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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

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-27-2013 01:15:27 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-22-2013 22:58:52 | More by grimey68
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heavenlyStash

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-19-2013 05:32:05 | More by heavenlyStash
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yoitsarch

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-09-2013 05:07:19 | More by yoitsarch
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-22-2013 23:23:46 | More by largadeer
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omniscientcause

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-22-2013 16:19:10 | More by omniscientcause
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NWer

Washington

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 01:32:47 | More by NWer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-15-2013 02:32:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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NSK79

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-05-2013 03:07:40 | More by NSK79
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finger and half of head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is light grapefruit and honey. Quite nice.
The taste starts off with mild bitterness moving to moderate bitterness. There’s a sweetness in the background that keeps the profile balanced.
A crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
It’s a single-hop ale showcasing Citra hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 01:28:22 | More by Fatehunter
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Madskill

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2013 06:05:10 | More by Madskill
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terence

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-25-2013 23:55:44 | More by terence
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ESBCTom

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-24-2013 23:11:22 | More by ESBCTom
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fox227

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-07-2013 23:02:00 | More by fox227
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cletusdog

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-31-2012 05:48:15 | More by cletusdog
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Fresh

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-30-2012 21:27:27 | More by Fresh
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flayedandskinned

California

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on 3/26/13
Poured into the Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada IPA Glass.

Appearance: Pours a transparent light orange with yellow highlights. The beer sports an off white, two finger head that sticks around for a while and leaves some nice lacing behind as it recedes.

Aroma: Gotta love those citra hops; huge, vibrant aromas of kiwis, grapefruit, peach, lime juice, a hint green onions and some nice catty simcoe hop-isms. Underlying sweet, bready malts provide some balance to this hugely tropical nose.

Taste: Very tropical hops right away; notes of grapefruit, a little bit of passion fruit and light impressions of kiwi, before a very clean and brisk breadiness dries out the palate. The beer finishes off dry with hints of tropical fruit intermingled with light bread. There is a very assertive, lingering bitterness. I wish the hops were a bit more pungent.

Mouthfeel: A tad thin bodied for its style, I wish it was a little more full bodied. I feel that carbonation is a tad too soft.

Overall: This was a difficult beer for me to review because I could tell if I was drinking a slightly hoppy Pale Ale or a watered down IPA. It's marketed as a pale ale, yet it is 7% ABV, which by definition would make it an IPA. I feel like the aroma on the beer is amazing, but the actual flavor of the hops don't come through enough. Its a decent take on a glorified Zombie Dust clone, but overall it just doesn't make the cut.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 06:32:34 | More by flayedandskinned
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sloelco

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-25-2012 23:54:11 | More by sloelco
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jgluck

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-17-2012 23:59:25 | More by jgluck
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Kaymord


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-12-2012 22:46:52 | More by Kaymord
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joecast

Australia

4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What? Another citra beer? Thank you!
Looking at past reviews makes me think they have changed the beer a bit. This one is listed at 7%abv.

Great hop character here and very well balanced. Actually drinks like a sub 6% pale and pushes the limit of how much hops that malt can handle without crossing the line. Extra pale for sure!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 22:19:55 | More by joecast
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-20-2012 06:15:29 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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Paige

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-05-2012 23:03:19 | More by Paige
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BlackTuesday

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-03-2012 20:18:33 | More by BlackTuesday
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riored4v

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour in to a tulip resulted in a 1 finger, mildly rocky, white head. Slightly hazy, orange colored body.

Aroma was pleasant. Some good orange/tangering aromas with some light tropical notes. A bit bready and malty along with some light sweetness and caramel. Didn't smell overly "bright".

Flavor was good for a APA. Nice amounts of tropical and tangerine flavors up front that led to some biscuity and caramel notes. Nice malty background backs up the mellow bitterness. Bitterness lingers a tad. A bit grassy. Definitely tropical/tangerine/orange flavors that linger around a little. Showcases the Citra nicely.

Medium/light body with medium carb. Crisp and dry finish lets the hops shine.

Good beer overall, especially for being single hopped. Malt flavors play nicely with the Citra hop. Good balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 00:24:28 | More by riored4v
Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.