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Citra IPA - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Citra IPACitra IPA

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Reviews: 26
Hads: 208
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 75
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SkiBum22 on 05-10-2014

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very aromatic - popped the can and an orchard emerged from the can. Primarily citrusy; I don't get much grain, much herbaceousness. Head leaves little lacing though the foam cap sticks around for a while. Flavor lacks depth, moderate bitterness. Flavor and feel are quite light, reminscent more of a session IPA than a regular. Solid but not superlative.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a snifter. Hazy pale yellow. Medium white head. Doughy malt and citrus hop aroma. Simple and very nice. Taste is lightly sweet. Surprisingly dank. Medium body. Well carbonated. Excellent.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of can. Very hazy and orange look to it. Great smell. Taste of grapefruit to start with a nice piney finish. Has a nice bitter bite. A really good IPA.

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Photo of GmAn613
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: beautiful hazy glowing orange with a nice creamy 1" head that fades with some lacing. S: heavy notes of citrus and fruity esters. Huge guava, pineapple and grapefruit. T: starts off with a bitter pithy grapefruit that is traced by a harsh bitterness and a hint of booze (the next can i had was smooth and no booze flavors at all). M: crisp and smooth. Perfect carbonation. Slight bite from the bitterness. O: another amazing offering from Other Half. Not quite as amazing as their Mosaic IPA, but damn close. I'll have this any time.

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Photo of cfalls
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fresh growler into tulip.

L - hazy light yellow, huge white head, fades slowly with lots of lacing

S - citrusy (as expected) -- orange, pineapple, dank, bready malts in the background

T - perfect balance of sweet and bitter, lots of citrus and pine, more dank than I'd expect from citra, but a lot of OH beers seem to be dank, long finish

F - light bodied, medium carbonation, just right

O - I will get this again if they continue to make it

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look is hazy orange with slight Amber highlights.

Aroma is citrus pine absolutely delicious.

Taste is resin pine with slight lemon. Absolutely delicious. Single hopping is amazing when it's done well.

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Photo of emount91
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Other Half did this single hop RIGHT. Got them fresh from the brewery at their Saturday can release. in a glass, it is a hazy, beautiful lighter orange/yellow color with a head that retains pretty well. smell is straight citrusy orange goodness. the taste matches the smell, and then some! not light and balanced like your typical IPA, but thats the correct way to do a single hop. they showcase the Citra hop extremely well. slight malt backbone to finish off the fruity taste and carbonation was perfect. even the cans are dope looking! cant wait to try more of their single hop series because they truly know how to put single hops up on their own pretty little pedestal!

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Photo of AnalogErik
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pulled up the overall here because I love the citra hop profile. Orangey pour, and the malt backing masks the bitterness. Well balanced, and very smooth.

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Photo of M_chav
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

slightly thin on the taste, that has to be my only complaint. awesome unfiltered look, reminds me of Trillium goodness, the smell is heavenly, lots of orange juice on the nose. Taste and feel is a bit thin and muted, I feel like they could go bigger here but overall a great IPA, nothing to be taken lightly, this is a really awesome beer.

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Photo of Lapalou
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very good citra IPA, which is my preferred style for these. Good clean finish, not too malty or bitter. Much like the New England IPAs. Lacks a little on the nose but makes up for that in crush ability. Very good, would be happy to drink more.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at his tasting.

Canned 4/21/15.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus juice, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus juice, citrus zest, and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 4/21/15
Drank 5/15/15

Pours a hazy deep golden body with a soapy off white head.

Nice aroma. Juicy orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, a little floral.

Lots of orange continues on the palate. Would like more of a tropical note but there's some nice flavors going on. A little resinous.

Medium body, carbonation, and a pretty firm bitterness.

Super solid but would almost rather drink a Zombie Dust.

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Photo of beerloserLI
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beauty of a pour with a hazy straw gold color. Nose is hoppy, sweet, pungent and floral.
The taste hits with dank greatness. Hoppy as hell and yet so damn smooth. Very pronounced tones of resin, citrus, and pine come on the more I drink it. The mouth feel is really nice with an almost airy quality. A slightly bitter burn on the finish as it warms.

Overall, fucking wow. Very close to a 5.

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Photo of ICMTM
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is quite the refreshing IPA! The Citra hop has always been one of my favorites as it's not an aggressively bitter varietal. Very easy to drink! I wish I could by more! Thanks Jammery for the hookup!

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Photo of EveningCordial
4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super fresh and juicy. Can't find anything wrong with this whatsoever. Lots of citrus... pineapple, mango, peach etc. completely quaffable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

Yellow body, slightly hazy, with a small white head. Lovely fresh hop scents with tropical fruit notes. Moderate bitterness with pineapple and grapefruit notes. Dank, resinous, tasty.

