Citra Double IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2010 release poured on-tap at the brewery in Kernville into a pint glass. The beer has a bright yello/gold color to it, with no head. The beer has a citrus accent to the pine and hops smells of their regular IPA. On tasting, you get a very instant flavor of grapefruit, with the hops and floral flavors of their flagship IPA underneath for balance. There is a bit of a sour and bitter aftertaste, but again remains balanced. Despite the finish, the beer is still pretty easy to drink. Decent brew.
EDIT: Original scoring from above review was A:4, S:4, T:4, M:3.5, D:3.5 for a total score of B+/3.9. The current grade of my review is based on the review below of this year's release.
Tasted again, during the release weekend 2011, the beer was poured on-tap at Kern River Brewing Company into a pint glass. The beer is a hazy, bright orange-gold coloring with a thin film of head. Heavy nose of orange and lemon zest, hops, and basil. Heavy hops flavor all over the tongue, bitter and slightly sour. Citrus sweet flavors balance well, and don't overpower. The beer is smooth and robust in mouth, with heavy hop aftertaste. The finish is dry, and puckers the mouth, begging for a follow-up drink. Very enjoyable and pleasant to drink, it is delicious!
Serving type: on-tap
12-20-2010 06:04:01 | More by GarthDanielson
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