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Funk’d Citra - Night Shift Brewing

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Funk’d CitraFunk’d Citra

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 6.54%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

100% fermented with multiple strains of brett and dry hopped with Citra.
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by Maxwell:
Photo of Maxwell
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dirty yellow-brown, sort of like swamp water, and forms a head of big, sudsy, white bubbles above the beer. In body, the beer is a murky mystery of the opaque nature, with an overall haze to the coloring. On the nose, the beer smells terrifically of pineapple, faint traces of barnyard funk, and soft citrus lemon. At the very start of the sniff I sense a little grassy/piney hop notes, but they give way to a more blended funk-and-hop scent. As it sits in the glass, it starts to smell more and more like Night Shift’s Citranation beer, which they just re-released alongside this beer. On the tongue, the beer tastes rustic and funky. It begins fruity sweet with subtle acidity, but this leads to a decidedly bitter and slightly dry finish with just a kiss of bready sweetness at the close of the sip. Acidity is slight but present throughout the sip, providing a nice citric tingle, and the beer also offers a note of salinity which I often find in brett focused beers. In flavor, the beer begins as pineapple juice, quickly moving into more rustic notes of hay, barnyard funk, slight horse blanket, and distinct grassy bitters. The finish features another splash of fresh pineapple juice blended with fresh wheat bread and grass, while the aftertaste is slight with soft chalk and citrus fruit notes. As you drink more of the beer, definite Citra resins start to make their selves present on the tongue. Blends of tropical fruits like mango, papaya, and even a little guava start to tickle at the tongue and make the beer a touch too sweet. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied with a little bit of grip on the tongue. The beer feels soft in mouthfeel with a slight carbonation that provides gentle prickle. The finish is a little lacking in body and oomf; it sort of just falls of the tongue and after it leaves the mouth with slight saliva and a nice dry chalkiness in the middle of the tongue. Overall, this beer is tasty and interesting, and will certainly develop in the bottle well. It started out tasting like a citra-hopped Orval to me, but by the end of the glass it was tasting more like a funky take on Night Shift’s Citranation. It has some definite nice brett characters in it, and it has me excited for further releases in this series. With age I think this bottle will mellow out some of the sickly sweet notes at the beginning of the sip, as well as mellow out the hop resin character. Ideally, this will leave a rustic and funky beer with plenty of room to grow, unfortunately I only grabbed one bottle so I may never know…

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Photo of rjp217
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottles dated 3-11-14...

A - Orangey haze with a half finger head. Nice sticky lace on the glass

S - Citra hops explode the aroma. Some orange and tang as well. Pez candy finish

T - Fruity hops up front with some grass, Brett, pine, and fizz

M - Light body, high carbonation with a mild finish

O - A very unique beer. It starts like a true Citra IPA and then you get walloped with Brett. I've never had anything like this so it's hard to compare. Night Shift tends to brew out of the ordinary and this is certainly it. Definitely give it a try. I'm gonna put my second one away and see how it changes.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Sample from EBF. Hazy orange in color. Kind of a cloudy dull, jaded orange. Clump of white froth.

S-Very interesting. The Citra hops are (as always) very expressive and unmistakeable. Tropical fruitiness and a good dose of citrus. Brett aroma is even more pungent than the hops.e Brett brings so e of it own tropical fruit scents. It also delivers the funk.

T-Flavor is fun and it is also a blend of funk and hops. The barny Brett really envelopes over the rest of the flavors. The Brett also tastes like a tropical fruit medley. It tastes a bit medicinal as well. The Citra hops do what they do best, which is stimulate the senses with a plethora of citrus and tropical fruits.

M-Well carbonated. Medium bitterness. Refreshing.

O/D-I thought this one was a success. The yeast and hops really play well with one another. Unique and memorable.

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have been sitting on this for the last 8 months since it was bottled and thought today was the right time to pop that cork.

Up until this point, the 'catty' aroma of the CItra hop has always alluded me. Zombie Dust, PsuedoSue, etc have never smelled like cat piss. This beer, however, is another story. Maybe it is the Brett ha accentuates the hop characteristics of this beer. Either way, this is a great representation of what Citra hops smell like. Besides the Citra, there is also a touch of tartness in the form of lemon juice. Very refreshing.

The taste is very 'saison-like'. Tart citrus juice and sweet fruit juice come up first, then fade into a nice dry, hoppy finish. I have HF's Arthur last night and this reminds me of it faintly. I am sure it has definitely developed from its time spent in the bottle. Medium-medium plus mouthfeel gives it a 'fullness' that isn't as light as I thought it was going to be. Very impressive.

Overall. I really liked this beer. One of the better Night Shift offerings and a great representation of the wonders of Brett. Just goes to show that there are many strains of Brett and that not all of them are funky. Well done, Night Shift. Only wish I had another bottle to age longer to see how it develops.

Photo of threeviews
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Up until this point, I thought none could rival the greatness that is Anchorage Brewing Co. With Funk'd Citra, however, I am here to swallow my words. This, my friends, is a world-class offerings in ever way: Serving size (12.7oz, corked & caged bottle), hand labled bottled-on date as well as a description for sampling and/or aging...well done!

A - Pours a hazy, yet golden-orange hue with about a 2-finger, soapy white head. Although the head subsides, the corners of the glass reflect a nice lacing. (4.75)

S- Massive! Grapefruit, White Grape, Passionfruit, and a slight oak tanin astringency courtesy of the oak aging all mingle effortlessly. Citra hops, oak aging and re-fermenting with brettanomyces makes for an absolutely perfect balance...well done! (4.75)

T- The taste is much more bitter/hoppy than suggested. The palate is left quite dry and Likewise, Funk'd Citra drinks much larger than the 6.5% ABV suggests. It is very light on the palate, yet very substantial to the human core. the Brettanomyces really can sneak up on you...I enjoy the bitterness, but the 'Brett
becomes overwhelming after a 12+oz bottle. (4.75)

M- Firmly light on the palate. Strong carbonation (courtesy of the bottle conditioning) makes for a highly effervescent and rather soft experience on the palate allowing the bitterness to shine as courtesy from the hops, adjuncts and oak aging in equal amounts. (4.75)

O- This is a MUCH bigger than stated on the bottle and does not disappoint in any regard. Anchorage is many miles away, yet continues to deliver their offerings as far as VT, and am nothing but impressed with everything I have sampled thus far (Galaxy White IPA, Bitter Monk, Darkest Hour). (4.75)

Photo of PHBoiler
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in March and kept in fridge since that point to maintain some of the hops while getting some work from the Brett. The beer has a nice foamy head on the cloudy blonde body. The smell is all Brett. The taste mirrors that. This is now a Brett bomb. There might be a hint of citrus peel from the Citra hops, but it mostly tastes like a Brett pale ale or a Brett saison. This reminds me of a more balanced version of some of the Crooked Stave Brett pale ales. Not quite as good as Saint's Devotion from Lost Abbey but along those lines.

Photo of Davelucas88
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Funk'd Citra bottle release.
Starting to see a trend with dry hopped sours/wild ales. Starts off with big tart Brett bite then follows up with a blast of citra hops. Very unique! Being still very young, bottles were bottled 3-11-14 , wild yeast has a big grip on this already. Similar to Crooked Stave's Batch 60:Wild Wild Brett. Night Shift continues to impress me and have yet to try a dud from them. This beer is worth seeking out.

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Funk’d Citra from Night Shift Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.