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Citra Hops (Single Hop Series) - Hermitage Brewing

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwilson01 on 04-18-2011)
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-06-2013 20:00:48 | More by cnbrown313
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-17-2012 03:40:49 | More by InfernoBoss
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bpowers315

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

09-08-2012 16:18:52 | More by bpowers315
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-27-2012 14:22:52 | More by beerpadawan
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stunna12

California

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a IPA, India Pale le, it has a lot more Hops. This beer smells citrusy. It has a taste of tangerines. It has a small white head. The color is brown amber. There is not a bitter taste as you drink it and has a dry finish. This beer has a medium hold against the glass. I personally like the bottle with its label.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 19:13:01 | More by stunna12
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pcents

California

4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. It had a small white head atop its golden slightly murky liquid, that later stuck to the side of the cup. It had a strong citrus aroma that was very pleasant to the nose. It had a medium slightly sticky mouth feel. It was still and easy to drink and would definitely get it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 06:36:14 | More by pcents
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juhl31

California

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-cloudy amber color with a light tan colored pillow-y head.

-smells pretty nice. some good citrus hops: orange and clementine. after the initial pour, a bit of a sting comes in as well

-the hop flavor is right at the front and then just kind of mellows out and doesn't leave a huge bitter bite. it is kind of nice because the malt sweetness comes into the middle and blends in with the citrus flavors

-mouthfeel is fine for me and pretty standard

-this beer is surprisingly drinkable for the hermitage beers, especially considering it was from BevMo which means:
A - it is probably not that fresh and
B - it definitely was not refrigerated

i would bet that fresh from a keg this stuff is pretty stellar. it goes to show you the wonderful powers of the citra hop

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 04:13:16 | More by juhl31
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lechroy

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 in pint glass. Purchased at BevMo in Emeryville, CA.

A - cloudy, orangy, lunar eclipse color. very cloudy. nice brown-tinted, warm head. Kinda looks like an amateur homebrew.

S- nice lemony, citrusy smell, touch of pineapple. Malt bill comes through.

T - aggressive bitter IPA with balls. Citra is strong, but certainly lacks a smooth character. Malt is lighter than aroma predicts. Clean, quick, dry finish.

M - nicely carbonated. I think its slightly "Sticky".

O - A really nice aggressive brew. Not for the faint at heart, but a great summer brew in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 04:01:31 | More by lechroy
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leprakhan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-08-2011 05:32:27 | More by leprakhan
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev +9%

11-27-2011 20:24:10 | More by rhino54
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codynevels

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-16-2011 20:54:26 | More by codynevels
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hermitage Citra Hops (Single Hop) IPA

Pours a hazed orange color with a sizable head and lacing. Aroma of fragrant pine, spruce, herbs and lemony citrus. In the flavor, very piney, all due bitterness, resinous and hop forward. Caramel like malt body, but all it really does is cradle the hops. Mouthfeel has a nice hop bite and medium body, with a drying finish. Overall, a solid single hop brew, and citra hops prove great for aroma and resinous qualities.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 00:44:43 | More by Stinkypuss
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Bevmo.

Pours hazy copper with a half inch head of white. Barely a trace on the surface after the fallout and a mere few dots of lacing after that.

Aromatics feature the Citra pretty nicely. Tropical fruit, dank kindbud, cracked garlic and pine sap. Light malt in the back. Not screamingly floral but not bad.

Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel and a slightly syrupy chew.

Tangerine, grapefruit, and mango lead off the palate. A moderate bitterness steps forward along with some plump malt.

Finishes with lingering tropical fruit and slightly sweet malt.

Not a bad beer, just was hoping for more hops if I'm going for a single hop IPA from Cali. Certainly leaps and bounds above the Imp to the Ale from Hermitage which was horrid.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 00:07:13 | More by brewandbbq
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Philousa

California

2.83/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep orange, opaque with lots of head and decent lacing. Pale malt aroma followed by toasty malt, a bit syrupy, with light and floral hops and bitterness. This was more malty than I bargained for. Bready, yeasty, bitter. This is more viscous than most IPAs, the flavor disappears fast and bitterness lingers, but not too harshly.

