruit, pine and a little bitterness. Grapefruit and pine are most noticeable with white grapefruit, mango skin, kumquats present. Malt sweetness is minimal. Nice.

The palate opens smooth with a pronounced hop character, a very nice balance of bitterness and fruity flavor with the pine resin, bright grapefruit, minimal grassiness, just that wonderfully done citra hop character, refreshing and juicy. Malt character is minimal - there's a little bit of sweetness to complement the bitterness. There's a surprising fullness, not unlike an oatmeal-like palate massaging character, that works really nicely with the hop flavors. Drying, fruity and bitter on the finish, this beer is smooth, creamily carbonated and quite the treat on the palate. Highly recommended - Georgetown just might be one of the sleeper IPA breweries out there.

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Johnny Utah from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 46 ratings