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Double Citra - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 883
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 692
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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4/5  rDev -12.7%

sideshowe, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of silentjay
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

picked up from the brewery hours ago. Thanks Phil and Wade for being patient with all the beers I ordered!!!

looks like every Hill Farmstead hoppy pale ale. unfiltered. cloudy golden color with a huge pure white head that sticks around a while and leaves chunks of lacing.

very dank with lots of citrus behind that. citrus pith and some grass clippings.

soft malts give way to a huge citrus punch that is not overly bitter, but juicy, juicy, juicy and resinous. finishes with just a touch of bitterness before the juicy/resinous hops linger pleasantly forever until you are forced to take the next sip.

medium bodied with the perfect level of carbonation with a resinous, yet juicy feel lingering.

fucking awesome. Yet again, another home run. Even though it's a 7 hour round trip and all my friends force me to pick up numerous growlers for them every time I go.... It's worth it for beers like this.

Shaun Hill is a mad genius.

silentjay, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a Silver Goose glass

Pours a hazy gold, reminds me of a 'dirty' champagne. 1 inch head settles to a film and leaves a healthy lacing.

Smells dank and bitter.

Tastes like there is some tropical fruit in the background, but dominated by the bitterness of the hops. It works very well together.

It coats my mouth, I can feel the oils covering everywhere...Every sip just makes me want another!! The alcohol is hidden well and it is perfect in body, definately not too light and not cloying or too heavy...just right!

This stuff is the real McCoy....I think Kern River might have edged the Citra thing out by just a hair, but it's really close. HF can do no wrong, awesome beer!!!

DaveHack, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of fvernon
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

fvernon, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2012-07-04 in Paoli, PA at TJ's

A - Hazy orange with a very short head and little lacing.

S - Orange, pineapple, dank, pine, hop floral. Tons of aroma. I could smell it when a glass was set down to the person next to me!

T - Bright orange citrus, big pineapple, mild-moderate cracker malt, fantastic hop bud flavor, good bitterness but well-integrated.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Resinous, prickly, not real thick but just right.

O - Fantastic brew; best of the day at this Hill Farmstead event. Better than regular Citra. Would love to have it side-by-side with Abner for a fair comparison. If memory serves, it is at least as good. Comparable to Lawson's Double Sunshine.

Tucquan, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Hazy peach-orange color, with a finger or so of fluffy white head that receded a bit but never fully disintegrated. Nice aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, fresh, with hints of a bready malt base. Tastes like a good AIPA should, hop-dominant, fresh citrus zest, pine needles, tropical fruits, enough bready malt sweetness to give balance but to leave the hops clearly in charge. Medium body, crisp and drying, higher alcohol barely noticeable. Another great IPA selection from HF.

Rifugium, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of steelerguy
3.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

steelerguy, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of DWolf
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

DWolf, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Swing-top growler filled exactly one week ago.

Gorgeous pour, as with most other HF beers (IPAs or otherwise). More cloudy than most IPAs, though not as hazy as Nor.

Awesomely juicy citrus aroma. Sweet malts, fruit, grapefruit, fresh hops. Smells like Zombie Dust, and that makes me giddy.

Citra hops are out in force! Grapefruit, mandarin oranges, hints of pine, and plenty of malt to support it all. Low carbonation; nearly perfect body. Sweet and tangy, delicious citra at every turn. Mmmmm.

Significantly better than the Citra single IPA, which smelled incredible but was severely lacking in the flavor department. Even though Citra is my favorite hop, I slightly prefer Nor to this and definitely prefer Abner. Still, Double Citra is another stellar IPA from one of the best breweries in the world.

brystmar, Jul 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

jbuddle, Jul 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

GennyCreamAle, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

JRod1969, Jul 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

cburns48, Jul 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

jwat, Jul 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

durrrr, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of veinottp
4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is a beauty. Pours a golden orange with nice lacing. You can immediately smell the citra hops as soon as you begin pouring. Light but refreshing carbonation with a sweet, citrusy start that mellows to a bitter, well-rounded finish. Hits all the right notes but none of them too hard.

A truly elegant beer. Worth driving through the dirt roads of Vermont for, without a doubt.

veinottp, Jul 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

brez8791, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

bhir, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-citrus, pine, tropical fruit, slight bitterness

T-grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, nice solid hop finish which lingers on the palate

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and smooth

O-a delicious and flavorful DIPA with great balance

MDDMD, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of bobv
5/5  rDev +9.2%

bobv, Jun 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Psychmusic, Jun 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

SalMineo, Jun 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jbertsch, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

wesley14, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2012
Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 883 ratings.