Citra Dog - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Citra DogCitra Dog

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BA SCORE
85
very good

68 Reviews
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Reviews: 68
Hads: 565
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 16
Gots: 91 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beer2day on 03-12-2012

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Reviews: 68 | Hads: 565
Reviews by Broman:
Photo of Broman
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- A pale amber color under a moderate bleached white head that dissipates rather quickly. Overall an inviting sight.

Smell- Very plain but aggressive citrus smell. As the head dissipates the smell does as well but at a much quicker rate.

Taste- As expected a very heavy citrus taste initially that lingers for a few seconds. An after taste of slight hops is welcome. Overall good flavor, but a bit watered down tasting.

Mouthfeel- Overall a light feel with a bit of a bitter bite to it. The flavors are more abundant the longer the beer is exposed to the mouth before swallowing.

Overall- generally a good beer I would drink again. It has a very inviting appearance to it and is backed up with an equally intriguing smell. The taste is a bit of a letdown in that it appears somewhat watered down. Overall an enjoyable beer. If it's around and you haven't had it, why not. (886 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic a dull brass color with a tightly formed lacey half finger white head atop.Aromas seem to be quite sweet and sugary with a big splash of citrusy hops,almost DIPAish in nature to me.Flavors are a citrusy bomb with big sugary sweetness along with caramel,the hops are big and so is the sweetness.Wow this is as close to tasting like a DIPA at 6.5% as you can get in my opinion with it's sweetness and hops mixture. (432 characters)

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What can be said stellar appearance when you look a the beer and the packaging, however they are jumping on the Citra bandwagon to no avail. First things first IPA is all about the balance between hop flavor, bitterness, and malt balance. This beer lacks cohesion but I'm still interested. The stats are right 95 IBUs, 6.5 abv, but taste it let it coast the palate, appears a beautiful pale copper orange hue slightly off white head leaves fine even bands of lacing no complaints. Nose has big citric notes with swelling herbaceous earthy hops exploding, after that it's minimal malt biscuit notes and pretty one dimensional. Flavor very dank citric and herbal hops providing thoughts of orange peel and marijuana...I'm not a smoker in that regards but the beer speaks for itself. Malts appear in the background a bit of biscuit malt dry finish for sure this beer is a hopheads beer, I enjoy some of the other Citra hopped beers a bit more like White Rajah and Zombie Dust just due to balance but this beer is a true hop assault. Mouthfeel is oily slick with hop resins abound carbonation carries you through the hop swamp carbonation works well at a comfortable level going down with each sip. Overall I'm proud to be drinking another Ohio brewed Citra based IPA!!! (1,266 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours hazy amber, with a modest off-white head.

Aroma: a load of Citra hops yet some bready malts are also apparent.

Flavor: Follows aroma: fruity and herbal, with a substantial hop hit starting towards the finish. Despite a moment of rather high bitterness, this diminishes nicely in the aftertaste. Surprising complexity for a single hop brew.

O: recommended for hop heads. (425 characters)

Photo of FunkyJunk
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tilly
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy, amber pour with a lacy head.
Funky, skunky, super hoppy, citrus aroma.
Tastes are that of citrus his, sweet, funky pine and bubble gum taste.
Mouth feel is really bitter. Pleasant bitter!
This is a really good modern IPA! WELL done Indianapolis! (260 characters)

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Citra Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.