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Citra - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 933
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 574
Gots: 76 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -21%

huskermike12, Jun 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rust orange in appearance and absolutely stunningly bright orange in direct sunlight, nothing more inviting in an IPA for me.

An abundance of citrus punishes the nostrils at first whiff, though not entirely brewed with Citra hops, they definitely highlight this hop spectacularly.

My oh my! Instantly floored by this delightful IPA. Citrus, hops, bitter, perfectly balanced. The high ABV ain't bad either!

Mouthfeel is bitter with hop deliciousness and well carbonated all balanced perfectly.

Overall, this is absolutely everything I look for in an IPA, hands down the best Illinois born IIPA!

larryarms847, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

dnb128, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

yankeej13, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JOrtt, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

JohnParadee, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Bigtwin, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

SCEV, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

bmmortale, Jun 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

lanciloti, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Thebrianeffect, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Gdirt, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

nickbman, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep orange color. A half finger of a white head that leaves behinds decent lacing behind. Pretty hazy and almost opaque.

Smell: toasty malts, and juicy and slightly resiny citra hops.

Taste: opens with slightly sweet and toasty malts. Juicy and citrus hops. Fairly bitter for citra.

Mouthfeel: good medium body. Good bitterness.

Overall: solid dipa offering. Not the greatest thing out there but worth a try

SportsandJorts, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

fishmich, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of portia99
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

aslamm75, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

thinwhiteduke, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

MitchD14, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Dybasi, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

amano_h, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

jabo134, Jun 08, 2014
Citra from Pipeworks Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 933 ratings.