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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Just in time for the holidays Sprecher Brewing Company is releasing its first Imperial IPA, CitraBomb. The Imperial IPA style was developed and made popular by West Coast (U.S.) brewers. This style is most often characterized by a gold or copper color, citrus hop character, big malt body and lingering bitterness. What makes Sprecher’s CitraBomb a rare treat is the addition of coveted Simcoe and Citra hop cones. The small 40 barrel batch was created using the recipe for Sprecher IPA2 – a beer known for its balanced malt body and lingering hop finish—which was aged and dry hopped with a blend of hops. Brewmaster Craig Burge then transferred this brew onto 100 pounds each of Simcoe and Citra hop cones to age for an additional six weeks. According to Burge, “Dry hopping with fresh cones adds flavor and aroma. In addition to the big green, grapefruit, fresh resin nose and flavor, there is some nectarine in the nose.” Sprecher’s CitraBomb Imperial IPA is a hop head’s delight. CitraBomb is being packaged exclusively in 22 ounce bottles and draught. Due to the small batch size, most of this Imperial IPA will be distributed in Wisconsin. Until supplies run out it will be available at the Sprecher Gift Shop, 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI. The Imperial IPA style was developed and made popular by west coast American brewers. This style is most often characterized by a gold or copper color, citrus hop character, big malt body and lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttroha (507) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2015
Tap at Hop City Birmingham. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Tastes of bitter citrus and tropical fruits. Bitter aftertaste. Decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itzjerm (2316) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
A bit off on the finish. Hop blast more on the side of citrus peel than a balanced citrus flavor. I’m a hop head it was not my delight. For a double IPA not the mouthfeel at all. Disapointing for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
this was a decent IPA. nothing fancy, nothing great. above average is the best I can say

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (793) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
Tap at Uber Tap Room in Milwaukee. Limited notes....basically I remember a pretty well balanced beer, with nice malt sweetness and good citrus hops bitterness and flavor. Pretty decent - I liked it more than its score shows.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
DRAFT at Sprechers in Lake Geneva. Pours a hazy orange with one finger head. Strong hop nose...pine / citrus immediately jump from the glass...generally pleasant but the bite of the initial taste is a little much. Mellows as it warms. Positive overall...will do another. ---Rated via iPad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6377) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
This one poured a bubly golden yellow with a white head. Aroam was of lots of citra and light caramel. Flavor was similar, not over ther top bitter, but nice fruity and tropical citra goodnes. Not sure where all these bad ratings are coming from.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Amber with a half finger quickly fading taupe head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, bready malts, floral hops and vegetal notes. Taste is sweet and vegetal with citrus and floral fresh hops. Finishes mildly bitter with a touch of alcohol. Not bad... for Sprecher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbaaron (1974) - Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Dark orange. Small wispy white head, lasting with lace. Aroma is lots of caramel, lots of citrus, some pine, some alcohol, fairly sweet. Medium body. moderate to high bitterness, resin, and some sweetness. Definitely different compared to other 2IPA but the palate grew on me a little over the course of the bottle. Kinda goofy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarinEvelyn (820) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Caramel, dry hops, grapefruit/citurs. Sweet yet bitter, and a little harsh. A little sweet, very hoppy, grapefruit, dry, bitter. Strong hoppy and bitter finish.

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