Upslope Citra Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale brewed by Upslope Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a shaker pint glass from a can.
This Pale pours a crystal-clear golden hue and is topped by a thick cap of puffy off-white foam that shows fair retention. A few patches of sticky lace cling to the sides of the glass following the reduction.
The aroma consists ripe stone fruit, yeasty funk, and grain.
The palate begins with a taste of cracker malt and transitions to a juicy bite of grapefruit. The bitterness lingers briefly beyond the finish and is mellowed by a flash of tropical fruit.
Its feel is relatively smooth with a medium body and matching carbonation. Its finish is crisp, somewhat dry, and has a less-than-moderate astringency.
Its appearance is fine but the aroma is less than enticing. It also fades rather quickly but perhaps that’s for the best. The palate offers a nice burst of hoppy goodness and is balanced nicely with malt and fruit. The Upslope Citra Pale Ale is a refreshing, easy drinking brew. Ideal for sunny summer days.
Upslope Brewing recommends bacon cheeseburgers, street tacos, and spicy Thai Chicken Curry as food pairings with their Upslope Citra Pale Ale.