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Citra Double IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Citra Double IPACitra Double IPA

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Ratings: 1,150
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,531
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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jminsc76

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Into a Lost Abbey pint glass, pours a creamy white head, large and ebullient, atop a cloudy golden body. Tinges of orange peek through (it’s the murkiness) as the bubbles rise. Thick white lacing down the side. Very pretty.

Aromas of fresh hops, oranges, and mango. In solidarity with the description on the label, pineapple too. Damn, a lot of damn citrus in there - like first *whiffing* an orange then a mango. Refreshing as all heck, though the intensity is lacking somewhat.

A complex cacophony of sweet oranges, bitter grapefruit, and wonderful baked malts all across the palate. The Citra hops are amazing: just juicy and oily and peachy. The Amarillo is present just enough to blend well with the malts but this is a dessert IPA all the way, with a pairing I cannot for the life of me establish as appropriate. Methinks something to contrast it, as it’s amongst the sweetest I’ve had (barring Bell's Hopslam).

Mouthfeel is light to medium-bodied, soft on the tongue.

Overall, bittersweet in the best way possible - Citra’s reputation proceeds itself. Knocking out a bomber solo was no tedious task considering how fresh and fruity it all went down.

Frankly, this rivals Alpine’s Nelson in terms of complexity, innovation, and satiation. Just outstanding (hmmm, that’s another good one from KRBC).

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 23:51:06 | More by jminsc76
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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,150 ratings.