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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: 1,154
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,537
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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New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-14-2011 19:26:12 | More by pbsmooth
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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-25-2011 04:43:33 | More by Schlais
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Ohio

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-06-2011 15:01:31 | More by GarrettB714
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Prospero

Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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JulianB

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-22-2013 22:26:18 | More by JulianB
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SDNikki

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-25-2013 21:25:53 | More by SDNikki
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MrVonzipper

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to DarthKostrizer for the growler share and Alucard4 for picking it up.

Nice crystal clear amber color with a very nice off white frothy head with excellent retention and little lacing.

Wow!! As the growler top is popped the amazing fresh hops are prolific. You can smell this amazing explosive nose just holding the beer away from your head. Wonderful floral and light citrus notes. A slight sweetness. Also kind of smells like really good weed. (pineapple express would be the perfect name for this)

Flavor is amazing as well. Excellent balance and transition from hop forward to a nice light mild malt sweetness.

Light bodied, very fresh and crisp. Nice carbonation.

Overall IMO this beer, for the style deserves no less than a 5. Hands down the best IPA I've ever had. Crushes PtE!! Amazing nose, flavor and balance and so easy to drink it's crazy. Simply a perfect DIPA.

Serving type: growler

08-22-2011 06:19:27 | More by MrVonzipper
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-17-2012 04:22:51 | More by Beezee
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StonePhil

Delaware

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-21-2011 05:27:57 | More by StonePhil
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Texas

5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-13-2014 02:56:58 | More by mhenson42
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California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-26-2014 05:56:41 | More by fthegiants
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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-15-2011 03:23:44 | More by Photekut
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Gonzoillini

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-26-2012 00:59:04 | More by BeerRunner
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California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-16-2011 00:21:45 | More by sorvats
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hopsbreath

Oregon

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes taken on my BlackBerry Saturday 11-13-10. I think it was Monday or Tuesday last week when I got a BM from the always generous ramnuts simply titled "Citra". In the BM he went onto explain that he had a growler headed his way from arbitrator and wanted to share it! So a big thanks goes out to ramnuts for giving me the chance to try this improbable want and thanks to arbitrator for directing some of this CA rarity up here to North West.

The pour is yellow gold in body with a fluffy ecru head that recedes to a nice complete cap. The copious lacing looks nice. A perfect score is due!

Sweet-sweet honey tangelos sums up this aroma nicely! Pineapple comes through as well. This smells so freaking good I just hope the taste comes close.

The first sip is just glorious. The taste really is every bit as good as the smell. Bitter lemon, navel zest, and grapefruit meat are all the fantastic flavors. Citrus comes through in spades and can't get ANY better.

Thinner than expected and a highly carbonated mouthfeel. This leaves a lightly sticky residue on my lips and finishes clean. Why can't more DIPA's finish this crisp?

My notes are pretty simple on the matter of drinkability. "Super drinkable!" That's all I got. 'Nuff said, end of story, best beer EVER!

Serving type: growler

11-17-2010 04:41:41 | More by hopsbreath
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-22-2011 06:31:12 | More by Beertracker
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Solomon420

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a review of the recent batch released on Feb 10.
Pint at KRBC on Feb 15. Reviewed on my phone, so its short and sweet.
A: orange haze beautiful head like the awesome beauty it is
S: what else can I say? Tangerine fruit, hops,grapefruit,apricots
T: follows the aroma...hops,orange goodness,like an orange
Julius.
M: Medium bodied resiny flavor but not lingering
D: awesome

I am glad KRBC went back to small batches on this beer and the quality shows. This reminded me of the early batches...phenominal is all I can say. 5 stars all around. Well done guys.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2011 05:47:56 | More by Solomon420
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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California

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California

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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