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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4423) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Aroma is citrus-orange, tropical fruit and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is citrus, lemons, malts and a long and very dry/mildly tangy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5380) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4090) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Pours a darker orange with a nice biege head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and caramel. Taste is lemons, grapefruit, caramel, peaches, and grass. Dry finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, bread, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, orange, bread, peach, pine, grass, grapefruit, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber orange color with creamy foam head, creamy buttery caramel and waffles with tropical undertones, sweet finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) deep copper, soapy white bubbles. Nose of honey, light citrus bitterness, funky, cream, smells nice. Taste of simcoe even though it’s not, lemon, grapefruit, honey. Like it cause it tends towards sweet. Oily body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
Nice deep copper coloured body with an amber glow and a thick, three centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking, especially for an IPA. Aroma of bright grassy and herbal hops with a bit of sugars, some caramel and a bunch of malt noticeable. Light to Medium-bodied; Grassy and herbal hoppiness up front that fades fairly quickly and just shows malt, caramel, cardboard and a bit of light earth at the end. Aftertaste is fairly simple with only malt and a touch of grassy and earthy hops noticeable. Overall, not such a great beer, I’ve had other single hop citra productions that were much better in showcasing the hops, but this one is a bit flat, one dimensional and doesn’t show enough of the hops to really get through. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from BevMo! in San Bruno, California on 05-March-2012 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington before heading back out to California in a few hours, on 30-April-2012.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is pine, grapefruit, and a hint of molasses and tobacco. Hazy copper with a medium, lightly lacing, light beige head. Flavor is bitter with a hint of pine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3397) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle; not expecting too much. Poured a dark amber color with not much head. Aroma was pungent and quite good. Grapefruit, citrus, caramel, earth and fruity yeast. Flavor was ok, not great. Earthy and citrus, but maybe lacking a little something special.


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