Full Sail Brewing Co. (Hood River, Oregon) has officially announced the release of Citrus Maxima Pale Ale as its newest Year-Round offering.
With a name derived “from the scientific name of the pomelo”, Citrus Maxima is an American Pale Ale that achieves “maximum citrus levels” thanks to additions of grapefruit, pomelo and citrus peel. With Simcoe and Citra hops further amplifying “the greatness of tart and juicy, fresh-squeezed citrus”, Citrus Maxima (5.7% ABV, 38 IBUs) ultimately comes together to be “a balanced and refreshing pale ale.”
“This was a fun project, but certainly complicated and labor intensive at this scale,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss. “Our goal was to blend aromas from citrus-forward hops with fresh grapefruit and pomelo in a refreshing and drinkable pale ale. I think we did it.” You’ve heard of dry hopping – so why not dry peeling? “Hundreds of pounds of fresh citrus peel are infused into each batch,” says Doss, “but it’s worth it.”
Citrus Maxima Pale Ale is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, in the Full Sail Grab ‘n’ Go-Go variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can find this new Year-Round brew at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Full Sail’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Citrus Maxima Pale Ale from Full Sail Brewing Co.
Release – Year-Round, launching late March 2018
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 38
Featured Hops – Simcoe & Citra
Added Ingredients – Fresh pomelo & grapefruit peels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans, in the Full Sail Grab ‘n’ Go-Go variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://fullsailbrewing.com/where-to-buy/