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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: 1,152
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,536
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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kristougher

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

11-05-2013 15:41:20 | More by kristougher
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Smarty_Pints

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

11-04-2013 21:51:57 | More by Smarty_Pints
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ThePaleRider

California

4.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Beautiful dark orange. Can't see through the glass but there's no sediment floating around. Very nice, bright white, two finger head. Large bubbles and spotty lacing all over the place. Absolutely perfect.

S - Lots of fresh pine and citrus. I know this was freshly bottled and the fragrance shows.

T - There is no IPA that drinks this smoothly. The hop and malt balance is incredible, and still manages to keep the hops right up front where they belong. Lots of pine and sweet citrus notes.

M - Lots of body, almost feels rich when it hits your tongue. Very hearty for an IPA! Well balanced carbonation.

O - My favorite beer of all time. Sooo happy that I won the Citra lottery this year (2013) and was able to score a 6 pack. Well worth the 10 hour drive!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 20:58:04 | More by ThePaleRider
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Piddmeista

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

11-04-2013 18:32:17 | More by Piddmeista
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akang

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-04-2013 11:49:16 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

11-04-2013 05:42:30 | More by SocalKicks
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TastefulNudity

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-04-2013 01:27:38 | More by TastefulNudity
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

11-04-2013 00:25:32 | More by williamjbauer
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-03-2013 22:44:24 | More by zbodnar1
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thlf84

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-03-2013 21:24:41 | More by thlf84
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tinypyramids

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.7%

11-03-2013 15:47:48 | More by tinypyramids
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GABrew

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-03-2013 14:49:44 | More by GABrew
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JDM44

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-03-2013 08:48:40 | More by JDM44
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Grfilwett

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-02-2013 21:11:46 | More by Grfilwett
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. I believe this was bottled about a week ago.

Appearance: Pours a very nearly opaque deep amber/brown and leaves a finger of white head which falls steadily to a layer atop the beer, leaving some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: A nice balance of hops and malts (plenty of hops though!). Pine, resin, light honey, citrus rinds, some mango.

Taste: Really matches the smell well. Resin, light pine, honey and mango. Plenty of malts as well. Very well balanced flavors, with a quite smooth finish.

Mouth-feel: Moderate carbonation with a nice medium, creamy body, Matches the style very well.

Overall: This is a very nice, well balanced DIPA. Very smooth and easy drinking but with lots of flavor. A well crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 20:26:31 | More by Resuin
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quetzal013

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-02-2013 20:17:30 | More by quetzal013
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-02-2013 00:02:58 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Jballn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

11-01-2013 23:06:09 | More by Jballn
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-31-2013 20:29:52 | More by Cynic-ale
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AndrewSmith

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-31-2013 16:39:28 | More by AndrewSmith
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EB1

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

10-31-2013 05:22:27 | More by EB1
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

10-30-2013 08:12:43 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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bpasquini

California

4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours orange with a very slight golden hue to it, some murkiness to it, hard to see through it, leaves a nice bubbly head that went quickly, very slight lacing on the glass, looks wonderful in IMO

S: Loads of sweet citrus! Getting a lot of orange, some lemon zest, little bit of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and pine at the end, this is definitely a hop lovers dream smell to an IPA! It almost smells like it's juice! It smells so good there is almost no way of fulling describing it, you just have to smell it for yourself. Definitely gets a 5 for smell!

T: To be honest I'm a little disappointed here. Judging by the smell you're expecting to get slammed with hops, but that's not the case (for me at least). The citrus flavors seem to be mingled together, no real transitioning happens except for the standard piney hop finish, you can still pick out the flavors but I am finding it quite difficult to do. Not disappointed with the citrus flavors combining and the piney finish, it is still really good, what I am disappointed in is the flavors to me seem like it is almost watered down, or rather really light, almost like it's an APA, SN PA has a stronger hop bite to it and that's really what is letting me down here, but that being said the flavor you get is still really good, just needs a stronger hop bite IMO

M: This category is executed perfectly, extremely light, crisp, and refreshing, especially for an 8% DIPA! Seriously feels like you can session this beer no problem. There is a slight oily feel to it and the beer finishes quickly not leaving any lingering going on, which I find makes IPA's very refreshing

O: This is truly a fantastic beer and I can see why it is getting a lot of praise, it definitely isn't the best DIPA I've ever had but for sure in my top 5. This beer is definitely a beer for summertime with how refreshing it is. If you can somehow get your hands on it to try it one time I would do it, it's unique and a bit different from your standard DIPA's that most breweries make.
Fantastic beer KRBC!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 06:51:29 | More by bpasquini
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CoolEthan

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

10-29-2013 02:05:24 | More by CoolEthan
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centex-brewer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-29-2013 00:19:59 | More by centex-brewer
Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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