No Mates - Citra
Astro Lab Brewing

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IPA - American
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3.97 | pDev: 9.32%
Astro Lab Brewing
Maryland, United States
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

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

16 oz can, about 2 weeks old

Hops: Citra

This is my first beer from Astro Lab and it's more than disappointing. Murky, burnt orange color. Nose is very weak for a 2 week old IPA. Taste follows suit. Just boring and flat. An amateur effort.

Oct 07, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus and tropical fruit hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a citrus and tropical fruit flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good India Pale Ale

Mar 30, 2019
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Daniellobo from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 03, 2020
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Smakawhat from Maryland

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

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Classic basic NE like opaque body, not quite turbid but very close. Muted dull orange and somewhat brownish-yellow in color appearance. Head creation is really nice, beaming four fingers tall, real even bubbles and very fine sized, with a giant amount of cascading lacing as it settles with big clumpy attention and a bright white look.

The aroma is a big hop blast. Giant rinds of citrus lemon and orange zest on the nose, followed by a big dank note that hits with a wallop. Juiced up but with tangy depth of marmalade like hinting bitterness and sweetness you could practically bite into. Neutral malt and yeast presence. Very impressive hop front if fairly straightforward.

Real good palate as well. Light bodied with just enough of depth in feel to support the flavors, but lack a bit of density. Mid palate hits with a light pine herb sting then gets into more earthy character at first. Aftertaste has a real nice orange zesty sweetness that hints with a real herbal minty warmth. Faint hints of tropical fruit, and more citrus seem to keep waffing up as well.

Great aggressive and easy drinking IPA from the lab.

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No Mates - Citra from Astro Lab Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 4 ratings