Citra Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Citra Single Hop IPACitra Single Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by gford217 on 06-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
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5
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11
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Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Orange label (unlike that pictured here) and new to shops here, this must be a second batch or re-release. Similar look to other Mikkeller single hop IPAs, as one might expect: A light bronze hue with a large quantity of frothy off-white head that sits there like dish suds. Aroma is rather malty, toffee and a little chocolate, but with a fresh orange juice and tropical fruit top note: Pineapple, peaches, passion fruit ... As one would expect from this hop. Flavor largely reflects the nose. I am getting guava and bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, hash oil, currant preserve, mentholated cough drop (although this is not super intense), vitamin C chewables, jasmine tea. Starts with bitter citrus and tropical musk but I am getting strong floral and green flavors late along with a blast of gooseberry. The Citra hops are more than keeping up with the sturdy malt backbone (cf. Bravo, to name one example. See that review). Moderate to full body and a smooth, oily mouthfeel despite making the mouth tingle. Comes off more carbonated than other Mikkeller single hops I've had to date. Not detrimental. Finish is dank and bitter, dominated by the hops. Read this to mean its pretty great in my current mood state. I rarely go back and compare ratings to validate such a call, but right in the here and now this is my favorite Mikkeller single hop IPA. I might taste gooseberry for another week hence. Wonderful.

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Photo of ZachT
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Rutager
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of SoPeL
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of aakerman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of beholder_pl
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of turu86
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Bellonc
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of RolandoHH
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark orange, with a two finger thick head with medium retention. There's a LOT of yeast chunks floating around. Intentional or not, this isn't precisely appealing.

S - Earthy, woody scent, with a hint of malty sweetness and definitely some yeast.

T - Taste matches the nose. Earthy, woody, malty (much more than I expected), with a hint of vanilla.

M - Smooth, even considering the yeast chunks.

O - Aside from the appearance, an enjoyable IPA, though the balance is off in places.

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Photo of CityofBals
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Sorachi
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My eighth beer from the Mikkeller Single Hop series. My bottle lists a 6.80% abv rather than the 6.90% abv listed on BeerAdvocate. Expectations are high based upon my experience with the others.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Woah, pours about five to six fingers of giant towering beige froth. Body is a dark burnt sienna orange / borderline mahogany color. Looks like all the others, except for the massive collection of dark yeast chunks sinking to the bottom of the glass. Definitely off-putting and clearly this much chunky yeast sediment wasn't intentional. Some nice streaks of lacing. Doesn't look bad, aside from the disturbing amount of yeast chunks.

S - Smell isn't off or strange in any way, despite the ridiculously muddled appearance. Smells of earthiness, twigs, wood, cream, vanilla, hint of yeast in the nose. Smells a lot like all the others.

T - Taste isn't noticeably off or ruined in any way either. Tastes much like the others. Earthiness, dried leaves, creamy vanilla, wood, caramelized malts.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with some mild bitterness and green apple skin stickiness lingering on the palate.

Overall, not too much different than any of the others, aside from the entirely nauseating appearance which, I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt, was an accident. Please excuse me while I go find my strainer.

Mikkeller Citra ---3.5/5

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Photo of artemh
4/5  rDev +5%

Citra Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
3.81 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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