Hazy Citra Pale

Sip your way to a tropical fruit paradise with a view of pungent hop fields where pineapple, mango and key lime do the tango with pine and lavender for a finish that’s so satisfying, you may never leave your mental Adirondack chair. Pairs with hearty burgers, complex pizzas and epic playlists.

ABV 5.5%

IBU 30

FLAVOR PROFILE

Orange Julius, Zesty, Super Tropical

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

Malt

Rahr Pale, Briess White Wheat, Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats

Hops

Citra

Yeast

London Ale

History

By the 1790’s the British were established in India and needed beer, which was considered a staple in every household. India, however, presented serious problems for brewers. Hot temperatures, poor water and short supplies of basic ingredients made it impossible to brew beer. Attempts to ship beer out of Britain to Calcutta failed.

George Hodgson of London produced a pale ale of greater strength and bitterness than those he sold in London. The hops helped protect the beer from spoilage, as did the increased alcohol content. Hodgson’s India Ale arrived in Calcutta in fine shape-clear, strong, and bitter, with a big, resinous hop aroma.  The word spread of India Pale Ale  and people throughout England and the United States were clamoring for this wonderful new beer. The rage lasted through 1970’s, but lost steam in the 1980’s and became just another name for low alcohol bitters.

As craft beer has emerged and grown, so has IPA! IPA has helped grow Craft Beer to what it is currently today. There are now many shapes and forms of IPA, but they all share bright aromatic hop aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine.  Hop flavor coats the tongue and these beers finish with an assertive, but balanced bitterness. 

pFriem Hazy Citra Pale focuses on the citrusy, tropical, and berry flavors that we get from Citra hops. This is lifted by a very drinkable, fluffy, and luscious hazy pale ale.

Tasting Notes

Golden hues with opaque haze topped with creamy white, frothy foam. Juicy flavors of mandarin orange, ripe mango, pineapple, super tropical, lavender, and starburst candy. Citrusy flavors of grapefruit, cream cycle, Orange Julius, lychee, and key lime pie. Zesty, pithy, with a whipped foam finish.      

Food Pairings

Rich and hearty burgers, French fries and complex pizzas. Aged cheddar cheese, aged meats, and pickled vegetables. Indian cuisine that is spice forward and balanced by yogurt and cream-based sauces.