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Citra Showers - Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 74
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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yoitsarch

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-08-2014 03:49:13 | More by yoitsarch
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-08-2014 01:26:02 | More by rmaste6282
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California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-07-2014 07:21:59 | More by Booner818
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -9.5%

01-07-2014 03:52:54 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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APreacher

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2014 22:28:18 | More by APreacher
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-06-2014 07:04:51 | More by topdown
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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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bcerv-ca

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-06-2014 03:04:23 | More by bcerv-ca
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pkalix

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-05-2014 21:31:58 | More by pkalix
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fthegiants

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-05-2014 18:28:33 | More by fthegiants
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Acropora

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

01-05-2014 10:14:45 | More by Acropora
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rm20015

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

01-05-2014 09:14:33 | More by rm20015
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EB1

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

01-05-2014 04:52:52 | More by EB1
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MickeyHops

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

01-05-2014 04:38:27 | More by MickeyHops
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Rado

California

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is phenomenal, reminds you why hop heavy beers made an impact in the beer world two years ago.

Looks nice enough

Smells better than any ipa you have tasted In the past two years

Mouthfeel is quite adequate for an ipa to double ipa

Taste is really nice and you will likely not find this again this year

Overall is soo awesome and should be sought out, unfortunately.for me since I live in Southern California and won't get anymore

UPDATED REVIEW - had this beer again and noticed hop fall off in the second batch, have to lower its score. This time was in a lineup with other IPAs
Rado

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 01:29:05 | More by Rado
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djjacobsen

California

4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 20:55:59 | More by djjacobsen
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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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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2014 05:38:00 | More by CoolEthan
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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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surfotog

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-03-2014 22:57:01 | More by surfotog
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FrogOut69

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

01-03-2014 19:50:16 | More by FrogOut69
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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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BAsbill

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-01-2014 08:55:19 | More by BAsbill
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kmoen

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-01-2014 08:46:07 | More by kmoen
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 08:16:55 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
97 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.