I had higher hopes for the Citra version of Hermitages' single hops series. With Sculpin and Aroma Coma leading the way in floral, citrusy hops, how could the Citra hops version not live up to the hype? Well, I think I underestimated Hermitage's ability to screw up a style in which they have so many fine examples. I'm done, Hermitage. Sayanora Tied House. You managed to sucker me into buying three bombers because you are the only ones who did a single hop series, congratulations. Never again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 04:28:53 | More by Philousa
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SDtastentune

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Darker orange, good white head and some nice cling lace.

S - Rich citrus hops, some apricot.

T - Nice bitter citrus/apricot/orange peel, aftertaste is mainly bitter orange peel. Some earth pine back there as well.

M - Smooth then some small bubble fizz, strong aftertaste.

O - Overall this is a good ipa with a nice aftertaste. Being only one hop addition, this is a fairly rich ipa in the hop arena. I did not like hermitage DIPA hoptopia, but this is much different then that stuff. Make this recipe into a DIPA!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 00:37:52 | More by SDtastentune
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Zorro

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chill hazed orange colored beer, small yellowish white head. This pretty much is the color I call IPA Orange.

Smell is sweet and hoppy as expected. Tropical fruit mostly papaya and pineapple. Scent of eucalyptus trees but no real pine.

Starts out sweet and bitter with a strong eucalyptus taste. This is has a bit of a savory taste to it. The complexity of the scent isn't reflected in the taste. This is only an OK IPA by taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Worth the cash as a single hop example but just an OK IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 00:28:51 | More by Zorro
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CruisaC

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at an area BevMo while on vacation. I think it was $5-something for a 22oz bottle. Into a glass

Pours medium caramel with an inch or so of off white head. Above average lacing.

smells of sticky sweet hops and some malt. average overall and probably a little much. I almost get a stale whiff towards the end, not saying anything about this bottle's freshness, just a smell that reminds me of stale things

taste follows; a bit too strong, not very balanced

A bit slick and syrupy, but pretty good carbonation

Overall not something I'd buy again. I was interested to try some "single hops" type brews. I think I'd prefer a Kern River, but again you can't buy their Citra off the shelf at any BevMo

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 00:06:52 | More by CruisaC
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled May 2011
The beer sits in my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip with a hazy looking amber color, but shows a clear, deeply red stained, dark copper hue when held up to the light. The head starts out at an almost three-finger thick, pale tan color that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma smells strongly hoppy with big candied citrus, dank tropical fruit notes, lots of lychee and a hint of pine / herbal character. The dank herbal hop character becomes more present after my firs assessment, but this still remains a hop fruit focused aroma; dank, tropical fruit does seem like quite an appropriate description of the aroma though.

A bit colder than I prefer, which accentuates a bitter herbal finish that intermingles with a crystal malt influenced sweet tea flavor and toasted grain character. The herbal notes have a dank quality to it that gets a bit more present as it warms up. It also has a pine sap edge that lingers on the palate along with the bitterness. The herbaceous & bitter side of the hop character definitely plays the more dominant role here in the flavor (the opposite of the nose). As the beer warms up though, the fruitiness becomes more prominent with a lush lychee note, a bright tangerine zest note. The malt character is actually fairly well tamed by the ample hop character; it perhaps is a bit more crystal malt focused than my Ideal IPA, but the hop character is interesting enough that I don’t mind much. The body is perhaps a touch more viscous than I would like, but it is still fairly quaffable for a beer of this size. As the beer warms up the alcohol can be perhaps a touch much with a spicy, slightly rough note towards the finish.

This certainly seems to be knocked a bit down due to its heritage, it is not nearly as bad as that, and there is certainly enough hop character to at least do a half-way decent job of distracting you from the heavier crystal malt useage. The Citra hop itself is a nice mix of herbal, fruit and danker hop notes that one likes to see in an IPA, and this is easily on par with the Samuel Adams Latitude 48 hop series.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 14:22:06 | More by Gueuzedude
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a moderately hazy copper, perhaps dark copper, with off-white head. Nose has ripe tangerine & grapefruit, with general citrus character. Pine or spruce too. Palate brings forth plenty of tangy bitterness, with the tangerine and grapefruit in full force. Prickly & tingly pine also. Malt is there, but is held back considerably. Finish is long and hoppy bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 02:01:37 | More by yemenmocha
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark gold/orage color. A small white head that sticks around with a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell of grapefruit and some caramel malts.

