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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
For 20 years our passion for brewing and our obsession with hops have challenged traditional styles and expectations for beer. So it’s only fitting we commemorate this momentous occasion by crafting a liquid ode to bold brewing that satisfies your hop thirst and pays homage to our flagship San Diego brewery, located on Citracado Parkway (which itself pays homage to the citrus and avocado agricultural history of the region).

“Citracado” also teases the two key ingredients of this beer. “Citra” refers both to the juicy gem of a hop and its citrusy (and tropical) aromas and flavors. “Cado” inspired us to utilize wonderful, native avocado flower honey. Combine the two and the result pours like silk and abounds with enough hops to match our excitement for reaching this 20-year milestone. We thank you sincerely for the years of support and pledge that we will, as always, strive to live up to the reasons for your loyalty!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Unlear orange amber with a slight off white head. Lots of hop character with a fairly strong bitterness. Interesting creation.

DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
10/1/2016 -- from notes: 22oz bottle, from Dutch's. Bottled 8/28/2016. Mostly clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Great webs of lace. Grapefruit citrusy hop. Mild piney. CaramelBigger bitterness. Light to moderate sweet. Some alcohol warmth. Bigger body, mild slick. Mild caramel, hint of that honey I think.. and the Avocado? Not sure if I'm imagining that or not. Pretty interesting beer though, satisfying balance and biggness. Nice to enjoy with my sandwich.

natejgood (537) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Pours a brownish orange. I know that doesn't sound great but it's actually a pretty good looking beer. Nice looking head, too, which stick to the side of the glass. Strong aroma of malts and hops. Maybe a bit of grapefruit as well. Flavor has more malt and earth than I was expecting. That goes along with a pretty good hop kick on the front end and some sweetness on the back end. This beer has a fair amount going on in the flavor category. Interesting beer and not bad for a random special edition.

Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Deep copper hue with a three fingers of beige foam. Moderate lacing. I smell the Citra with the citrus and tropical fruit. Nice. Flavor is the Citra. Citrus and tropical deliciousness. Ron tells me there is pine. Sure wish I could more easily taste pine. Rich malts have some caramel and cereal. Plenty of sweetness. Being a 9% beer, this hides the alcohol quite well. I like this a lot but find it to be a dangerous concoction at 9%.

hayduke (5742) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 23, 2017
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a rich copper color with an off-white head. . Nose of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. Full body. Flavor is much like the aroma and there is a lot of it. Finishes dry an with tropical and bitterness. Excellent.

bergstaden (3394) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2017
Light amber with off white head - Good hop aroma from citrus, fruits and hints of pine - Good malt body to support hop that is fruity, citrus and herbal piney with a good bitterness - The hops goes into the finish that has some dry notes - This was real good

jjgmd (2316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2017
At Brass Tap, Coral Springs with Audrie, pours a dark copper orange pour with a beige head. Nose is fresh peaches and deep tropical fruit...Taste is bold sweet citrus with a confluence of ’ cinnamon and floral ’ notes. Ends on deep sweet citrus and spicy notes...delicious but rather easier to taste than describe. Nevertheless excellent ! Quaff Score 8 /10

mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
[8926-20161209] 1pt6floz bottle. Sweet honeyed floral aroma. Clear, dark amber orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter grainy orange citrus wood flavour has a hot peppery feel. Medium body. Good, interesting. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, jercraigs)

chinchill (5450) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2017
22 ounce bottle into a Creature Comforts glass. Bottled August 2016. Pours with a hazy, copper/orange body. The head is moderate in size with good retention and ample soapy lacing. Aroma: dank and fruity, with hints of orange, grapefruit, melon, pine, yeast and bisquits. Flavor: pungent and complex; moderately bitter for style. Largely follows the aroma with suggestions of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Little pine. Well hidden alcohol. Feel: full, smooth body; medium carbonation; dry finish. Overall: a well crafted DIPA from Stone. Strongly flavored but reasonably well balanced,

Freaky_tiki (1424) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a thick & hazy amber with a thin skin of bubbly foam across the surface. Aromas of sweet malt & canned fruit. Comes across as a boozed-up amber ale with hop injections. A bit of pine & woody bitterness. Honey is strong & floral. A low-key fruit salad: canned pineapple, some guava, papaya enhanced with a squeeze of lemon Not quite the Citra celebration I was hoping for -- Great Lakes KarmaCitra is still the podium holder in my books -- but still an enjoyable hop feast.

kevinator (2887) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Really great and a good representation of this brewery’s legacy. Bold aromas and matching flavors of floral and citrus hops with a very balanced malt base. I hope it returns some day.

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