Prison City 4 Piece Pale Ale Ci­tra

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - New England-style Pale Ale -

LOC: Auburn, New York ABV: 5.2% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“A clean and ex­tremely drink­able Amer­i­can pale ale with cit­rus and slight trop­i­cal notes from the Ci­tra hops.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “In­tense, lus­cious, juicy ripe trop­i­cal-fruit hops char­ac­ter—pineap­ple, mango, pine. Un­der­ly­ing sweet­ness leans to­ward Fanta Or­ange. Light, refreshing, bor­der­ing on NE IPA char­ac­ter. The big hops blast hides most of the malt aroma al­though some bready notes peek out.” Fla­vor: “Moder­ately fruity up front with melon, lemon, straw­berry, and light white grape to­ward the end. A medium bit­ter­ness comes right af­ter the fruit and grows through­out the sip. A light or­ange Cream­si­cle sweet­ness mixes with bit­ter­ness to­ward the end. Fin­ish is soft, with a del­i­cate min­eral/chewy mouth­feel. It’s not par­tic­u­larly bit­ter, just enough to bal­ance and ac­cen­tu­ate the fruit on the swal­low.” Over­all: “This fits in with any of the lighter-bod­ied hazy IPAS that the cool kids like these days. It’s on the lighter side, so it’s easy drink­ing and refreshing yet very well-made and in­ter­est­ing, with del­i­cate fruit notes through­out.” AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10 96

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