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Against the Grain Citra Ass Down

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1364) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Pretty sure I got it colder than 48 degrees, and I poured it in a glass, so...yep, rulebreaker. Pours a darker gold/amber, cloudy, with a fair off-white head that settles to a thicker ring and film and leaves some wispy waves and spots of lace. Nose involves sweaty tropical notes of mango and pineapple, sweet caramel and toasted (almost nutty) malt, some citrusy things going in and out, some spicy hops, herbal tea notes. Quite a bit sweet, pretty bitter. Medium bodied, fairly active, quite oily, a bit sticky, finishing pretty long with juicy fruit and toasted malt notes. Definitely enjoyable, drinks a bit heavy perhaps, but it is an 8.2%er. Think I dig the Rico Sauvin better, but I think it’s just my preference for Nelson over Citra.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (583) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Poured from a can. Pours a dark hazy amber with a thin white head. Light carbonation with a medium syrupy body and plenty of lacing. Nice funky citrus aroma with some light malts. Crisp citrus fills the mouth. A touch of lingering bitterness and a smooth finish. Not too bitter or harsh. Pretty enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (283) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2016
1 pint can - pours a semi cloudy orangey amber color with a thin off white head. Up front citrus aroma with a hint of malt in the background.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tompete (293) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
At the Melting Pot in Louisville. Pours dark gold with a off white head. Aroma is citrus and rich hops. Flavour is just a hint of malt and resiny hops. Finish is smooth and hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2681) - SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle 65cl. @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain A: Amber. T: Malt, tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrusy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (357) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2016
CAN. See through gold with minimal white head.. Sweet hoppy nose, citrus is big.. Citrus hops dominate start to finish, enough malt to keep it balanced, finishes with strong resin mouth feel.. Hides ABV well.. Sourced RW & JK

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 20, 2016
"Don’t hoard this beer. Citra Ass Down and drink it now." That’s good advice if I’ve ever heard it. Against the Grain’s Imperial IPA is a hop-forward brew that showcases the dank side of Citra and this beer’s other cones. Orange and foamy pour. There are notes of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and zesty orange. The body is chewy and there’s the slightest hint of booze heat. This is a pretty aggressive beer. It’s not as juicy and tropical as some Citra-focused IPA’s. If you’re a fan of the fruitier hoppy beers this might come across as more potent than you’d like. Still, this is a must-have for any hophead who likes Citra.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blueshockey24 (402) - Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Can. Pours light amber with off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit and lemon. Taste is sweet malty grapefruit with a piney grapefruit finish. Pretty good but not something i would probably buy again given the great selection we have in CO.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Can. Clear amber gold with a small off white head that lasts in a ring and laces some. Aromas of juicy peach, mango, biscuit, yeast and light pine notes. Flavor is peach and mango upfront, light biscuit and yeast with some offsetting pine. Medium bodied, smooth and juicy with a dry end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Tallboy can from Savor Growl: amber pour with thin white head. aroma of juicy tropical fruit. tastes are grassy, grapefruit, caramel malt, slight vegetal, resiny, bit bready, honey, tropical. slick oily medium palate. light to moderate floral bitter finish. good stuff.


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