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Against the Grain Citra Ass Down

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RATINGS: 212   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1616) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at the Malt Shoppe. Poured a clear golden orange with an off-white head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has sweet and citrus fruit, plenty of caramel and pineapple. Taste is of sweet pineapple, bitter grapefruit and a solid caramel base, with some other malt presence. Medium bodied with little alcohol, and quite well balanced. 14.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11921) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
Basement Bar 261014. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, pine, grapefruit, citrus. Flavour is hop, pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel. bitter finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3710) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle shared by Rob, pours golden color. Strong but sweet hops with a bit of candy resin tones. Pretty bitter in the finish. This was slightly better than avg for the most part.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3817) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
On tap at the Trappist. It pours a rich golden color with a small, creamy white head. The aroma is bright candied grapefruit with some mango and orange. The flavor is more of the same. Bright hop character, strong bitterness. Mango and grapefruit with a little candy sweetness, but it’s actually welcomed and works well with the hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2015
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with a white head. Citrus grapefruit and fresh hop taste. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3464) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
EBF 2015. Une robe jaune dorée. Un nez tropical d’agrumes. Une bouche à la texture superbe aux arômes de fruits tropicaux. Superbe, rien de plus à dire et surtout rien de moins. Une DIPA comme je les aime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1294) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2015
This beer pours a very clear amber with a large pillowy white head. The aroma is heavy with citrus, grassy, and resinous hops, and the taste is similar; the citrus sweetness is mild, but an undeniable bitter matches it in strength. It is very well balanced in flavor, and the aftertaste has a kiss more citrus than the initial taste. The palate’s slick (almost buttery) texture, medium-light body, and soft carbonation let the flavor stand in the forefront.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4078) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 5, 2015
Very citric, fresh, grapefruit, light malts. Hugely refreshing. I was thirsty and finished the tiny glass in a minute or so. Yummy full bitterness. Great palate too. Nice! (Tasting glass at Brewberry Bar)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2991) - California, USA - APR 4, 2015
4 Apr 2015, bottle. dark, almost dirty, yellow with quite a bit of sediment. nose is mild lemon rind citrus. thin body and moderately fizzy. kind of a stale lemon rind citrus. meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2828) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours a chill hazed golden orange on tap with thin ring of off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big citrus, trpoical citra hops, hint of caramel malt behind. Taste is big on the hops, awesome, booze well hidden. Nice, but may be a little pricey.

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