Citra DIPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by rlee1390:
4.61/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A-Cloudy yellow, two finger head, carbonated with great lacing.
S-Citrus orange, lemon, grass, just wonderful hop characteristics.
T-Such balance. Spices, citrus, orange, lemon, wheat, grass. Then it ends with a nice bitterness.
M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation and very smooth.
O-Now this is an Outstanding DIPA. One of the best. Not quite the same level as PtE and Heady, but damn near close.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2013 19:38:04 | More by rlee1390
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4.16/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks kflah41 for this whale!
Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy, somewhat dull orange body with a decent sized, 2 finger head that reduces very slowly and leaves thick, foamy lacing.
Smell - Nothing hugely pronounced or overwhelming.. I really like a blast of tropical aromas from a west coast IPA of this caliber, instead I have to strain to get slight notes of pine, citrus, some tropical mango and pineapple.
Taste - Upfront I get subtle piney flavors and semisweet malt, followed by a tropical kick of lemon-citrus, mango, and a resinous bitterness that sticks on the tongue for a while.
M - Easy going down, medium carbonation and body.
Did I enjoy Citra DIPA? Absolutely. Does it hold up to some of the other world-class DIPAs I've tried? Not really. I was going to do a side-by-side of this and Heady Topper, but it wasn't necessary because I knew which one would win. My advice is: if you're looking to try some of the best west coast style DIPAs on the planet, try some of the easier to acquire ones (Pliny, Heady, enjoy by, etc). Once you've tried those, seek this out.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 01:29:29 | More by gcamparone
Citra DIPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.