Citra | Kern River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A double IPA that is hazy pale in color with a strong pungent aroma that comes from large amounts of Citra hops.

Added by Solomon420 on 02-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,751
Reviews:
398
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
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3,157
Gots:
142
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,751 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of FriedSlug
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Slightly hazy orange brew with a white head that leaves lacing everywhere. The aroma is amazing with oranges and mangoes with a brightness reminiscent of lemon. There is detectable sweetness and a nice pine in there as well. The taste starts sweet upfront with fruit and sweet malt but changes to an aggressive pine bitterness that then backs off as the sweetness returns to balance it out. This is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of NuckNuck
4.94/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very great. Smooth, you wouldn't know it's 8%. This is all I want in an IPA.

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Photo of thuglife
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keeling
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewjoel
4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KSHunt
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattyb79
4.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AleToTheVictors
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Clownoisseur
3.48/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayGreezy
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of missings0n
3.6/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rhong187
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomson805
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The pinnacle of the west coast ipa. Absolutely delicious. Only downfall is there's almost no carbonation. Flavor, scent and look are all perfection. If you're lucky enough to get your hands on this, buy as much as you can!

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Photo of Burgh1328
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of augustgarage
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. On-tap at the brewery, served in a pint glass.

Brilliantly clear apricot body topped by faint magnolia foam. Fine lacing; below average retention.

Pungent hop notes - very citrus forward as you would expect - largely grapefruit with hints of satsuma mandarin as well. Any tropical or floral notes are restrained at best. Solid aroma.

The base beer is perfectly crafted to showcase the hops - a sweet palate entry quickly gives way to citrus. Moderate but pure and lasting bitterness leads into a medium-dry finish. Hints of candied ginger and Meyer lemon zest as the beer warms slightly.

Well carbonated, and while the alcohol adds some heft to the body, the ABV is frighteningly well disguised, making this one of the most drinkable double-IPAs around.

Surprisingly simple, but expressive - just about faultless.

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Photo of CMLinder
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJBrews609
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gelasin
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kellee
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BSecaida
4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BartS
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Citra from Kern River Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 1,751 ratings.
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