TheHOFF43 (1795) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with some stupid white head. Aroma is citrusy, really pleasant. Taste is citrus, mango, orange, pineapple, explosive hops really. Good beer, expensive for 22oz. Would drink on tap if it were cheaper per oz. Note: this stuff has been rotting on shelves around me. Sad, but its expensive.
shigadeyo (3359) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Melon, mild citrus, wheat, hint of pine; hazy copper color; definitely showcases the citra hop, a bit of pine and toffee malt as well, generous bitterness that grows; medium, smooth and clean; pretty good and palatable for me since I donít care for citra that much.
jercraigs (8825) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-09-23. Pale orange body with a small head. Aroma is mild, dilute citrus. Flavour is similarly delicate citrus with a threateningly potent alcoholic follow up. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay. On tap at Craft Islington, London, UK.
SinH4 (1268) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color with white head. Lots of citra, grainy, floral. Light overall, dry bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Not the best of Double IPA, but still good.
bigguns22 (737) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a good beer all my favorites hops,high Abv and it comes in a big ass can. Pour is hazy orange with a full white head. Aroma is bright,hoppy and earthy. Full flavors tons of citrus not as earthy as its aroma but it does have floral notes. Just good beer.
ryecatcher (1066) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber ($5.99 on sale at South Loop Binnyís woo too!). Hazy, dried apricot colored pour, foamy white head with ridiculous retention and lace. Nose is kinda faint and uninteresting blend of malt, grass and some white pepper. Mouth is medium-full, lots of fruit (melon, white grapes, oranges, pineapple, strawberries), decent malt backbone, balancing bitterness throughout, a bit grainy on the back end. Decent. But definitely not a íWest Coastí style IPA, nor the best showcase of the varietal Iíve had by a mile.
emusche (111) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a frothy white head; minimal lacing. Aroma is very much your prototypical Citra: tropics fruits, grapefruit, mango, pineapple. Taste is big citrus, caramel malt, nice building bitterness. While it pays homage to (or pokes fun at?) Zombie Dust and the like, it's unfortunately still quite a ways off from those epic brews.
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MacBoost (1567) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cans. Multiple 16oz cans. Pours a clear dark orange with a large white head. Aroma of citrus fruit. Taste is semi sweet and bitter. Mild tropical hop expression. Itís ok.
Chad9976 (1473) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím quite convinced the only reason I am able to get Against The Grain Citra Ass Down in my beer store here in upstate New York is due to the name. Itís clever and funny (for a pun), though the label is bizarre and ugly (seriously, thatís what they went with?!). As for the beer itself, itís a very good brew, but itís been done. This has characteristics of both east and west coast IPA with a hefty body and good drinkability. Itís not amazing, but at least itís not disappointing.
I poured a 16oz can into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date. Thanks to Jason T. for this can!
Appearance: Fairly hazy shade of bright copper/pale orange. Slowly carbonation can be seen trickling up from within. Pours to a 2-3 finger white foamy head which retains and laces well enough.
Smell: Strong tropical fruit juice concentrate. Quite sweet with a bit of a floral or honey character. Some alcohol presence, too.
Taste: Since this is a double IPA, itís no surprise that the first thing I notice is a strong bitterness with the taste of tropical fruit. I also get a fairly strong sensation of sweet maltiness; a touch of honey, caramel and some rum. The hops become quite grassy and earthy on the backend and impart a slight drying bitterness; quite different from the initial dank, almost sticky/syrupy sensation at the beginning. Thereís a little bit of alcohol at play here as well, but itís easy to overlook. This is what I would consider a well-balanced double IPA. It may not be especially unique for the style, but it definitely is good.
Drinkability: I donít expect an 8.2% ABV beer to be refreshing, but Against The Grain Citra Ass Down is no challenge to drink at all. The mouthfeel is noticeably thick and not bubbly or crisp or at all. The texture is fairly smooth, though there is a bit of a warming sensation from the booze. Surprisingly enough, the hops do not linger on the palate; I actually get a slightly sweet aftertaste instead.
weihenweizen (2398) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Clear deep golden with big white head. Aroma is grapefruit, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is grapefruit, grassy hops, herbal hops, and bitter finish. More than an IPA, but not quite an imperial, quite good.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid IPA. Dank and medium bodied with clean finish. Very drinkable. Reminded me of SOS.