Citra Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beer2day on 03-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
702
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
150
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 702 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of KMelby
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Darker than most pale ales. Very clear amber colour. Smelling you can expect the citrus in there but also accompanied by a tinge of hops. Taste is even better.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Smelled like stale sweaty boogery tissues

Tastes like pickled jalapeño peppers and cheese? Jalapeño poppers?

Cask ale

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Photo of APH
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frykid
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into pint glass, orange/gold color

the aroma was citrusy but a little faint when poured; tasted very good

it was enjoyable - I would have it again

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Photo of White_Whiskey
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellowish gold color, with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness quickly follows. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA but there are several others in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of durwood64
2.53/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I hope this was just an old six pack. Taste was like an old stale import. I know thirsty dog can make good beer, but what i just tasted was not good.

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Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, no visible date. DFH tulip.

A: pours a light hazy gold with lots of carbonation and a half finger of bubbly white head. Pretty decent lacing, with islands of bubbles remaining.

S: pretty faint on aroma; faint lemon peel and mild hints of sweet citrus with a crackery malt base. Sweet navel orange smell increases as it warms.

T: arrives pretty dry and crisp cracker malty, a little lemon peel and pine on the middle, with a pretty bitter but not excessive ending. A very west coast style lighter, drier IPA. Distinct Citra taste, for sure. Citrus taste increases as it warms, perhaps a little mandarin orange. More citrus reasserts itself on the finish, with a lingering hoppy lime sensation under the tongue.

M: medium to light-bodied, slightly slick, but pretty active carb keeps it refreshing. Slight lingering hop, but fairly clean.

O: reminds me a lot of Jackie O's Mystic Mama, but that is both hoppier and crisper. Also like Land-Grant's Glory, but without wheat. I can see the parallel to Zombie Dust, but don't think it is anywhere as crisp or fragrant. I could definitely see myself enjoying this again, though it is not one that I am going to seek out.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pajeff
2.83/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eskildow
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a clear, pale amber that is quite attractive in the light. Minimal head. The smell is rich and malty. If you like hops, you will definitely enjoy the flavour, as it is as strong as a kick in the face.

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Photo of Hayden34
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejane
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPadilla
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From bottle at home. May have had a date on the bottom, but was indecipherable.

Intriguing, billowy, foamy head that settled to light lacing. Assertive citrus in the aroma with a side of some fruity funk. Very clean finish on the palate with a low back that thickened as it warmed.

Having been completely wowed by the Citradelic earlier this summer, this brew had it's work cut out to out do New Belgium. It was good, but didn't reach the high water mark I had in mind.

I'd definitely pick it up again, but not a whole 6er, just a one off for variety in a session.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Citra Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 702 ratings.
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