Citra | Kern River Brewing Company

CitraCitra
BA SCORE
97.9%
Liked This Beer
4.57 w/ 1,754 ratings
CitraCitra
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
Ranking:
#54
Reviews:
400
Ratings:
1,754
Liked:
1,718
Avg:
4.57/5
pDev:
8.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3,156
Gots:
142
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,754 |  Reviews: 400
Photo of BSecaida
4.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BartS
4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbannister
4.81/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bpc24
4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fireazzi
4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer, delicious, great taste, smelled great. Lucky to have this a few times. Probably the best west coast IPA I have ever had. Great hop taste.

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Photo of MasterPenguins
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fooferjw
2.26/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of FiremanChris
4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve032
4.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samsel83
4.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.17/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C-roll32
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clay23
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ciscojuju
4.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wouldnt say this comes anywhere near being super impressed with the appearance here, it is cloudy. I realize thats all the rage on the other coast, but sorry, I find that to be maybe not a flaw, but certainly something that would prevent a 'perfect' appearance score if you will. Now, that is about the only "flaw" we will speak of during the review of this beer.

The aroma was one of the first to really kick that citra aroma up a notch into your nose. This was kind of the standard bearer for citra smells, all those citrus and tropical bouquets.

Its not just citrus notes though, there is some woody pine flavors in the taste/mouthfeel that supplement the plentiful fruit notes. Definitely a soft touch though bitterness wise, this isn't one of those 100ibu bitter bombs with little flavor and lots of crystal malt, oh no.

Excellent 1st tier world class ipa if you ask me.

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Photo of Freeod
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Such an incredible beer!

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Photo of N1Nkasi
4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.95/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Hazy golden orange with a little transparency. Two fingers of slightly off-white head.

S - Overly ripe peach and mango. Sweet malts which border on sugary.

T - classic West Coasr garlic and onion with the aforementioned sweet malts. A wet hop bitterness with dirty, earthy dankness with a small amount of the peach and mango from the aroma. The finish has some doughy and bready malts which aren't ideal for the end.

F - Full-bodied with moments of being syrupy. No alcohol presence. Not exactly easy to slug down with sweet notes and (at some times) a resinous feel.

O - Maybe I'm spoiled by New England DIPAs, but I think the reputation preceded Kern River Citra on this one. While it's a classic example of a big boy West Coast DIPA, that's just not how I prefer my DIPAs these days. It is most comparable to a Stone RuinTen, but I would prefer that over this.

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Photo of jtirpak22
4.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of wolfpac255
4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.01/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lobina
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yumbeer
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Citra from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 1,754 ratings
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