STRYKER662 (6) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this on tap and fell in love with. From the start, I could smell this beer all day and be happy, but getting to drink it is amazing. Very nice balanced color and taste, not too heavy, amd closer to what I would say a seesion ipa is. The citra hops come out in full force and will leave you wanting more. The brewers are also super cool and down to earth.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: Hop-hazed gold color with a frothy white cap. Excellent retention
S: You can smell this beer as soon as you open the cap. Massive tropical fruit (mango/pineapple) blasts your face. A touch of resin. Delicate yet sturdy malt background to balance. Perfect
T: Ahhh man, tons of tropical fruit and a light malt backing. Balanced perfectly for a dipa. Kind of similar to sculpin but with aore pungent hop attack
MF: Smooth and velvety feel to it. Carbonation is low-medium and doesnít ruin the experience like other dipas have a tendency of doing. Alcohol is well hidden throughout
O: I absolutely love this beer. This is the benchmark of dipas in my opinion (move over Pliny)
albertq17 (9) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice golden caramel color with a very creamy head. The aroma was unbelievably good. Fresh smelling flowers, sweet fruit, citrus, pine and herbs along with big hops. Regarding the taste, I would have to say that there are two beers in the bottle. When I first poured, it was about ten minutes out of the fridge. When it was cold the taste was very smooth and balanced with sweet malt, pine bitterness and a twist of citrus in the end. Towards the end of the bottle when it had warmed a bit, it became more bitter. Huge hop bitterness with pine resin bite, but the balance was still there. I know taste changes according to temperature, but this was the most drastic change I have noticed in a beer between cold and cool, so take it for what itís worth. I think Citra is about balance and it caters to most peoples tastes no matter what you look for in your IPA.
Pros: Balance, smoothness, perfect alcohol level, little to no sediment.
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.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent citrusy aroma. Nice, cloudy orange color common to good ipas. Sweet on the nose, yielding to a gentle grapefruit flavor and a slightly bitter finish.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Surprise bomber from Richard. Damn dude, thanks! Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smell is loaded with mango, pineapple, and other citrus notes. I have never had anything made with Citra before.. Taste is great, smooth, fruity, no alcohol bite. Plenty of carbonation, basically a perfect double IPA. Fantastic beer; can I get some more?
Ataraxia (239) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy bright orange color, thin white head. Juicy aroma of mango, peach, orange, passionfruit, and grapefruit. Perfect amount of sweetness, giving way to hop bitterness in the finish. A little too much carbonation, but overall crisp and refreshing. Alcohol content is well hidden by the hop bitterness.
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.
PhillyCraft (2593) - 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.
bytemesis (2172) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There are times in your life when you are blown away by the generosity of some Ratebeerians. This is one of those times. Thank you IrishBoy for the opportunity to try this beer. Bottle. Pours hazy golden amber with a small creamy off-white head that slooooowly dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is certainly citra - passionfruit, pine resin, cat piss, grapefruit. Flavor is the same, juicy. Lightly sweet and surprisingly light bitterness - these hops are going into flavor, not bittering. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. No detectable presence of that 8% ABV - it really sneaks up on you. This is the kind of IPA I am growing to love most - not overly bitter, but full of fruity, juicy hop goodness. Right up there with Exponential and Heady as one of the best. Now I am just bummed that I only have maybe 8 oz left in my glass as I write this. I canít imagine when I will get to try it again. Shit. 6 ounces.