Review: Southern Tier Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale

Today I'm checking out Southern Tier's Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale.

Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale is described as "Citra Hopped Live is bright, refreshing & loud. We cranked this pale ale up to 11 by adding a generous amount of Citra hops. With that in mind, we wanted the label to reflect the feeling of live music. Live pairs great with toe-tapping or head-banging to your favorite band on stage." 5.5% ABV

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy orange body with a good amount of carbonation in the body, not clear at all but it has a faint appearance that looks like you could almost see a blur out of it.. more so than most IPAs now days. The head is a moderate thickness with a white hue to it, it gradually diminishes, leaving behind a light amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Sweet and mildly tropical - sweet fruitiness like pineapple, mango, grapefruit, mild pine bitterness. Pretty straight forward so far.

Taste: Mango and honeydew hits right from the beginning with a bit of a pineapple taste in there as well.. so it's a bit like a fruit cup. Moderately bitter with pine, as well as a bit of a fresh cut grass taste in there as well. There's a bit of grapefruit as well. The aftertaste is light bitterness with a hint of honeydew to it.

Overall Thoughts: Moderately bitter, good amount of tropical fruitiness to it.. but it reminds me a bit too much of a breakfast fruit cup, which I'm not really a fan of. Not a bad pale ale but nothing wowing about it either. Easy to drink, moderate amount of bitterness but nothing screams out in this beer.

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