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Double Citra - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,036
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 774
Gots: 41 | 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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4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy, sunny orange color. Fluffy bone white head leaves lots of frothy lace. Aroma is...citra, citra and more citra. Some orange peel, faint malt sweetness, backing tropical fruitiness. Fast is citrus, with orange and pineapple, hint of pine and lightly sweet. Smooth feel, full bodied, very drinkable.

HF scores another hit!

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big Thanks to BearsonAcid for picking this up for me yesterday. Just picked it up from him about an hour ago and I’m already sitting enjoying it in front of some football.
Nice looking pint of beer. Creamy bright white head rises to about a finger and a half. Slowly falls and starts depositing clumps of lace on the inside of the glass. The beer is a slightly hazy gold color with some orange peeking through.
Aroma is obviously full of hop notes, floral, a touch green, citrus peel and some juicy fruits. Very nice, but not quite as thick as I was expecting..
What’s great here is the match between the aggressive hopping and the malt profile. Nice bread tones, a bright toasty flavor. Of course, lots of juicy tropical fruit from the new crack version of hops. Seriously, I think PBR w/Citra would be a special beer. (sorry, NOT comparing this to PBR in any fashion) Fairly easy drinking for a DPA, but there is no doubt there is a little more of a kick here.
Carbonation is spot on. Overall alcohol is very well hidden amongst the fruit and hop notes. Just shy of creamy actually. Nice.
This is a very nice beer. Chris told me that he thought it was better than the Kern River Citra. I have to agree. Could b e a freshness thing, but I’m not sure.. My Kern River bottle was also very fresh.
It’s quite a treat having Hill Farmstead on the east coast. Always fun pouring their beers into my glass.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SadMachine
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a very light golden straw color with orange hues and a medium sized white head that leaves some lacing.

S- The aroma is intensely mandarin orange forward, with lemon zest and grassy floral notes in the background. A good bit of pineapple comes through later in the aroma, and there's some nice biscuity malt as well. Smells glorious!

T- The flavor is more bitter grapefruit forward, and the lemon zest and grassy/floral flavors are more pronounced than in the aroma. The mandarin orange and pineapple are still there, but not nearly as pronounced. This is a week old growler, and they don't use a tube to fill, so this could be why, since I've had a small pour of this before and it had more of these sweeter flavors. The biscuity malt is very prevalent in the finish, which is dry and bitter.

M- The mouthfeel is nearly perfect, medium bodied, buttery smooth, and just the right carbonation.

O- Overall this is a top notch DIPA, and I can't wait for the next batch to be released!

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Florida9
4.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A darker shade of yellow in color. Cloudiness gives it a pastel appearance. Forms a moderately sized, fluffy white head. Head is quite stable. Lots of patchy lacing on the way down. Aroma is pungent - I could smell the ripe citrus juiciness as I was pouring the beer. Aroma is intensely citrusy. Juicy tangerine and orange blossom. The taste is more of the same. There is a mild sweetness to the beer that complements the juicy citrus. Tropical fruits, mandarin, and mango. Finishes with a touch of earthiness and an uplifting hint of alcohol. Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness. Lower carbonation gives this an extra smooth mouthfeel.
An excellent beer and about the most perfect expression of the citra hop that I've come across.

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4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Devil's Den on 6/3/11 during Philly Beer Week for the Bella Vista Rare Beer event.

A - Slightly hazy amber/orange liquid with a golden glare and fairly dense cap of white foam on top that yielded some spotty lace around the glass.

S - Intense, fresh Citra hop note with lots of citrus and tropical fruit character, especially grapefruit. Virtually no alcohol fumes here.

T - Juicy hop bitterness up front with a strong citrus fruit character and not much alcohol heat whatsoever. While the hop bitterness is quite assertive, this still remains amazingly drinkable.

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation and minimal alcohol heat. Finishes slightly dry with plenty of bitterness on the palate, although it doesn't obliterate the tongue.

D - Another fantastic DIPA from Hill Farmstead. I am really looking to visiting the brewery this coming weekend!

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of scottfrie
4.05/5  rDev -12%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sean9689
4.15/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler shared by TurdFurgison at my 30th Birthday Extravaganza. Thanks Eric!

A - Pours a golden hazy yellow color, white head, thin cap, and thin collar.

S - A nice dose of hops, bitter dankness, cirtus, orange peel, slight lemon zest. The citra hops are really enjoyable to get a whiff of. There also some grassy notes, in there as well. Very enjoyable.

T - Lots of bitter hops, citrus orange peel, some resin dankness. No sweetness, just a nice straight forward dose of fresh citrus notes and bitterness. Very juicy, bitter, and zesty. The 8% is very well hidden.

M - Light to medium, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - Really enjoyed this one and it's easy to fall in love with yet another citra hopped beer. Juicy citrus, hops, and the hidden alcohol make this beer easy to enjoy. Recommend!

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Double Citra from Hill Farmstead Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.