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Double Citra - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 653
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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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

03-20-2014 20:14:11 | More by oriolesfan4
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -3.3%

Draft at Eulogy.

Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with pale golden tangerine hues and a 2.5 finger frothy, soapy white head.  Excellent retention only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Dank, earthy hop aroma with hints of pine, tropical and citrus fruit.  Earthy and soily with a subtle vegetal character.  Hints of mango and pineapple and a grainy malt backbone.  

Chewy full body with a blast of earthy, dank, dry, bitter hops that linger into a long dry finish.  This is balanced by nice tropical and citrus fruit.  Lots of pineapple along with a ton of grapefruit juice.  Also mango, papapya, orange peel and tangerine.  Dry finish.  Full bodied and very well balanced.  Subtle heat in the finish.  Very good.  

06-24-2011 20:13:03 | More by corby112
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev -8.7%

750 mL Batch 2 growler, compliments of Conor, shared with Matt and Paul.

Hazy, peachy amber color with a large, dense off white head. Nice retention and lacing.

Aroma is intensely tropical; mango, pineapple and juicy grapefruit with light alcohol and irrelevant malt. What you would expect from citra hops...

Flavor is not nearly as sweet, but still less bitterness and rind then I remember from batch 1. Strong pulp and rind balance out the juicy tropical flavors. Medium thick, chewy well-carbonated body with strong carbonation.

I like this better than batch 1, but I'm still not crazy about an imperial IPA that only uses citra hops. Not particularly subtle or complex; I'd rather have HF Galaxy or Abner or Edward or Ephraim...

09-18-2011 02:55:37 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-28-2011 05:06:45 | More by InspectorBob
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -3.3%

Review #200!! Served on-tap at Capone's during the Hill Farmstead party during Philly Beer Week. Having had the regular version of Citra IPA I was dieing to try this version.

A - Pours murky orange with a nice pillow of one finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of strong, floral, citric hops throughout this one. Hints of tropical fruits, mostly grapefruit, and some light pine round out one awesome nose.

T - Huge blast of citric hops up front never really leaving the picture throughout the experience. Some strong grapefruit and mango flavors emerge once the hops die down a bit. Only the faintest trace of booze toward the end. Finish has plenty of lingering hop bitterness in it. Damn, this is one tasty hop bomb. Glad I got to try it!

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slick, hoppy, feel with plenty of bitterness lingering thru the finish.

O - I am not sure which I prefer, this one or the regular version. Either way both are excellent hop bombs. It is easy to drink and is packed with delicious hops. When it comes to hoppy beers it seems Hill Farmstead can do no wrong.

06-08-2011 22:05:21 | More by orangesol
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-18-2013 05:07:46 | More by drewone
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duceswild

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

03-21-2014 02:22:10 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -6.6%

On Tap at Capone's during PBW in a little dinky snifter

A- Double Citra comes to me looking a shade lighter than the regular citra with some faded white bubbles up top and some small amounts of stick. The color is a light shade of orange.

S- This is citra upped to the max. If you had the regular or exit 16 you know what im talking about. Dank fruit with citrus bursting out of the seams. that about sums it up but some caramel malt backing it.

T- This is an all out assult of everything deemed citra. All the players come out, sour grapefruit, mango, papaya and the like. It's just citrus and some a bit, a small nibble of caramel malt, it's an afterthought after everything is said and done.

M- Bitter, fruity, medium bodied, maybe a bit lighter than that. The taste stays on the tounge for a few. Very nicely carbed, although I would of liked to see more bubbles.

D- Very delicious and very drinkable. While I was a bit let down after the regular Citra from HF, this more than made up for it.

06-03-2011 19:49:36 | More by BARFLYB
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -3.3%

2L swing-top growler filled at the brewery.

First HFB glass pours with a 1" blonde head, over the cloudy orangey gold brew. Thick head disappears gradually, with heavy coating lace. Aroma is tart and sweet clementines.

Taste is sweet to start, bitter pine in the middle, mellows to citrus towards the close, and shuts the door with a peek of clementines from the nose. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is good as well. Nice use of Citra.

07-13-2012 02:18:18 | More by ppoitras
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.6/5  rDev +0.4%

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Mike!

The beer is yellowish, on the fringes of orange. It's ever so slightly hazy, appearing clear for the most part. The head is about 1/2" thick and leaves a healthy amount of lacing behind.

