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Citra Double IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Citra Double IPACitra Double IPA

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BA SCORE
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1,329 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,329
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2,698
Gots: 83 | 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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4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a hazy bright reddish amber orange with almost tinges of ruby and pink coming through as well, with a fluffy white head.

The aroma is pungent and juicy of tropical and citrus fruits, lots and lots of orange and grapefruit peel. A certain lemon and grapefruit zest and spritziness in the aroma. A big sugary sweetness in there as well.

The flavor follows with a powdery pink grapefruit candy, dried grapefruit and orange peel, tons of sweet dried tropical fruits. A big pineapple juice bitterness.

The beer has a wonderful medium mouthfeel with a fluffy white bread malt in the middle. There’s a sweetness throughout that comes through from beers like Double Jack and Lagunitas Sucks, instead of that white breadiness from VT hoppy brews.

The beer is medium plus bitterness on the finish along with tons of drying. The finish has floral, spicy and herbal bitterness along with tons of fresh grapefruit peel and pith.

This reminds me of an Alpine beer and definitely does a reasonable job standing up against the best from Vermont, although my preference is clearly in the light bready malt than the big sweetness this beer contains.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Marco_Gtz for this!

Poured from a 22oz bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Pours a completely hazy orange body. A healthy and bubbly head is strong and holds up well. Huge aroma of sweet mangoes, fresh pineapple, heady and awesome. Flavor has pineapple at the forefront with juicy mango following right behind, has a biscuity malt finish. Taste is less intense than the aroma but drinks like a freshly squeezed glass of hoppy fruit juice. So very good!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

possibly the most anticipated beer I've ever had! thanks to wicked BA Abbbp for the trade. 22oz. bottle poured into a NEBCO tulip

A: What a beautiful beer! Golden, sunburst orange, gigantic frothy cream-colored head. Within 1 minute, the head has reduced to a bubbly coating, resting gently on the remainder of the beer. Leaving spiderwebbed, sticky-looking lacing all the way to the end.

S: Gadzooks! So bright, so fresh, I can only imagine what the brewhouse smelled of as this was being made. A subtle grain base features layer upon layer of slightly sweet, floral, fruity hops. I spent a good several minutes inhaling deeply, certainly in no rush to stop!

T/M: Ohhh, so this is what heaven tastes like, glad I now know. Slight bit of toasted sweetness up front, but still almost raw in nature. And then kablammo! Hops after hops after hops...on a tropical island and if hops grew on palm trees. Oh, doesn't make sense? Well after all the mango, peach, and especially pineapple that coats the tongue, it will. Tight carbonation produces an extremely creamy drinking experience. This would KILL on a nitro tap. Perfect in every way.

O: Alright, so here's a good example of a beer living up to its hype and then some. 'Nuff said. Get you some.

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Citra Double IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,329 ratings.