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Double Citra - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 671
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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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Casterbridge, Nov 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

seanswee, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 11/01/13 notes. Huge thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing a growler of this with me; thanks Ross! Big want. Poured into a Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a hazy medium yellow-orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, pine hops, tropical fruits, mangos, pineapples, fruity malts, light floral notes, grapefruit, and earthy malts. Awesome nose; this growler was 5-6 days old and was amazingly hoppy and fresh. Love the nose.

t - Taste follows the nose very closely; super hoppy with lots of mangos, tropical fruits, pineapples, citrus hops, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, fruity malts, honey, and floral notes. More tropical fruits than the nose, a tiny bit of a step up for me.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. There is a light bitterness but not too much at all, and it is pretty smooth and creamy.

o - Overall I thought this was another fantastic DIPA from HF and it did not disappoint. Tons of fresh tropical fruits and citrus hops in both the nose and taste and pretty easy to drink, with not much bitterness in the taste. We had no problem taking the growler down between the two of us. One of the better hoppy HF beers IMO, would love to have it again.

mdfb79, Nov 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

clewis901, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Kirk, Nov 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

mendvicdog, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Duane_Opfer
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml growler filled at Hill Farmstead. Consumed same day (11/2). Poured into a HF stemmed glass.

A - Beautiful. Golden, translucent, with perfect suspension. Bright white head. No sediment. Left light lacing on sides of the glass.

S - Wow. INTENSELY fragrant. Grapefruit, mango, honey, and fresh hops.

T - Perfect delivery of pink grapefruit. Constant taste from initial taste to lasting bitter grapefruit finish. However, not overwhelmingly bitter, and also has an inherent sweetness.

M - Superior quality. Moderate carbonation with a nice tingle through mouth. Clean and crisp.

Duane_Opfer, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BradleyR, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BradMacMullin, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mythaeus, Nov 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

OUJayhawk1799, Nov 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

sphyrn, Nov 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

bootdown21, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden pour, with a thin head (< 1/2 finger), solid retention, and nice fuzzy lacing. Beer is cloudy and opaque.

Aroma is of the most strong and consistent "cat pee" odors I have ever gotten from a DIPA. Beyond that, dry hops, citrus, and wheat come through.

The beer is wonderfully sweet and hoppy, and very well balanced - the only malt I get is of grain and wheat. I don't get much in the way of particular citrus or tropical fruit; just an overall sweet hoppiness.

HF avoids the syrup DIPA trap: this beer has a fantastic mouthfeel. It's sweet, hoppy, and balanced, and very drinkable.

This won't go down as my favorite DIPA, but that's really more a factor of the hops chosen rather than the craftsmanship; it's really an exceptional brew.

Roguer, Nov 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

msondel, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

DarthKostrizer, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Colosdog, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

JDM44, Nov 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

MarkyMOD, Nov 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

eawolff99, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jiggad369, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

beergorrilla, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Zaphog, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of mountdew1
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into a oversized wine glass. Poured a hazy orangey amber, reminded me of a shandy or radler freshly made. Aroma was slightly citrusy, with a bit of sharp pine hoppy. Not over powering, or underwhelming, nicely balanced. Flavor was hop up front, with the undertones of citrus. Plenty of hop of front, but the citrus kept it from being too much one note. Nice and tingly in the mouth, coated well, and not overly chewy. Overall a great beer. Plenty of hoppy flavor without being a hop bomb, and the citrus flavor worked nicely as well.

mountdew1, Oct 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

jarrgal, Oct 28, 2013
Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.