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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

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Cramerican, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

WastingFreetime, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

Served on tap in a snifter at Local Option.

Appearance: As with the other Mikkeller single hops, this has a full golden caramel color with a dollop of creamy white foam on top. Hazy. A healthy amount of lace coats the glass.

Smell: A fair amount of caramel and biscuity sweetness seems to overhwhelm the mango and citrus hop aroma. Was this not dry hopped (or not dry hopped enough)?

Taste: The flavor starts out with a caramel and honey sweetness with some biscuity malt flavor as well. The mango, pineapple, and citrus flavor that I would expect is actually a little bit subdued, with some sticky pine hoppiness taking away from the fruit flavor. The finish has a lingering bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, although this does not have as light of a feel as some of the others. The carbonation edges in the direction of creamy, and there is a soft graininess to the feel. After a few minutes, this begins to lose its carbonation quickly, which is unfortunate.

Overall: This was fairly disappointing. Lately Citra hops have been all the craze, and for good reason. I have been seeking out anything with Citra in it, and this was the worst one I have had so far. Not to say that this was a terrible beer overall, but rather that the execution of the hops was not up to snuff.

KickInTheChalice, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of eric5bellies
2.66/5  rDev -30.7%

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a deep copper colour with a large bubbled off white head that reduces fast and laces, has floaties in it.

S - Mainly buttery malts with a backup of hop, might not be that fresh.

T - Up front some bitterness followed by small amounts of hop followed by a buttery malty finish.

M - Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

O - Not the best offering of this series, would like to try fresh.

eric5bellies, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of dansmcd
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

dansmcd, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DaftCaskBC, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Poupae, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ZachT, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

virinow, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of cestlavie
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

cestlavie, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Served on tap in an over sized wine glass.

The beer pours dark dark orange with a nice one finger head. Smells of citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit with a dry breaddy malt backbone. This beer has a nice full feel to it, far from watered down but still rather drinkable. It is very citrus oriented, Mostly grapefruit and some astringency. The beer is quite bitter but its a rather malt heavy IPA. Its not the thin feeling hop heavy IPA that I am used to but it is a welcome change of pace.

Overall, this is a good IPA, my first from Mikkeller, I hope to see their other offering around.

TwelveOunces, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Erik-P, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

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.

OBeerMeGreatOne, Aug 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

durlta, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

VncentLIFE, Jul 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

megamass, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DangerDawg, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of danieelol
3.8/5  rDev -1%

Not sure of the age on this one. Bottle cap reads 20/10/13 which is optimistic by anyone's standards.

Pours a nice colour. Orange/tangerine. Healthy head, lacing etc.

Nose is funky malt first off. Almost the hydroponics of Cantillon somehow. Pretty damn malty base beer with flashes of citrus dripping through. Certainly a nice nose but not one which is particularly IPA-esque.

Taste is very well balanced and has more of a leafy than citrus character.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The bitterness does mount so that is good.

I mean yer, it's actually very enjoyable to drink this. But it has two drawbacks. It doesn't really showcase or isolate Citra all that well. Also it's fairly pricy. Nevertheless still recommended as it's quite delicious.

danieelol, Feb 16, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip
thanks to Mr Kennedy for sourcing this

A-- Poured a dark honey orange color. Quit hazy looking but a good hue to this. BIG, massive light brownish sandpaper looking head. Three fingers. Fades pretty quickly to a nice, thick collar. Good lacing left when the head recedes. Also good head retention when swirling this.

S-- Big malt backbone, followed by almost all tangerine nose. Slight notes of grapefruit peel.

T-- Carmel backbone followed by tangerine, orange marmalade, grapefruit, and pine.

M-- Low carbonation, medium body and quite oily. Bitterness is in the mid and back palate. Orange and grapefruit finish that is heavier than in the mouth.

O-- Not a bad IPA. Then again I do think Mikkeller does make good IPA's. Good balance to this and quite drinkable. Hop qualities do shine well through the backbone.

mulder1010, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

AlexChillton, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 31, 2012
Citra Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.