Mikkeller Imperial India Pale Ale Citra

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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JohnRMurdoch (4986) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Can from BrewDog OnLine. Cloudy dark orange amber, good head. Cereal rye barley sugar aroma. Spicy pine mango flavour. Strong bitter sweet aftertaste.

Marko (5858) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 13, 2017
Can @ Craft Room. Murky amber-golden body, white head. Aroma.... Smoooth citra ond heavy maltiness taste... Smooth creamy malty taste with a heavy dose of citra... Apricot and peach, perfectly balanced with the maltiness. Excellent beer, the 9% is nigh-invisible. Excellent single hop, unlike most of the series... A great beer.

LiwkoLiwko (537) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2017
W aromacie ananas, brzoskwinie i inne owoce tropikalne. Zabrakło mi intensywniejszych cytrusów. . Owocowy smak. Wysoki ekstrakt daje średnia pełnię. Puszyste / kremowe i gładkie. Owocowa goryczka. Gładka delikatnie zalegająca. Aromat mógłby być intensywniejszy. Pijalne z dobrze ukrytym niespełna 9% alkoholem. 3.8.

MelvinKalksma (1629) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2017 Aroma: 7 Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, hops and citrus. Appearance: 5 Opaque golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head. Taste/Palate: 9/4 Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange and tropical fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus. Overall: This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Loads of Citra hops that create a very sweet fruit profile together with the malts. Perfect appearance and a great palate as well, but the aroma couls have been stronger.

elbernays (1625) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2017
330ml draught at Underdog. Pours deep blood orange with wispy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, dank, resinous. Flavour is a thick caramel sweet with mild dank pine finish. Smooth and oily. This is not late hopped. Lovely.

julioperochena (6) - MEXICO - AUG 24, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2017 De las mejores IIPA, sabor a naranja, piñas y cítricos, su color es muy opaco amarillizo naranja, sabor increíble.

Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2017
Can @Ushers, Edinburgh. Pours orange, big solid white head. Nose is citrus, orange, pineapple and grapefruit as is the taste.

EerieDrinks (243) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2017 4 finger off-white head. Quite clear, mid amber coloured beer.

Aroma showcases the fantastic Citra hop nicely. Floral, perfumey, citrusfruits combined with peach, mango, passionfruit and a hint of pineapple. Nice biscuity maltbase too.

Taste is overripe mango, slight litchi, orange and grapefruit with a big, sweet breadiness to it. Very tasty and "classic" and in a way but is dragged down by the heavy alcohol note.

Mouthfeel is a bit oily but drinkable. Medium-low bitterness. Low carbonation, almost flat.

Overall: Nice DIPA that unfortunately feels a bit tired. Not only that, but the excessive apparent alcohol is quite annoying most of the sips. The overripe, sweet fruits in this along with the aforementioned alcohol makes you think of a Barley Wine in some of the sips. Would like to try this again but fresh.

Hermod (8139) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Draught @ Brewdog Helsinki, mikkeller tap takeover. Pours deep golden color with a thick white head. Malty ripe fruity aroma. Minerals, caramel. Abv nicely hidden. Fruity hoppy, grapefruity, citrusy flavors. Not perhaps the freshest example but pretty nice overall.

GoufCustom (2078) - HONG KONG - JUL 31, 2017

330ml can as "Citra IIPA" bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Translucent orange honey colour; One finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant full Ale malt, with strong orange, pineapples, tropical fruits, candied fruits, floral, sugar, strong bread, lemon peels and strong grass.

Taste: Close to medium sweet full Ale malt, with caramel, strong grapefruits, strong orange, light candied fruits, citrus, floral, sugar, spices, strong pine, resins, herbs, dry biscuits, strong lime, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Full body. Thick and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Rich Ale maltyness in a creamy and quite viscous background. The Citra is not as deadly limey as the Cascade IIPA but still strong and zesty, with good grapefruits and orange compliments the rather nice caramel. Flowery and medium sweet, with strong piney oozy herbal spicyness ended with strong citrus. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Strong orange, pineapples, tropical fruits, candied fruits, floral, lemon peels and strong grass in nose. Strong grapefruits, strong orange, candied fruits, citrus, spices, strong pine, resins, herbs, strong lime and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, High astringent sweet-bitter herbal malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Fruity limey and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: Compares to Cascade IIPA, this one?s Citra has more tropical smell and flavors to it, while the ultra limeynes of the former is slightly toned down somewhat, the nice pine and ooze match well with the dynamic grassiness to render this 9% IIPA very drinkable and almost sessionable. Very nice indeed!

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