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Double Citra - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 899
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 697
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Imperial Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Citra hops from the American Pacific Northwest.

(Beer added by: Chico1985 on 05-29-2011)
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4.21/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with Goblinmunkey7, growler filled about 5 hours ago

Consumed 10/25/14

A: Lightly hazy, tangerine orange with some gold and honey tones - pours with a large, bright white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves a nice web of lacing

S: Ripe, juicy, fresh citra hops - very potent, but not extreme, with some very nice depth - juicy, ripe tangerine flesh with some orange and grapefruit - resinous and a touch dank - nice range of tropical aromas with some peach, pineapple, mango - light sweetness with some pale malts

T: Juicy, tropical, and very bright - ripe, fresh tangerine slices - tangerine, orange, and grapefruit flesh and juice - floral notes - hint of pine and resin - moderately bitter - nice tropical flavors with some ripe peach, pineapple, and mango - moderately bitter - pale malts with a hint of caramel - starts off a bit sweet, ultimately may be a bit sweet

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, finishes bitter

O: Prepare for trouble, and make it double

This is a solid use of citra hops. It has more depth than some beers that use 100% citra... But it still feels a little one-dimensional. Tasty and well-done nonetheless.

angrybabboon, Yesterday at 10:49 PM
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3.95/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazy gold/dark yellow. Head is bright-white and fluffy. Drops to a small cap and creamy collar. Streaks and splotches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Citra. Deeply tropical with notes of tangerine and peach. Slightly floral with some pine bitterness layered in the back. Big juicy fruit push. Malts are light and bready with some powdery yeast notes. Mild fruity esters. Orange peel, zest and pith. Malts add a touch of needed sweetness with some undercooked bread dough. As it warms it takes on a sharper floral edge and a vague spiciness creeps out as well. A bit leafy.

Taste: Follows the nose...it's Citra. Tropical fruit, mostly tangerine on the initial sip. Slightly bitter in a woody branch sort of way. Some peach and mango as well. Orange peel and a slightly oily rind. A touch floral and bitter. Malts are lightly sweet and slightly bready with some raw biscuit dough. A touch of raw honeycomb. Some pineapple as it warms with a touch of grapefruit as well. Surprisingly balanced. Almost crackery snap as well. Almost buttery at times. Slight caramelized sweetness with an herbal push as well.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. The typical smooth pseudocreaminess that all Hill Farmstead pale ales possess. Slightly dry on the finish.

Overall: Double down - win one hand.

It's Citra through and through. If that's your jam this will blow your mind. As it stands, it's solid, but that's not surprising.

Goblinmunkey7, Yesterday at 10:39 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Nose of orange, lemon zest and hint of alochol. A scent of freshness tells me: stop smelling and drink!
In mouth, that's a fruit party. Everything fits together. Citra hop is dominant, fresh, tasty. Aromas of orange, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple. Small astringency but at 8 abv, that's normal.
Bitterness is strong, traces of pine and orange zest.
Overall, it's an other masterpiece by HF. It's like drinking a juice at breakfast. I'd drink to that everyday

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Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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