Johnny Utah
Georgetown Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #529
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,434
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 7.32%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
73
From:
Georgetown Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  5
SCORE
88
Very Good
Johnny UtahJohnny Utah
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
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 73 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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rnak from Washington

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At first you think it’s just an average pale ale, but the more times you have this beer the more you come to appreciate it. It just tastes good. It’s my go o pale ale now. I can always find it fresh as I live in Seattle and can find it easily.

May 08, 2021
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review 1504

I love the name of the is beer. This brewery had two delicious surprise IPAs. This beer is 42 degrees and served in a pint glass. The pour of the beer created a bright white foamy and airy head. The head has a lot of bubbles in it and is very airy. The head dissipated slowly leaving some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 4, pale straw with some golden hues. This beer is somewhat cloudy with a lot of carbonation bubbles. Overall not a bad showing for this beer.

Initial aromas in the beer are oranges, grapefruit, pine, and lemons. Nosing further in the glass I detect honey, lightly toasted crackers, bread, a hint of floral, and some herbal notes.

The flavors of the beer are grapefruit, pine, oranges, passionfruit, floral ester, lightly toasted bread crust, herbal, pineapple, and dewy grass.

The mouthfeel of the beer is light, carbonated, and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium-light, medium carbonation, and light finish.

This beer will quench a thirst in the hot summer. The hops are not too overwhelming and the malt is firm but subtle. A simple beer with great flavors. I am going to add a few more to my fridge.

May 01, 2021
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TheBricenator from Oregon

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Semi-opaque orange with an awesome head that pillows up and holds, leaving good lacing behind as it recedes
Aroma: Mandarin orange, grapefruit, blueberries, fir tips, and some nice, sweet malt presence as well
Taste: Follows nose but more pronounced – sweet orange and fir tips hit first, followed by layers of grapefruit and blueberries. All held together in balance by some nice, sweet bready malt notes. Light bite near the finish and mild dryness as well
Mouthfeel: Soft and full, medium-high carbonation, a little slick, and some dryness on the finish
Overall: I am digging this one. A really tasty and well-balanced American Pale Ale that highlights one of my favorite ‘new-school’ hops, Citra. Taste and feel keep this as something I could drink multiples of in a sitting too. Also, a first-time experience for me where Citra hops brought out blueberries in both aroma and taste – a note I usually get from Mosaic or Comet. A winner

Sep 03, 2020
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pianoguy from Washington

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz can. Packaged 8/14/20 (16 days old)

Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Visible carbonation. Moderate retention. Rings of lacing.

Scent is nice and prominent ! I'm getting grapefruit, pineapple, and a funky yeast.

With a scent that prominent, the taste doesn't exactly follow. The flavors are a little subdued.

Crisp and clean feel

Very drinkable. Reminds more of an English pale ale ,( with the malting) then an APA but very enjoyable. I'll look for it on tap .

Aug 31, 2020
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Reidrover from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint atWestside Taphouse in Salem OR.
$5.00
Ever so slightly hazy orange color small white head.
Aroma of slightly citric hops..semi fruity some caramel malts.
Taste same. .got the typical tropical fruit hop..but toned down a bit.
Nice middle of the road mouth feel
Overall a nice easy APA..enjoyed outside on a warm late May evening

Aug 22, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow-orange body, medium cloudiness; decent white head, creamy and sticky; rings and fingers of lacing decorate the glass. A little oaty, a little citrusy on the nose. Mild citrus flavor riding atop a light malt base. Medium body; gently coarse on the palate; lightly sweet juiciness throughout.

This is a decent and fairly refreshing pale ale.

Jul 20, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with two-knuckle, frothy foam head

Grapefruit, yeasty citrus, some pine/pineapple and bitter hops.

medium body, good bitterness, good carbonation. Resinous

Pretty good, not outstanding but I could order this and be satisfied having a couple.*

Original rating of 3.98 overall.

*After having a second can, this is actually a phenomenal, lowish-cost bar beer. Better than a lot of hazies I’ve had. If that says anything

Jun 16, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz "CANNED ON 04/23/2020" (46 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 5.6% ABV. The beer pours hazy orange amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves some lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring grapefruit and a little bit of armpit. The taste is hop forward with more grapefruit, pine and lemon layered atop the simple malt bill. Moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good.

Jun 05, 2020
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NickSMpls from Washington

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sometimes simpler is better which is how we regard Pale Ales nowadays. Simpler is by no means lesser or even cheaper. We loke brewers with a solid PA offering, and Georgetown has done a good job here. Slightly hazy, frothy head, some lacing. Nose is a clean, slightly herbal, beer-y aroma, in a good way. Solid malt bill, hops on the tongue, crisp feel. A good drinker.

May 31, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured in to a nonic glass. Can is dated 04/23/2020.

L- Fairly hazy golden amber color, modest off-white head that quickly recedes to a ring of foam, decent lacing. Light carbonation streams as it sits.

S- Citrus (tangerine, grapefruit and lemon), pineapple, bready malts, light pine and floral/herbal hop notes.

T- Follows the nose, tangy citrus and tropical notes, sweet malt, light pine with a soft lingering hop bitterness.

F- Medium/light bodied, crisp and rather dry in the finish. Moderate carbonation on the tongue.

O- Another solid pale ale from Georgetown and the price is right. Worth giving a try.

May 27, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some hues of amber. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of orange and grapefruit citrus are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very citrusy and starts off with flavors of oranges and finishes with those of grapefruit. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA is very citrusy in both the smell and taste but is exceptionally drinkable.

Serving type: can

May 25, 2020
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kemoarps from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's some mild opacity involved here, but it's mostly just a light yellow with a tight little fuzzy white head that doesn't stick around but never really completely disappears, maintaining a presence on the edge circling the swirl of cobweb over the top of the liquid. Nice lacing.

Some grassy and citrusy hopping, and a light bubblegum aspect that I feel like I always get with citra.

Flavour is a nice light APA of the more traditional persuasion. Good light citrus and earthy hop bitterness over a clean neutral to slightly bready/crackery malt bed.

Highly carbonated and it's got an almost raspy edge to it, but it's not unpleasant. I don't get the radiating sensation with this one that I get from some Georgetown hoppy offerings, and the finish leaves just enough of a reminder without being cloying.

Solid old school APA. This is more of a 'can at the beach or park or whatever on a sunny afternoon' than it is 'in a glass for a deep dive' to me, but that's fine, that's a valuable niche as well and this is a pleasant enough representation of said niche.

Apr 29, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Mar 31, 2019
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gandres from Philippines

3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
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

Feb 19, 2016
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Moose90 from Washington

3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Dec 30, 2015
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stevoj from Idaho

3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Nov 23, 2015
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Nov 20, 2015
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OregonGrown7 from Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
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!

Sep 21, 2015
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aobrehm from Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Sep 06, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Jul 31, 2015
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +2%
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.

Jun 20, 2015
Johnny Utah from Georgetown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 73 ratings