The aroma tells me I am in for a treat. Tropical citrus galore, with oranges, grapefruit, mango, pineapple. Oh yeah...

All the wonderfully fresh fruit and hop flavors shine through brilliantly. Malt presence is virtually nonexistent, as it should be.

The beer is medium bodied with a creamy feel. The finish is dry, with a lasting hop bitterness.

Superb. Highly recommended.

06-30-2011 01:57:25 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.7%

03-31-2014 21:49:17 | More by Gonzoillini
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John_M

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev -3.3%

On tap at Capones today.

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty outrageous in this beer, showcasing tropical fruit, pepper, dry citrus and skunky marijuana. Yes boys and girls, this is one fine smelling IPA. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this impressive IPA, but I'm impressed by how well balanced this hop bomb of an IPA I'm drinking. The finish is very dry and bitter, despite the initial tropical fruit flavor. Mouthfeel is full, long and bitter, but with a bit of an alcoholic bite in the finish. Regardless, this is another outstanding beer from the folks at farmstead hill.

06-03-2011 21:54:49 | More by John_M
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-23-2013 05:37:57 | More by Kelp
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-24-2013 21:50:44 | More by billab914
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-30-2013 01:09:45 | More by Zaphog
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-11-2014 19:01:28 | More by PEIhop
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HopHead84

California

4.53/5  rDev -1.1%

6/9/2011

Growler courtesy of Barry (bring), thanks! Enjoyed during game 5 of the NBA finals. Snifter.

A: Vibrant yellow gold (great color). The white head is frothy and massive with very good retention. Lacing is all over the glass.

S: A fruit cornucopia. The hops are bright and very aromatic, lending characteristics of mango, passion fruit, orange, peach, tangerine, and grapefruit. Pretty incredible fruit profile. Malt is covered up by the fruit, but I get a whisper of saltine cracker.

T: The flavor continues the pattern of excellence with an initial blast of fruit accompanied by an upper moderate smooth bitterness. Notes of mango, grapefruit, and orange (flesh and pith) suffuse the palate. No alcohol is evident in be flavor. I don't pick up any taste from the malt. The finish is dry, bitter, and fruity, with an increased level of orange pith and grapefruit rind.

M: Lower medium in body with lower moderate carbonation from the growler. It could use a bit more carbonation, but it's not detrimental. Mouthfeel is sticky and very dry.

Overall: An outstanding Double IPA. Highly recommended.

06-10-2011 02:15:31 | More by HopHead84
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-30-2014 21:13:52 | More by liamt07
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-27-2014 14:46:16 | More by DrBier
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.45/5  rDev -2.8%

750ml growler thanks to RSchaeffer.

Poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy, light orange with a one finger cream colored head composed of large bubbles. Spots of lacing are left on the glass.

S - Citrus, lots of tropical fruits, slight pine.

T - Papaya, oranges, grapefruit, pine.

D - Lower carbonation, average body.

O - Delicious, my first Hill Farmstead, and it does not dissapoint. WOW!

09-18-2011 02:29:32 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-14-2011 11:32:59 | More by TurdFurgison
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-20-2013 02:48:42 | More by drummermattie02
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

04-01-2014 12:13:11 | More by ShanePB
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -3.3%

on tap at devils den in philly during the bella vista bash

Pours a hazed orange color with some golden hues, thick crop of white head, spotty and patchy lacing all over the glass.

Whoa - smells like you're sniffing a bag of hops, strong citra qualities, fruited sweetness with spice and barely any alcohol.

Huge hop flavor right up front, bitterness and dry citric notes. Strong citra with spice and citrus juice. Some fruity sweetness with tropical notes. Lighter malt body with biscuit tones. Finishes dry, bitter, and hoppy with slight alcohol.

Medium body, decent carbonation, aggressive on the palate but still pleasant. Really tasty DIPA, great hop flavor, well masked booze.

06-04-2011 16:44:07 | More by xnicknj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -9.6%

750 mL growler poured into a Teku snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Not much of a head. Nice surface wisps. Leggy on the swirl.

Smell - Surprise, lots of citra. Orange and grapefruit. A bit of sweetness.

Taste - Lots of grapefruit, orange. Straightforward. Moderate sweetness. Just a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Slick, but low sweetness.

Overall - Very simple flavor, but great hop flavor. I definitely prefer Double Galaxy to this, though.

05-07-2013 02:05:33 | More by Alieniloquium
Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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