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Against the Grain Citra Ass Down

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RATINGS: 291   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benfi (691) - 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 (98) - 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 (1372) - 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 (2980) - 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 (8125) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2015
16 oz single can from Molly’s Spirits into a pint glass. Pale orange and light hazy appearance with an off-white head and patchy lacing. Aroma of lemon zest, orange peel, hop resin, pine, light grass and light tropical fruits. Similar flavor, zesty, fruity, piney, grass and floral with medium to heavy hop bitterness. Medium plus body with ample carbonation. Pretty easy to drink for a DIPA. Pairing: Phish - Fee > Rift > Down with Disease, from 10/10/94, Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2133) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2015
OK 16 oz. can from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR $3.49.....heard a lot about this "back east" brewery first time seen here..for this price better be good! Pours a lighter burnt orange colour with a gorgeous frothy and thick inch high head. Strong aroma of lemon curd..weird but delightful, orange peel and cream cheese..again strange but perfectly delectable. Taste is similar to the mouth getting lemon curd and some of those cheese danish’s., some pine in the back and smooth nutty malts..very strange but it works! Smooth mouth feel with medium low carbonation. A very different IPA than i am accustomed to up here but very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
16 oz can. From a trade with IslandHaole. Thank you so much Dan! Clear golden color with a small white head. Dry citrusy hops, mild bitterness and malt in the aroma. The flavor is piney and herbal hops, moderate bitterness and dry grainy malt. Nice flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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