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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: 1,142
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 2,509
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The one, the only! Being from Bakersfield, I feel so very priviledged to be so close to the origin of this sweet hop nectar! I've been told Citra is best tasted and judged on tap, so that is what I shall do for my review. Had this on tap today (2/23/14) at the source at KRBC. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a gorgeous golden orange color with a distinct cloud to it. It looks just as a proper Double IPA should.

Aroma - Unmatched. Just unmatched. Super big tropical fruits here: pineapple, mangos, sweet grapefruit. Every bit of citrusy aroma has been pulled out of the hops and makes you think you are smelling fresh squeezed tropical juice.

Taste - Exceeds the aroma. Big punch of bitterness right up front like that first bite of a morning bowl of grapefruit with hops sprinkled on top! The middle just opens up and builds upon the big tropical notes from the aroma. Sticky pineapple juice and grapefruit juice with a touch of mango. All the bitter citrus fruits you can think of come through and finish with a thorough coating of the mouth with hoppiness. You can taste with every mouthful just how well crafted and balanced the hops and malt are.

Overall - This is (to me) the pinnacle of how to perfectly marry floral and citrusy hops and a strong malt back into a perfect double IPA. The hype is real folks. This is the best DIPA I could ever ask to taste and probably will taste in my life. If you can get lucky enough to win in a future lottery for bottles, trade for, or make the trip up to KRBC to have this beer, it will not and can not disappoint!

Serving type: on-tap

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.