Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Bell’s tulip. Batch # 54.
A: Pours a clear amber color with a light yellow head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin film and ring that leaves soapy lace down the glass.
S: Big bursts of citrus. Orange flesh, lemon peel, and sticky grapefruit. Some sweet bread malts and a touch of bitter resin on the tail end. This smells ridiculously good.
T: More grapefruit in the taste than the smell. Orange and lemon peel with some alcohol bite to it. There is a definite warming, but the booze and warmth doesn’t detract from the overall flavor profile. Some light bready malts with a little bitter green as well.
M: Medium bodied with a sticky and slightly oily mouthfeel, but it is surprising light on the finish with a high drinkability.
O: This is by far the best thing Pipeworks has pumped out. We all know hops are in their wheelhouse, but their use of the Citra hops really shined in this. Juicy, citrusy and pleasantly sweet. I’m sure I speaking for everyone that’s tried when I say this has to be bottled on a consistent base.
Serving type: bottle
Thechasm442 (685) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a hazy burnt orange with a thick and frothy white head that leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is full of citra hops. Dank pine, tons of bright citrus and tropical fruit, and sweet caramel. Taste is grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya, and passionfruit. Very citric and tropical with dank pine resin in the finish as well as a sweet caramal malt backbone. Juicy and quenching, with a slightly dry finish. You would have no idea that it is 9.5. Outstanding beer.
Concealer (1136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Two weeks old. Hazy dark gold with a large, foamy off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, mango, pine, light caramel, biscuit. Flavor is the same, citrus in the front, pine and malt on the end. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.
Ahuth (278) - - JUL 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled pours hazy orange. The palate is thick sticky. The taste is orangy and grapefruit. Lots of citra hops. Fruity and fresh. Little boozy but not much.
TattooJack (479) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bomber, nice cloudy orange. Smells fantastic tropical and citrus. Taste is spicy citrus, gritty, tropical and dry at the end, this is one of the best of the Citra beers that have been popping up recently, really done well.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Amber pour with a modest white head. Aroma is has plenty of citrus character. Orange and lemon smoothie. Mild resin. Flavor generally sweet. Caramel malt ballast. Tropical fruits. A bit of resin. Hoppy without being bitter or abrasive. Medium body, soft carb.
bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Many thanks to Rian for bringing this back from across the pond and sharing. Amber orange with an off white head. Pungent Citra and high alcohol mash aroma. Flavour is resinous, piny hops and sweet juicy alcoholic malts, in great balance. Carbonation is natural, lively but smooth. Excellent.
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a an orange amber color with a tan head. The nose is citrus, big citrus, a bit of toastiness. The taste is toasted malt, citrus, crisp and dry. The body slight/medium with tight lively carbonation.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16th September 2015
Hazy deep amber beer, good cream colour head. Mild skunk, orange and crystallised fruits on the nose. Palate is smooth but has good fine carbonation. Semi sweet creamy malts. Hop spice. Spicy orange. Orange resin. Marmalade and floralness. Trace of skunk. Smooth finish. Lovely stuff, would love to try one super fresh.
DuchessOfIowa (157) - Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Nice citrus, pineapple, and slight pine. Orange breaking golden on the edges with a pillowy white head that laces healthy. Good amount of sweetness that turns to a nice dry and bitter quality for balance.
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great display of citra hop. Bottle from Binny’s-Skokie. Great drinking, with citrus hop well tamed for a DIPA.