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Citra Ass Down! - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

268 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mrfrancis on 03-15-2012)
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Reviews by Goosehunter75:
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A rusty colored amber beer with a pretty 1 finger wheat head. It had average head retention and some lacing.

S - Exactly what comes to mind with a name like Citra Ass Down. Nice citrus up front. Grapefuit and lemon. Slight piney aroma.

T - Not as much citrus as I anticpated. But definately grapefruit, orange, and lemon to start. Surprisingly enough, it was more pine flavored than citrus. Still very good tasting IPA

M - Wouldnt call it a medium body beer. It was fairly light. Very smooth. Went down very easy.

O - Great Sessionable IPA. Nice flavors and aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 00:38:27 | More by Goosehunter75
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Pours a very cloudy gold color with champagne-like bubbles racing up to a 1-2 finger foamy off white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly and left OK to good spotty lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, lemon, very fresh citrus fruit notes with citrus hops, coriander, biscuit, tea leaf, sweet fruit and light spices; almost a little funk and pepper in the nose that seems like Belgian yeast, but that just peeks through the strong citrus aroma.

Tastes of fresh red grapefruit and has almost the same strong bitterness, followed by orange peel, lemon zest, tangerine, fresh citrus hops, coriander, white pepper and other spices, biscuit, tea leaf, faint caramel, toasted grains and dry earthy floral hops that resembles hay or pine needles; chalky and herbal flavors come through after each sip with more dry earthy notes that fade to more bitterness. Just enough dry cracker/malty balance to make it drinkable and hide the 8.2% ABV well, but it’s a tad bit too bitter in my opinion.

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Overall it was a good DIPA but a tad too bitter for me to come back to it, especially at $15 per bomber. Great artwork and label, but that doesn’t justify the pricetag.

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My buddy Sid at Best Damn Beer Shop threw this in with my last pickup, he was curious what I'd think because it was selling for around $15 a bottle. I guess the payload was sequentially marked-up on along it's trek from KY. Well, in a phrase, it ain't worth it. It's not a terrible IPA, but nothing to jump up and down about, and it shouldn't be priced anywhere near this level. Here's the breakdown:

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S: Pleasant bouquet. Good balance of citrus rind and honeyed malts. Not a lot of tropical nuance for citra hops.

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Citra Ass Down! from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
87 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.