Single Hop APA (CTZ) | Bitter Root Brewing

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Brewed by:
Bitter Root Brewing
Montana, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.33%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our latest Single Hop brew using CTZ hops. An unfiltered Pale Ale with huge grapefruit notes, a hint of caramel malts and a good bittering balance.

Added by MasterSki on 01-08-2012

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Photo of gregspresso
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Huffaroma
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Sark
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Mellow golden/slight orange color, slightly hazy, finger and a half eggshell-white head from a strong growler pour

Smell- citrus fruit of the more bitter variety, thinking grapefruit, hops hit right off the bat

Taste- earthy notes? Wasn't expecting this. Lighter malts with a solid pale base. Hop bite at the end but well balanced on the palate

Mouthfeel- medium bodied with a little hop oiliness

Overall- good for a nice long session after a weekend on the slopes. Another great brew from Bitter Root

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Photo of birchstick
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellowish with a frothy head on it. Smells earthy, dank, oniony - loads of hops are in there. Taste opens up really fruity with some grapefruit flavors. These move to caramel malts, but are overtaken by onion notes and more grapefruit. I can't figure this hop out. This is a good IPA - really big and consumed fresh as it should.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a hazy golden color with one finger head of white foam. The head of the brew has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave some rings of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a wonderful mix of sweet citrus and fruity aromas mixed with a good deal of some more slightly dank hop smells of an herbal and pine nature. A bit of doughiness and some light notes of a floral nature are there as well, rounding out the smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a mix of nice bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a citrus and pine hop flavor and just the lightest amount of a fruity taste of apple and pear. As the taste moves on, the citrus fades, but the pine grows stronger and is joined by some flavors of a slightly more earthy and herbal hop flavor. With the bit of sweet that was present upfront fading, one is left with a more dry, but rather pleasantly hoppy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the slightly lighter and crisp side with a carbonation level that was average. For the IPA and crisper flavors of the beer, the feel was rather nice and matched well the drier and hoppier tastes of the brew nicely.

Overall – A nice crisp Single hopped IPA. A great one to try if you have the opportunity.

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Photo of argock
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serve on-tap in an imperial pint at Montana Ale Works (Bozeman, MT). Reviewed from notes.

A: Slightly hazy dirty golden with 1-finger of off-white tightly bubbled head with good retention and a single stripe of craggy lace.

S: SLightly dank grapefruit aroma with a light caramel malty note

T: A well-crafted although somewhat nondescript beer with a nice moderate caramel malty backbone with grapefruit. mild pine, and moderately dank resin flavors. Softer than a lot of Columbus beers I have had though and pretty enjoyable. Bitterness is a little under medium.

M: Very smooth and easy to drink with medium body but a nice dry finish.

O: A pretty nice single hop beer. It makes me want to try some moderate IBU Columbus single hops beers at home.

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Photo of vande
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

received via BIF...

a - a glowing golden color, fairly easy to see through - yet there's a bit of activity in there as bubbles continue to rise... was a quick, quite white, layer resting ontop that left behind a nice layer of lace

s - faint hints of grapefruit, lemon and some light floral notes

t - hops have faded some and melded with somewhat of a "typical" beer taste....slightly dry and bitter finish

m - light to medium bodied somewhat creamy apa

o - its an ok beer...think i got it a bit old though...

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Yeti1979
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Gmeng
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Great beer. Give it a try. Favorite pale ale in montana. Addicting hop taste, could easily have 3-4 of these

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of jdense
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle purchased at The Beer Shoppe Yakima, share with Barley Brown's crew 6.14.12.

Clear medium gold body, one finger white head, medium dissipation with a bit of lacing several streams of lazy rising bubbles. Citrus hops dominate the nose, the malt aromas are pretty bready. Taste mirrors nose, hops may have been oxidized, not the freshest bottle (and not refrigerated, that's a retailer issue). Mouthfeel medium, ok effervescence. I was hoping this would be the Amarillo variety but BB brewer Marks checked in with his buddy and it was the CTZ version. An interesting single hop IPA< would have liked to try it a bit fresher.

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Single Hop APA (CTZ) from Bitter Root Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 13 ratings