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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: 1,143
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 2,515
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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michaelj3

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

03-09-2012 18:59:14 | More by michaelj3
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futura123

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2012 05:59:37 | More by futura123
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Mattylegend

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

03-05-2012 03:50:10 | More by Mattylegend
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leodarko

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

03-01-2012 07:03:34 | More by leodarko
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Penguin3200

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-29-2012 16:36:35 | More by Penguin3200
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batl77

California

2/5  rDev -56.4%

02-27-2012 04:24:54 | More by batl77
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Labeerfinder


4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 18:23:59 | More by Labeerfinder
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surfotog

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-20-2012 00:27:30 | More by surfotog
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DocJitsu

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-19-2012 00:06:14 | More by DocJitsu
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Philousa

California

4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 17:19:45 | More by Philousa
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-17-2012 04:22:51 | More by Beezee
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dominic4beer

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-15-2012 03:39:40 | More by dominic4beer
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brianlindman

Colorado

4/5  rDev -12.9%

02-15-2012 03:34:09 | More by brianlindman
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Swervine44

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-14-2012 23:44:27 | More by Swervine44
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AwYeh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

0.3L serving at Gourmet Haus Staudt's Kern River Brewing night as part of SF Beer Week

A: A hazy, shrouded, glowing golden-orange color. There was a light coating of head initially (though the beer may have been sitting for a minute before I grabbed it), but a paper thin coating stayed atop my glass for the whole time, with big bubbles sporadically appearing on the edges; great lacing too.

S: Immediate rush of grapefruit, accompanied by many other citrus flavors– orange, tangerine, pineapple were some that I noticed. A bit of dank resin and floral hops show up, and there is a touch of light, bready, sweet malts. I was trying hard to nitpick with this beer and almost gave smell a 4, but there was no way to justify anything less than a 4.5/5 on my glass.

T: Really solid bitter grapefruit dominates the taste initially, as it did with smell. The flavor then evolves from lightly sweet at the beginning to piny to herbal/floral/resiny, with the citrus flavors present in the smell making an appearance at every turn. The finish is amazing; there's substantial bite from the hop bitterness but the sweet citrus flavors come out in strength. Incredibly strong taste at all points too; this is an excellent beer to just take your time with and enjoy the flavor.

M: Smooth and creamy, very well carbonated. Both the creaminess and the prickliness from the carbonation lend themselves well to delivering and then maintaining the flavor of the beer. A bit of heat which comes out as the beer warms is only thing I don't really like; it detracts a little from the other flavors but the amazing body of this beer keeps things well, well above average.

O: An outstanding beer to spend some time with, I would definitely argue that it deserves both its ranking and highly sought after trade status.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 23:34:41 | More by AwYeh
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stonequarrywest

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-08-2012 02:27:53 | More by stonequarrywest
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly hazed golden apricot color with a full, smooth, creamy, white head. Great retention leaving a thin whispy layer of lace.

S - Very fruity aroma with mango, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, and hints of passion fruit. There is a pleasant sweet malty backbone with a slight bready aspect. Ripe fruit just dominates though.

T - Reflects the nose with loads of ripe fruit (all the ones indicated above). A slight resin/floral flavor is hidden away in the fruit as well. A kick of bitterness toward the finish but it is balanced nicely with the bready malt and sweet fruit.

M - Medium body with above average carbonation. Fairly lively and zesty feel.

D - Loads of hoppy goodness and fruits make this very drinkable. Alcohol is very well hidden. Maybe a little strong on the bitterness but this was a very fresh bottle.

Notes: Wonderful DIPA. Loads of fruit with a great sweet and bitter contrast. Hops are very much on display. Well crafted and very enjoyable. I was extremely happy and lucky to get a sample.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 03:37:08 | More by FreshHawk
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Heatwave33

Florida

4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: A slight murky golden orange with an off white head.

Smell: Peach, Pineapple, floral hops, grapefruit and orange.

Taste: Almost the same as the aroma but the hops are a little more forward.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, slightly coarse with a dry finish.

Overall: The aroma had me going from the get go. I loved all the citrus in there. Well balanced and a great hop presence. So glad JoEBoBpr sent this to me. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 01:29:03 | More by Heatwave33
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beermeX2

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-02-2012 05:25:38 | More by beermeX2
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beerdweeb

California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-01-2012 09:37:57 | More by beerdweeb
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Jules11788

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-31-2012 22:17:57 | More by Jules11788
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herrorara

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8.9%

01-31-2012 20:10:52 | More by herrorara
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beast464

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8.9%

01-25-2012 20:05:18 | More by beast464
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8.9%

01-25-2012 02:41:04 | More by hoppymcgee
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz into HF oversized wine glass 1/17/2012.

A- Beautiful golden orange with a 2 finger white head. Large tight bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. The beer is semi transparent with some alcohol legs. Really nice classic Dipa apperance.

S- Big pungent citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Ripe mango, pineapple, apricot, peach are the front runners followed by some bready malts and a little touch of alcohol. One of the best smelling beers I have had.

T- Great tasting beer, the aroma is backed up by the big sweet balanced taste. Hop bitterness comes through at the beginning followed by the bready malts and then the big sweet juicy ripe fruit. Great intense tropical citrus taste with a silky smooth finish. Wonderfully balanced and really drinkable.

M- Great mouthfeel smooth creamy nice carbonation forthe style.

O- Amazing beer, very impressive sweet fruit with a nice bready malt back bone to balance the citra an amarillo hops. Very smooth easy drinking beer with a big tropical taste and aroma that i love. Very well thought out and well made beer. Kern River Citra Dipa find it, enjoy it and then find it and enjoy it again. This one lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 23:04:51 | More by HopsHopenstein
Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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