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RATINGS: 74   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (7473) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours copper with a rich beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a decent caramel malt base with an extreme piny hop bitterness. Not well-balanced, but pretty drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a hazy, orange hued body with a small and fading off-white head. Some lace left behind, but not much. Aromas are tropical fruit, lightly herbal hop qualities, a bit of rotten orange (not how Citra normally is for me). A bit of a urine quality. Estery. Malt profile comes across as a bit sticky, caramel and toffee like. Flavors are pappery, grainy, bitter, medium astringency. Malt seems slightly oxidized, but the hops are still there (hot side aeration? crappy malt (heard that a recent batch of Canadian 2-row is off)). Hops are kind of faint, fruity. Bitter balance. Dry, earthy, soil, metallic quality. Lively bubbles, dry. Soapy. I don’t know why I keep buying from theses guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3629) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Bomber from BevMo Sunnyvale. Man, everyone and their mother is brewing a Citra IPA these days. Especially their mothers. Mama Tick brews a DISGUSTING one...and I mean "disgusting" in the way that means "awesome!" Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a one-finger off-white head that has average retention. Very nice aroma, earthy, resinous, and citrusy, with a caramel malt background and light toast. The flavor has a substantial caramel malt base and a good hoppiness to it. Average malt and hop balance. Fairly resinous with lots of grapefruit. High bitterness level. Medium-plus bodied with loads of hop resins and average carbonation. A surprisingly righteous Citra IPA. Actually becomes a little brutal to drink much of though, so I have to mark it down a touch there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Sampled on 4/23/2011. This IPA pours a medium to dark orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and grapefruity, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Clean and crisp. Medium bitterness. Nicely balance. A touch of lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2011
bottle from BevMo, pours light amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is dank as hell, grassy aromas very skunky in a good way. Flavor is more straight forward toast and light nutty malts with a good kick of skunky hops with citrus lingering in the finish. Another good one, but my favorite was the Amarillo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7401) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit and summer fruit aroma with grapefruit rind. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Served from a 22 oz bottle from BevMo. The appearance is a good looking golden brown with a good sized off white to cream head. The aromas are very citrus with the hop profile. A clean orange comes through nice with a good pale malt underbelly. The flavors enter with a good orange hop flavor, good malt base but a definite metallic taste. The orange reminds me of an orange drink orange or something slightly artificial but not in a terrible way. The malts are nicely done for the hop. Medium to full bodied and not overly bitter which makes sense for the citra hop. Overall some potential but once again with this brewery, metallic flavors are very present and destructive. I will wait before I buy anything bottle from these guys again but they have some potential.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours an orange red color. Aroma is acidic with a faint whiff of cat pee. Taste is citra but it is easily manhandled by any food. Seems ABV heavy for a light hop profile.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChazMania (659) - Pasadena, California, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bomber poured into pint glass. I bought this and the Amarillo version. I was very disappointed in both. Each beer looks great with a dark orange and clear color with a nice head. The taste of this beer was bad. I poured out the last half with rarely rarely ever happens with me, especially any IPA. This beer tastes like aluminum fluoride. There is definitely a "house flavor" with all these Hermitage beers (I’ve had 3) which is not enjoyable for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
clear amber color/ ivory head. Big ass resinous ganja bud, citrusy, pine hoppy aromas. Medium bodied. Hoppy bitter citrus grapefruit, pine flavors with a decent malt base. Pretty good taste, just needs a bigger malt presence to balance.


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