“Fractal Citra pours a hazy-straw yellow releasing aromas of bright tropical passion fruit, pineapple, lychee, and hint of mango (complex). The taste is resinous pineapple juice with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a firm but rounded bitterness. This medley of characteristics makes the name “Fractal Citra” warranted indeed.”
Appearance: Slightly hazy, light straw yellow complexion with a well kept two finger head. Nice wavy lace sticks as it ebbs.
Aroma: Well it’s definitely a Citra bomb! Tonnes of oily pine and resin, tropical fruit, grapefruit and orange citrus, green mango, pineapple, paw paw and candy. The latter really flourishing as it settles…gets a little too artificial for our liking though. Very clean yet distant malt bill.
Flavour: It comes on quite dry and herbaceous…the tropical fruits and citrus following close behind. Pine resin, grapefruit, pithy rind and evergreen through the mid leading to a rather dry and piney finish which provides lingering notes of grapefruit and rind for days.
Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth, creamy and pillowy. A mild dryness forming post swallow. Medium body and Co2. 6.8% ABV is spot on for the style.
Overall: We love Citra, it has been one of our favorite hops since we began drinking craft beer. Although it’s used well here the rest of the beer is lacking in our opinion. Pretty average.