lightbias (244) - USA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2015 I love my Citra, and buddy, you had me at dry hopped. Double dry hopped is only going to make me overheated and needy. I can’t wait...
Cracking the beer is an explosion of fruit, earthy sourdough, and well, fruit. Add in some more fruit, and you’ve got the idea. A blend of bright citrus and berries creates a wonderful anticipation, and I feel a wash over my tongue...reactionary and welcome.
The apricot-hued brew is light in color and the foam capping it is off-white, soft and moderately dense. I pull the first mouthful in over my lips and find the taste immediately biting my tongue; the tip, the sides, forcing it’s way to my throat but slipping past so quickly it barely leaves a trace of itself behind. The bitterness is bracing, making you stand at attention like you’ve been touched by a cold winter breeze after an hour in the jacuzzi, a clean shot of the aroma cutting through it and keeping a lid on the possibility of discomfort. The head is only a trace now; a thin layer of cloud that’s left some of itself as a wispy trail of wet lace on the glass.
The medium body is slightly thick; the provocative flavor carried forward on a carbonation that isn’t entirely ambitious, but certainly isn’t holding back either. Bitter, a bit of a long finish, a stimulating aroma, and a damn tasty flavor would keep me coming back for this one...and if you know anything about me, you know that there’s always time for just one more. Right?
merc7186 (2423) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Grapefruit Rind, Mild Crackers
Appearance: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Grapefruit Rind, Piney, Mild Crackers, Mildly Malty
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying
umich03jm (2479) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
superspak (3146) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BOLTZ7555 (2932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
joet (2332) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
suprchunk (2507) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Huge hop aroma. Pine, orange, grapefruit. Danky hop flavor. Fresh mimosas.
Marheb (2822) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
beerbaaron (1546) - Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bacterial (1960) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.