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Citra Ass Down! - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 19
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a very hop forward American style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Vienna, Munich and wheat malt for a solid base for all American hops, focusing mainly on the variety “Citra.” Citra hops are a relatively new variety introduced in 2008. It was bred as a hybrid of a number of different hops, including Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, U.S. Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, Brewers Gold, and other unknown hops. The resulting hop, Citra, has a distinct citrusy and tropical fruit flavor and aroma. In Citra ass down we used American Columbus for bittering and 11# of Citra at the end of the boil for late kettle addition flavor and aroma. Then we added 6 more pounds Citra and 5# Centennial post fermention for aroma. Rebrewed for your tasting pleasure!

(Beer added by: mrfrancis on 03-15-2012)
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Reviews by samie85:
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3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes, originally 2/20/12.

Pours a clear, light orange color with two fingers of dense white head.

Smells of huge grapefruit, and pineapple with some orange and almost catty note with some light malt notes.

The hops dominate the flavor profile as well with big notes of pineapple some grapefruit, orange and passion-fruit.

Medium bodied, yet has a certain slickness to it with a crisp, dry finish.

This a very nice American IPA, and perhaps the one that has best utilized Citra hops that I've had to date.

samie85, Apr 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

braugon, Friday at 09:09 PM
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4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-from notes
Poured at the Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville into a plastic cup...

Nice orange pour with a thin head that slowly fades away to some light lacing.

The aroma features citrus and pineapple and maybe a little biscuit.

The taste is citrus right up front, a little hit of pineapple as well followed by a dry finish that is slightly piney. As it warms, I also get a little of the sweet malt. But it's mostly OJ with a kick.

Mouthfeel seems medium with a slightly sticky aftertaste.

All in all, really glad I got to try this very tasty beer. Would happily drink it again.

SD-Alefan, Jul 21, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Afroman, Sep 14, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours very hazy golden yellow with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is biscuity malts and sweet fruity, piney hops.

The flavor is biscuity malts and some fruit with bitter grassy piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, a decent DIPA, but way overpriced at 16 bucks a bomber.

Beaver13, Jul 21, 2014
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bishopdc0, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Jason, Mar 25, 2014
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JC333, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Big citrusy tropical fruit nose from the hops over a solid malt backbone.
Pours hazy gold under a somewhat thin bone-white foam cap.
Following a sweet malt introduction citrus hops dominate the palate with citrus rind bitterness balanced by tropical fruit and melon. Dries on the finish and finishes with a long lingering citrusy bitterness.
Very smooth creamy medium full body supported by fine soft carbonation.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Zonian1, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tdm168, Apr 18, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Love the name and label. Citra Ass Down poured cloudy golden with floaties that carried a white head with spotty lacing. The scent had pine and grapefruit citrus common to the Citra hop. The taste was a well balanced DIPA with sweet malt and the fresh hops that provided touches of pine and citrus. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this was a good DIP and well worth the try.

WoodBrew, May 19, 2014
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Citra Ass Down! from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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