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Against the Grain Citra Ass Down

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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This beer is not candy or mother’s milk. It is not brewed by gypsies or aliens, nor does it contain any zombie dirt. This is an American Style IPA brewed with Citra Hops. It is citrusy, sticky, hoppy and delicious. Simply drink it and enjoy it. Don’t hoard this beer, Citra Ass Down and drink it now.

(Online description:) This is a very hop forward American style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Vienna, Munich and wheat malt for a solid base for all American hops, focusing mainly on the variety “Citra.” Citra hops are a relatively new variety introduced in 2008. It was bred as a hybrid of a number of different hops, including Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, U.S. Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, Brewers Gold, and other unknown hops. The resulting hop, Citra, has a distinct citrusy and tropical fruit flavor and aroma. In Citra ass down we used American Columbus for bittering and 11# of Citra at the end of the boil for late kettle addition flavor and aroma. Then we added 6 more pounds Citra and 5# Centennial post fermention for aroma. Rebrewed for your tasting pleasure!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3304) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Can on Vail. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and sticky lacing. Sticky, orange peel, citrusy, grapefruit skins, some caramel, bread, and grass in the aroma. Taste is orange marmalade, grapefruity, caramel, grassy, some onion, bread, and citrus with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Pretty good DIPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (12916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
On tap @ Belmont Station. Thanks, Jer. Clear orange pour with white foam. Just really lacking in the aroma. Some hints of orange and pine...maybe a bit of grass. But mostly just caramel malts and some bread. A little bit bitter in terms of the flavor, at least some citrus peel and pine. A touch bitter, but mostly just sweet malts on this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (959) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Tall boy can. Clear deep golden pour with a small white head. Left some good lace. Nice and big juicy hop aroma. Tropical fruits, touch of caramel and sweet malts. Flavors didn’t quite live up to the aroma. Had some good citrus notes up front, mild bitterness, big punch of caramel sweetness in there. Touch sticky, oily and slick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Lingering bittersweet finish. Overall pretty good if not a touch on the sweet side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1433) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Clear gold. Fresh tallboy. Nose is fairly subdued for what I’d expect but still some nice dank and citrus elements. Fairly malty with a clear sweetness, but enough bitter citrus pith and pine to balance it out. Pretty good, but doesn’t really showcase Citra as much as I’d think from the name.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Pint can, glad I didn’t pay the ridiculous price previously for a bomber, pours a clear orange/copper with a large khaki head. Skunky citrus aroma and sweet caramel malt. Taste of sweet citrus, orange and grapefruit, some lemon, a mild resinous bitterness, with sweet caramel malt on the finish. Pretty tasty, not amazing, definitely glad i didn’t pay the $17 or so for a bomber before cans were available.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest. Orange-hued hazy golden with lasting head and lace. Nice citrus and spice aroma with grassy grainy hints. Medium fresh peachy sweetness grassy with assertive grapefruit lemon spice pepper and resin finish that lingers. Medium body, light for abv, nicely attenuated. Fine carbo. Just beautiful all around. Really well balanced hop forward with pleasant and not pungent fruity sweetness. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours clear orange with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is over moderate sweet and heavy bitter, some spice notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Clear golden pour. Small white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of oranges, some malt notes. Malty flavor up front. Sweet orange with a bit of bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7859) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap @ Belmont Station, pre-RBSG with Ferris. Hazy medium gold, white head, thick lace. Vegetal and citrusy, some gooseberry, capsicum, oily and very bitter. I liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19167) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2015
Draft @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity citrus hoppy bitter finish.


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