Citra Extra Pale Ale - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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Reviews by Sorcerer:
United Kingdom (England)
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
22 oz brown bottle. No bottling date evident. Timidly poured into a 22oz tulip glass yielded a generous head 2" head. Clear orange-copper-yellow color looks right for drinking.
Whiffs of wet plaster, fresh cut lumber, lawn mowing, drying paint, yep and grapefruit, promises a hop-tacular drinking experience ahead. Long lived droopy lacing that doesn't have that sedimentary (gulps) layer look
Pale ale with something extra spilled onto my thirsty tongue (parched from a long mountain bike ride) burst open with the anticipated piney hop flavinoids most agreeably and then developed most unexpectedly into a metallic reverberation, which was that bitterness shock with that APA lightness I like, then a thin (weak) sweet maltiness filling in all the short-lived blanks, before the final swallow, and the bitter remains of aftermath, not unlike a traditional IPA will leave behind.
Carbonation right where I like it (poured into a glass): very bubbly. Yet in my glass, after the pour, the beverage is quiet - then rebounds with tides of bubbles with each draft. Good to drink fast, slow, and in between. Good mouthfeel.
Overall a very good APA. I want another one.
06-10-2012 00:21:04 | More by Sorcerer
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4.21/5 rDev +9.4%
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.
02-16-2013 01:32:47 | More by NWer
3.05/5 rDev -20.8%
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.
08-13-2012 01:19:14 | More by JupiterJesus
3.33/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
03-29-2012 18:08:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5 rDev -18.2%
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.
06-21-2012 01:02:08 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.