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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: 1,346
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,742
Gots: 83 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: Solomon420 on 02-13-2010

Made with Citra and Amarillo hops.
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Photo of nearengine
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Irishace9
4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakewatt135
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 11/8/14

Beautiful golden orange colored ale with small amount of white head that quickly went away. It has a beautiful bouquet of citrus pine. A bit of a gripping bitterness but overall stays smooth. Flavor follows with a bright, crisp citrus, resinous note. You can feel the amount of hops used to make this beer. As the beer warms I start to notice some more pineapple and tropical aroma and in the taste. Overall a great use of 2 of my favorite hops, and something you should go out and get. But from my experience I feel I can find something similar that is much easier to get. And I understand that this is "2 months old" at my time of drinking it. Still a great beer, get over yourself. If a beer is considered ruined if not drank in the first 2 weeks it's not a great beer.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Glorious Citrus Bomb!!! Love this and wish it were easier to find

Photo of Brdlist
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Norseman
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mychalg9
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LegitCraftBeer
4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of sblanton83
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Felix_TKO
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Savearth
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SirElton
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpasmWaiter
4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Enacio
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Subtle hints of Amarillo and citrus.. Smooth and refreshing taste for 8%'er.. Strongly recommend.

Photo of ElGordito
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dripa8
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beernads
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of exl_90
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Archdale74
4.12/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade. It's from the last bottling (early November) which makes this over a month old.

The hype around this beer is insane. This bottle is a month old, so I will try to keep that in consideration.

It looks great. Beautiful golden-orange color with a head that disappears as fast as looking at Grannies with Trannys.

Aroma explodes with Citra and Amarillo hops characteristics. Candied mango, pineapple and orange are the cliche characteristics of a beer hopped to shit with 'tropical fruit hops.' There is a nice resinous backbone that keep this from being 'perfumey.' HINTS of garlic are present, but only due to the insane amounts of hops used in this beer. Alcohol comes out slightly the more the beer warms, but only slightly.

Flavor is nice and balanced in terms of sweet fruit and bitter hops. Hops bite when you take that first sip, but fade to open a presence of herbaceous and tropical fruit notes mid-palate with the finish being long and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied without being syrupy. Minimal carbonation is present but just enough to help accentuate the hops and other characteristics.

Overall I was very impressed that this beer was still as good as it was after a month. It isn't 'legendary' as it might have been at 1-2 weeks, but it was still one of the better double IPAs I have had. A great experience and I'm really glad I got to FINNALY tick it off my list.

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4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to mikul93 for this beer which becomes my very first review.
Huge tropical fruit on the nose to start with. Pouring into Spigelau IPA glass, Citra is a hazy sunset orange. Stunning color in the glass. The taste is more subdued than than the aroma, but not in detractory manner. Lots of fruit flavors and a noticeable maltiness give it a nice balanced taste. I don't notice any bitterness. I am really thrilled to have gotten my hands on such a fine beer and hope to try it again in the future.

Photo of jgpineda
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Filabee
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,346 ratings.