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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Citra is the most well received in our series of Single Hop beers. After taking Gold in 2011 and 2012 at the California Craft Brew Competition, and due to its high demand with our consumers, we decided to make this a year-round style. This IPA pours a dark amber in color with an off-white head. The hop aroma is floral, with citrus notes, while the malts have a toasted barley character with some caramel. Citra‘s hop flavor is resiny, with some citrus quality that is offset by toasty malt flavors with a touch of caramel. This is a moderately full bodied beer, with a bright carbonation, and a dry finish.

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3.3
jbeatty (1248) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle, thanks to bird_machine, 04/06/2013. Pours ruby caramel, thin white head, dense sudsy lacing. Aroma is tangerine, peach, sweet tropical notes, piney edge, doughy malts. Taste is light citrus, heavy bitter pine, dark caramel malts a bit rough. Medium palate. Alright, this one.

3
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Hazy orange color with a tall very creamy, light tan/green head. Aroma is very strong orange citrus and a lot pine hops presence. Flavor is pretty watery with a strong bitterness but more grassy with a touch of citrus. Great lacing on the glass, very watery feeling with a light dry and bitter kick. Overall, it’s the definition of a "meh" beer. I was expecting a great citrus nose/flavor combo but there wasn’t enough malt backbone to hold the flavor. Body ruined the brew and made it a definite disappointment.

3.1
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2013
An interesting beer- good to taste a single hop’s character, but I usually prefer more of a medley. Pours a beautiful golden yellow brown, however.

3.6
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - FEB 21, 2013
22 oz bomber. Pours dark amber with slight head. Super hoppy with all of the expected citrus notes. Pineapple, peach, lemon, and grapefruit are all in there. In comparison to other IPAs that have used CItra, it’s a lot less balanced. That notwithstanding, a very nice IPA.

2.8
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Amber pour. Caramel malt and candied citrus in the nose, doesn’t smell fresh yet I haven’t seen it before on the shelves in IL. Flavor is again caramel candy, low bitterness, floral hops. Seems to lack most citra character. My guess is it is both a bit old and their hop addition times and quantities just sucked.

3.7
jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of floral and citrus hops. The taste was of pine and citrus hops, esters, and a little bit of malt sweetness. A very good IPA.

3.4
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish-orange amber color. Large, rocky off white pour. Aroma of strong lemon and tropical fruit notes. Bits of sugar cookie and oxidation. Flavor is fruity and bitter. Lots of tropical fruit notes. Mild sweet malt. Nice carbonation. Finishes long and bitter.

3.7
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2013
This isn’t quite the Citrus bomb that you would expect from a Citra hopped beer, In fact, the bitterness is more dominant; not that that’s a bad thing. There is a nice peachy middle taste that blends with a malt combo that reminds me of the malts used in Founders I.P.As.. Speaking of Founders, I prefer the Centennial single hop I.P.A to this one but I would definitely buy this again.

3.7
wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Aroma is citrus-orange, tropical fruit and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is citrus, lemons, malts and a long and very dry/mildly tangy finish.

3.6
Strykzone (7362) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bomber. Dark copper in hue with a robust beige head. Nice lacing remains. A big citrus aroma with bready caramel. A really big citrus hop flavor. It is tart and biting. Not so much bitter as expected. Grapefruit and some fairly big malts. The hop profile takes this close to Double territory. The Citra hop stands up just fine by itself but this is becoming over done. Still, this is tasty and a nice showcase for the hop.


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