Citra Ass Down! - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Reviews by vic21234:
4.04/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No bottled on date listed.
A- Pours a cloudy orange with a half finger of off white head which slowly fades to the side of the glass.
S- Tons of citrus as expected upon popping the cap. The orange and mango really dominate the aroma.
T- Citrus and pine bite up front with a sort of caramel malt at the back of each taste.
M- Hoppy and bitter with a dry finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink.
An nice DIPA, I enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 20:31:44 | More by vic21234
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3.85/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Serving Type: 650 mL bottle. Interesting art design on the bottle. Poured into a tulip glass.
A: Hazy, golden yellow body with a relatively thing white head (approx. 1/4"). Decent lacing, but nothing to write home about. Fairly prevalent debris profile throughout each pour. The appearance of this DIPA is about what you would expect of your average unfiltered DIPA.
S: The smell of the Citra hops is noticeable. The aroma is certainly built around a citrus profile, notably grapefruit and lemon. Some spicy smells break through a bit which resemble coriander and peppercorn.
T: The flavor profile follows the smell adequately. There is an initial citrus profile that is dampened with some faint bitterness, creating an appetizing balance. This initial profile is followed by a fresh and piney combination of flavors; hints of coriander, Citra hops, orange, lemon zest, grapefruit, and caramel malt dominate. The flavor profile is finished with a sharp, boozy bitterness that takes away from the freshness of the beer. The after-taste is significantly more pleasant as it leaves a certain fruitiness for around 20 seconds.
M: Medium body with pretty good carbonation that doesn't take away from the flavor of the beer.
O: Overall, it's a pretty good DIPA that definitely leans toward the bitter side of the style. Unfortunately, the bitterness took away from the freshness of the flavor profile and compared to other DIPAs, there wasn't anything "spectacular" about this beer. If it weren't for the extremely steep $15/bottle pricetag, I'd be inclined to buy this beer down the road. For what it is worth, I do recommend this beer to those who are just getting into DIPAs as it resides in one of those "is it too bitter or not?" grey areas (for the record: I do enjoy some of the more bitter DIPAs).
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 19:04:13 | More by SpacingOutMan
3.5/5 rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
a grossly underwhelming beer, especially at 15 bucks a bottle, thats offensive, and like the brutal prices on the other stuff from against the grain that recently came to colorado, its a brutal quality to price ratio, and i cant imagine them making any splashes in this market with this stuff at these prices. citra is such a fun hop, so distinct and lemony and tropical and loaded with all the stuff we love about hops, but this yeast thick hazy orange beer is weighty with grain overbalance, and seems to have a lot more bitterness (read early kettle hops) than it does aromatic or juiciness (thats dry hopping usually). a seemingly sloppy effort made to appeal to the high end beer drinker, this cant pass at that level. its fine ipa, good even by some standards, but at that price we expect miracles. pliny for heavens sake is only five or six bucks a bottle, tis is downright unreasonable. thick in feel even though the bubbles are fine, way more leftover yeast than is necessary, and the bitterness of the hops overrides any unique citra features. not real happy with this one, hopefully others thought more highly of it.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 23:11:32 | More by StonedTrippin
4.41/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 19:47:33 | More by SD-Alefan
Citra Ass Down! from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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