PhillyCraft (4270) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super Fresh Bottle. 420th rating, fitting beer. Enjoyed this beauty with my brother on Easter Sunday while watchin the Masters. Pours an ultra cloudy and hazy orange, lively carbonation, medium white head with tons of tiny bubbles. Soapy and thick lacing. Aromas of tangerine, fresh pine, tropical fruits, oak, cantalope melon, light notes of fresh baked biscuit, earthy and caramel malt. Taste is buttery tropical citrus infusion of kiwi, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and some cocconut milk. Perfect amount of bitter in the finish. Had some white oak jai lai characteristic but way juicier and more balanced. Not as sweet. Incredible.
Reynolds314 (2915) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DIPA heaven right here. Based on the aroma I was preparing to be dissapointed. Most IPAs that use copious amounts of citra have that huge tropical fruit aroma but this was muted. The taste more then made up for it though. Massive tropical fruits with medium sweetness and a sweet yet crisp finish. Love this hop and this beer.
Ernesto987 (4866) - Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very pleasant ipa. Thanks to shinbone! Big hop flavors, sweetness, and bitterness is abruptly perfectly.
Pailhead (5820) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of hopseeker via trade.
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruits, peach, grapefruit, and a hint of lemon. It pours a hazy orangish-gold with some very fine sediment and a two finger creamy white head with decent retention and some soapy webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits with some hints of sweet orange. The finish has moderate grapefruit, light orange peel, and a touch of pine. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall...I drank this following the 5th Anniversary. They are very similar and both dangerously drinkable, but the Citra has more bitterness/grapefruit in the finish than the 5th Anniversary...and because of that, I like it just a tad more. Kern River sure seems to make some incredibly "sessionable" IIPAs.
TheEpeeist (3583) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Foggy orange with a billowy white head. Nose is pineapple, mango, white pepper and cannabis. Thick and juicy, hops adding spice and bite but not much bitterness. Taste is mango, candied grapefruit peel, blood orange and spruce. Hints of mint finishing with clam juice (?). Delicious.
Blairgus (3467) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
30 mar 2012, bottle. Yellow, faintly cloudy. Slightly sweet white grapefruit juice aroma. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Grapefruit juice citrus. Not much malt but just a tad do its not too thin or bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a nice head. Smell and taste are both citrusy and flowery with a nice hop kick. Very nice.
bookman10 (757) - 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 that’s not too bitter. There’s an underlying sweetness. One of the best.
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....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!! .. . . We’re 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.