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Citra - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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918 Ratings
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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 574
Gots: 74 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial IPA hopped with so many, really just so many, pounds of Citra hops is one of our favorites to brew, mostly because it's one of our favorites to drink. Cheers! Drink early and often.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-15-2012)
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

mjohnson17, Jan 02, 2013
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Photo of Sparty1224
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Been searching for this one for a while, so very pleased to finally get to try it. I've had and liked several of the more popular and highly rated DIPAs out there, so I know what I'm looking for. This one doesn't quite meet my expectations or the hype, but it's still pretty decent. In true Pipeworks tradition, this is a very big, boozy beer. Alcohol is not hidden very well. I think this bottle is only 5 days old, but the hops don't really "pop" like I thought they would. There's also a very malty, syrupy finish to the beer which I'm not fond of. This one reminds me most of Double Sunshine or Hopslam. Good beer, worth seeking out, but not a world-class DIPA in my book.

Sparty1224, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of jeonseh
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of Citra Ninja into FFF Teku

A - Deep, hazy orange with a light brown accents. Off-white rocky head with small layer of foam.

S - Loads of citrus hops (tangerine and orange) with slight grassy aspect to it. Slight candied orange peel as well. Drink it on the warmer end because as it warms up, the nose gets really good.

T - Loads of citrus hops that have orange, tangerine, lemon, and other citrus hops. As it carries on, there is a big hit of grapefruit and pine that leave a slight bitter aspect to cut the sweetness. There is a light grassy aspect as well. There is a slight boozy kick near the finish

M - Thick body with a slight syrupiness to it. Good amount of carbonation as well. The finish leaves a hop resin on the tongue and is slightly astringent.

O - Solid IPA with loads of Citra flavor. Good citrus flavor with tangerine and orange up front, a touch of grassy hops and slight bitterness. Definitely a great offering from Pipeworks.

jeonseh, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 54
(Served in a Teku)

A- This beer pours a clear deep copper glow with a wall of microbubbles gliding to the surface and a sticky beige cream that that last and last.

S- The big juicy green hops have a bright citrus with a slight mint hint to them that comes through even during the pour.

T- The big juicy dry citrus hops flavor has some woody hop flavors to and a nice pineapple weed hop flavor in the finish. There is a gentle bitterness in the slightly dry finish and only a full pineapple weed pungency lingers. There is a soft slightly sweet pale malt flavor underneath that offers nice support.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a nice gentle fizz that boost the hops in the finish and no real alcohol heat is noticed.

O- This beer is a full hop bomb with only a slight bitterness and leans just a touch toward the dry side making it very drinkable and having a wonderful hop complexity. The depth seeps to grow as it opens up and it is very drinkable, especially for such a big beer.

rhoadsrage, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
2.25/5  rDev -49.2%

Batch 503/504 (less than a month from the brew date)

So far from a world-class, top 250 beer it makes me sad. Malt bomb, none of that Citra deliciousness you want.

kscaldef, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Reagan1984
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Don’t review quite as much as I used to, but needed to here for two reasons…
1) A shout out and thanks to Masterski for sending this my way. An unexpected delight!
2) The beer is awesome.

A nice cap of light tan foam sits atop the pint glass and fades to some sudsy lace. A orange/amber color that is exactly the color of the sweater I am now wearing.

Aroma is fantasic. Tropical burst with some freshly cut grass and chive. Just awesome. A hint of the juicy notes to come.

Juicy, juicy, tropical and wonderful. The chives and grass are evident in the flavor as well. Some nice herbal notes and a wonderful finish. Thought about white pepper now and again. A slight sense of the raised abv.

Slick and juicy.

Great beer sent by a great BA member. I am going to milk this 22oz bomber for all it’s worth. Well done Piperworks.

Reagan1984, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Schlais, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

SanFranJake, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

delaced21, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

SkiBum22, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Ben7773, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

DaftPatrick, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Sam_Gladieux, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Hamburgers
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch #110. Pours slightly hazy, dark orange. One finger white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is pineapple and oranges. Somewhat floral. Flavor is mostly citrus and tropical fruit, pine and a kinda graininess. Heavy body with super creamy carbonation. Very bitter finish. Excellent balance between the high hops and heavy malts. Absolutely loved this beer.

Hamburgers, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jamato3000, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Callmecoon, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

77apm, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Dbrulet, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Freehouse, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Prospero, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jaminjohnson, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

virinow, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

bpfrush, Jan 11, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Hugonaut13!

A very sticky dark copper in color. Thin khaki head. Sticky lined lacing down the glass.

Melon, citrus (grapefruit), and some mild pine and dank marijuana in the aroma. Those are all good things.

The flavor translates well--impressive, just like the aroma with moderate bitterness. The melon and grapefruit flavors rise above the marijuana and pine notes. The flavors, unfortunately, seemed to come apart somewhat as the beer warmed, with more harsh alcohol present on the finish. That being said, it wasn't distracting, but my initial sniffs and sips were better than the ones following.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

An excellent DIPA. Would drink again.

ehammond1, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

CBucks12, Aug 22, 2014
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Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.