Citra Showers - Noble Ale Works

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world-class

27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 215
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 5.68%
Wants: 116
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 01-01-2014

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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 215
Reviews by PaBrewSki:
Photo of PaBrewSki
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Hadn't even attempted to smell the beer and already picked up the strangely dank and disgusting yet somehow delicious aroma of cat piss. Accompanied by piss is are crisp refreshing citrus notes, grapefruit, flowers, and malt. Very very clean and crisp smelling. Taste is citrus, grapefruit and floral hops leading to sweet malts. I'm finding a great balance in this beer and it's drinking very easy. Finishes with a grainy grassy yet bitter taste. Mouth feel is a notch above medium and right one par with what I expected from an 8.8% abv DIPA. Not much that I don't like about this beer. (637 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of smb
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Loads of intense citrus hop flavors, but with an extremely crisp and refreshing finish. The epitome of cleanliness. A pristine double IPA all around. (149 characters)

Photo of tectactoe
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of freshflesh
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warnerry
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bpfrush
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of jow_42
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into a Jow's Arcade tulip glass

A - hazy, orange, tangerine color. Opaque. Looks like a NE DIPA in the glass

S - huge orange, tangerine, mango, papaya. There's an awesome herbacious note under all that citrus.

T - taste follows the nose on this one. Juicy oranges, tangerines, mango. There is a little bit of dank, earthiness middle of the mouth. Finishes super clean, crisp, dry. This beer drinks no where near 8.8%. You'd be in trouble with multiple bottle of this

O - This is by far my favorite single hopped Citra beer. I have yet to have Citra from Kern River, but Noble's Citra Showers is world class. Living here in San Diego, we are spoiled by amazing IPAs. This one stands out for sure among the best of the best. Highest recommendation on this one. (794 characters)

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Dawkins
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle poured into Speigelau glass

A: big bubbly soapy head slightly hazy goldish orange

S: sweet grass with melon and overripe fruit a very light bitterness

T: so juicy and very clean the nose follows the taste it explodes with an over ripe melon fruit characteristics with light grass

M: this beer is like a lot of their shower beers it's so clean and light feeling it's quite amazing

O: This beer is amazing flat out I love Noble Ale Works Shower series and this Citra hopped one is dynamite (509 characters)

Photo of blabaer
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of riotontheroad
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of breadwinner
3.99/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't know, I just don't get the hype. Really crackery malt base, which combines with the Citra hops to give this one a bit of a hollow feel that I just don't find endearing. Sure, Citra hops smell nice-ish, but I'm gonna need more than that to consider something upper echelon, which this just frankly isn't. (311 characters)

Photo of Dethmetl
4.92/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of EliotRosewater
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Rizzy17
4.08/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TrojanRB
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNBeer
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
96 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.