Citra Double IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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4.89/5 rDev +6.8%
Thanks to StonedRaider for the trade. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick white head. Good retention and nice soapy lacing. The nose on this DIPA is huge, lots of citrus, tropical fruit, with a hint of dank earthiness. This is what a world-class DIPA smells like. Strong hop bitterness on the front of the palate that becomes fruity and dank. Finishes dry and citrusy. No alcohol burn at all. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Overall, an amazing DIPA, well crafted and supremely drinkable, this one is well worth seeking out.
11-11-2013 23:45:01 | More by JohnG190
4.63/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours a hazed pastel orange with a melon hue. Unique and pleasant color. A fat head of cottony foam that will not fall down. Don't bother to wait. Leaves spectacular cotton candy lace. There are plenty of bubbles rising to the surface. The nose is simply terrific. Tropical fruits. Pineapple, mango, Grapefruit, orange and lemon citrus, candied fruit peel. A sweet floral and a succulent hop sweetness. The malt promises some sweetness but doesn't smell heavy or sugary. Taste is splendid. Grapefruit comes to the front of the palate bringing a hop punch of juicy fruit flavors with it. The body of the beer is soft and while amply carbonated it's supple and smooth. The malt teases you with a bit of flaky biscuit that is not too sweet.
This beer is simply the lightest DIPA I have ever had. The malt is vibrant in and of itself and the flaky biscuit quality has it's sweetness in the bread and not from sugar. The hops are graceful and abundant but not oily or resiny or even too piney. The fruits were simply stated in their own right. As many as there were I could name them all that's how well done they are. Grapefruit is an engaging taste and this one lets all the other exotic fruits stand behind it's grapefruit. Not too much pith but just enough to accent a dazzling little bitter that steals the show from any sugary sweetness you think you are about to taste. You can believe the hype about this one. It's straight forward and well turned out. A pleasure to drink !
11-09-2013 15:53:14 | More by utopiajane
4.78/5 rDev +4.4%
A- Pours a moderately hazy orange/gold with a massive, billowing white head that retains well and leaves lots of sticky lacing.
S- Huge pungent tropical fruit and citrus notes come cascading out of the glass! A massive punch of pineapple, followed by passion fruit, mango, mandarin orange, and a bit of bitter grapefruit zest. A touch of pale and caramel malt to round this out, but this is all about the hops as advertised!
T- The flavor features the passion fruit first and foremost, which is very different from other Citra hopped DIPAs. Perhaps the Amarillo brings that? Grapefruit surprisingly plays a strong secondary role, with some of the mandarin orange as well. A bit of pineapple and mango come through as it warms. Some biscuity malt backbone holds this together.
M- The mouthfeel is medium to thick for this style, with ample carbonation.
O- Overall this is a fantastic beer, and a great/unique representation of the style!
11-08-2013 06:38:32 | More by SadMachine
4.34/5 rDev -5.2%
Smells like hoo boy... I opened it up and my alcoholic cat start meowing from across the room, even though it hadn't even been poured. She's not allowed anymore, though. But, seriously I wasn't exaggerating even a little there; the aroma is super intense, and super excellent.
Tastes like a big, fruity citra bomb up front, followed up by syrupy DIPA malt and then a somewhat dull yeast finish that's saved by lingering nodes of apricot and peach. So, basically it starts out like Zombie Dust only more intense (which is amazing), and then it finishes like an above-average DIPA (which is good but disappointing).
Excellent aroma and nice, smooth body, but overall it doesn't hold a candle to the best Midwest and east coast Citras.
11-08-2013 04:39:20 | More by mynie
4.69/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
11-06-2013 02:13:25 | More by SirBentham
4.95/5 rDev +8.1%
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!
11-04-2013 20:58:04 | More by ThePaleRider
Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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