Citra Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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702 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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 Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +19%
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 TequilaVoodoo
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lightman
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft, in a shaker pint glass

Clear golden, foamy white head. Nice citrus and lemon hop aroma. Minimal malt flavor, the hops dominate. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2-27-16 - On cask at Spotted Pig in Greenwich Village, NYC. Pumped into dimpled pineapple mug. Light straw yellow with frothy white head that clung to the inside of the glass. Super smooth and tasty.

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Photo of DannyG44
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Robearsboozin
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveOrama
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.09/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Philguay92
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow color. Smell is of awesome citrus fruits as normally present with Citra hops. Taste is not too sophisticated with a basic citrus hop taste but nothing powerful. Solid mouthfeel and finish. Reminds me more of a regular pale ale than an IPA. Solid beer for fans of citra hops.

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Photo of Kefdrum1
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slvrmon82
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of datalager
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CayseyW
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DougT
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dleigh
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clear golden IPA. Plenty of head. Nice hoppy smell with some citrus. Not a lot of fruit, though, and I would expect more with a citra IPA. Crisp, bitter, and refreshing taste. Nice refreshing carbonation.

I don't see a date on the bottle, so I'm not sure how fresh it is--maybe would be amazing if fresh, but I cannot be sure.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JeltMaaj
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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