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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: 1,429
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 2,793
Gots: 107 | FT: 10
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Citra is burnished bronze in the glass. The nose is pineapple, mango, sticky weed and a bit of jasmine.

The flavor starts off with mango and papaya. It moves through some dry grassiness. The maltiness stands up to the hip punch nicely. Superb mouthfeel.

There is also a bit of unadulterated bitterness that detracts slightly from the experience.

This is a great DIPA, but didn't stand up to the considerable hype. I don't think there's any major faults here, but the goal posts are constantly moving as craft beer ups its game ever faster.

I think some newer entrants -- like Heavy Mettle, The Crusher and Locust Reign -- have set a new standard.

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,429 ratings.