Brew Review – Tr-Hop-Ical by Ormond Brewing @ormond_brewing

Ah, Citra.

I’m not a big fan of the excessive Alpha acids, but I do love the excessively juicy citrus flavors that it always brings.

Apparently, so does every brewer on the planet, because demand is far outstripping supply. It’s causing shortages and forcing some brewers to cut down on production on Citra-containing beers.

But that’s not how the Sunshine State rolls, baby. Ormond Brewing uses their Citra hops, and use it well in their year-round Tr-Hop-Ical (IPA, 6.7% ABV).

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Tr-Hop-Ical by Ormond Brewing. Picture courtesy of Ormond Brewing since I wasn't able to get a good picture.

If you’ve ever wanted to know what Citra is like, raw and unrefined, this is the beer for you. It’s juicy and tart, with big notes of orange, grapefruit, and maybe a hint of lemon. And it’s all over the beer, from the bouquet pouring the beer to the aftertaste.

It’s also definitely hoppy. Large, dank, and aggressive, it’s a classically Florida IPA with a big bitter bite.

The beer is every bit as tropical as the beer and our state. There aren’t as many hurricanes or old people in the beer, but it’s quintessentially Florida, nonetheless.

Drink Florida Craft,

Dave
@floridabeerblog
floridabeerblog@gmail.com
floridacraftbeerday.com

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