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Citra Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Citra Single Hop IPACitra Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 06-10-2011)
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Amalak

New York

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 18:21:42 | More by Amalak
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ADZA

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark orange hue which leaves a very frothy three finger head and heaps of lacing,the smell is lemon zest,grapefruit,dandylions and piney hops,the mouthfeel is abit light and just under medium bodied but very sessionable and has tastes of orange zest,grapefruit,piney citrus hops with also floral hops aswell its like a combination of both and the finish is nice and bitter and overall its nice but not my favourite single hop cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 08:10:46 | More by ADZA
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jvillefan

California

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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).

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 23:08:32 | More by jvillefan
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MrKennedy

Australia

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle from the International Beer Shop, thanks to bluebetty for picking this up. Poured into a Great Divide Cervoise goblet.

Large bubbled off-white head of foam sits on top of an orange-amber coloured beer. Nice pillowy head that falls slowly and laces well.

Nice tropical fruit aroma backed with a little bit of an odd earthy smell that detracts a touch.

Tastes of grapefruit and plenty of it. Some malt backing comes in later to offset it a touch.

Decent bitterness throughout, not excessive however. Nice mredium body and easy to drink.

Mikkeller does the single hops well, not amazing, but good beers that you know will showcase the hop well and still be enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 08:36:28 | More by MrKennedy
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JohnQVD

New York

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a thick, foamy head and active carbonation. Eventually, the head recedes, leaving very little lacing on the glass. It has kind of a murky, light rust color. Bright smelling. Notes of butter, cheese and lemon. Taste is mildly fruity and lightly piney with a mildly astringent aftertaste. Malts are pronounced, which is unsurprising given that this was probably hanging around the shop for a good long time. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly, the carbonation adding a good amount of bite. This is actually quite drinkable for its likely age, and is probably a good bit better fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 17:27:07 | More by JohnQVD
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-20-2013 04:14:29 | More by megamass
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-18-2012 19:08:27 | More by aztraz
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2012 03:34:41 | More by CrazyDavros
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-18-2014 02:40:59 | More by KCBeerNerd
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CPditka

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-10-2012 01:15:56 | More by CPditka
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-22-2014 23:41:28 | More by threedaggers
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-15-2013 01:33:25 | More by spycow
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-27-2014 04:48:35 | More by Erik-P
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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).

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 04:14:48 | More by RblWthACoz
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-12-2014 19:03:36 | More by 604growler
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-18-2012 03:39:14 | More by durlta
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whartontallboy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-22-2012 03:04:39 | More by whartontallboy
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-03-2013 04:06:18 | More by BYOFB
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aakerman

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-18-2014 15:41:06 | More by aakerman
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-19-2014 18:33:48 | More by DaftCaskBC
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-15-2012 01:00:41 | More by MarkyMOD
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rainfairy

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-10-2013 20:46:36 | More by rainfairy
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marshmeli

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-31-2012 14:29:27 | More by marshmeli
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SLeffler27

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, honey gold on the brownish side with a slight head that leaves a fine coat of lacing.

Sweet citrus with orange and grapefruit and a background of pine as well as floral notes.

Fairly bitter, but well balanced. Quite dry, with some tea flavors. There is a background of sweetness and a modest, lingering finish.

This is a full-bodied beer with some alcohol, a wooly texture, and ample carbonation that is fairly cleansing.

Citra was enjoyed as part of a self-training exercise to distinguish differences in hop varieties. It would make a fine component to a meal.

This was sampled from a pint glass alongside the Challenger Single Hop IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 21:19:19 | More by SLeffler27
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Sunn

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-23-2012 16:07:34 | More by Sunn
Citra Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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