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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: 1,455
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 2,801
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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Amazing dark orange/Gold. Small bright white head.

S - Fresh citrus and pine jump out, followed by a light honey and resin.

T - Incredibly balanced and smooth. Up there with Heady Topper, Pliny The Younger. The malts are just perfect allowing the hops to remain in front without being over the top.

M - a good amount of carbonation, more than your typical DIPA. Medium bodied.

O - One of the best IPAs you can find. No doubt about it.

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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!

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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.

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,455 ratings.