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Surly Brewing Company

Surly Brewing Company
Xtra-Citra Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Surly Brewing Company
Xtra-Citra Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
Yellow color. Aromas of crusty lemon bread, roasted turnip and squash, dried orange and mango, and waxy honeycomb and spruce with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length orange pepper jelly, roasted nuts, and grilled kale finish. A nice lightly fruity, peppery pale ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: crusty lemon bread, roasted turnip and squash, dried orange and mango, and waxy honeycomb and spruce
Taste Flavor: orange pepper jelly, roasted nuts, and grilled kale
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Macaroni & Cheese, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice lightly fruity, peppery pale ale.

The Producer

Surly Brewing

The Producer
4811 Dusharme Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55429
USA
1 763-535-3330

American Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Despite their name, pale ales tend to appear amber in color. They range from 4.5-6% in alcohol and feature crisp, full-bodied flavors and aromas. U.S. versions of pale ales are crisper and feature a higher hop profile than original English versions of the style. Pale ales have become one of the benchmarks by which craft brewers are judged in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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American Style Pale Ale