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Citra Double IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Citra Double IPACitra Double IPA

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1,152 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,536
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with Citra hops.

(Beer added by: Solomon420 on 02-13-2010)
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Received in a trade from my man Steve in Cali. Thanks again buddy!

A - Pours a beautiful sunset amber color, quite hazy, but not to the point of opaqueness. A dense 3 finger bright white head sits atop the brew with excellent retention. When it finally does fade to a cap, it leaves generous swaths of creamy lace.

S - Massive lemon pith and pineapple jump out immediately in the smell (typical of a Citra hopped beer I'm finding), with mango, peach, and grapefruit rind not far behind. A bit of herbal pine and some slight dank resin also make an appearance, but take a backseat to the fruits. Maybe a hint of a sweet biscuit malt bill.

T - Um, wow. Lots of sweet nectarines, orange and mango in the front, before being pushed aside by heavy pineapple, peach, papaya, lemon pith, with the faint sweet bread malt backbone (barely) propping it up. Finishes with a fantastic blend of herbaceous pine, slight oily resin, grapefruit rind bitterness and some stone fruit sweetness. Just really amazing stuff here.

M - Just as good as it tastes, the mouthfeel is super creamy, slightly oily with a medium body and dry, moderately bitter finish with lingering sweetness. Drinks like an 8% DIPA should.

O - I don't want this bottle to end. This is just world class stuff through and through. Would take it over something like Pliny any day, although HT still reigns as DIPA champ in my book. Nevertheless, this bottle is just packed with juicy, drippy hops from start to finish, with an incredible mouthfeel to back it up. I'll be trading for more of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 05:50:28 | More by cjoc83
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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,152 ratings.