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Citra Showers - Noble Ale Works

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 73
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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 06:39:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 00:04:47 | More by brentk56
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-18-2014 02:36:03 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2014 02:49:14 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

05-15-2014 07:23:32 | More by GRG1313
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-15-2014 04:23:40 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-18-2014 06:42:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-09-2014 02:56:19 | More by SocalKicks
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 06:53:17 | More by corby112
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

05-02-2014 00:18:09 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2014 09:12:41 | More by zestar
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-08-2014 07:33:53 | More by drewone
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 05:35:34 | More by HuskyinPDX
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -32.1%

02-13-2014 05:01:42 | More by chippo33
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-29-2014 15:40:25 | More by EgadBananas
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

01-23-2014 02:29:35 | More by BGsWo22
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-29-2014 17:10:13 | More by tectactoe
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

01-12-2014 19:59:28 | More by bpfrush
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-20-2014 14:48:13 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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warnerry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-11-2014 00:39:16 | More by warnerry
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-12-2014 03:04:32 | More by millerbuffoon
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Smarty_Pints

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-12-2014 05:38:27 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 03:27:15 | More by Rutager
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 00:38:10 | More by jbaker67
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2014 03:22:28 | More by akang
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Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
97 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.