Citra DIPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by mjl21:
4.6/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Growler acquired via trade...thanks Adam. Poured into my Moonlight pint glass.
A-Pours a very hazy, unfiltered orange. It has some great golden highlights when held to the light. The appearance in a lot of ways is more akin to a hefe than a DIPA. It has a one finger off white head that retreats to a nice bubbly layer. Leaves streaks of lace up and down the glass.
S-Just incredible in the aroma department. It reeks of fresh citrus hops. It is super citrusy with lots of mango, orange, and candied fruit coming out in every sip.
T-Like the nose, lots of juicy fruit comes through but it is not as dominant as it is in the nose. It has touches of biscuity malt in the middle. Not a trace of sweet caramel can be found in this one. It is not a bitter bomb as compared to so many in this style. I found some glasses to be at a 4 and some to be at a 4.5. If a 4.25 existed I would assign it that score.
M-Creamy and smooth. It has a lighter carbonation level that worked fine.
D-The alcohol is not detectable. This is scary in the drinkability category. The growler did not make it more than a few hours in my fridge.
Another great WC DIPA. It falls in the upper echelon of great smelling beers. The taste isn't as strong as the nose, but in the end it is still a great beer that is worth seeking out.
Serving type: growler
08-16-2010 23:50:10 | More by mjl21
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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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