I just had this beer and it's instantly in my top 3 pale ales. I have gotten very tired of the typical citrus hopped american pale ales. The nelson sauvin hops are very nice in this beer. I'd say that it is more "fruity" in it's smell rather than citrusy. And the bitterness is a bit more "spicy" rather than just citrus/grapefruit. It's more of a fruity hop smell, rather than smelling like something else, say citrus or grapefruit. The aroma is really what does it for me.