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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: 1,286
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,680
Gots: 82 | FT: 4
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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5/5  rDev +9.2%

mcrago, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of hankthetank97
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citra DIPA is a hop-heads delight. It's like "chewing on a pine cone". You have to be a hop lover to enjoy, this would likely overpower any dish it could be paired with. If a hoppy beer experience is what you are looking for , this is your ticket. Best single hopped beer I have ever had.

hankthetank97, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Beerrenda
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Beerrenda, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of sustyhops
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

sustyhops, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Morey
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Morey, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of badboy7113
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

badboy7113, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy copper, near white head leaves fast. Some spotty lace.

S - Still prety cold, so smell is somewhat faint. Citrus notes and malt come in pretty heavy, though.

T - When they said it is a close as you can come to chewing on a hop vine, they weren't kidding. Big time citrus, a little tropical fruit, almost a little spicy feel, and of course lots of sweet malt.

M - Medium to full body, good carb, nice even balance.

D - It's a pretty darned good beer.

srandycarter, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of baybum
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22oz Bottle from TheHooch - Thanks again and enjoy the Cherry Rye!
Poured into a TH glass.

A - Hazy with a wonderful orange color with a perfect head. This is what an IPA should look like.

S - The aroma of hops from the bottle gets you excited to taste this beer. The citrus combines with the aroma of the hops to make you want to smell this over and over again.

T - For a DIPA this beer has very little bitterness to it. A sweetness fills your mouth that ends with a hop explosion. For me this is the style of DIPA that I crave for.

M - Full bodied. Very creamy and smooth drinking.

O - This is a great DIPA and one I wish was made more often and easier to find. A Top 5, absolutely. It is right there with the best IPAs I've ever had - Heady, Zombie, Abrassive, PtE.

baybum, Mar 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

mendonza, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

egrace84, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

flipdog0, Feb 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Pete27lax, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

DNICE555, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of ScottP
5/5  rDev +9.2%

ScottP, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Gonzoillini, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Hanzo, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

kaidasz, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of jaylib
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

jaylib, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of dlello2
4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bottle courtesy of ScottO.

A - Hazy orange with a nice white head. Very tight bubbles disappear rather quickly leaving a couple larger ones to wander the surface. Good, thick stuff.

S - Whoa. The aroma jumps from the bottle upon opening. Pineapple and mango craziness. Amarillo hops and fresh squeezed orange juice. Perhaps the least amount of grapefruit I've ever smelled in a DIPA. Beautiful.

T - Well my first sip tells me that this beer has excellent balance. It's sweet, and follows the nose up front, but then the flavor falls off in the middle. At the tail end of the swallow the fruit and bitterness creep back in for an enjoyable finish. Good, but not as exciting as the nose.

M - Full bodied without being overly sticky. Quite creamy and very smooth going down.

O - Superbly easy drinking. Didn't quite live up to the hype--with a bold name like 'Citra' I had been expecting (and hoping for) a lot more flavor. Don't get me wrong, what is offered is absolutely balanced and delicious.

dlello2, Feb 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

RMoeNay, Feb 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

grachdar, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -34.5%

gamanley, Feb 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

caponeduke, Feb 19, 2013
Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,286 ratings.