Not exactly what I was expecting from a citra ipa. Too heavy on the malt although there is a nice grapefruit rind finish.

A little bit stickier than normal. Good carbonation levels.

Not a horrible beer, but not good either and really expected a lot more from a citra beer especially after having the gloriousness that is Zombie Dust.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 04:37:47 | More by jmarsh123
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badboyrsl84

California

4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark golden brown with a beautiful white head.

Smell- very floral, piney, hops are present but are balanced by the citrus smell.

Taste- a diffrent monster unlike any ipa I've had. Tons of citruis fruit, more than im used to. Pineapple and orange sweetness. It's followed by a nice hop piney presence. Sweet cotton candy sweetness and some hops in the aftertaste.

Overall- I will be having this some time soon and thanks to this brewery I cant spell I get the full effect from this hop.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 03:43:35 | More by badboyrsl84
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Supes

Arizona

3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours a darker orangish red color. Maybe a pinky worth of head only to disappear quickly with small lacing.

Smell- You guessed it, Hops. Some citrus notes and lemon zest not much else.

Taste- One dimensional as expected coming from only one hop. A mixed bag of citrus and a little grains.

Mouthfeel- A little watery for my liking and the hops just sit on your palate long after the sip is gone. Gives me a dry mouth affect.

Overall- I wouldnt buy it again myself, but Im glad I tried it. I guess there is a reason why there are normilly more then one different kind of hop in the better brews.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 17:46:48 | More by Supes
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Good sign of a copper and orange pour, off white head. Mild citra aroma, but pleasant. A little tropical and citrus, nice.

And here comes the diacetyl taste. Envelopes the hops, the whole beer pretty much. Not to rely on a lazy cliche, but it was slightly buttery. A buttery sauvignon blanc mixed with a mild citra single hopped ipa was what I was tasting. This beer was better just smelling it (which the buttery did not reveal itself in the nose).

Can't recommend this one at $5. Again, bought at Bevmo, so who knows. I just don't see myself buying any ipa's from these guys or Bevmo again, such a disappointing experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 16:28:35 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Overlord

California

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oooo.... CITRA!

Pours a reddish amber ... I was expecting orange, but okay. Uncontainable three to five inch white foam head. Each glass had its own gigantic frothy topping. Pretty, but wearisome.

Smells like pineapple, unidentifiable citrus with definite lemon and orange/tangelo notes. Nice. All hops in the aroma.

The flavor is more mellow than I expected ... actually, a bit disappointing. The aroma ended up showcasing the hop to a much greater extent. There is more lemon than expected, and a bit of a watery, astringent/dry aftertaste. The citrus and pineapple bouquet is good, decent, but somewhat muted.

Nice bubbly mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 08:28:54 | More by Overlord
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monkeylovebeer

California

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After becoming completely strung out on Widmer’s limited X-114 IPA, I started jonesing pretty bad for some more Citra hops when I stumbled upon this offering from San Jose’s Hermitage Brewing Co.

In true, well-crafted India Pale Ale fashion, Citra Hops, one of three single-hop IPAs Hermitage has cooked up, pours a tangerine-tinted gold and throws a nice inch-and-a-half head tightly packed with egg cream-colored foam. Citra Hops shows better retention than did its Citra sister, but doesn’t throw nearly as much lace up on the glass.

The nose is a nice balance of caramel malt and, of course, citrus. Upon first sip, the first thing I notice is the more aggressive bittering. Hermitage packed enough hops in here to blow the joint and the grapefruit sizzle sits on the tongue nearly, but not quite, crowding out the pineapple, lemon, and orange blossom notes.

All-in-all, this is a pretty good representation of this particular hop varietal. It would be interesting to do a vertical tasting with their single-hop Amarillo and Columbus offerings. At least this is a major step in the right direction after Hermitage’s horrible “Craptopia” series.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 01:38:47 | More by monkeylovebeer
Citra Hops (Single Hop Series) from Hermitage Brewing
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