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Funk’d Citra - Night Shift Brewing

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Funk’d Citra
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.51%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | 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:
100% fermented with multiple strains of brett and dry hopped with Citra.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-10-2014)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
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3.86/5  rDev -7%
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…

Maxwell, Mar 25, 2014
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Janeinma, Apr 06, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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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.

VelvetExtract, Mar 23, 2014
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Funk’d Citra from Night Shift Brewing
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