Citra Showers - Noble Ale Works
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4.86/5 rDev +9.7%
22 oz. bomber poured into stemless wine glass on 31-Dec-13 (Drinking this into the new year).
Best by date on bottle: 23-Feb-14
Also tasted 3 oz. from tap at the tasting room earlier in the day.
I'll get straight to the point. Loads of pineapple, ripe peaches, mango, guava, lemon, and grapefruit up front. Not so much in nose as it is in the taste. As I'm hit with all the tropical flavors, I'm reminded why this hop varietal will always be a classic. The flavor profile is encompassed with just the right amount of piney resin. The finish is clean, dry, and has just the right amount of hop bitter. Now, I'll admit that I'm not a hop head by the classic definition. I enjoy my IPA's balanced and on the mild side of hoppyness. But Kern River's Citra is one of my personal favorite IPA's and although it's been awhile since I've tasted Citra (unfortunately way too long!), this one, IIRC, is right on par!
Definitely the best brew I've enjoyed from Noble. Better than Tongue Tickles, and I really enjoyed TT. This is my personal favorite IPA in the O.C. region. I will definitely look forward to more of this.
01-01-2014 08:16:55 | More by Rollzroyce21
4.84/5 rDev +9.3%
Lots of people talking about this beer right now, and it was drop-dead gorgeous tonight. Popped the beer and my kitchen was flooded with peach, mango, lychee, pine, and onion. What sets this a part from so many other DIPAs is its power and elegance. Many powerful DIPAs come across too sweet, boozy, etc, but this was all about freshness, balance and finesse. This QUICKLY ascended my favorites list. Double Sunshine may be the only better DIPA I've had. Impressive.
01-11-2014 00:10:21 | More by MattLatuchie
4.78/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a standard straw ipa-color. One inch head that maintains well with decent retention. The nose on this beer is over the top. So dank, so juicy....tropical fruits of guava, pineapple, fresh cut grass and mildly piney with a little bit of orange and tangerine thrown in. The smell is worth it alone on the pi. The taste is bitter and clean and quick. It is much less sweet on the taste but still dank and grapefruit shows up in the taste here. Mouthfeel is average but very suitable for this style. Noble has cooked up two gems in a row with tongue tickles and Citra Showers, I hope these will be readily available. This beer is a 9.5/10 from a true hop head. Would love to try side-by-side with Kern's Citra. Outstanding offer from Noble Ale Works.
01-04-2014 20:55:59 | More by djjacobsen
Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
97 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.