Citra Ass Down! - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by Goosehunter75:
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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3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with average to zesty carbonation, some texture to it and a dry bitter finish – grapefruit pucker bitterness.
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 03:27:29 | More by CHickman
3.24/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
From 22 oz bomber to nonic pint glass
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:
A: The brew is a apricot-tan in color, cloudy with a fair amount of suspended yeast. An nice sudsy head clings to the glass.
S: Pleasant bouquet. Good balance of citrus rind and honeyed malts. Not a lot of tropical nuance for citra hops.
T: Things go off the rails here. Astringent, bitter hops up front, and really sweet, caramelly malts, but the bitter and sweet aspects are talking past each other. Boozy too, unnecessarily....I think the overly sweet tones are bringing out a boozy bite. Finishes long with lingering sweetness.
M: Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation to wash down those residual sugars.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 04:27:18 | More by rand
Citra Ass Down! from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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