DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2012
This is my first review in a WHILE! I’m now going to start reviewing in my own format and not worry about the Appearance, Smell, Taste, Mouthfeel, & Overall "Format" I’ve used so boringly in the past. Leggo
Bottle came from a trade with HoppySuds (in person in CA) and I shared this 22oz brew with my cousin Mark in a tasting held at my new house in Benton Park. This was one of the few (besides D4) that we finished the whole bottle during the tasting. There was no markings on the bottle of any bottling date.
The appearance was made up of a big, long lasting 1 and 1/2 finger head that was very frothy with bubbles. Had a deep orange/copper colored body with slight hazing. Left great lacing behind.
In the aroma, tons of fruit, hops, and mango are all thrown hard. Very great and appropriate for this Double hopped up IPA.
Flavor? Big Hopped (American variety), Fruity, and has a Medium-High bitterness level. Not too much complexity.
The mouthfeel starts with a medium to high body is well pronounced with hop. Medium carbonation and finishes with TONS of citra, hence the name.
Cheers to this one! Not sure I’d throw it onto one of the top 10 beers of popular category but it was damn good. Would like to see another bottle of this in my future. Go for it! Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a CBS snifter. From the recent bottling. Huge, Huge, Huge thanks to SupoenaDeuces for this bottle. Thanks Alex!!
A: Pours a perfect hazy orange color with a fluffy pure white head forming on the pour. The retention is out of this world and as the head slowly subsides it leaves huge, sticky sheets of lace behind.
S: Pineapple flesh, sweet caramel malts, light grass and light lemon grass. Extremely balanced.
T: The taste follows the nose perfectly. Citrus pineapple and orange with a touch of lemon peel. Sweet caramel malts and light bitter hops on the finish.
M: This is the most drinkable DIPA I’ve ever had. So smooth and balanced. It drinks like water. Nice solid carbonation with a medium to light body.
O: One the most balanced DIPA’s I’ve had and certainly the most drinkable. The wonderful citrus flavors with the sweet caramel are just perfect. Not to mention the beer looks pretty too.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-05-2012 rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
Bouteille. Bière orangée avec une mousse blanche. Le nez est composé de citron, le houblon Citra oblige. Le malt supporte bien cette dose de houblon. En bouche le houblon attaque tout ce qui bouge, il transperce le malt. Il y a du citron, des agrumes, du savon, de la gomme à mâcher Thrills. C’est superbe comme bière. Digeste, agréable comme la compagnie de Patrick, Julien et Pierre-Luc qui nous ont partagé cette bière. Merci. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Une bombe houblonnée offerte par Julien et Pier-Luc. Merci les gars! Un regard élégant avec sa robe orangée et sa mousse collante. Un nez fabuleux de fruits tropicaux assez juteux. Définitivement un fond floral qui rencontre des herbes folles. Une instance maltée qui rend grâce à la magie opérée par le Citra. Un goût qui n’apporte que du bonheur à mes papilles. Des agrumes et de l’ananas dans un jus pulpeux de mangues et de pêches. Une bouche bien construite avec un apport de bulles plus que convenable et une texture bien huileuse. Une finale de fruits tropicaux qui s’étendent sur un très long moment. Une bière aromatique et savoureuse qui possède une grande buvabilité. JulienHuxley (5979) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy gold pour with white head. Beautiful citra aroma, really pungent, thick and fruity, lemon peel, pineapple. Taste is bitter, citrus peel, tons over tons of fruity hop flavors. Well carbed with medium body. Simply delicious.
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Pours a nice orange color with nice frothy white head, good lacing down the glass. Smell is nice juicy grapefruit and orange with a slight piney smell in there. Taste is much the same very citrusy with a bit of pineapple. Medium bodied beer with good amount of carbonation. This double IPA is world class. nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2012
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with some creamy white head. Nose is pine, grapefruit, earthy, sweet. Flavor is sweet, earthy, pine. Medium bodied, sweet, earthy finish. Not sure what the hype is all about, this was fairly pedestrian in my opinion. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Surprise bomber from Richard. Damn dude, thanks! Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smell is loaded with mango, pineapple, and other citrus notes. I have never had anything made with Citra before.. Taste is great, smooth, fruity, no alcohol bite. Plenty of carbonation, basically a perfect double IPA. Fantastic beer; can I get some more? phaleslu (10895) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Long-time want. Pours a hazy gold color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, herbal and resinous notes, and sweet malts. Flavor of citrus, tropical fruits, pine resin, caramel malts, vanilla, and bread. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, resinous mouthfeel. A little disappointing. Just doesn’t pop like I thought it would. Still a nice DIPA. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
22oz bottle, 8/2012 release, fresh as can be. pours a gorgeous, hazy gold and sits the color of peach skin the glass capped by a rich,creamy, white head that leaves sticky sheets of lace. aroma is outstanding with huge tropical fruit notes of apricot, mango, pineapple, and starfruit backed by dank grass, pine resin, and pear syrup with a hint of sweet honeybun as it opens up. flavor is where this brew really shines as it brings an amazing blast of tropical fruit notes including pineapple, mango, guava, kiwi, and nectarine and balances them with resinous, piney bitterness, wet grass, and a hint of crackery malts. palate is medium bodied with creamy carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel from all the tropical fruits that finishes dry, fruity, and lightly bitter. overall, and outstanding dipa that lives up to the hype.