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Kern River Citra Double IPA

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A double IPA that is hazy pale in color with a strong pungent aroma that comes from large amounts of Citra hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2603) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2016
650ml bottle from phesterjau, shared by many at Only Child. Thanks Jess! Yellowish orange pour with a white head. Big citra nose. Taste is super smooth citrus with some other fruits. Medium bodied, well blended. Finishes to the bitter side of bittersweet. Very, very smooth and well done. 15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Grapefruit pulp and sandy minerals (cat litter to some) are met by resinous bitterness in this engaging Double IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the hazy beige.
-The fruitiness is pleasant throughout.
-The mouthfeel is soft and effervesncent, quite drinkable for a Double IPA.
-Although this is a perfectly fine Double IPA, I think that their regular ’Just Outstanding IPA’ is more pleasant on many fronts.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (428) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Jess, thanks a bunch! Pours a honey-orange color. A bit darker than expected. Nice 2 finger head of foam that fades to a ring. Aromas are pretty sweet...cereal grains, honey, rock candy....some peachy hop notes, light tangerine. Taste is pretty sticky sweet with a hefty malt bill. Much heavier on the palate than I expected. I wish the hops were allowed to shine a bit more here. Still, a pretty balanced beer that hides the alcohol fairly well. Finishes with more sticky sweetness that clings to the palate. Not much in the way of hop bitterness...maybe a small alcohol note for some bite, but definitely on the maltier side. Solid beer and glad to have tried it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2630) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2016
22oz. Grapefruit. grassy. hoppy. malt heavy. It doesn’t seem as heavy as a double. Decent stuff don’t see the top 150 hype, glad I didn’t trade for this a year ago when it was much harder to land.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Une salade de fruit terriblement équilibrée. L’aspect jus est formidable et l’amertume presque complètement effacée. C’est un peu déstabilisant, je m’attendais à plus spectaculaire. Buvabilité dévastatrice, une candidate ultime pour le cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1561) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours copper with white head. Great citrus aroma. Taste is fresh bitter and citrus. Nice crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9238) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle shared by my friend Bruce. Pours orange copper with a thick off-white head and a huge citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a grapefruit finish that stay on the palate. Very solid and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
bottle shared at our big bottle share tasting. poured a deep cloudy dark golden colour with a small white head. nose is quite taste. lots of juice fruits, sweet fresh apricots, floral hop notes, tropical fruits, crisp malts, and juicy citrus. taste is not as full bodied as you would expect. sweet fruits forward. slight caramel malts, could have had some more of that hop bitterness in the mouthfeel aswell. clear citra notice. creamy mouthfeel. it’s clear that the nose is way better than the taste. pretty tasty brew do

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 27, 2015
Cloudy light amber color. Amazingly dry hopped nose with tons of citrus and grapefruit nose. Very light dry superbly quaffable. Modestly bitter finish. So well put together Southern California beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (6155) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2015
22oz bottle pours out a hazy gold topped with a white head. Nose is heavy citra rich malt heavy hops lots of citrus. Taste is more of citra nice bitter kick and a good grapefruit end.

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