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Citra Showers - Noble Ale Works

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97
world-class

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 78
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Washington

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-28-2014 04:47:45 | More by EliotRosewater
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2014 22:53:21 | More by 2dogbrew
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-26-2014 17:58:00 | More by Dawkins
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-26-2014 05:48:20 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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pjkelley82

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-26-2014 05:11:43 | More by pjkelley82
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dwagner003

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-26-2014 00:15:40 | More by dwagner003
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Greywulfken

New York

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%

A: deep hazy gold body; head as big-as-ya-want-it of ivory foam; ample lacing down the glass

S: bursts with Citra goodness: lots of orange, grapefruits, and bright flowers; some of the malt slips through, too, fresh and clean

T: completely impressed right off the very first sip - which was quickly followed by others - all the wonderful citric action continues, from bright notes of orange and lime over darker notes of grapefruit and citric pith; the malts are perfectly suited for the hops, keeping an stable under-structure of clean, fresh, pale grains that add just enough sweetness and body to "balance" out the beer.

M: drinks lighter than you'd expect - perhaps a medium body, the brisk carbonation becomes smooth and slick, with a dangerous drinkability that you'll have to be careful of - fortunately, not a killer abv - otherwise you'd be in trouble

O: whatta great beer - courtesy of j47paco - really crisp and fresh and tight - tons of delicious Citra action and a perfectly complementary malt backbone. Totally recommended.

01-25-2014 16:54:04 | More by Greywulfken
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%

22 oz bottle with a drink by date of 2/23/14 courtesy of Vince. Thank you kindly for the opportunity!

Orange yellow pour with s nice egg froth and some stick....looks the part.

White nectarine, which I get a bunch from Citra, is very present on the nose as well as some exotic fruits who pop in for a little who's your father. Plenty of toasted malts and sunflower seeds as well. Sounds strange perhaps, but I'll be damned if it's not there. Bit of piss too.

Right on par with the nose. Pineapple, mango, dry nectarine skins, sweet malts, and a touch of booze that creeps and lingers. Leafy and vegetative while green onion flashes in and out. Dank fade...

Mouthfeel is neither heavy nor light for a DIPA, but not without a good deal of hop oils along the way. Carbonation is crisp.

A nice Citra beer that doesn't break any molds. Thankful for the opportunity, happy to pound it, but not blown away.

01-25-2014 01:21:23 | More by BarrytheBear
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2014 21:40:31 | More by Tee2Grn
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-24-2014 08:14:26 | More by blabaer
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trentbrown89

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-23-2014 21:29:06 | More by trentbrown89
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

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

California

4.34/5  rDev -2%

Pours golden with an hazy into the glass, forms a nice finger high white head with terrific retention and steady rings of lacing.

The beauty of Citra at work here, such a variety of aroma from a singular hop. I get a tropical symphony of light mangoes, pineapple, lemon grass, grapefruit pith, also a very dank and wet earthy note near the finish. A slight alcohol and grainy malt backing.

Opens with a big smack of bright citrus pith, the tropical flavors of pineapple and mango are there but more reserved. The rest of the hop flavor is dank and resiny with a touch of onion. The pale malt really doesn't add much sweetness but there is a edge to it that reminds me of rye. Alcohol brings the balance here and brightens up the dank flavors.

Medium bodied, with well handled carbonation. I can't knock the alcohol presence since it brings balance and is very clean. Very dry finish with strong but clean bitterness.

Use of a singular hop type can be limiting, despite how varied the hop aroma and flavors were, I felt neither the aroma or flavor had been maxed out. Clearly Noble Ale Works knows what they are doing since the malt profile was also left thin and unobtrusive to provide balance despite the alcohol. This beer is an excellent showcase of Citra hops, the variety in aroma and flavor that this beer brings to the table is very impressive. Keep an eye out for more beers in this series.

01-21-2014 06:48:25 | More by rawfish
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HugeBulge

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

01-21-2014 04:55:42 | More by HugeBulge
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gueuzegossage

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-20-2014 17:20:29 | More by gueuzegossage
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-20-2014 14:48:13 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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PG2G

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-18-2014 22:25:09 | More by PG2G
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Piddmeista

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-18-2014 18:16:27 | More by Piddmeista
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-18-2014 06:42:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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mabmab67

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

01-18-2014 04:37:29 | More by mabmab67
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-18-2014 02:36:03 | More by kjkinsey
Citra Showers from Noble Ale Works
97 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.