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Double Citra - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

801 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 647
Gots: 20 | 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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Chevchelios

California

1/5  rDev -78.2%

07-18-2014 20:40:27 | More by Chevchelios
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cmarvin14

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -67.2%

07-05-2014 03:40:18 | More by cmarvin14
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Dionysusbrewing


3/5  rDev -34.5%

08-03-2014 18:16:16 | More by Dionysusbrewing
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leschkie

California

3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

06-29-2013 15:23:54 | More by leschkie
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

03-27-2014 12:53:50 | More by ThatsThatDude
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

05-20-2013 01:34:00 | More by kscaldef
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

10-14-2012 14:20:02 | More by t0rin0
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -21.4%

Thanks to Tony for sharing this growler with myself and others.

Appearance -- Pours a hazy peach hue with tuft of sudsy white head.

Smell -- Tangerines, peaches, bergamont peel, honey sweetness and a amber-roasted malt. Quite nice, definitely the best feature of this beer.

Taste -- Surprisingly bracing hop bitterness with the flavor of grapefruit rind, a sharp contrast to the fruity/zesty aroma. Nice malting, light with a soft honey sweetness that, unfortunately, doesn't really stand up against the double-dose of Citra.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

Overall -- Somehow I'm not thrilled with this beer. It seems that the double-dose of Citra has really muddled the subtlety and nuance of this particular hop strain. Well-crafted, certainly, but not the most evocative use of Citra.

07-03-2011 23:58:24 | More by yeahnatenelson
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badbeer

Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -19.7%

Hazy golden yellow color with a soft white head that retains well. Nice lacing. Nose of oranges, grapefruit and some grain, almost cracker-like. Pleasant, but not particularly aromatic. Taste definitely gives a good presence of orange flesh and tropical fruit. Has a firm bitterness, but not astringent. Some grain comes through as well. It has an interesting blend of almost sweet fruit flavors and then moves into a bitter finish. Medium bodied, sits on the tongue nicely and then finishes nice and dry. I'm a little torn here; I like the beer, it's very well made (no astringency, no alcohol coming through), but even though my score feels honest, it doesn't fully paint the picture. I'll have to revisit this beer if I'm lucky enough to do so. I'm still very excited to try anything else (especially IPA's) made by Hill Farmstead; the quality of brewing is there.

06-18-2011 01:47:39 | More by badbeer
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -18.6%

Thanks to Thorpe for this growler... pours a dark murky honey gold, opened without a hiss, not much carbonation, a light tan watery head, not looking good but I can’t knock it... muted nose of citra with malt, more malty than anything, I thought this would be a citra bomb, surprised... the taste is also just a malt bomb with a citra finish... easy to drink but doesn’t really show me a ton

06-09-2011 22:33:20 | More by jrallen34
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

06-23-2012 19:23:23 | More by mcintire78
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jmilo64

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

06-26-2013 02:35:43 | More by jmilo64
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

08-02-2012 00:43:21 | More by sip_smack_smack
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

06-15-2014 17:52:16 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

05-17-2014 06:44:55 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

07-01-2012 17:50:21 | More by brez8791
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

09-02-2013 17:02:58 | More by LoveStout
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

04-23-2014 21:13:22 | More by Nichols33
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

11-20-2013 04:50:42 | More by morebeergood
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Caleb

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

06-28-2013 21:58:48 | More by Caleb
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steelerguy

New York

3.98/5  rDev -13.1%

A - Extremely hazy gold approaching amber. Moderate carbonation with a white head that fades rapidly to a coating.

S - Lots of hop aroma, tons of citrus with some sweet tropical fruit. Hidden behind the hops is a light but solid malt profile with some sweetness left behind.

T - Much like the aroma but the tropical and luscious sweet hop flavors take charge with some citrus on the finish. Nicely balanced with a large malt bill balances the extreme hop presence while staying in the background.

M - Moderate body, a bit heavy for an American DIPA, definitely coats your mouth. Would like it to be a bit more crisp.

O - Solid American DIPA, will definitely fill my growler there again. Not the best you will find, but the place has their fans...driving down that dirt road to the brewery must make them feel hardcore.

07-08-2012 02:36:41 | More by steelerguy
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -12.7%

04-12-2014 02:43:45 | More by Cynic-ale
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -12.7%

04-06-2014 04:06:09 | More by jtladner
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.7%

03-23-2014 21:30:57 | More by DerekQXQX
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -12.7%

03-30-2014 21:02:11 | More by Sammy
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Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.