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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Hopheads rejoice! Citraholic is a "modern" West Coast IPA that’s focused on Citra, one of our favorite new American hop varieties. Brewed with an abundance of Citra hops, we also blend in Warrior, Columbus, and Simcoe in the kettle for good measure. Citraholic is double dry hopped for two weeks with an abundance of Citra (and a touch of Columbus) imparting heavy aromas of citrus & tropical fruits with melon and gooseberry nuances. A base of American 2-row malt and scatterings of light British caramel malt create the perfect foundation for this unique and powerfully pungent IPA. You asked for it and we were happy to deliver!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2452) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden orange pour with a small head that fades to a messy film and ring. Citra hop heavy aroma of dank and juicy tropical and citrus fruit. Pineapple, kiwi, grapefruit, oranges, melon, light pine, light flowers, and a dank coating over all of it. Taste has a pretty strong dank hop oil flavor that can be a tad harsh on some sips but still very good. Great tropical fruit and citrus punch. A touch of pine in the finish. Medium body. Mouthfeel is creamy but sorta oily and slick too. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3115) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2015
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/30/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible IPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle from a good friend. Bright murky, straw colored pour with a milky white foam. Spicy, lemony zest, bright citrus, and a touch of honey. Pretty assertive. Yum!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2322) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
Green hued orange golden with fine white foam. Very creamy medium to light medium body. Mousse like feel is very good. Tangerine, baby powder, tangy, pine, light cocoa. Light bitterness. Finishes lightly bittersweet. Wonderful

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2499) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
Golden pour. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Huge hop aroma. Pine, orange, grapefruit. Danky hop flavor. Fresh mimosas.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2015
La côte ouest....la maudite côte ouest est dans chaque instant de cette performance. Les agrumes sucrées, juteuses et pulpeuses se perdent dans un liquide bien charpenté. La côte ouest à son meilleur.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1524) - Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft at brewpub. Clear Yellow gold with small white head. Nice citra aroma and flavor, especially aroma. Medium body. Crisp. Moderate plus bitterness. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1918) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2015
Holy Citra, Batman! Clear amber pour with a nice white head and lacing. Massive Citra nose with a hint of maltiness. Big hoppy citrus goodness in the taste, slight bitterness in the finish balanced by a mild malt and fruity character. Quite yummy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2971) - California, USA - APR 1, 2015
1 April 2015, tap at Seal Beach Beachwood BBQ. Yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is lemon rind and orange juice citrus. Med body and moderately fizzy. Lemon rind and pine hops, lightly butter and lightly sweet, mild bitter finish. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1599) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pour is mostly clear amber in color with an off white head and some larger bubbles. Nose is heavy citra hop, light bready dough notes, a faint touch of sweet malt, and that musky melon and tropical fruit aroma of the citra. Taste is a bit more doughy, strong melon rind, some fruitier mango, very heavily bittered through the finish, less sweet than the nose. Light body, very clean feel, well carbonated.


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