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Against the Grain Citra Ass Down

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (920) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Tall boy to master tumbler. Nice copper color and fuzzy head. Nose and taste is all Citra. Nice back bone. Sweet and bitter, delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
From tap at Fermentoren. Pours hazy to cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine and herbal hoppy. Bitter and toasted malty. Dry and slight herbal hoppy. Bitter and toasted finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2012 Total Score: 3.4
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is grapefruity and peachy. Grapefruity and citrusy, peachy. Bitter. Grapefruity. Lingering fruity and light pine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2015
22oz bottle thanks to Jeff. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is nice earthy hop a nice sweetness and some pine. Taste is more of the pine earthy hop and a caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a clear bright yellow gold, thin white head. Aroma is fresh citrus, pine, sugary syrup, grapefruit, sweet malt. Flavor is syrupy hop juice, citrus and grapefruit, heavy bread, sweet malt. Fairly thick and syrupy beer, but solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomerBeerOdysy (86) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2015
APPEARANCE - 2FH, clear, foamy, some lacing, amber. AROMA/SCENT - Hops, citrus, pine, sweet. TASTE - Hops, bitter, citrus, pine. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonation, dry, lingering, astringent, crisp, refreshing, light. VALUE - $8 for a 12-oz can at a bar, what you’d expect. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Nothing spectacular, but truly quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (105) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma; hoppy, citrus, lemon, caramel, pine and some herbal notes. Flavours; citrus, caramel, pine, some grapefruit with a malty and bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Hazy golden shade. Short white head. Piney and herbal notes in the aroma. Taste is dry, bitter, resinous. Juicy red berries and caramel malt. Well balanced and drinks quite easy. Contains most of what you’d want in a DIPA but not quite the citra character I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Can shared by Tory after some hard work. Nose is super juicy and orange marmalade. Taste is amazingly citrus forward lots of jammy yumminess. Really good. Only light warming. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2015
Can. Big citra nose, oily lemon and orange, biscuits. Deep golden-orange color. Low head. Sweet, biscuity flavor, oranges. A bit too sweet and thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
16 oz. can at AmerAsia, poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazed gold color with a small off-white head that settles immediately into a ring and a film island. The aroma is sweet and malty, dry and toasty, suggesting that it’s maybe a little old. The flavor is more well-rounded, but still very sweet. Notes of toasted sugars, caramel, resin, dried peach and apricot, wheat, sweet cereal, a dash of pineapple juice, and a hint of floral bitterness on the back end. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, resinous mouthfeel. Hmm. Not as big a Citra hop showcase as I’d hoped, and definitely very sweet. Not bad but maybe I’ll try it again fresh to verify.

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