Citra - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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4.51/5 rDev +1.8%
Really happy to finally get my hands on this one.
A: Pours a dark caramel color with a fluffy one finger cream colored head that shows good retention before settling down. Moderate lacing.
S: Mango, pineapple and guava right away with just a touch of caramel. A big blanket of pine and slightly spicy malt lurk in the background. Smell is pretty fantastic.
T: Huge amounts of sticky pine resin mixed with light pineapple and mango. There's a bit of caramel sweetness in the middle, but the finish is nothing but glorious pine resin. Mouthfeel is near perfect. I wouldn't call this the best Citra out there, but I really like this one a lot.
06-02-2014 04:34:37 | More by notchucknorris
3.65/5 rDev -17.6%
22oz bomber poured into Spiegelau tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazy bronze, with large, foamy light-tan head.
S: Tropical. Lots of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. A bit of pine as well.
T: Resinous pine up front, along with a hefty maltiness that provides a spicy bite. There is also some pineapple, grapefruit, and floral. A moderately bitter finish along with what I could swear is a trace of ammonia.
M: Slick medium body with moderate carbonation. Provides a spicy burn.
O: I was quite underwhelmed with this offering, especially given the hype surrounding it. I feel it's too malty, a tad too bitter, and there is that ever so slight ammonia taste - I did have my wife try some and she didn't notice it - Oh well, just not my cup of tea I guess.
05-29-2014 00:38:04 | More by d5001986
3.29/5 rDev -25.7%
Bomber poured into a pint glass.
A: Much darker than what I'm used to seeing from a DIPA... Deep, dark amber... almost red-hued, with a frothy head that quickly fades into a light lacing.
S: Loads of citrusy fruits: grapefruit, mango, passionfruit. Detecting something else... I don't know what... almost onion-y in scent.
T: I get way more pine than fruit, some honey, and a bready malt backbone that feels a little off balance to me. Finish is long and bitter.
M: Heavier than most DIPAs I've had, moderate carbonation.
O: Like most other Pipeworks beers I've tried, this wouldn't stack up as a favorite, and I find myself wondering how this beer, like so many of their offerings, garners so much word of mouth. Not a bad beer by any means, but I've yet to try a Pipeworks beer that I'd consider to be "World Class", Citra Ninja included.
05-28-2014 18:57:23 | More by Halfbrother83
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
22oz bomber from batch #406-407.
A: deep copper with orange hues; fairly translucent for a pipeworks beer; light, frothy head
S: intense guava and pine/pineapple; sugary sweetness; dank hops abound
T: intense and hop-forward: syrupy peaches, pine sap, and pineapple juice; lots of tropical fruits and citrus rind; a very sweet, sticky beer with substantial but not overwhelming bitterness
M: sticky and viscous; full-bodied, dry, and heavy
O: really tasty stuff, but the thickness, sweetness, and overall heft of this beer wore me down about halfway through the bomber. had this one before and loved it, but now i 'only' liked it. looking forward to the next batch
05-28-2014 02:18:40 | More by blankenhoney
4.46/5 rDev +0.7%
A - Translucent bronzed orange color. Large, fluffy, light, bubbly, white head. Good lacing leaving a light layer of lace.
S - Big fruity aroma from the hops. Passionfruit, grapefruit, mango, tangerine. Slight chive/onion notes. A bit of dank aroma as well. Almost no notes of malt on the nose, maybe a slight caramel and biscuit aroma. Very nice, heavy hop aroma. Great aromatic beer.
T - Like the aroma, very heavy hop flavors. Grapefruit zest/rind, passionfruit, mango, tangerine, plenty of fruity flavors. The onion/chive aspect is very faint on the taste. Again very light on the malt front with a slight caramel flavor. Strong hop flavors with a strong bitter kick on the end.
M - Medium body with low carbonation. Very smooth body.
D - Easy drinking DIPA. Slight alcohol heat on the finish. Big hop flavors lending to a great fruity flavor. Pretty refreshing with a bit of a slightly sweet flavor throughout and a nice bitter flavor cutting through.
Notes: Batch 406-407. Really enjoyable hop forward DIPA. Nice display of the Citra hop. Good treat but not necessarily sure it is worth the price given the number of great beers that aren't in bombers.
05-26-2014 06:48:23 | More by FreshHawk
Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.