Year of New Beer: Citraquench'l, Heist Brewery (Charlotte, NC)

Written By: Dion on 07/29/2020

I've said it before, citra hops are the cheat code of the IPA world. Producing outstanding aromas of grapefruit, orange, berry, and mango, it has this one practically dripping juice before it ever reaches the tongue. Once there, it is a soft, juicy amalgamation of the aforementioned fruits, with sweeter orange and grapefruit leading the way in the early going. A little warmth allows the tropical mango notes to pop, along with a building citrus acidity. Never gets harsh or overly bitter, finishes moderately dry. Excellent brew.