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Citra - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 573
Gots: 73 | 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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Reviews by portia99:
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4.23/5  rDev -4.7%

22oz bottle (batch 393-394) poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep copper colored body with medium clarity/slight haze. A thick two finger head of dense cream colored foam sits for several minutes and after dropping a bit leaves thick sheets of lacing on the glass.

S - Heavy, almost syrupy thick, hop aroma. Tons of grapefruit - quite juicy, notes of tropical fruits, background pine, a bit peachy and sweaty. Earthy and biscuity malt base, a touch of musti-ness, lightly caramelly, lightly yeasty.

T - Firm hop bitterness up front that fades to a musty and sweaty hop character and eventually to a smooth and somewhat sweet malty finish blended with citrus. The hop bitterness is only medium in intensity, a bit dirty and earthy in character up front. This fades quickly to a peachy-ness and then full force into a grapefruit juice assault. Mildly sweet malt base with caramel and maltose sweetness. Finishes with more grapefruity hoppiness that lingers forever.

M - Sticky, citrusy, fruity. Body is thick and a bit syrupy in feel and shows a lower/medium carbonation that is on the creamy side and just a bit tingly. Malty, caramelly, somewhat sweet base comes thru more as the beer warms a bit, but blends nicely with the citrus heavy hop profile - sorta like a sprinkling of sugar on a fresh grapefruit.

O - Very good DIPA...was on my wants list for a while. Very glad to try it and not any kind of disappointment. Thick syrupy hop character over a firm malt base that complements the hop profile and really brings out the citrus exceptionally well. Would love to get another couple of bottles of this somewhere down the road and enjoy this one again.

portia99, Jun 10, 2014
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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