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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: 1,454
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 2,800
Gots: 106 | 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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Ratings: 1,454 | Reviews: 360
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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A Pours a rich orange/gold with a nice eggshell head with nice lacing. Pretty beer.

S Holy smokes! Wonderful floral hop smell with pine and malt all married so well together. This is a fantastic smelling beer!

T Just like the nose. Hopes, pine, citrus, malt all balanced together. Slight bitterness at the end. Every sip of beer I can't help but exclaim "Damn that's good!" This is a world class brew.

M Medium body, crisp and refreshing.

O I've tried all the top tier DIPA's out there and this is , hands down, the best I have ever had. In my top 3 overall. It's a shame that it's availability is so limited.

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

Pours a light golden color with a small white head. Smells like a hop garden. Tastes like hops smell. Some beers smell like hops and taste different, but this beer tasted like you were chewing on that delightful hop smell without being overly bitter. A fantastic beer. Very Citrusy hop flavor dominates the aftertaste. Did a Side by Side with PtE and Citra was just a touch better.

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

@kern river brewing release got there at 4 am and was 21st in line being my first time i was very stoke
pours golden color liquid with a half finger head
taste upfront are mango,grapefruit, floral hops,
very smooth the 8% is well hidden very drinkable worth the 7 hour wait
flavor balance bitterness malts are well hidden i would drink this all day which i did i order 6-7 pints 5 dollars couldnt get enough.
OVERALL- if its your first time go to the release and drink up well worth the hype citra really lives up to that hype.. cheers!!! 02/06/13 the date is wrong beeradvocate..

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy yellow orange color with fluffy white head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing; tiny bubbles. Nose jumps out hoppy tones of pine and ivy.The flavor is very hop forward without being really bitter or sweet. Very soft and smooth with excellent drinkability. Lots of tropical fruit and pine flavors with a touch of malt. Very drinkable DIPA.

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Imbibed on tap at The Bistro's Double IPA Festival on 2/11/12.

Pours a cloudy pale straw color with a decent amount of head with great retention and lacing. Aroma starts and ends with hops. Oily, piney, earthy, woodsy. Very strong. Taste is super hoppy from the get go. Similar to aroma: oily, piney. I don't really get much malt from this, but then again the malt doesn't get in the way either. It does its job in supporting the flavor and mouthfeel of the beer. Maybe a good DIPA's malt should be looked at as good service in a restaurant: it was great if you don't notice it. Mouthfeel is balanced with a dry aftertaste.

This is one I've heard about and looked forward to. Another great beer with hype lives up to its reputation. I wrote several notes at the DIPA Fest and some of them were getting silly. My review ends with "Want in bottle." I think that speaks for itself. Now to make a trek to Kern County for some of this deliciousness.

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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