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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: 1,144
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 2,519
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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JohnParadee

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4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to David Frank (wuntrikpony) for giving me the opportunity to experience KR Citra via trade!

Pour from bottle into chilled tulip glass. Appearance is beautiful deep and murky amber/orange. Thick & fluffy one-inch white head dissipated gradually, leaving abundant and uniform sticky lacing throughout. Lots of continuous minuscule bubbles for duration, all around a thin white collar. The nose is a citrusy mango pineapple, with a hint of pine and papaya/banana scent. On the palate, a subtle malt lends balance to bitey hops with a taste profile similar to the nose. Indeed, one of the more striking aspects of this brew is the utter balance of citrus hops and subtle malt, with the alcohol well hidden. Mouthfeel is better than average, with good but not overwhelming carbonation.

Overall, a very fine DIPA and one I hope to have the pleasure of trying again some day. Eager to visit Kern River and sample other offerings from what I understand is a fantastic venue. Thanks and cheers to David Frank for the experience!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 01:10:48 | More by JohnParadee
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

03-30-2014 13:14:49 | More by j_nees
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California

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-30-2014 02:43:10 | More by rollncalguy78
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

03-30-2014 02:19:55 | More by PA-Michigander
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California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

03-29-2014 17:08:40 | More by mikejones
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2%

03-29-2014 00:23:17 | More by Davihaw
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

03-28-2014 23:02:23 | More by LGB362
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Elsinorebrewmaster

California

4/5  rDev -12.9%

03-25-2014 04:28:07 | More by Elsinorebrewmaster
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corysmith01

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

03-25-2014 03:46:46 | More by corysmith01
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Reappropriated

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2014 20:34:10 | More by Reappropriated
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.9%

03-24-2014 13:13:25 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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NikkoE82

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

03-24-2014 01:22:27 | More by NikkoE82
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BGsWo22

New York

5/5  rDev +8.9%

03-24-2014 00:00:22 | More by BGsWo22
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-23-2014 14:51:50 | More by greenspointexas
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

03-23-2014 01:06:06 | More by JesseLara
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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New York

4.89/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a hazy bright reddish amber orange with almost tinges of ruby and pink coming through as well, with a fluffy white head.

The aroma is pungent and juicy of tropical and citrus fruits, lots and lots of orange and grapefruit peel. A certain lemon and grapefruit zest and spritziness in the aroma. A big sugary sweetness in there as well.

The flavor follows with a powdery pink grapefruit candy, dried grapefruit and orange peel, tons of sweet dried tropical fruits. A big pineapple juice bitterness.

The beer has a wonderful medium mouthfeel with a fluffy white bread malt in the middle. There’s a sweetness throughout that comes through from beers like Double Jack and Lagunitas Sucks, instead of that white breadiness from VT hoppy brews.

The beer is medium plus bitterness on the finish along with tons of drying. The finish has floral, spicy and herbal bitterness along with tons of fresh grapefruit peel and pith.

This reminds me of an Alpine beer and definitely does a reasonable job standing up against the best from Vermont, although my preference is clearly in the light bready malt than the big sweetness this beer contains.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 01:56:56 | More by dar482
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beefsquatch

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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Georgia

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Quebec (Canada)

4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Marco_Gtz for this!

Poured from a 22oz bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Pours a completely hazy orange body. A healthy and bubbly head is strong and holds up well. Huge aroma of sweet mangoes, fresh pineapple, heady and awesome. Flavor has pineapple at the forefront with juicy mango following right behind, has a biscuity malt finish. Taste is less intense than the aroma but drinks like a freshly squeezed glass of hoppy fruit juice. So very good!

Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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