toddomundo (10) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
Outstanding. Citra is what it claims to be - but not to the exclusion of what we want in an IPA. The citrus is mild and compliments the hops perfectly. Bitterness is not overwhelming - not sure of the IBU rating but I would put it at 60-70. Delightfully bold but smooth. kegbelly (10) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
I was very surprised at the flavor of this beer - great on the nose. I was expecting more of a lemon on the palate but it was smooth and not as harsh as I thought it would be. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle. Textbook IPA and pretty good for Canada. Dark amber with a big froth head. Strong hop scent and delicious balanced citrus/woody hops. Probably the best beer I have had from Dead Frog. fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 DuffMan (10754) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
2011-08-08, bottle from Liquor Depot, Kelowna, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Hazy amber color, with a small-sized compact head and nice lace. The aroma is pleasant, with hop and toffe, but not very fresh, nor impressive. Good toffee flavor, and good bitterness level; the hopping is pleasant, resiny, a bit fruity, but not true to a real fresh Citra.
Maybe not fresh.
2011-04-08, bottle from Kapilano Wine, 8-4-7-5-16=40
Hazy golden color; medium sized head. Lovely aroma of citrusy hops, lightly sweaty. Dry toffee flavor, but well constructed; extreme hopping, with loads of resins. Excellent, agressive IPA.
2011-03-04, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 8-4-7-5-15-39
Blond color; creamy head. Very nice aroma of citrusy hops, perfumy bergamot and kefir. The mouthfeel is not too dry; good malt flavor; powerful hopping, extreme bitterness, sharp character of clean resins and citrus fruits. Aggressive but also very fresh.
Bottle, shared with me by Parksy after I helped him move 3 bookcases, one eliptical trainer (fuuucck), and one re-upholstered-but-still-ugly chair down the street to Dodo’s and Dave’s. ... and it was totally WORTH IT!!! Light bright orange amber, thick lasting head that generates fine early lace. Aroma is beautiful hoppy citrus and tropical fruit. Just a fresh full-on hop blast. Juicy hoppy palate, with lots of fresh citrus, some passionfruit, and resinous pine that becomes more apparent in the long bitter finish. In a blind taste test I would never in a million years would have guessed this to come from Dead Frog-- super well-done, and their best offering by a long shot. Really excellent.
Ungstrup (38936) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of lemon, hops, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon, straw, and hops leading to a bitter finish. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
Single bottle purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 04/15/2011. Light brown with light medium head. Nose: Hop dominant but accompanied by freshly squeezed citrus juices (mainly lime and orange) and some forest moss. Well presented. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-high bitter, light sour. Christams pudding, at first then straight into blasting hops that just get stronger and stronger right through the finish - which lasts forever. Biting and lively - a touch more citrus in the palate would have been nice. cfrancis (3612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Thanks to boney for this. Great looking dark orange gold with a frothy white top. Aroma is citrus hops and a great sweet honey malt. Taste is a slow build of citrus hop bitterness and a great malt backbone that is just phenomenal. Great beer, wish it was around me.