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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
87
very good

324 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 15
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-18-2011)
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Reviews by Seanibus:
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

fragrant and a bit over the top, but a good intro to the Citra.

Pours clear amber with a decent head. The aroma is sweet and sharp, piny and tangy. The flavor is musky and pine-infused with a orange-rind bitterness and a sneaky heat on the finish. The effect is creamy, like an insanely hoppy ice cream. The mouthfeel is prickly.

Seanibus, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Schlais, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

gregmoscetti, Jan 08, 2012
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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into bottom of pint glass.
Aggressive head. Nice clear bronze. Head fades slowly leaving nice lace.
Nose very citric.
Taste overpowers with lemon zest. Very aggressive West Coast citrus up front with a nice malt backbone.
Aftertaste leaves a malty smoothness feel that is very pleasant.
Not at all what I expected peeking at the other reviews. A totally different experience that from others I know and respect.
To each his own. I liked this beer a lot and am very glad I snagged a bottle.

NWer, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

freshflesh, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Beerswag, Apr 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

mctizzz, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

aquazr1, Aug 09, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as impressive as I was lead to believe. This is an extremely malty, caramel-y, bready beer. I've brewed my own citra IPA. I've crushed citra hops in my hands and breathed them in, chewed on the pellets and savored their unique flavor. I can't taste the flavors that make Citra unique in this beer - juicy, tropical, fruit punch,e tc. It tastes like you could throw in almost any American hop and it would taste the same.

Not a bad beer overall, but nothing memorable about it that would make me pick it over anything else.

JupiterJesus, Aug 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

westcott, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

kindbeer, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

virinow, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Mantooth, Aug 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

HopsForBrains, Aug 14, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A darker orange and dark golden color comes out of the undated bottle. Mild thin head, not much in the way of lace or retention, but nothing detrimental going on. Mild citra hop aroma, nice, not over the top, even better as it warms up further.

Same in the taste, mild citrus and tropical notes. Toffee and caramel type of malt flavors. Not overly heavy, but maybe a bit bigger than in the extra pale ale's I prefer. Certainly doesn't deliver the massive hoppiness of some XPA's like Bruery, Jupiter, Drake's etc. . . maybe a lighter body and bolder use of the citra hop (like in Simtra) would allow this beer to shine even more, but as it is, its still a decent option, especially to smell moreso than taste.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JohnLynch, May 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

NickyT, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Jgrody, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

InfernoBoss, May 30, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting Pale Ale. Citra being the only hop used in this beer...IMO it could be showcased much better.

A - Golden Copper of you will. 2 inch head that leaves decent lacing throughout the Guinness Perfect Pint glass it's poured in.

S - Oranges, bready malt, bananas and human sweat. Not B.O. or onions but a weird sweatiness.

T - same as nose. Not BAD by any means but it's a odd hopiness.

M - Light, crisp on a hot summers day. I feel SNPA has a heavier mouthfeel. I like how easy drinking this is but the odd sweat in the hop flavor doesn't have me wanting more than 12oz. It lingers in the finish after a while which is why I'm glad I split this one. Otherwise the mouthfeel would be a 4 or better.

O - This is not a BAD beer. But let's be honest, when you see a Extra Pale Ale or any hoppy beer for that matter that is showcasing CITRA as the single and only hop used, a beer geek expects much, much more.

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 21, 2012
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hansenme, Jun 16, 2012
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Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.