Review: Upslope Citra Pale Ale | Craft Beer & Brewing
Upslope Citra Pale Ale
90 out of 100

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.8 IBU: 37

90/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Upslope Citra Pale Ale

What the brewers say

“Prominently featuring Citra hops, our Citra Pale Ale delivers pungent grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas on the nose with a semidry finish. Juicy notes imparted by the hops pair with the light caramel malt character to balance this APA.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Clean, subtle hop aroma with mainly floral notes and a touch of lemon. Malt plays a strictly supporting role. Retronasal presents a blueberry character.”

Flavor: “Clean malt bill with lingering fruity bitterness. Same floral and lemon and blueberry as in the aroma. Bitterness grows in the aftertaste and lingers around. The fruitiness subsides and is left with a bitter, dank hop profile. Light sweetness remains in the background. Nicely balanced.”

Overall: “Clean, easy drinking, APA with a nice berry character not frequently encountered in this style. Light and refreshing. Not lot of malt or hop flavor or complexity but would still complement any rich food.”

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