Citra Dog - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev 0%
On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a 1/2 finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops as well as bready and biscuity malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell. It tastes a little citrusy with a moderate amount bitterness but the underlying flavors of bready and biscuity malts are also quite noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The maltiness of this beer makes it unique compared to other IPAs.
05-27-2013 14:23:03 | More by metter98
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
07-15-2013 20:18:23 | More by oberon
3.91/5 rDev +2.9%
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!!!
07-30-2013 20:38:24 | More by WVbeergeek
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange zest, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, grass, slight pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and minimal astringent bitterness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity of hop flavor with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
09-07-2013 05:06:37 | More by superspak
3.96/5 rDev +4.2%
LOOK: Pours a light golden orange with a dense head consisting of tiny bubbles. Really retains well and leaves rings of lace on the pint.
AROMA: Citrus, pine, a bit of pineapple. A bit of herb.
TASTE: Firm bitterness with lots of earth, pine and dirty citrus notes. Some mango and lemon are in the flavor profile as well, cut early by intense bitterness stinging the palate. This pale ale is trademark citra all the way.
FEEL: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp and refreshing. It also coats the palate with hop oils, this is a hopped up ale for certain. Doesn't hold the carbonation well, which makes for a slicker than standard feel.
OVERALL: Another great American IPA featuring the Citra hop, which has become increasingly popular due to its intense tropical flavor and solid bittering properties. One of the best beers made by Thirsty Dog to hit the market in quite some time.
08-27-2013 22:17:18 | More by Stinkypuss
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau Dogfish Head IPA glass.
A bit of murky orange, and a little chestnut brown towards the top, even lighter yellow body where the glass gets more narrow at the bottom. An array of hues, but a bit cloudy. Nice slow rising carbonation that meets a fluffy big white four finger tall head. Big clumpy retention, island pucks and valleys.
Solid nose. Some light tropical fruits and a good amount of bready malts. Slightly toasty also.
There's also some interesting pickle and salty brine character to this it seems.
Palate has a good solid hop coating and oils. Flavors though give more to malt toast and lots of baked bread on the finish. Some good bitterness and hints of tropical fruit, and some punch pineapple a little bit also.
Overall a pretty easy going IPA, nothing amazing but nothing ordinary either.
03-09-2014 18:53:14 | More by smakawhat
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
A: Good clarity with a light orange coloring and moderate show of carbonation. Buff 1 finger head has a whipped cream texture and is strong on the hold. Whispy, wavey, thinly spread lace with a lasting head coverage through most of the drink.
S: Sweet grapefruit, sticky pine resin, mango-orange, tropical fruit with a perfumy delivery and moderate amount of strength.
T: Fresh, wet, citron-line hints. nice. Sweet grains, followed by a semi-tart tropical fruitiness of mango-oganges. Citrus peel, sticky pine, grapefruit with some floral hops are lightly dry. Flowery coating, lightly dry stalky barley, with a farewell of dry oranges, greapefruit flower on the swallow.
M: sticky, lightly toasted, lightly dry with a feel good carbonation rate.
O: Overall has a good level of aroma and flavor with a balance of bittering hops, not just a one trick pony ipa but is balanced nicely between the 3 aspects. Sticky hop resins, nice citra hop profile, flavorful, yet easy and sessionable for multiples. I would keep this on hand for casual, enjoyable drinking when not reviewing. case worthy.
09-17-2013 00:02:33 | More by beerthulhu
3.74/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
02-01-2014 01:01:34 | More by chinchill
3.3/5 rDev -13.2%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Clear golden yellow. Small head. Almost nothing after a bit.
Smell - Not what I expected. A lot of grapefruit to the hop aroma. Doughy malts. Kinda musty.
Taste - Grapefruit hop again. Sweet malts, not too sweet. A little crackery. Bitter and grassy in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Bitter in the finish.
Overall - I expected something more orangey and tropical. It's ok, but nothing really impressive.
08-12-2013 23:44:27 | More by Alieniloquium
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a somewhat murky, brown-orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Great lacing.
S: A decent enough aroma of hops, malt, pine, and a bready quality.
T: Tasted of hops, a good shot of pine, some light citrus (grapefruit), malt, and the aforementioned bready quality. There's a strong hops bitterness to this (a bit much in my estimation) that throws it off kilter. Still, a pretty good flavor.
M: A well-carbonated beer with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
O: An uneven IPA in many respects. Citra Dog is worth a shot, but there are better examples of the style out there.
09-16-2013 13:03:44 | More by avalon07
Citra Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.