Citra Dog | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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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:
#19,868
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
719
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
158
Trade:
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Ratings: 719 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of durwood64
2.53/5  rDev -33.2%
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 -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of SaltofOH
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pajeff
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eskildow
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejane
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JPadilla
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NEOdrinker
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bedfordbeer
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jri4
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zshaft
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.14/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at Salena's Mexican Restaurant in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a lighter amber orange, with a one and a half inch head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like caramel and bready malt, and a bit of kind of stale grapefruit.

I'm not sure if this is old, or just bad, or just both- because this is really not doing it for me. It's quite malty, with a weird and bad astingency on the finish, and not enough grapefruit or other fruity hoppiness to balance this one out.

This medium bodied, fairly crisp, but not all that drinkable.

Pretty disappointing stuff from Thirsty Dog. I expect better.

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Citra Dog from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 719 ratings