Citra DIPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
4.58/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Big thanks to McDiddyPop for the share, and for setting up a very enjoyable mini-tasting. Citra pours a slightly hazed orange-copper hue, and is capped with a nice off-white head, leaving small lace deposits as the glass is upended. The nose is, unsurprisingly, heavily citric, and is backed by a nice sugary sweetness with no aromatic suggestion of caramel (a plus in my book.) Notes of candied tangerine, lemon zest, sweet pink grapefruit and a hint of Saturn (donut) peach are found in both the olfactory as well as the gustatory. The malt (and mouthfeel) is, again, on the lighter side for a DIPA, which is just how I like it; it has a very nice sugar cookie-like tastiness which is quite complementary to the hop profile. The hop component, by the way, is unquestionably nice, but is neither vibrant nor complex enough to be on the world-class level of, say, fresh Pliny or Double Trouble. Nevertheless, it is a delicious and delectable brew, and is every bit as good as its smaller sibling, the aptly dubbed 'Just Outstanding'.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2011 15:19:41 | More by ktrillionaire
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4.1/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle generously shared by Doug. Thanks man! Poured into a Bell's snifter today, 3/11/2014. Must be about 2, 2.5 weeks old as this is from the previous release.
App- Clear caramel-amber body, with a nice 2-finger white head with good retention, not much lacing. Fairly typical of a DIPA.
Smell- Pineapple, a bit of grapefruit and lemon. Good malt backbone consisting of caramel and brown sugar.
Flavour- Grapefruit with a hint of pineapple, caramel and toffee. Solid, even very good. The citra hops aren't bursting through the seams here. Not complex, not juicy, but certainly bitter.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, good carbonation, probably the best feature behind this beer. Fairly bitter, but not particularly resinous and it doesn't stick for a long time. Nice, palate drying finish.
Overall- This is a good Citra hopped DIPA. Technically, it's not single-hop Citra per the label. But King Sue, which is a single hop citra DIPA, wipes the floor, ceiling and all 4 walls with this beer. To me, this beer's popularity is borne at least partially from west-coast hype and scarcity. Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer and I enjoyed it, but given what west coast traders are asking for this, I'd very much rather pay the asking price for Abner or Double Sunshine.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 04:14:37 | More by Stevedore
Citra DIPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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