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Citra IPA - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Citra IPACitra IPA

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32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 233
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 83
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SkiBum22 on 05-10-2014

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 233
Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Jeffrey during Other Half tap takeover. This is, not surprisingly, one of the best Other Half single hops I have had. It is hard to go wrong with Citra, but Other Half did a really nice job with this one.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip. Canned 9/25, drinking on 11/02. I let one mellow, but this one was a bit better fresh. A tangerine orange hazy body. No head but some lacing. Some nice fruity aromas, grapefruit, pineapple. Taste matches. Good beer, solid example of the Citra hop, although I've had better. Most notable HF double Citra which is pure candy and incredible.

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Photo of RJQ3
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 16 oz. can into a tulip glass. Pours a light golden cloudy color with a very thin white head that disappates quickly and does not cling to the glass. Aroma is Pure Citra, my favorite hop! Citrus, grapefruit, kiwi tropical hints hits the nose. Taste is a little bit subdued, was hoping for more of a powerful Citra hop taste but still very good. Can't believe it's 7% ABV. Mouthfeel is very crisp and light but not enough head and a little too light. Overall an excellent offering although I enjoyed Otherhalfs Amarillo more as well as Kanes Citra which may be my favorite beer!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours hazy yellow gold, thin head fades quickly. Mild citrusy aroma. Taste is hop forward with light malt backbone. Grapefruit and lemony citrus peel is dominant up front, with pine and a touch of earthiness in the finish. Thin but soft mouthfeel. Very easy drinking, clean, light bodied hoppiness, drinks lighter than the abv, dangerous. Glad to get to try this one.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a great way to showcase citra hops. The pour is an awesome shiny bright yellow that glimmers in the light, with a nice murkyness to it. The nose is ok, not as amazing as I've smelt from other single hop citra's before, but acceptable. The real remarkable part of this beer is the taste. Wow, this is the best representation of the different flavors citra can impart. The first thing to hit your palate is a melange of citrus, and it is in your face and wonderful, followed by a crescendo to a limey bitterness that eventually turns into nice pine trees. Covers the whole realm of flavors that comes from citra. Nice creamy mouth coating but still crushable feel.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Tgis may be my favorite OH brew after AGE. The flavor has that dank effect you excpect from the Citra hops, but it also is bursting with mango, guava and citrus. Might be my favorite citra only IPA so far.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
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 -5.8%
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 +1.2%
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 +11.6%
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 +4.2%
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 +10%
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 +6.7%
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 +2.8%
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 -0.7%
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 +3%
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 -1.6%
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 -8.1%
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 +7.2%
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 -1.6%
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 +14.2%
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 -0.9%
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%
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 +10.9%
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 -8.4%
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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Citra IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.