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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This brew is a hop-head’s dream! The Citra hop variety lends bright, tropical citrusy notes, and is well complemented by the rich, slightly sweet background. This is an all-around big beer, in every way.

FlacoAlto's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Sampled November 2013
The beer has a much cleaner fermentation profile in this batch. In fact all three beers I have had recently have been nice and clean. I hope this is a sign that they are dialing in there process. A much clearer focus on the hops and amuch better Double IPA for it.

Initial rating March 2013
3.2, 7/4/5/3/13
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a one-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a rich amber color that shows a lightly hazed, orange-tinged, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a bright tropical fruit and woody hop character to it that jumps nicely out of the glass. Lychee, ripe tangelo zest, kumquat zest, floral apricot jam, guava notes, woody mango, and touches of fruity herbal notes.

Lots of fruity notes up front, but towards the middle a weird, curing plastic like note, as well as a touch of Band-Aid starts to become noticeable; the latter becomes more pronounced through to the finish where it lingers on the palate. The fruit flavors contribute notes of ripe tangelo zest, guava, peach blossom, touches of bitter orange, as well as a solid, but not overly biting hop bitterness. The malt character is definitely subtle here, as it should be, touches of caramelized malt, toasted grain, a slight nuttiness, and a touch of sweet tea character. The body is quite light for a Double IPA, even the alcohol is a touch on the light side for a Double IPA, and has me wondering about the strength of this beer.

The front part of each sip has quite the promise, but the finish definitely is quite a bit more funky than an IPA should be (even if it were a Belgian styled IPA). Definitely has some promise, but also has some flaws that make it hard to really enjoy. The plastic / Band-Aid notes are subtle enough that most people won’t notice; at times I can almost not taste it, though at others it is too pronounced. Still this is reasonably enjoyable, and I would love to have this without the off flavors in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10531) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. ARoma. Flowers, citrus, caramel, light spice. Flavour. HErbs, flowers, light caramel, citrus. Medium bodied. Ends flowery bitter and citric.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, hops, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Hazy orange colored with a huge off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Fruity flavor of hops and pine needles with notes of grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10998) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
cloudy orange ,huge bubbly light brown head. aroma is slightly herbal, malty, nutty.flavor is malty, slightly caramelly, slightly spicy. underplayed dipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a huge tan head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Bitter, herbal and light fruity. Bitter, toasted and herbal. Dry and spiced into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1623) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Dark golden orange pour, citrus nose, taste is citrus hops and some resin bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pint on tap. Bright light copper color, clear, it laces well, the decent head bubbles off. Creamy palate - I think the taste is mostly citrusy (go figure, with a name like citra). I think their best beer so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10603) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
An amber DIPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with fruity esters and musky notes, same corn husk character which is unpleasant. In mouth, a sweet treacle malt with light floral hops, no alcohol warmth, disappointing. On tap at brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours a copper like color with off white head. Aroma is some mild citrus and hoppy bitterness. Flavors are well balanced between bitter and sweet with the bitterness winning, just as it should. There was a slight taste that wasn’t quite normal. Couldn’t put my finger on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Copper/amber color with a beige head. Flavor has a lit of nice tropical fruit and citrus but also has a pretty bold malt bill. I did detect a but if a new rubber hose flavor, but I enjoyed it anyway.

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