100 Barrel Series #50 - Citra Victorious
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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
American Pale Ale
3.74 | pDev: 10.96%
Dec 27, 2016
Apr 15, 2014
100 Barrel Series #50 - Citra Victorious100 Barrel Series #50 - Citra Victorious
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Rated: 4.1 by vdub191 from Rhode Island

Dec 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle as part of the Harpoon 30th Anniversary pack.

Deep gold in color with great clarity. Small white head that is easily brought back to life with a quick swirl of the glass. Aroma is muted but comprised of grass and grapefruit. A hint of white grape as well. Flavor comes off a little dull and thin. Medium-light bodied and bitter. A little more body to support the hops would do it well. Not a huge fan of this one. Reminds me of Harpoon Ale without the malt profile.
Dec 09, 2016
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap 11/6/2016 at Flynn’s in Mansfield, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a strong grassy hops bitterness that is quickly followed by some citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.
Nov 06, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottle to pint glass.
Appearance: very bright gold color. Full white head settled into a lady sheen.
Aroma: citrus and hops, light grass or hay. Subdued, subtle.
Taste: lemon grapefruit. Slight hops. Cane sugar. Very yummy. Feel. Very much alive. Incredibly well balanced and drinkable. About to wash down my curried chicken salad on a biscuit. A really nice refreshing beer. Perfect on a nice day with lunch. This would be a great beer at the beach, or anywhere for thatmatter.
Apr 06, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 3.55 by Northtexan from Texas

Mar 06, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a very good pale ale, i have enjoyed all the beers i have gotten to try from this series, but it might not be the best expression of citra on the market. less of the lemony freshness and stickiness that make the varietal so sought after, and more of the generic bittering early kettle side. that said though, there is some great dry hopping going on, and the aroma is right on point. floral almost with the hops, less of the citrus pungency, but it fits for sure. the malt base is pretty sturdy, likely some wheat in here along with the pale barley. its got some texture, and the yeast is interesting. its not just a basic cali ale type, almost saison-esque in smell, slightly funky in the taste, and bringing a little fruitiness to the table than melds with the citra hops really nicely. i think the bottle i bought had a little time on it, maybe not the freshest, which would explain the fading citra profile. im sure this is even better when its fresh, but i enjoyed this bottle just the same, i would love to see these beers make it to the colorado market.
Feb 26, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by hurricanes56dan from Vermont

Feb 03, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by brauseboof from South Carolina

Jan 04, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by kushlash23 from Georgia

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by BurgeoningBrewhead from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Sanchezrox23 from Virginia

Dec 08, 2014
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Reviewed by SCbrewpubfan from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a Growler into a Highland snifter.
L - Beautiful light copper color that seems perfect for this style. Small dense head that dissipates quickly, but leaves behind sticky lacing.
S - Citrus and Tropical fruit aromas up front, but a biscuity malt undertone. Combined smells like bubblegum. The citra hops should really shine right here, and they don't.
T - Grapefruit, lemon, mango, and papaya burst forward followed by a slightly piney hop spiciness. Some slightly smokey malts add a nutty caramel contrast to the hops. A very well balanced and highly drinkable beer.
F - Carbonation a little low, but otherwise a pleasant light oiliness causes the beer to cling to the mouth.
O - Not the best use of Citra hops I've ever tasted, but a solid session ale. Very pleased with the growler purchase.
Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by BostonPhilly from Massachusetts

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by UltimateLivewire from South Carolina

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by dannymo24 from Massachusetts

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by xJMFCx from West Virginia

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 2 by dabarton from Virginia

Nov 22, 2014
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
"In 2013, we (Carolyn, Jessie, Liz, Merrill, and Shannon) won the battle for the Harpoon Kettle Cup, our annual employee brewing competition. Our shared love of IPAs and citrus fruit inspired this grapefruit infused pale ale. Like the team that brewed it, this sessionable pale ale is easy-going and full of character." Brewed in the style of an American Pale Ale. Available in 22 oz. bottles and limited draft. Entry number 50 in Harpoon's 100 Barrel Series.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 50º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a sudsy frothed eggshell white head over a densely hazy golden amber body with sparse, relaxed carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Bready pale malt with a lightly toasted caramel syrup undertone. The Citra hops generate a nice level of grapefruit peel and lemon character, as well as abundant floral notes, with mellow pine resin and a light spiciness. The bitterness is moderate and potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor does come off as very sessionable. Light biscuity pale malts with a modest sweetness, very clean and quite dry. The hop profile is lemony, floral and resinous with a good bit of ripe grapefruit character and peel all around. Very flavorful and highly drinkable. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, mildly oily, chalky dry. Carbonation generates a soft crispness for a spritely mouthfeel. The body is shy of medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to bitter. Alcohol presence is low with no off characters noted. 3.5

(Overall) A fairly meek and easy-going APA in both malt and hop character that has high drinkability to its advantage. Lots of pleasant hop flavor from the Citra hop does a fine job as the sole hop agent in this tasty and highly quaffable brew. 3.75

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall's
Kettle Cup 2014: Citra Victorious
Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by TTTBeer from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by Camjmorton from Virginia

Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by schaffer9252 from New York

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by ridgeline23 from Pennsylvania

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 3 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Oct 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by scottbrew4u from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by CrusinforaBrewsin from South Carolina

Oct 11, 2014
Rated: 3 by dubdrop from Vermont

Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Massbmx from Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 3.84 by pottergator from New York

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by IanMcGuire from Connecticut

Sep 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by MacQ32 from South Carolina

Sep 20, 2014
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $6.49
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 15, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by 11:16 (I think) on Aug. 15, 2014; Session 50

Poured a golden, straw, semi-clear color with two fingers of khaki-white frothy head. Some bubbles coming up from the middle. Minimal spots of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled a healthy dose of hops up front. Got Citra hops, sharp grapefruit juice, coriander, orange rind, nectarine, caramel, faint wet Cascade hops, Centennial hops, faint pineapple and other tropical notes, peach and some more hop spices. (Smell - 4.00)

Initially was surprised at how light this beer was. Grapefruit pulp, coriander, Citra hops, orange zest, nectarine, caramel, lemon and (I think) Centennial hops. Very smooth and tasty. (Taste - 4.25)

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter but refreshing finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This was a fantastic pale ale. A 6-pack of this would be nice after those long nights of tasting beer. Good stuff. (Overall - 4.25)

4.18 | 93 | A-
Sep 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by GuitarIPA from Connecticut

Sep 07, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Sep 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Segelstrom from Pennsylvania

Sep 05, 2014
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Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%
Enjoy by 8/15/14. Purchased 8/18. Watch those bottle dates people!

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Tree House tulip pint.

a: Hazy orange with a finger thick white head which receded to patchy surface foam and similar lacing.

s; Moderate pine and citrus.

t: Citrus and pine notes over a medium bready malt base. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

m: Medium with fine body and considerable carbonation tingle.

o: Still very good, considerable hops flavor and bitterness. Sessionable, and refreshing. Reasonably priced in the $6 range I paid.
Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 4.12 by Marcjwrz

Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2014
100 Barrel Series #50 - Citra Victorious from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 201 ratings