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Photo of calitrie1486
3.61/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a very disappointing beer. I had high hopes for it as I heard a lot of great things about it and had tried green diamonds prior and thought that was amazing. This was very far from that experience. The taste reminded me more of a pale ale then an IPA. It seemed very flat. Was not bursting with particular flavors or aromas, and had no hoppy bite at the end. Without atleast 1 of those 2 characteristics, the beer just seems like just another. .

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Photo of dar482
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a golden yellow with a touch of orange.

The aroma hits of tangerine, orange peel, juicy orange, ripe peaches, mango, wet grass.

The flavor hits of grapefruit and orange zest, lots of juicy orange flesh, ripe white peaches. There's a malt base of some grain and light biscuity malt. Some green grass on the back and drying along with a medium bitterness of citrus pith.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can (4/21/15) into a Heady Topper stemless pint.

Pours a foamy, .5 finger white head with good retention. Beer is a cloudy ruby red. Lacing is spotty and stringy with good stick. Solid.

Nose is citrus, papaya, grass and piney hop bitterness with a mild sweetness. Pretty mellow but enticing and moderately aromatic.

Opens citrus, papaya and mango. Some grass, pine, and a bit of a soapy hop bitterness in the middle with a dank hop finish and a juicy fruit and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Simple and done very well.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Smooth with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down juicy and quenching. Finishes messy and dry with a dry, filmy aftertaste. Very good.

Another very well done single hop IPA from Other Half, in contrast to Nelson, this one's not as fruit forward nor as juicy... but that's a reflection of the hop character and not the brewers ability. Still very good and well worth seeking out.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

swung by the tasting room this morning to grab the fresh cans...enjoyed from an OH green diamonds snifter

a - brew pours a murky pale yellow orange with a thin soapy head that didn't hang.

s - nose is soft soapy citra.

t/m/o - what more can you say? it is citra. really nice and medium bodied...decently bitter finish. great citra ipa. very easy drinking...glad to have 23 more cans!!! for the ipa fan, yet another OH brew that you should hunt down. super tasty.

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Photo of Fallow
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

So after hearing much hype, had two of these on tap at Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC. Color was typical orange/gold with a white sticky head. Aroma wasn't too strong, but I don't have the best nose.
It's exactly what you pay for. A well executed single-hop IPA that lets all the nuances of the strain shine. If you've ever had a citra single-hop pale or IPA before, you know what to expect. The only difference is this is done perfectly. Supremely drinkable. Bitterness is strong (I'm not a big fan of super-juicy IPA's that have huge aroma and fruits but no bite). Just enough toasted malt sweetness to balance.
Among 20 other taps, I chose to have this a second time. That alone tells me this is a fine brew. Again, it's nothing that will change the way you think about beer, but for what it is, it is done to perfection.

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Photo of coolkatz321
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

I hate writing reviews for Other Half, because I don't want too many people to catch on.

This is a phenomenal IPA, superbly hopped, big and juicy. A real treat if it's on tap.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 06/09/14 notes. Had a 16oz. pour of this in a tulip at Fools Gold in NYC.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy bright orange-amber color with two inches of cream color off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citra hops, oranges, tropical fruits, grapefruit, lemon zest, light resin, and fruity malts. Awesome nose.

t - Tastes of oranges, citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, pine, resin, floral and herbal notes, and fruity malts. No bitter bite, loads of citra again. Light honeysuckle. Reall good taste.

m - Medium bodied and low carbonation, no bitterness at all. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was really nice. I haven't had a lot of their beers and liked All Green Everything, but not as much as some people, and I found this one great and much better...this is the best OH beer I've had so far. Super drinkable and lots of citra, would highly recommend.

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Photo of jrnyc
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had 3 different growlers of Other Half stuff this weekend and rated them in this order : Hop Showers , Galaxy IPA, and Citra IPA. Very happy we have a local brewery who knows how to make excellent IPAs.

This one was solid for sure, but not as good as Hop Showers or Galaxy. It is a bit one dimensional, could use some more flavor. As dar482 noted in his review, it tastes more like an APA.

Very impressed by Other Half, with they have done so far they may be the local New York brewery to make the next great IPA/DIPA that the country will covet.

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Photo of almostjay
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not an "identify every little subtle flavor and try to cleverly describe it to the masses" kind of guy. I am a guy who is fully on-board the "modern" citrus-driven west coast style IPA train though, and coming from that place I am happy to report that this is my new favorite NYC local beer.

This beer tastes the way I wish my Zombie Dust clone tasted. A perfect use of Citra hops in my opinion - not too bitter, awesome aroma, and balanced all the way through.

I would happily return to their dank little space nestled under the Gowanus to consume this stuff all day.

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Citra IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.