Citra is the new superstylin' hop variety introduced in 2008. Sierra Nevada funded the research for the development of this hop. They also own most of the fields where it is grown. It is a hybrid variety consisting of 50% German Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, 25% U.S. Tettnanger and 25% East Kent Golding, German, Brewers Gold, and other unknown hops. The Torpedo is the greatest dietary source of this hop, but it has appeared in other big IPA brews. Phillips Hop Donkey contained some Citra.
Citra IPA (Dead Frog) = 6/10
Beer Advocate B-
The aromas are glorious: massive citrus, resin, a little wood, but mostly a tropical fruit salad. A great astringency with every gulp is really this brews only bad side. Other than that is it a hophead delight: mega citrus (tropical) hops, pineapple, pomelo, bready malts and maybe a little lime. Its ending is slick and leaves your tongue coated with dry resin and pomelo. A unique hop experience.
Alcohol Content +1 6.5%
Value +1 (barely)
Appearance -1 (can we please see something else on your labels besides that flattened amphibian. Brandscaping can be fun when used in moderation.)
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Nut Brown Ale (Dead Frog)
Ratebeer 3.12 48th percentile
Beer Advocate B+
The nose is very light but you can notice hazelnut and caramel. Only the briefest interlude of caramel and nuts before the bitterness hits you. A little more than expected from a beer with a weak nose. The bitterness is slightly astringent, mixed with a good dose of carbonation.
The nutty bitterness mixed well with the carbonation, but is faded cleanly away.
Alcohol Content 0 5%
Big shock here.
It barely made a +1. It is a very quaffable beer with slightly above average taste. I would bring it to someones BBQ, if I liked them.
Ingame Enhancement 0
I sense a purchase in the near future, the demo for defense grid is getting too easy.
Slightly above average brown ale; it is better than Newcastle but not a good as the Rogue.