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Citra Double IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Citra Double IPACitra Double IPA

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1,331 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,702
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
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 and Amarillo hops.

(Beer added by: Solomon420 on 02-13-2010)
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Photo of bnelson997
5/5  rDev +9.2%
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!

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think my scores for ASTMD speak for themselves. I had this on tap at Toronado's in San Diego... Poured beautifully into a glass with a little bit of head. The color/appearance was spectacular. It smelled wonderful as it tasted just as good.

It is probably one of my top 5... maybe top 3 beers. I recommend more breweries jump in and start using citra hops in their beers. I'm sure there will be a bevy of new beers coming out in the near future using citra hops and I can't wait!! Until that happens, Kern River has it spot on.

Cheers to Kern River!

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.