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Citra Extra Pale Ale - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Citra Extra Pale AleCitra Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-18-2011)
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
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
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Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.