Citra | Kern River Brewing Company

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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:
1,750
Reviews:
398
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
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3,157
Gots:
141
For Trade:
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Ratings: 1,750 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of fb4lfe
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best IPA I've ever had. I waited years to finally get a case of Citra and the wait was worth it. Scary drive to the brewery to pick up the case, but it was a fantastic trip. Numerous great beers but Citra stood out. Actually, they had "Hazy Citra" on tap and it was wonderful. If you get a chance to try it, don't pass it up.

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

Photo of ebin6
4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mock_in
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kdouble
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Teku goblet.

Look- A deep murky orange with a little over a finger of thick white head. A small amount of lacing down the glass.

Smell- Lots of strong citrus with an awesome touch of pineapple. Made me want to hurry for my first drink.

Taste- There was not as much fruit taste as the smell led me to believe. The hoppy taste really balanced everything and I tasted more malt around the middle of the pour. Absolutely delicious and extremely drinkable.

Feel- A full feel with little carbonation. Slightly dry but still very juicy.

Overall a phenomenal double IPA. Drinkable with just enough abv to keep it interesting.

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Photo of controlfate
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ead73
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: bright glowing orange. Slight haze. Thick eggshell white bubbles

S: citra galore. Resin. Citrus pith. Notes of pineapple and mango peel.

T: great balance of tropical fruits and citrus zest. Goes into resinous pine and a floral arrangement.

F: soft decent body. Finished dry and crisp.

O: very well done. I do think it is a bit overly rated relatives to it's comps but none the less fantastic.

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Photo of Burculian
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I traveled 2 hours to grab a case of this after I learned about it from a friend. I had to make an advanced purchase online to be eligible for picking it up directly from KRBC. While there I grabbed a couple of pints from the tap.

My first reaction: holy moley! Smooth and extremely drinkable without harsh bitterness despite the hoppiness. It is everything you want in a double IPA. My only regret is that I didn't buy 5 more cases of it. I guess i'll just need to count down to the next release.

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Photo of rifleman_zach
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My local dealer hooked me up with this one. I am no stranger to whales but i honestly had never heard of this brew before my buddy mentioned it.

Poured into a stien, has an off-white head about 1 inch thick. Color is golden/amber with a haze. I dont know about others but there is just something about hazy IPAs that I love.

The nose is filled with powerful citrus and pineapple flavors. Very smooth up front for a DIPA.

The middle is smooth with great fruit notes throughout. Nice light malt profile pulling everything together.

The finish is nice and bitter full of hoppiness. Very juicy and only slightly dry.

I will definitely be getting more of this. Solid double IPA, one of my top 10!

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Photo of lanciloti
4/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BEER88
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Renobrew
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of raspy22
3.99/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was such a highly rated beer, with a previous lottery system, and I was excited to have finally gotten it. I liked it but was a bit disappointed. Look was dark and clear. Smell was pretty weak in comparison to the other strong citra-dominant beers that are out there now. The taste was a lot more balanced between the citra tropical juiciness and the sharper piney bitterness. Was expecting the citra to be more prominent. Mouthfeel was like any other regular IPA. Not bad, but not good. Overall, it was a good beer, but did not live up to my expectations, especially since there are so many newly-popular hazy citra bombs out there now. Worth having, but won't make the tough effort to have again.

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Photo of amturnm7
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: golden yellow light white head about .5 inches
Smell: tropical fruit, big bitter hops, light malt and ethanol... Citra hop bomb
Taste: same as nose just more bitter and less floral
Feel: super dry and bitter

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Photo of bluesfortheredsun
4.03/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerRay
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It was almost 2 months old, but it didn't hold up as well as many of he New England IPAs after 2 months.

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Citra from Kern River Brewing Company
4.56 out of 5 based on 1,750 ratings.
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