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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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American IPA bursting with citrus aromas and flavors. You’ll find evidence of tangerine, grapefruit, orange and mango in the aroma from the multiple additions of a single hop variety, Citra. There is also a nice malt balance in this bitter, full bodied, doglicious IPA that is a citrus lovers delight.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2013
12 oz bottle from six-pack, Andersons, Columbus, OH. Hazy gold-orange, creamy white head, strong lacing. Aroma is a dead giveaway for the citra, and lots of it. Citrus, toast, pine, caramel. Verging on over-hopped but this has a solid malt backbone and body that do stand up well. I’m a big fan of Thirsty Dog and this is another above-average offering from them.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3554) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2014
Aroma is pine, an undercurrent of bread, mild spiciness and a hint of mustiness. The flavor is complex citrus, fruit, grapefruit, malts and a bitter/tart/tangy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (402) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours gold with a dense white head. Sweet malt, tropical fruit and citrus aromas. Mango, papaya, grapefruit, and orange flavors. The finish is bitter. Smooth light mouthfeel with a high level of carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours yellow hazy with a medium head, aroma of honey, marmalade, caramel and some hops, flavor is slightly bitter and fresh with citra, lemon skin, medium bodied.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3665) - - APR 8, 2014
bottle. cloudy gold with almost no head. vegetal aroma. tangerine and vegetables flavor. some nice melony notes peek through sometimes. medium full bodied. not sure if its dms or an old bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1670) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of bitter citrus, grapefruit with a slightly malty finish. Taste is bitter, juicy citrus. Slight malt backbone. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oly (23) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with a good head that fades quickly. The aroma is surprisingly weak, but pleasant with fresh green hops with grapefruit and orange notes. The taste is pleasant: a prominent but not dominant hop bitterness that is well balanced with the malt backbone. There are nice grapefruit notes (and orange, once it warms), but they aren’t as aggressive as I would have hoped given the name. Overall, a very solid summertime beer that I’ll get again, but there is nothing particularly unique about it. It’s a bit more pleasant than my ratings indicate, but I expected more from the promise of citra hops indicated in the title and dinged it a bit for that.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2014
At a tasting, thanks zvikar, smallish head, hazy lightish orange colour, aroma of guava and rose petals, with some yeastiness and a hint of malt in the back, flavour of orange marmalade, some citrus and bready malt with an empathic herbal bitterness. Nice and enjoyable just not too fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from Connoisseur’s. Pours a mostly clear yellow with a white head. Nose is some mild caramel and nice citrus, orange, grapefruit, and some tropical fruit. Flavor is similar- not the burst of citra, but a nice suggestion and follow through of citra. Light to medium in body and nice overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Cloudy yellow-golden with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma, a bit stale, somewhat fruity. Crisp flavor of fruity hops with light stale notes, light bready maltiness and a pleasant bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - MAR 23, 2014
Thanks to Greg for sharing a growler of this fine IPA for our "brothers hang". It tasted fresh, and it showcased the green, springlike qualities of the hops. I could go for some more of this.


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