Citra Showers - Noble Ale Works
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.3/5 rDev -2.9%
Was lucky enough to pick up a bottle of this from Hollingshead's Delicatessen yesterday. #1 on my want list while in socal on vacation. Into the Bruery tulip she goes!
Appearance. Pours a hazy peachy-gold with over a finger of soapy (almost) white head that leaves some thick and sticky lace.
Smell. Big pineapple, mango, cat pee (I hate that description but it really is there), oranges and grapefruit, and a touch of toasted malt. Actually smells pretty nice despite the crude descriptor.
Taste. Big tropical fruits, getting pineapple, mango and papaya, some sweet orange and grapefruit, a touch of onion and cedar, and some nice flavourful lighter malts.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation. Just about right for the style.
Overall. A very nice, big IPA with a ton of fresh tasting hops in there. I don't know if this is up there among the best DIPAs for me, but it's a very nice brew no question.
01-17-2014 03:27:15 | More by Rutager
4.55/5 rDev +2.7%
A: deep hazy gold body; head as big-as-ya-want-it of ivory foam; ample lacing down the glass
S: bursts with Citra goodness: lots of orange, grapefruits, and bright flowers; some of the malt slips through, too, fresh and clean
T: completely impressed right off the very first sip - which was quickly followed by others - all the wonderful citric action continues, from bright notes of orange and lime over darker notes of grapefruit and citric pith; the malts are perfectly suited for the hops, keeping an stable under-structure of clean, fresh, pale grains that add just enough sweetness and body to "balance" out the beer.
M: drinks lighter than you'd expect - perhaps a medium body, the brisk carbonation becomes smooth and slick, with a dangerous drinkability that you'll have to be careful of - fortunately, not a killer abv - otherwise you'd be in trouble
O: whatta great beer - courtesy of j47paco - really crisp and fresh and tight - tons of delicious Citra action and a perfectly complementary malt backbone. Totally recommended.
01-25-2014 16:54:04 | More by Greywulfken
4.74/5 rDev +7%
I feel like Mr. Arkadin in Orson Wells' masterpiece. I am lost, I am unaware, I am... Citra Showers took me on a tropical journey to far off places, to beautiful places... The beer glows a gorgeous golden hue like a newborn Twinkie; while the taste...the taste! Wow! Luscious Citra perfection. The hot dog thang has a delicate crispness at the end that makes you think that you are taking off Adriana Lima's bra.
Raul is done TKO'd.
01-11-2014 00:32:22 | More by RaulMondesi
Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
97 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.