Citra Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My eighth beer from the Mikkeller Single Hop series. My bottle lists a 6.80% abv rather than the 6.90% abv listed on BeerAdvocate. Expectations are high based upon my experience with the others.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Woah, pours about five to six fingers of giant towering beige froth. Body is a dark burnt sienna orange / borderline mahogany color. Looks like all the others, except for the massive collection of dark yeast chunks sinking to the bottom of the glass. Definitely off-putting and clearly this much chunky yeast sediment wasn't intentional. Some nice streaks of lacing. Doesn't look bad, aside from the disturbing amount of yeast chunks.
S - Smell isn't off or strange in any way, despite the ridiculously muddled appearance. Smells of earthiness, twigs, wood, cream, vanilla, hint of yeast in the nose. Smells a lot like all the others.
T - Taste isn't noticeably off or ruined in any way either. Tastes much like the others. Earthiness, dried leaves, creamy vanilla, wood, caramelized malts.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with some mild bitterness and green apple skin stickiness lingering on the palate.
Overall, not too much different than any of the others, aside from the entirely nauseating appearance which, I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt, was an accident. Please excuse me while I go find my strainer.
Mikkeller Citra ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2013 16:13:42 | More by mfnmbvp
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4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Orange label (unlike that pictured here) and new to shops here, this must be a second batch or re-release. Similar look to other Mikkeller single hop IPAs, as one might expect: A light bronze hue with a large quantity of frothy off-white head that sits there like dish suds. Aroma is rather malty, toffee and a little chocolate, but with a fresh orange juice and tropical fruit top note: Pineapple, peaches, passion fruit ... As one would expect from this hop. Flavor largely reflects the nose. I am getting guava and bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, hash oil, currant preserve, mentholated cough drop (although this is not super intense), vitamin C chewables, jasmine tea. Starts with bitter citrus and tropical musk but I am getting strong floral and green flavors late along with a blast of gooseberry. The Citra hops are more than keeping up with the sturdy malt backbone (cf. Bravo, to name one example. See that review). Moderate to full body and a smooth, oily mouthfeel despite making the mouth tingle. Comes off more carbonated than other Mikkeller single hops I've had to date. Not detrimental. Finish is dank and bitter, dominated by the hops. Read this to mean its pretty great in my current mood state. I rarely go back and compare ratings to validate such a call, but right in the here and now this is my favorite Mikkeller single hop IPA. I might taste gooseberry for another week hence. Wonderful.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 02:21:54 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.2/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - Pours a dark orange, with a two finger thick head with medium retention. There's a LOT of yeast chunks floating around. Intentional or not, this isn't precisely appealing.
S - Earthy, woody scent, with a hint of malty sweetness and definitely some yeast.
T - Taste matches the nose. Earthy, woody, malty (much more than I expected), with a hint of vanilla.
M - Smooth, even considering the yeast chunks.
O - Aside from the appearance, an enjoyable IPA, though the balance is off in places.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2013 04:01:57 | More by RolandoHH
Citra Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.