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Citra Extra Pale Ale - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 15
Gots: 23 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

cshafer7, Tuesday at 08:01 PM
Photo of TheBrewo
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

We split a bomber, pouring into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It glows a hazy, burnt sienna coloring, sporting a one finger head of foamy, soapy white bubbles. Retention is nice, leaving tails of wispy lacing as it eventually descends into a film. A surprisingly thick haze cuts clarity, but no sediment is otherwise found. Carbonation appears to be mild. The aroma gloriously showcases the star single hop: Citra. We entertain notes of lemon and ginger tea, pale and caramel malt body, zesty grapefruit and tutti-frutti nectary hops, white flour, cantaloupe and honeydew melon, synthetic citric cleaner, rubber cement, tin, apricot jelly, moldy white pear, and smoked toffee sugars. The taste gives much what you’d expect, but with much more salt and much more malt. It opens with thick, nearly overpowering caramel malts, flambéed banana, white wine vinegar, resinous and oily floral and citric hops, chemical perfumes, granular white sugar, and pear syrups, but contracts to a finish of chlorine, sea salt, plastic wrap, vinyl plastics, basement must, green apple acetylaldehydes, more bitter herbal hoppiness, paper towels, and Sprite sugariness. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is lightly medium. Each sip gives okay slurp and smack, with lesser cream or froth than one would hope. The mouth is left prickled and somewhat coated, but predominantly astringent and chalked. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, this drinks more like a double IPA than a single hop pale ale. The malt bill is just so darn heavy with caramel. This makes for a much heavier body than expected, but clears the way for an otherwise clean-drinking and finishing beverage. While you don’t really ease into this one as nicely as the premier pale ales, the basicity in the single-hopping is nice. You just, unfortunately, don’t get enough robustness to tell the full story of the citra hop, and the beer is left ultimately standard. Knee Deep has proven what they can do with hops time and time again, but here they seem to be jumping aboard the gimmick train and offering an underdone product.

TheBrewo, Tuesday at 01:46 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Bieniek30, Sep 23, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

ToshiroS, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

akttr, Sep 13, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

Knee deep hit town recently so enjoying going through stuff fairly fresh. Enjoyed from a snifter.

a - brew pours a rusty orange w an thin head gone quick...oily lace.

s - nose is nice citra fruitiness. Tropical but still a pale ale wa nice malty backbone.

t/m/o - the taste is surprisingly malty, the hop is there but comes across more as a soft bittering agent. Malty w soft citric. Body is also extremely light. Very drinkable beer and very pale ale...I like pales that tow the line a bit more against IPA or focus on the complexity of the malt, this falls down the middle.

cosmicevan, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

halfbarrelbrew, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

trevorpost, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

TheCuriograph, Sep 06, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +15%

rudedude985, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sunofneurot, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

norcalcraftbrew, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

A: deep gold and clear, few fingers of white foamy head eventually reduced to a film cap with some lace drying inside the glass

S: vague suggestions of sweet fruits - tropical and citric; rugged, rustic grain belt right behind

T: mellow malts and 45 IBU of bitterness let the Citra hop shine through - plenty of its trademark fruity citrus-ness

M: smooth and slick, subtle bitterness, clean-finishing

O: a great IPA for Citra fans - single hop action will reward fans!

Greywulfken, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Mantooth, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.