Citra Extra Pale Ale - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
4.22/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up two 22oz bombers from Olive Tree Market here in OB for $7. each and drank them with a good friend straight from the bottle (I know, i'm a savage for not pouring it into a glass - whatever!).
Bottle states: 6% ABV / 45 IBU
A: Drank it from the bottle - averaged the points with the rest of the aspects of this brew.
S: Super hoppy (like an IPA by most people's standards) - very earthy, fresh cut grass, herbal tea with a good dose of sweet malt at the end that takes a back seat to the hop presence which is dominant in the overall mix.
T: Big time floral hop starts this one off right - earthy and resinous, citrus rinds and a hint of vanilla with a good dose of sweet malt, fresh grain and crackery goodness. The hop/malt balance is much more evened out in the flavor over the nose but this is not a complaint. This beer should really serve as a threshold to all pale ales out there that consider themselves to be world class without having any type of hop character - this has it all - both hop and malt are cranked way up, but work perfectly together.
M: Light to medium bodied, a bit sticky with perfect carbonation for the style. Finish is creamy and smooth - goes down like nothing.
Overall this is one of the better pale ales out there - it truly does feature the Citra hop, which is one of my favorites. Not sure why this one doesn't get more love here, though people have a tendency to grade a beer similar to the person before them (???) - someone mentioned "body odor" in the flavor/nose - haha...what!? Don't be fooled. Me and my buddy could't get enough of this one. My only grip is $7. per bottle - just outrageous! Knock the price down to $4.99 where it belongs and i'm sold!
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2012 03:57:45 | More by DeanMoriarty
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a clear dark orange with a two-finger foamy white head. Light sticky lacing.
S - Aromas of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, sweet malts, and floral hops.
T - Follows the aroma. Lots of sweet caramel malts upfront with a big burst of citrus. Lots of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit with a floral hops. Finish has a piney aftertaste.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
O - A very tasty citra Pale Ale. Lots of fresh flavors. Very refreshing and tasty.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 01:53:58 | More by TreyIsWilson
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/28/2014. Pours crystal clear deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, bread, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly creamy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice citra pale ale. All around good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 02:56:35 | More by superspak
Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.