Citra Dog - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.74/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
We pour a brew of dark golden coin coloring. It holds a two finger head of soapy, khaki colored bubbles, showing excellent retention. Thick sheets of cratered lacing are left around the glasses as it recedes as a slower pace. No haze or sediment cuts clarity, and carbonation appears to be light and slow. The aroma gives surprisingly vigorous pale, chalky, rye, and lightly wheaty grain base, with piney, citric, and herbal hop varietals, burnt rubbers, foamy plastics, light clove spice sweetness, dandelion and sunflower leafiness, faint alcohols, green bark resins, and light adjuncty grain. Our first impression is that there is nice hoppiness throughout, but the grain becomes quite gritty by the end, taking a bit away from the overall picture. As we sip, the taste opens with rye, amber, and pale maltiness, metallic tins, chalky yeast, brightly citric hops, cornbread stuffing, acorn nuttiness, walnut shell, floral leafiness, and tannic lemon teas. The middle comes to a peak with dandelion flower blossom bitterness, dirty unfiltered wheaty airs, alcohols, gravel, mineral, chalked yeastiness, and cedar. The end comes with bright boozy wash, steely rye and straw bite, bittered pistachio nuttiness, honeycomb sweetness, sweaty saltiness, toffee sugars, distant caramel malt toast, and citric, resiny, and floral hops. The aftertaste breathes of booziness, apricot and peach fruitiness, oily hop resins, green grassiness, wheat and pale malts, rock salt, light pilsner malt bitterness, newspaper inkiness, herbal and citric hoppiness, and bittered pine bark. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is light. Each sip confers decent slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with nicer finishing pop. The mouth is left wet, satiated, and softly coated, with eventual drip into light toasty dryness and warmth. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its flavoring, and its aroma. These remained pretty equal and comparable throughout, with freshness of hops, and surprising grit, graininess, and depth to the malt bill. The latter, at times, overshadowed the supposed citric hop showcase, giving somewhat of an unbalanced end and after to the tasting. The feel was also rather lackluster, offering little in the way of creaminess or redeeming refreshment. That said, this guy shows pleasant drinkability and goes down easily without much harsh complaining. This may not be the citra bomb you have been waiting for, but it won’t put your palate to sleep.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2013 23:45:22 | More by TheBrewo
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3.91/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a 16 oz Flying Dog tulip. Pours a dark yellow, with a two inch white head, that leaves plenty of lace.
Smell pine, lemon, grapefruit, apricot, and papaya.
Taste follows well, with grapefruit, apricot, and papaya being most dominant, but not to overpowering.
Body is on the lighter side, plenty of life, a little dry, and goes down very easy.
Overall this is very nice IPA that I would purchase often if distributed in NH.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 22:56:20 | More by SawDog505
Citra Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.