Citra Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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720 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beer2day on 03-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,669
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
720
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
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158
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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Photo of emerge077
2.42/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was terrible. Bottom of bottle may have shown a Julian date: 4130, which I'm afraid indicates it's a year old.

Cloudy orange, frothy foam, looks nice enough.

Smell is all gross wet grains, silage, moldy bread.

Taste is sweet then bitter. Caramel malt and dandelion green bitterness. Bleh. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Nothing special, would have to try a fresh sample to re-rate.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citra Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with web-like lacing, and a clear straw gold/amber body.

I smell not quite much citrus-y hops as the label implies, but still a noticeable element thrown in there along with the malts used with this concoction. The higher ABV isn't detectable just by the smell alone; which I consider a plus ;)

Tastes like a very well-executed balance of the components described above with an overall hop oil bitterness that is trying its best to linger on the tongue, but it goes away after about 2-3 more breaths that help ventilate the palate.

The mouthfeel I'm getting with this brew is light and very crisp. Mild carbonation as well.

Overall, I'll rate Citra Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company with a 4.5. As most other BA's have noted, including myself in the "smell" discipline of the review, this could use a fair amount of extra Citra hops to really and truly live up to our expectations as beer geeks. Besides that little qualm, its a very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

definitely not the best use of citra hops I can think of, and because of the hype some of their beers carry, I expected quite a bit more out of this one. its a fine brew, nothing wrong with it really, just not really anything special. surprised to see it called an ipa, I see it much more as a pale ale. almost no hop bitterness on the back end of this, or rather enough malt flavor to balance what is there, and not anywhere near as much citra as I wish their was. I can tell its citra, but they seem faded out to me, like this is old, but it isn't. lost maybe in a slightly metallic sea of grain. maybe not dosed highly enough, maybe not much of a dry hopping. the beer seems to me to be a little over balanced, cautious or something. not bad, just uninspiring. I picked this up as a single with a bunch of other beers from these guys, and I hope that the others impress a bit more. apparently newly distributed to the upstate New York area, I suspect their beers will sell pretty well here, but this one did not live up to its full potential...

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Photo of CNoj012
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly hazy bright golden color with a 1 finger fluffy white head. Retention is minimal, but lacing is excellent. The aroma is where this beer really shines. Huge amounts of citrus fruits, most notably tangerine, orange and grapefruit bursts out of the glass. The taste is similar, very citrus forward, but the malt and bitterness on the back end kind if muddle it up. Feel is light and crisp, good carbonation. Overall a very tasty beer, but could be better. Also note that citra hops are far and away my favorite, so my rating may be a little skewed.

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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic a dull brass color with a tightly formed lacey half finger white head atop.Aromas seem to be quite sweet and sugary with a big splash of citrusy hops,almost DIPAish in nature to me.Flavors are a citrusy bomb with big sugary sweetness along with caramel,the hops are big and so is the sweetness.Wow this is as close to tasting like a DIPA at 6.5% as you can get in my opinion with it's sweetness and hops mixture.

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Citra Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 720 ratings