From Surly Brewing – You’d think hops in the bright sunshine would make us happy, but you’d be wrong. It just makes us Xtra-Surly. This bright colored session ale Xplodes with Citra hop flavor and aroma, in a deliciously drinkable brew. Put your shades on, and enjoy an Xtraordinarily bright beer Xperience! OK, enough with the X’s. We promise. This sessionable, low ABV Pale Ale’s flavor and aroma are driven by Citra hops. Expect refreshing tropical, citrusy hop notes with a pleasant bitterness & body.
Surly Brewing – Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale – 16 oz. can poured into a pint glass – 4.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a very hazy dull amber orange. Head fades to nothing.
Aroma: Super intense nose of mandarins, some savory herb. Magical.
Taste: Tangy citrus rind/zest, , dry biscuity malt, earthy bitter hop finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry, snappy, drinkable.
Overall: This is a damn fine beer that I wish I had way more of. It checks off all of those boxes in my head as far as what I’m looking for in a full flavored yet easy to drink ale. If this isn’t cost or contract prohibitive for Surly, they should make this a year round offering.