Citra Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Citra Single Hop IPACitra Single Hop IPA

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86
very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 06-10-2011)
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Photo of Johnhaley1989
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber with a fading head.
Nose shows passion fruit, lychee, peach, pineapple and grapefruit. Some soft clean malt underneath.
Tropical fruit carries through as a flavour, with lots of grapefruit too. Fairly sharp bitterness. Could use more crystal malt.
Carbonation is a bit high.

Photo of jdhasse
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mocktm
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of justinlaz
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of guytyping
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DCon
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

Poured out a dark hazy brownish amber with only a single finger of loose clumped head, medium levels of lacing.

Oh man. Smells of mango, pineapple, papaya, a bit of lemon/lime rind and biscuit malt with a nuance of woody herbals. Tropical Citra Fruit Salad all the way. I'm a big fat sucker for this sort of nose.

The flavor however is a lot more pith than rind of lemon and lime, and a somewhat murkier mix of green herbals and pine than the nose had. Odd how the nose smells so very sweet and yet the flavor is dry and leafy to the contrary of the aroma prediction.

More medium body and carb levels, same creamy texture as all the others so far.

Photo of marshmeli
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a lot cloudier than I would have expected. Head is large, but falls somewhat quickly. Character on this is okay. Seems a bit twiggy and too bright. Slightly salty acidic citrus bite to it. This is decent, but I would hope for a bit more from the Citra hop. Nice to try, but wouldn't keep it on a regular rotation. (Especially considering the price).

Photo of rarbring
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy dark amber beer, an off-white head, good lacing, small curtains.

Lemon, pine, resin and bread. Very Citra!

The taste is also very Citra dominated. Brown sweet bread, toffee, lemon, pine resin and needles, very good bitterness.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, soft, big body, a dry finish.

A nice well hopped brew, surprisingly balanced for a single hop.

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of brentusaurus
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jvillefan
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A very musty brownish orange with a very solid ivory two finger head.

S: Citra. That about sums it up.

T: Very bitter on the front end of the beer. Then citrusy fruits begin to emerge like grapefruit and a little bit of orange. Not a lot of malt to back up the hops though.

M: Very good. Fills the mouth well and has excellent carbonation.

O: A good beer but probably not worth the price ($5.19).

Photo of pohldogg356
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly cloudy for an IPA. Deep amber with a small tight white head. The smell is loaded with whole leaf hops, but not fresh. Very leafy and herbal Citra all the way. A touch of lemon, but not all that much. Light base malt allows the single hop to shine (which is the idea here).

The taste is what you'd expect from a Mikkeller, except wait a minute, where the booze? no where, thats where. All whole leaf Citra. not dry hopped fruitiness, but straight whole leaf hops. Very leafy and grassy. Hints of lemon and grapefruit, but its all leaf. Base malt is only there enough to give it body.

Im totally astounded by how hidden the alcohol is. Its all hops and hints of base malt, but the 7% is totally hidden by the flavors. An amazing feat by Mikkeller.

Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citra hops is quite dominant with some citrus and piney notes though the dill characteristics are not as present as I would have expected. Taste is also dominated by some citrus notes and light piney notes with some dry caramel malt and again the dill notes that I usually associated to Citra are hard to distinguish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well brewed but Citra is not coming out as I had expected.

Photo of Amalak
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had at Beer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It is hazy semi-opaque and has a caramel color. Decent foamy tan/white head.

S. Extremely strong fruity scent. Kind of pear, but more citrus.

T. This has a Sprite kind of taste to it. Fruity like a jollyrancher. Some citrus. A feel of banana. Very unique taste. A bit of a malty feel.

M. Smooth and full bodied.

O. For an IPA, not my kind of style that I prefer. A bit too fruity and smooth without enough bite.

Photo of Converge
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip. No idea if this is two years or two months old. The top says 20/10/13, which I'm assuming means best before October 20th, 2013. The guy helping me at the bottle shop also said they just got the bottles in 4 weeks ago.

A - Pours a murky, nearly opaque rusty-amber color with a billowing head of rocky tan foam lifting out of the glass. Nice head retention, but the lacing didn't last too long after the pour.

S - A wonderful aroma of citrusy grapefruit and orange rind with some herbal pine. The hops are actually sort of spicy and herbal rather than tropical and bright, but there's definitely some lemon citrus here. Bready caramel malt and dense hop oils.

T - A mouthful of wonderful hop juice right off the bat. Bright citrusy flavors of grapefruit and orange fade into a herbal pine finish that permeates the palate, but doesn't overwhelm. The profile pushes out of standard IPA range a bit, and nears a light DIPA. It's not too alcoholic or astringent though, but something just feels off. Bready caramel malt balances a lot. Not really citrusy like I expected citra hops to be. Maybe it's old?

M - Highly carbonated and slight prickly, but foamy, mouth-filling, smooth and creamy. Sort of strange but I like it. For a strong IPA, it doesn't get too oily.

D - I'm usually turned off by dense, heavy IPAs with herbal hop profiles. I prefer the more fruity or citrusy IPAs with a more refreshing profile. This is okay for what it is, but not really what I expected.

Photo of dansmcd
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Big pillowy white head over a pale orange body. Very extensive lacing all the way through.

S - Citrus and pine, lemon, grapefruit backed by a biscuity malt profile.

T - A harder bitterness than some of the others in single hop series, citrus peel, mandarin and caramel. Nice balance.

M - Medium body, quite dry and nicely carbonated.

O - Solid IPA. The citra seems to be quite an intense variety, not my favourite but a good one to provide some punch.

Citra Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.