Spice Of Life - Citra | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DevilsCups on 03-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by DevilsCups:
Photo of DevilsCups
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Decicco's Brewster. Into a tall tulip glass.

A - Beautiful golden honey colored hue. Head is pure white and pillowy. Nice looking IPA.

S - Whoa, this is different. Very tropical/fruity notes to it. Very slight notes of onion/earthiness. Definitely a guava note in there.

T - Large fruity hops, with a great malt backbone. The oniony characteristics still exist, but they just work. It's not really an onion note, more like a dankness to the hop used (citra). Guava persists in the taste as well. Go taste some guava juice and you'll remember it from this beer.

M - Very smooth and creamy. Carbonated very well, and is extremely easy-drinking.

O - My first Citra-hopped beer and it was pretty damn good. I'm surprised nobody else has found this around, as citra hops are one of the "next-big-things". If you see it, and you're a fan of tropical/dank hop IPA's give it a shot.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of George1799
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MDHopster
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not retired, perhaps seasonal. Had this in March 2015 on draft at the White Oak Tavern

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Photo of rondufresne
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Ginger Man, NYC.

The smell featured a soft caramel malt and a moderate earthy hop.

The taste was rather well balanced with a tip toward the earthy do iciness of the nugget.

The mouthfeel was clean.

Overall a pleasant and easy drinking balanced ale.

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Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of SebD
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a translucent amber color with an inch of head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is that classic Citra hop smell. Citrus and tropical fruits. Some light malts. The taste is more of the same. Citrus and tropical fruits with some stone fruit notes as well. Toasted malt backbone. Finishes with some light bitterness and the citrus again. Slightly oily mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Minimal alcohol presence. This is a very easy drinker. Overall, decent showcase for the Citra Hops.

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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Armsby Abbey

Nice creamy 1 finger head fades pretty slowly with nice notched lacing after the sips, super murky orange-carrot juice color.

Nose fresh citra hops, tropical fruit, clementine, tangerine, citrus juice, light musty passion fruit, guava, etc. with hints of malt base.

Taste starts with juicy hops again, fresh citra, starting with light resinous musty hops and hint of passion fruit, light tropical fruits of guava, etc, and plenty of citrus with tangerine, light orange zest, juice, etc. Malts bring a light sweet base that help prop up the fairly heavy bitterness, and some booze that cuts through. It gets fairly heavy and wants to get astringent but the malts hold it back a bit. Finish is drier with a spicy chewing on a hop pellet taste, with plenty of lingering orange zest, musty wet hop resin, and musty tropical fruit, with a hint of sticky malt residue.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, one of the few I've had that somewhat represents the hop fairly well I think, although they may have gone a bit overboard on the bittering portion of the hops as it starts to get astringent and it's quite bitter. Otherwise decent balance and fairly tasty, nice nose, and I really wish they concentrated more of the hops towards the back end of the boil and less on the front.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Emkehr
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of clay23
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Spice Of Life - Citra from Sixpoint Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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