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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: 1,329
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,699
Gots: 82 | 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:
Made with Citra and Amarillo hops.

(Beer added by: Solomon420 on 02-13-2010)
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3.8/5  rDev -17%

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3.8/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.8/5  rDev -17%

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3.82/5  rDev -16.6%

Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A growler.

A: Citra is a darker, autumnal with leafy, tobacco brown colors. Enough lighter hues lend to the yellow-brown leaves in fall aspect. A small head.

S: The citra nose is intoxicating, sweet with orange. Underneath the hops, caramel malts provide a surprising degree of balance.

T: The citra, as pleasant as the nose is, doesn't quite last. Hoppiness is present, a recurring theme. Citrusy orange flavors are rich and lush, well-balanced against the caramel biscuit malts. Citra starts out well but gets lost amongst the bolder double IPA flavors.

M: The mouthfeel is crisp upfront, hoppier and varied in the finish. The citra nose is great.

D: A good beer, plenty flavorful with the citra leading the charge.

Photo of Rifugium
3.91/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Kern River shaker pint (currently their only style of glassware available). This was one attractive beer: cloudy apricot-orange color with an inch or so of thick, foamy, white head that retained strongly, coating the glass with lacing. Nice aroma of citrus zest and underripe pineapple, for a fresh bottle, it wasn't really exploding with aroma as I had hoped, but it was still nice. The taste was good, nothing mind-blowing, pretty much average on the scale of IPAs or DIPAs. Good burst of hops, more bitter than fresh and juicy, citrus rind, underripe pineapple, herbal notes, grassy notes, bready malt base. Good, but nothing special or unique really. Smooth mouthfeel for a double, with just about no alcohol burn at all, though a little graininess lingered in the aftertaste. With all the hype this beer gets, I really expected something different, but it was really just a basic IPA, and offered nothing more than a typical local option. Still good, of course, just wackily overrated.

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3.92/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.93/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citra Double IPA

On tap at the KRBC Brew Pub and from lottery won bottle 10/26/13
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours a light orange/amber with a small 1 finger head.

S: Mango dominates the aroma. there is no alcohol in the smell.

T: Non-distinct tropical fruit flavors dominate the initial flavor profile. On the back end there is a dank resinous dry finish. This beer paired very well with the buffalo chicken sandwich served in the brewpub (highly recommended).This is a good DIPA beer.

M: The beer has a clean crisp mouthfeel and the finish is bitter crisp.

O: This beer is really good. The overall flavor is closer to Heady (drier) than Pliny (malty). Kinda over-hyped but a must try if available. The brewpub is a great place to visit with great food and staff. It is so worth the trip. Recommended.

Photo of birchstick
3.95/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours an orange color with a touch of rustic brown and a pure as white snow color of a head

S - oniony, earthy, dank citra hops and a little bit of fruit leap out of the glass

T - sweet citrusy hops move on to a nice earthy, oniony presence. a little bit of caramel malt is hidden underneath, but you have to dig through the hop bombardment to find them. Ends with light citrus and more of the oniony earth notes.

M - medium bodied, smooth, matches the beer style well

D - overall, this is a solid DIPA. This beer showcases the citra hop very well as one might expect. I have been wanting to try this one for a while and was glad to get a chance.

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,329 ratings.