Citra Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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4.65/5 rDev +20.8%
Peter Paul from de Molen brewery recommended me this beer, thanks man for pointing it out.
A - A deep soft amber color mixed with pink!? Is this for real? This color is so nice and different. The head is big and off white. The foam stays present quite long and after a while it becomes fluffy. The are carbonation bubbles visible that try to get up.
S - A good strong smell of peaches, pine, grass and last but certainly not least citrus (of course). This is so inviting that you have to take a gulp right away. To keep your emotion under control after smelling it is hard and feels like a torture. This is how every IPA should smell.
T - WOW!!!! I am normally not a real IPA fan, but this changed my opinion. What a strong bitter taste that becomes creamy after a while. The bitterness leaves your tongue dazzled as if it was stung by a bee. The beer stays fersh in taste all the way. Light sweet up front and for the rest every thing like the smell gave away.
M - This beer is creamy in your mouth, but not at all sticky! The body is quite full & tasty and that for a 6,9% ABV!! I think it is quite exceptional.
O - What an exceptional different beer! One should try this in the morning. It wakes you up and I am certain it will keep you in a positive mood all day.
12-04-2011 20:06:56 | More by Mar02x
4.48/5 rDev +16.4%
Was wondering about Citra hops. This is milder than I anticipated. Poured with a huge, billowy, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream-colored head that lasts all the way down and plenty of lace. Color is a clear copper orange amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is so mild I can hardly sensey it - but ls malt, caramel, hop, citrus, hint pineapple and bare hint resin. Flavors like nose and likewise mild, fairly dry, perfectly proportionally balanced bitter and carbonic tang. Body and carbonation are spot on. Finish is like flavor, fairly short, and extremely drinkable.
05-27-2012 00:02:46 | More by drpimento
4.38/5 rDev +13.8%
Appearance: Three fingers of a tightly bubbled head sit atop the hazy orange-amber liquid and refuse to dissipate; plenty of lacing action, too
Smell: Bitter and pithy, with a bit of kumquot thrown into the mix
Taste: A bit of biscuity malt and then the hops kick in, bringing a herbal/tropical fruit character that is not nearly as bitter as the aroma; after the swallow, the combination of the hops and the malt add a sweet dimension, though not in a cloying or sticky manner
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A very enjoyable beer, that combines the hops and malt in a very complementary way
07-23-2011 20:36:57 | More by brentk56
4.35/5 rDev +13%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark amber color and a hazy texture. Light sediment. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Great lacing.
S: A very light, fruity aroma, with some hops thrown in as well.
T: Tasted of hops, citrus (grapefruit especially), and a solid amount of malt, as well. This one won't win any prizes for originality, but what it does, it does well.
M: A well-carbonated beer with a slick, oily finish. Medium-bodied.
O: An extremely likable beer. One Mikkeller's best from the Single Hop series.
09-07-2011 12:07:13 | More by avalon07
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
Pours a nice golden amber with a fat head, nice lace.
The scent is floral perfume and grapefruit. Pale and slight caramalt.
The taste is pale malts with a bitch slap of flowers and grapefruit. A little sticky in the mouth.
One of the more fun of the single hop series.
08-11-2011 01:46:42 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
4.3/5 rDev +11.7%
A - Very dark amber with a very thick white head. A little bit of sediment floating around in the glass and you can't see through the glass.
S - Citrus and sugars. Reminds me so Simcoe hops.
T - Super smooth hops right up front. When I smelled it I thought the hops would be very bitter and have the bite of Simcoe, but the Citra hits the tongue like a pillow. Perfect blend of malts on the back leaving a bitter sweet flavor of citrus, hops, and flowers. Wonderful IPA.
M - Super carbonated and really keeps a full head on the beer as you drink it down. Citrus flavors really mask the alcohol.
O - Pleasantly surprised with this showing from MIkkeller. I'm starting to be a true believer in the Citra hop and the beers that it produces.
09-27-2012 02:54:25 | More by ThePaleRider
Citra Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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