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Double Citra - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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766 Ratings
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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.77%
Wants: 601
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
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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scottfrie

California

4.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler sent to me by SneezyAchew. Thanks Michael! Split with ipa247.

A: Pours a hazy light golden-orange with a thick bright white oily head that slowly faded into a thick film that left great rings of sticky lacing down my tulip.
S: Sweet smelling, with citrusy notes of orange and grapefruit along with some more tropical type of fruit notes.
T: There is a touch of sweet syrupy malt but for the most part this is a sweet, fruity and hoppy beer. I get huge notes of tangerine and citrus rind. There are some exotic notes of tropical fruit nectar as well. Malt is toned down but still present. Alcohol is hidden well.
M: Clean and easy body with a fairly light mouthfeel over a medium body with smooth, even carbonation. The bitterness in this one is highly manageable.
O: Overall a solid and balanced DIPA that I would gladly drink again. It’s a bit sweeter than I like them, but I’m definitely loving this brewery. Thanks again Michael.

Serving type: growler

06-14-2011 04:56:09 | More by scottfrie
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-15-2014 01:21:21 | More by mattmarka1
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jenray

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-25-2011 14:48:46 | More by jenray
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warnerry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-14-2014 03:30:34 | More by warnerry
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

05-04-2014 10:25:25 | More by williamjbauer
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

04-08-2014 01:28:12 | More by thegerm87
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2013 02:07:25 | More by tom10101
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-07-2014 12:48:17 | More by BMart
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

05-26-2013 20:08:57 | More by oldp0rt
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one during PBW at Capone's....

Appearance: Pours a mandarin to tangerine orange with a nice 2 finger white crown that displays retention and lace.

Smell: Lots of citra of course....some grapefruit, some pineapple, some mango to papaya smell, and a hint of spicy pepper. I'd give it a 4.2 if I could on BA, so I'm rounding down a bit.

Taste: Same as the nose but sans the pepper. Comes together very nicely. I'd give it a 4.3 if I could on BA, so I'm rounding up a bit.

Mouthfeel: A touch thin for an 8% abv DIPA but that just makes it all the more drinkable.

Overall: A very nice beer in my humble opinion. Worth seeking out!

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2011 11:16:23 | More by koopa
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petermethot

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-25-2013 17:39:26 | More by petermethot
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

11-02-2013 21:28:32 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-21-2012 14:36:42 | More by ncaudle
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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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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-02-2012 01:52:37 | More by mdillon86
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-23-2013 13:39:25 | More by stereosforgeeks
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-07-2014 03:43:51 | More by PittBeerGirl
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seeswo

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL growler courtesy of Cam. Thank you sir.

Pours a peachy orange color with a nice off-white head. Smell is a very light, citrusy bitterness with almost a peachy fruit character. The power of suggestion is strong here. Smells nice. The taste is cleanly bitter, with a really nice, light citrus character. Finishes surprisingly bitter, but balanced and not overly sweet. Good mouthfeel without too big of a body and good medium carbonation. They have really nailed this beer. It is not as citrusy as Double Citra sounds, but it is a fantastically drinkable and balance DIPA that has a nice juicy hop character. These guys know their way around hops. Wow.

Serving type: growler

10-10-2011 03:54:27 | More by seeswo
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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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Smarty_Pints

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-10-2013 05:57:19 | More by Smarty_Pints
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-12-2012 21:42:10 | More by millerbuffoon
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

06-28-2014 10:04:20 | More by jbaker67
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-10-2013 20:48:08 | More by IrishColonial
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

07-10-2013 22:28:14 | More by DonFrap
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Brew33

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-07-2014 14:08:08 | More by Brew33
Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.