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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Citra Double IPA


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8081) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle - Sweet fruit tropical notes, touch of dank and grapefruit. Cloudy gold with a rich white head. So light and easy drinking, with a creamy light mouthfeel. So delicate and nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2844) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Howler. Aroma is ultra dank citra hops and strong caramel malt. Mango, pineapple, weed, pine, wood, caramel, and blood oranges. Tastes sweet and dank. Juicy pineapple, caramel apple, pine, weed, oranges, and herbs. Very little bitterness. Medium to full body. This is great but a little disappointing. Wish there was more bitterness to balance out the sweet and dank.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle @ Aaron’s Wedding Eve Shindig. Thanks to either Andy or Mike. Hazed golden pour with white foam. Lots of grapefruit and orange to the beer. Some notes of sweet mango and apricot as well as a subtle tropical note. It does have a bit of sweetness, but not much in the way of bread or caramel. Lots of pineapple, citrus, and stone fruit on the tongue. A bitter finish and perhaps a touch of alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
I imagine whoever it is who owns this brewery is an accomplished air guitarist who opened a brewery just so he could name it after his imaginary band, the logo of which he drew over and over in his junior high note book. This said, they do make good beer. This one is clear golden w/ a foamy head. It has great big old hop nose, herbal and citric w/ a touch of fresh pine needles. This is just a little sweet w/ a thick, rich hop character. It’s full bodied with solid citrus rind bitterness in the finish. This is definitely a great showcase of the citra hop and I can solidly recommend it to any hop head on this here earth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Great Taste of the Midwest, 2015. A dark yellow color, hazy and opaque, and lightly carbonated. Palate is heavy and full. Lots of hops and citrus, some malt, giving a little sweetness. I am pretty sure this is unfiltered and that is good. Full flavor, but the high abv is well hidden.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - AUG 15, 2015
This shit is bomb...had at an ole MadCraftBeerWeek and most recently at GTMW15. Crazy hoppy orange juice...probably best dipa i’ve had...a desert island beer for sure.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuchessOfIowa (68) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2015
On tap at Sanctuary, IC. Nice tropical aroma with some hints of scallions and lemongrass. Thin white head that laces mediocre. Very murky orange hue. Haze is slightly ok but I think this is a bit much. Taste is juicy pineapple and subtle hints of onion which I like. Overall a good beer with flavor and aromatics. Visual appearance and mouthfeel are not quite right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle [from trade with mista, huge thanks!] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy yellow to light orange color, medium sized white to off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, grapefruit. Taste malts, hops, grapefruit, slightly tropical fruits in the background, perfect bitterness. A great mix between fruit hops and bitter hops. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy orange colour with a creamy, medium sized white head. Smells hops, all kinds of fruit, very fresh, slightly chives/onion (which I like). Tastes hops, fruity, fresh, quite bitter, tropical fruits. Full body, nice carbo.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1277) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
22oz bottle pours a hazy bright yellow amber without a bit of head. Smooth tropical and citrusy hops. Some marmalade and a little resiny.


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