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Citra Showers - Noble Ale Works

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 81
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 01-01-2014)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Drink before 2/23/14.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with huge citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic citrus forward hop presence that makes this one a treat to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a reasonably impressive head that leaves some dots and dashes of lace behind

Smell: Mango, pineapple, orange and grapefruit

Taste: The malts provide a neutral, slightly biscuity platform upon which the hops can perform and perform they do, bringing a range of tropical and citrus flavors; very clean finish with nothing distracting from the beguiling hop flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate but lively carbonation

Overall: Caught this one right in advance of the 2/23 "Drink before" date and I am glad I did as I really like my DIPAs to be crisp and clean

Thanks, lincolnbeard, for the opportunity

brentk56, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Texasfan549, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

kjkinsey, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -21%

GRG1313, May 15, 2014
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

largadeer, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

SocalKicks, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of corby112
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drink before 2/23/14

Pours a hazy pale golden orange color with dark straw colored edges and a two finger, pillowy white head that very slow settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Dank juicy hop aroma that's bursting with resinous oils and tropical/citrus fruit sweetness. Uber-fresh juicy nuggets with fresh cut grass, pine needle, spruce tip and subtle onion-y summit. The earthy, grassy notes really stand out but are perfectly countered by the sweeter fruit notes. Very tropical with hints of grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple and blood orange sweetness followed by a subtle pale malt backbone. I'm picking up a touch of biscuit along with toast and graham cracker but the lighter malt notes do not interfere in any way with the glorious hop profile. One of the dankest, freshest smelling IPAs I've come across. I don't know how the aroma could be improved. Smells amazing!

Full bodied with a blast of dank, resinous hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter hop notes and subtle malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Pretty much perfectly balanced with dry, grassy pine needle flavor along with some earthy spruce tip and a touch of onion-y summit hops countered by juicy citrus/tropical fruit sweetness. Strong grapefruit flavor along with hints of mango, papaya, blood orange, curaçao and pineapple sweetness before finishing with subtle pale malt and a touch of boozy heat. The malt bill is present in the palate but doesn't hinder the intense hop flavors. Subtle hints of biscuit, bread, graham cracker and caramel. Just enough sweetness and alcohol to counter the intense hop bitterness. There is just a touch of heat toward the end of the palate but it's nicely masked at 8.8%. Deceptively drinkable because of the complexity and delicious combination of flavors. I could drink this all day and wish that I had regular access to this brewery in Philadelphia. An amazing beer that I highly recommend to any hophead. Incredible!

corby112, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev -21%

yourefragile, May 02, 2014
Photo of drewone
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

drewone, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Georgiabeer, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 1.9.14
Thanks jodan!

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a huge light tan, fluffy head with good retention.

S - Very floral, a bit of citrus and tropical fruits.

T - Floral, tropical, grapefruit, very nice.

D - Good carbonation with a mediumb body.

O - Very hop forward, no bitterness, a touch skunky. Great beer.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -43.6%

chippo33, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

tectactoe, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

BGsWo22, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

EgadBananas, Jan 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

bpfrush, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

warnerry, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, florals, a bit of dank piss, and some sweet malts. The flavor hits the same notes, but is more intensely bitter and showcases more of a floral, citrus peel character. Light-medium bodied, with a bitter, juicy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Good citra DIPA, maybe not as tropical-leaning as others I’ve had.

jbaker67, Feb 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

millerbuffoon, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

akang, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

SadMachine, Feb 24, 2014
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Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
97 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.