Citra Session – Green Flash Brewing Co. – San Diego, CA

American IPA, 4.5% ABV

appearance: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | mouthfeel: 4 | overall: 4

Citra Session - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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This single-hopped IPA is deep gold in color and very sparkling; it sports a moderate chill haze and a short-lived thin pillowy white head. Lacing is fair and manifests as bands and spots. The nose is medium-strong in intensity and very bright: a nice blend of grapefruit and green pine with lesser floral notes and faint alcohol overtones. The palate is also style-appropriate in intensity, lead by bitter grapefruit and pineapple with hints of soapy pine/floral notes and a decent view of the light bready malt foundation. This beer is pretty bitter for a low-ABV IPA; not surprisingly, the finish is hoppy: piney florals, then a flash of malt, then a strongish hoppy bitterness builds in and lingers for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the light body, and the texture is slightly creamy and slightly prickly the carbonation, which is quite restrained given how effervescent the beer is. (12 oz bottle, 67 days before best-by)

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