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Citra Bomb - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.88%


Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: mobius387 on 12-16-2012)
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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle dated: 12/15/12
Not sure why it's taken so long (7 weeks) for this to show up locally when MKE is so close to Chicago. Apparently this was "aged on Citra" for 6 weeks prior to release, an unusual approach...

It pours a dark reddish orange into a tulip glass, a billowing head of foam that leaves behind drippy lacing. Good head retention, some coverage still after the first few sips.

Aroma is a little confusing, sweet caramel malt at first, with some floral sandalwood, and some canned pineapple sweetness. Doesn't smell much like a DIPA, caramel sweet like an English Barleywine or Strong Ale.

Taste is also a bit of a letdown, it's not a hop bomb as advertised. Some mild mannered green vegetation and indistinct fruit sweetness, like the leftover syrup from a fruit cocktail can. Astringent and bitter, vegetal leafy greens. Thin bodied, with a mild alcohol bite. Not terrible, just meh. Something seems to be missing here...

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 02:00:19 | More by emerge077
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JayCheG

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-11-2014 13:59:18 | More by JayCheG
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wroberts42

Wisconsin

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Pennsylvania

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02-18-2014 01:23:43 | More by Trapipa
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Wisconsin

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02-17-2014 04:07:48 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-03-2014 05:19:43 | More by xnicknj
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this because my girlfriend is blonde and jealous of "red ales." It was okay but not the highest quality IPA i've ever had. There are many other ones that one could drink instead. Consult this website for a complete list. Beeradvocate.com

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2014 15:48:27 | More by DerekQXQX
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-03-2013 17:25:33 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +17%

10-02-2013 03:22:58 | More by OregonGrown7
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eliz108

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +46.2%

05-17-2013 15:28:08 | More by eliz108
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TheQuest300

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-14-2013 04:34:44 | More by TheQuest300
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dvmin98

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

05-05-2013 19:08:01 | More by dvmin98
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-04-2013 18:21:08 | More by BYOFB
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JOrtt

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-26-2013 21:21:53 | More by JOrtt
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-20-2013 14:55:42 | More by Zachtheporter
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-12-2013 05:21:43 | More by Localdrinklax
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-05-2013 15:02:37 | More by atomicskier1889
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Zorro

California

3.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Clear amber colored ale nearing brown. Small white colored head.

Smells strongly of hops and malt. Scents of honeysuckle and cherry cough syrup with a strong tea scent. Cherry and grapefruit scents, the cherry is a surprise.

Starts out sweet with a savory taste and a stout amount of bitterness. Bittersweet flavor and not much else. Little bit of toffee and butterscotch in this. Taste isn't as complex as the smell.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall not really worth comparing to a good example of the style. I can't recommend you buy this.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:57:26 | More by Zorro
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Citra Bomb is a slightly hazy amber orange color with white head and some sticky lace.

Aroma is hoppy and fresh with nice citrusy notes.

Flavor is hoppy but too but has a bit of an aspirin bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium light in body and nicely carbonated. Not very bitter for an imperial IPA.

Overall it's an ok DIPA but not one worth getting again.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:15:49 | More by GilGarp
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Listers

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-04-2013 20:02:59 | More by Listers
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper orange with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready caramel malts and peppery minty hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some tropical fruits and minty peppery hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low prickly carbonation.

Overall, an OK but not too exciting DIPA.

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timc100

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-02-2013 18:13:46 | More by timc100
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zonker17

Texas

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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

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guityler83

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Orange marmalade to copper colored, mostly clear maybe a slight haze. Some large bubbles that rest on top of the off white head.

S: Tropical fruit paradise! think gummy lifesavers. strawberry, melon, pineapple, pine with a slight bit of alcohol. This is the highlight of this beer and this hop variety.

T: Very harsh on the first sip. Bitterness has the candy like flavor, but like the candy was 2 years old. As its sipped more it becomes more drinkable. Musty, dank and cat pee flavors from the Citra come through heavily. I detect a little bit of carmel also.

M: Sticky, dry and hop astringent

O: While I thoroughly enjoy'd the rad thrash metal label of this beer and there attempt to step outside their traditional german beir repertuar, the beer fell short... I think Citra might just be suited for Aroma and dry hopping additions instead of bittering & flavoring. If you'd like to see what a full citra beer taste like check this out otherwise id check out one of sprecher's other awesome beers (Black Bavarian!!)

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 00:32:18 | More by guityler83
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Citra Bomb from Sprecher Brewing Company
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