bookman10 (658) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rather hazy, copper color with a nice head that sets up and stays. Aroma of citrus and hops. Flavor is a very nice combination of citrus and pine-hops thatís not too bitter. Thereís an underlying sweetness. One of the best.
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle provided by Jenray .. . Pours a deep tan caramel .. . awesome foam .. lacing is like a 5year found a glue bottle .. . 100 acres of fresh cut trees, sap, sticky flowers, and resin .. . nice mouth, sticky and pleasing .. . an awesome brew!! .. . . Weíre in a warehouse, and you just hit a cow. I think we better back up.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. First reviewed 12/5/2010. Poured from a freshly opened growler -- bottled 4 days ago -- into a tulip.
Citra pours a pleasant orange tangerine color, a bit hazy with a fluffy white head that levels off at 3cm that retains nicely and leaves a ton of lacing all over the glass.
A ton of citra hops in the nose, very nice. Peach, apricot, mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange blossoms as well.
The pale malt up front provides a bit of sweetness and really just lets the hops shine through. As the aroma would suggest, there is a ton of juicy citrus here. Passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, with some floral notes as well. Finishes lightly bitter.
That wonderful well-crafted creamy IPA feel. Fuller than medium carbonation, juicy, a bit sticky at the end, all wrapped in a medium body.
I feel really fortunate that I was able to try this one out. Great, straight forward flavor, a bucket of hops, and a great feel make this one I would like to have more often.
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of citra hops and straw, very grassy with some bright citrus fruit, slightly malty and very balanced. Taste is grassy and bitter, pale malts but not sweet, some orange and tropical fruit hops in the finish. Medium bodied with a medium light carbonation. A very drinkable IPA.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really excited for this growler!
A - pours a hazy orange amber with a pillowy white head that recedes but never goes away. my pint glass is covered in webbing.
S - FRESH! Oily hops, oranges, peach, light caramel malt, and more delicious grapefruit.
T - Carbonated oily grapefruit juice. Itís fresh and full of sweet fruit courtesy of itís namesake hop. Did I say fresh hops yet? I <3 you citra.
M/D - Even this growler after only a few hours in the fridge has great body and carbonation. I will have no problem killing this growler sans a pint for my roommate. The overall balance of fruit hops to light malt with a very well masked abv makes this one of my favorite DIPAs.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citra DIPA pours a cloudy, hazy, deep orange color. A nice two finger head is poured but dies down to what you see in the picture to the right and just sticks there. Lacing all throughout the glass as you enjoy this nectar.
Wow is all I had to say to myself when I popped this growler open. I was afraid that maybe the beer lost some of itís greatness in the trip across the country but hell no. This is one of the best smelling beers Iíve ever had. You get blasted and I mean blasted by fruit. Citrus and other tropical fruits. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, etc. Just amazing. Luckily there is a small malt backbone here to keep things in check. Doesnít matter though. The smell is out of this world and itís full of hops. I want to take a damn bath in this beer.
With some beers your all psyched when you have a fantastic smell and then you try that first taste and youíre disappointed. Not here. This beer blew me away. Up front you get blasted once again by hops. Fruity. Just plain citrus and other fruits. Amazing. But the beer also has a rawness to it. A freshness that is hard to explain. The hops are just so pronounced. You can tell this beer was dry hopped a ton. Thereís a also a nice bitterness to this brew but itís not overwhelming. A biscuit like malt background is present but gets blasted by the hops.
Mouthfeel was pretty much spot on too. Carbonation was great even after the long trip. Medium bodied and slick.
julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
First off, this beer was enjoyed at an EPIC stout tasting (KtG, BT, BA Speedway, DL, Jackie Oís BA DA, etc...) and this was probably the best beer we had that night. Itís just outrageously delicious.
A: Hazy dark citrus orange in color with a nice white bubbly head that fades to a nice layer of foam on the surface. The color makes me want to bathe in it. So beautiful
S: This stuff should be sold to beer geeks as a sexual pheromone. The aroma on this is just outrageous! First pop of the cap and the waft of tropical/exotic fruits and hops hits your nose immediately. This is a full on aromatic assault of citrus, mangoes, peaches, grapefruit, pineapple and some resinous hoppy citrus hops. Holy shit this stuff smells like sex in a bottle.
T&M : Not surprisingly, the flavor follows the nose almost to a tee. A full on mouthgasm of hoppy citrus flavors, mangoes, peaches, pineapple, orange, and enough malt backbone to perfectly compliment everything. The malt backbone almost has a honey like quality but in no way is sweet like honey. Beautiful. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yet crisp and amazingly refreshing. This is highly, HIGHLY drinkable. This beer is liquid art.
O: I donít even know what to say. I think the brewer stumbled upon one of the greatest DIPA recipes known to man. Everything about this is damn near perfect in every way. I canít recommend this highly enough. Itís definitely in my top 5 as of right now.
iowaherkeye (2695) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, no date from Beverages 4 Less for $9.99. Canít believe I havenít rated this wonderful beer, from the first time I had it just before the Bistro DIPA fest a couple years ago--must be lost in one of many notebooks somewhere. Medium orange with some golden highlights and a two finger, well-retained off-white head. Passionfruit is up front in the nose with some sweet cotton candy, tinge of alcohol. Digging slightly deeper I get some green dry hopped notes, and some ripe sweet orange. Flavor continues with the tropical fruit and sweet cotton candy hop combo that I enjoy so much, though the hops seem slightly restrained. Pretty moderate sweetness doesnít seem to be tempered incredibly well by the hops, though there is some effort. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness peaking at a 4-5. I always complain about too much bittering, but I feel this batch couldíve used a touch more with the amount of sweet malt. Full body with light to moderate carbonation. I know my original rating hangs around a 4.4-4.5, so Iím blending the two. Glad Kyle and the gang are still doing kickass beers!
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Secret Santa. Pours hazy golden with a small lasting creamy head and lacings. Orange, lemon and pineapple. Dry and bitter. Slightly oily. Citra no question but also some orange and some other hop. Not sure this is entirely fresh or perhaps it is just the mix of Citra and Amarillo?. Not sweet malty but some caramel and more malty than expected. Tasty nevertheless. Smooth and dry finish.
Hair6a11 (1373) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky medium gold with a nice, medium bubbled off white head in this glass. Light, spotty lacing is present here. The nose is pungent pine and citrus notes, with a clear modest malt backbone. The flavor profile is bitter pine and grapefruit, sweet caramel malts, but heavy on the bitter notes while adding a touch of cream from the head of this one - I was expecting more depth out of this one - Loved it - but I was expecting more depth. Whoops