Citra Blaze | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
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26 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Stignacious on 12-28-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
26
pDev:
6.23%
 
 
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Tarheel219:
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of let8it8grow
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 02/17/17. Sampled far beyond that date on May 6, 2017.

Orange-amber pour with a long lasting off-white head and lacing on the glass.

Despite being 8 weeks old I still get an aroma with citrus, pine, and herbal characters although the sweet bready malt notes are also evident.

Soft but medium body.

The taste begins with a nice sweet toasted malt character with a mild citrus and pine hop finish. I thought it was decent but I wonder if I would have thought better of it back in March.

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Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GormBrewhouse
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A decent everyday beer. Nice citra taste and scent, pours clear tastes crisp and dry goes down easy. Not a special brew but for a daily brew it is just right

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Photo of HermitDan
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexErez
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh hoppy IPA that is a bit invigorating. Very enjoyable

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smb71481
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanm3850
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brad007
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper hue with a decent head into my glass. Part of a variety pack that also includes pine and grapefruit variants. Light mango in head with a biscuity base. Difference between this and the standard is a slightly more citrus with that biscuity malt. Finishes clean. Not much else going on for it.

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Photo of mjgpy3
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ichorNet
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here's another (2 out of the three that I'm gonna be reviewing tonight) variant on Long Trail's Green Blaze, this time single-hopped with Citra hops. As I've detailed in my other reviews, I'm not a huge fan of this base beer, but most of my issue has seemingly been with the hop bill. Let's see if the change to Citra fixes things.

Pours a medium amber color with a ring of head that dies down to a single finger after a bit. Great lace; more consistent than the Grapefruit Blaze variant for whatever reason. Carbonation and particles in suspension are rather similar; that is to say, pretty good looking... the whole thing comes together pretty nicely. Can't complain here really.

Nose is weirdly similar to regular Green Blaze (which I had last night), but with some slightly shifted notes. A bit more orange/tangerine and grapefruit (not as much as the grapefruit-flavored variant, obviously) but still has some earthy dankness and surprising grassy/vegetal qualities. The ripe green pepper note is still here for some reason, despite the lack of Equinox hops. Very strange.

The flavor goes in a slightly-different direction, which is interesting to me. I get a little bit of passion fruit and guava along with the grassy and dank flavors. Caramel malts and slight biscuit-y notes comes out here too. Very "green" and sticky, with a more focused and resinous profile. It's just weird that the nose and flavor on this are as incongruous as they are. Where the nose has spicy and vegetal notes, the flavor is just strangely juicy and citrusy. The cohesion here isn't really felt. A bit messy, but it does have a much better flavor than regular ol' Green Blaze.

Feel is sticky and pretty much weighs in at a solid medium, though there is some extra thickness from the malts here. Carbonation is about right, as expected, and the backend has a nominal bitterness before going down dry and citrusy. I'm glad I stuck by getting only a single of each of these because, even though two of them have been good so far, they're nowhere near making me desire multiple bottles of them.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mike22ne
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz Flying Dog tulip glass bottled on 1/16/17. Pours a very attractive orange with a two finger sticky white head that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is earthy hops, passion fruit, guava, bubblegum, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows earthy floral hops, tropical passion fruit guava, some bitter pine, and a healthy shot of grapefruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, slightly sticky with plenty of life, I would say it is dry as much as stickeyness from the fresh citra, and incredible drinkability.

Overall this is very nice, I will be diving further into this mixed 12 tonight. Grapefruit and blues pruce up next.

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Photo of Gerred
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Citra Blaze from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 26 ratings