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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: 1,453
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 2,801
Gots: 107 | FT: 8
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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Generously hooked up in a trade from Slaphappysnark. Fresh and sticky. Thank you Becky!

Shared amongst friends, I pour my portion into a Darkness snifter.

Bright orange pour. Colorbook like. My nieces would run wild on the walls with that color crayon. Two full fingers of off white head. Smell is deep citrus. Sweet of course. It's not pungent or aggressive just sweet. My first impression of my sip is how undercarbonated it is. It's not omg awful, it just isn't there. Taste is semi sweet tropical citrus that cuts to a dry finish. Hmmmm. (Scratches head) This has been done much better by others.

Sure the beer was good. Great? No. I don't see what all the fuss is about, Albeit, I'm glad I tried it and had the overall experience. If I'm on the West Coast i'd much rather reach Expo Hopiness, and Knuckle Sandwhich. East Coast, Hill Farmstead. Kern can't hold a candle to any of those. Competition is closed boys and girls.

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Pour from a bottle courtesy of Dale.

A: Cloudy straw color with a thin white head. Great legs.

N: Lots of grapefruit. Lots of earth and pine. Very little malt.

T: Very citrusy. Lots of pineapple and grapefruit. Great malt base, but it has the stinging sugariness I associate with some underattenuation. Tons of earth and pine. Nice.

M: Medium bodied and quite sticky. Noticeable alcohol.

O: Quite good, but I wouldn’t kill myself for more.

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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