Siesta Key Citrus Pale Ale
Stevens Point Brewery

Siesta Key Citrus Pale AleSiesta Key Citrus Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 16.19%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
23
From:
Stevens Point Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
82
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Siesta Key Citrus Pale AleSiesta Key Citrus Pale Ale
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 23
Photo of Try-em-all
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear yellow color, half to full finger head, but fizzles down quickly. Grapefruit and tangerine and, in my view, too hoppy.

Very pleasant citrus flavor that is mostly grapefruit with some tangerine. Light bodied, crisp, and with some bitterness.

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Photo of matjack85
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the Binny's in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single 12oz brown bottle $1.67. I couldn't find a freshness date on the bottle but the website says it's made from April to August and this is November so I'm guessing this bottle is somewhere between 3-7 months old.

The beer poured a clear yellow color with only a half finger of white head that dissipates pretty fast. Not much lacing.

Light citrusy smell - mostly grapefruit and tangerine.

Very pleasant citrus flavor that is mostly grapefruit with some tangerine underneath. Bitterness is mild at only 27 IBUs. The 2-row malt gives it standard crackery sweetness and balances the Australian hops.

Light bodied, very crisp, and very refreshing. Carbonation is just short of high.

This is a great summer beer choice

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Photo of clager
4.18/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed while on vacation in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Pours a clear yellow with minimal head. Smells like grapefruit and wheat. Most prominent flavor is grapefruit with a mild bitterness, some biscuit flavor and wheat finish is mild. Overall crisp and mild with good natural grapefruit flavor. My preference would be for a more bitter beer like a true grapefruit IPA but overall quite good.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a bottles of this in a mixed 12pck from my local Meijer. It poured a clear copper with white head that dissapated quickly not leaving much lace. The scent was fruity. The taste was evenly balanced and easy to drink. There was nice fruit zeal mostly of grapefruit. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer and great on warmer days.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had a couple of these on tap with a friend at Bucketheads Sports Bar in Rhinelander. They appear to have just gotten this keg in, so I'm not worried about freshness on this one. Passed to me in a slightly undersized Hinterland "pint" glass.

L: Pours a pale, clear golden wheat with about a half-inch of white head that dissipates fairly quickly, falls to a thin film and ring, and leaves decent lacing on the glass. Mild, lazy visible carbonation present.

S: There's a lot of fruit in the nose: tangerine and grapefruit predominantly. Some cracker malts, a kind of pilsner-like, slightly skunky, aroma. Just a touch of grassiness in the mix, as well.

T: Cracker malts are present at the outset, slightly pilsner-like. There are very bright citrus notes on the heels of the malt--I'm getting flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon. There are some slightly grassy and herbal hop notes that emerge in the middle that play against the big fruit just a bit. The back end brings some slightly bitter citrus rind before a crisp, clean finish.

F: Lighter-bodied but well-carbonated, this one has a relatively lively feel on the palate. It's slightly tart, creamy, and mildly bitter in turns.

O: I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this one, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn't too shabby. As a summer thirst-quencher, I think this one would do quite nicely. It doesn't have much of a recognizable hop presence due to the heavy addition of fruit juice/flavor, but that fruit flavor does register as fresh and not off-putting. It probably won't satisfy the serious hop head, but I think they accomplished what they set out to do with it. I wouldn't bend over backwards to find this, but I would recommend it as a viable summer option for a day on the boat or as a choice of tap.

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Photo of Ottoj55
1.66/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drinking from the bottle so I didn't see the color or foam until I dumped it, a 3 rating is kind of meh average I guess. Aggressively harsh bitterness overwhelmed me, can't pick out a hop flavor, due to grapefruit juice. Grapefruit, skunky smell. Dry mouthfeel, astringent like grapefruit. Really frickin bad.

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Photo of basaywhat
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color. This is just weird. A lot of grapefruit and some malt in the taste. Smell is skunk and citrus. They should bring back Nude Beach. It was much better!

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Photo of jzlyo
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is Carpi Sun/fruit and tropical fruit. The flavor is tropical fruit, Carpi Sun, hops/slight hop resin and a mix of fruit sweetness and light bitterness in the finish.

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Siesta Key Citrus Pale Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 23 ratings