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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Citra is the most well received in our series of Single Hop beers. After taking Gold in 2011 and 2012 at the California Craft Brew Competition, and due to its high demand with our consumers, we decided to make this a year-round style. This IPA pours a dark amber in color with an off-white head. The hop aroma is floral, with citrus notes, while the malts have a toasted barley character with some caramel. Citra‘s hop flavor is resiny, with some citrus quality that is offset by toasty malt flavors with a touch of caramel. This is a moderately full bodied beer, with a bright carbonation, and a dry finish.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bomber. Dark copper in hue with a robust beige head. Nice lacing remains. A big citrus aroma with bready caramel. A really big citrus hop flavor. It is tart and biting. Not so much bitter as expected. Grapefruit and some fairly big malts. The hop profile takes this close to Double territory. The Citra hop stands up just fine by itself but this is becoming over done. Still, this is tasty and a nice showcase for the hop.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
bottle. amber with small head. caramel malt body with substantial citrus hoppy flavor. moderate bitterness. solid but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Tap @ West End Taproom - Santa Cruz: clear dark gold with an off white head. Flowery and citrusy aroma with same notes in the flavor. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1254) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
A- pours a rich amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly and clings to the glass. No retention and great lacing. S- hops! Lemon, pine resin, caramel malts, floral, barley, light clover honey. Some grass and soap. Grapefruit is mild. M- medium tacky body with a medium resin palate. Decent carbonation with a light burn. T- pine, malts, and some citrus at first. Some vegetal quality with more citrus on the middle. Ending has legs with soap and grass that gives way to malty aftertaste. Fairly linear and expected but great after a hot day at the beach in Santa Cruz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2014
1/10/2014. 22 oz., bottle. Amber color with a white head. Happy to get out of the bottle. Caramel and malty aromas with fruit and especially citrus. Flavors are less bitter than expected, but there are hops on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On tap beer market bbrook. Strong citrus aroma. Taste is hoppy with a lot of juicy fruit flavor. Sweet malt. Almost annoyingly sweet. Decent but there are a lot better IPAs out there

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On 06/18/2011. Clear golden amber body with a small frothy white head. Sweet citrus and resiny aroma. Sweet citrus and resiny hop flavor with some caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours a dark gold/orage color. A small white head that sticks around with a lot of lacing on the glass. Smell of grapefruit and some caramel malts. Not exactly what I was expecting from a citra ipa. Too heavy on the malt although there is a nice grapefruit rind finish. A little bit stickier than normal. Good carbonation levels. Not a horrible beer, but not good either and really expected a lot more from a citra beer especially after having the gloriousness that is Zombie Dust.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Tasty and solid. Maybe I am an odd fan of citra hops. But other than that, do not count one me being the one that poetically describes this to a T. I wish I had another and feel guilty for not sharing already.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
22oz bottle from Binnys at home. Orange with white head. Fluffy head. Sweet candy aroma. Love the citra hops and bitterness. Easy drinking IPA

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Nice. This is a very drinkable beer the citra shines well. Had this at the Beer Geeks of Northwest Arkansas.


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