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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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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
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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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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a caramel brown dark honey, good white head and good lacing.

S - pineapple, big tropical fruit aromas, berries, caramel malt and a nutty hop aroma, full and a bit of sweet pine and a touch of grapefruit, complex but you have to work to get at it.

T - thick fruitiness, dry tannins, lime and dry tropical and nutty and a bit of leather dryness on the finish. Apple, melon, orange, mango, and a full dryness and balanced bitter finish.

M - big feel but really pleasant, moderate carbonation and a bit of malty sweetness, slight bit of hop oils. Drying finish.

Thick rounded flavour, rich citrus and some earthy character on the finish. Enjoyable, with a nice showcase of the citra, as an IPA it really tasty but there are some things about the finish and balance that fall below amazing, still one of the better citra ipas Ive tried. Really crisp and nice character.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 16:52:15 | More by mick303
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eric5bellies

Australia

2.66/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 08:06:59 | More by eric5bellies
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dansmcd

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 04:24:11 | More by dansmcd
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2013 14:47:55 | More by MattXT
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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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cestlavie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-22-2012 01:11:46 | More by cestlavie
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-30-2012 21:09:02 | More by virinow
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-23-2013 13:36:22 | More by Poupae
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-12-2013 07:19:16 | More by crbnfbr
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 01:58:31 | More by TwelveOunces
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 01:46:42 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2014 01:05:09 | More by ZachT
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 01:41:39 | More by VncentLIFE
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-07-2013 17:44:30 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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mulder1010

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 12:46:37 | More by mulder1010
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danieelol

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 08:07:22 | More by danieelol
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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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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-05-2012 22:17:04 | More by AlexChillton
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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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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-03-2013 04:06:18 | More by BYOFB
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2012 16:31:06 | More by DSlim71
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-25-2014 18:15:45 | More by DangerDawg
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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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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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wethorseblanket

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy orange with a 1-inch thick off-white head with some floaties and leaves splotchy lace.

N: Pungent and juicy grapefruit and tangerine with some spicy notes along with yeast and malt.

T: Citrus shines through a floral canopy of hop leaves.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Semi-dry and bitter finish.

O: Straight forward single hop citra. Bottle from cooler and must be fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 21:47:31 | More by wethorseblanket
Citra Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
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