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%
 
 
Wants:
3,157
Gots:
141
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,750 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of Shogun250
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwa114
4.2/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seakyden
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BostonHoppa
4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was an absolutely phenomenal west coast IPA. The nose was absolutely incredible. Tons of pineapple and other tropical fruits. The carb was on point, and the color was beautiful. My only gripe is that it was pretty resinous and piney with a strong bite on the finish. For a big hop head, this would be incredible. For me, it was a little overpowering.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a taster glass. More citrus / less pine than what I consider to be a prototypical West Coast style IPA. I bit sweeter than I would have preferred.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kern River Brewing Co

A: Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Tropical fruit, passion fruit and mango, backed with citrus, lots of orange, a little grapefruit, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Juicy, citrus, orange and grapefruit, tropical fruit, passion fruit and mango, biscuity malt backbone, and light caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, dangerously drinkable.

O: Fantastic well balanced brew. They got all the best stuff out of those hops.

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

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HawkeyePA
3.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftsb41
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rabbott2
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2/20/2016 batch drank on 3/3/2016. Bomber poured into a tulip.

Really nice DIPA. Not anything like I was expecting for a Citra hopped IPA. Very malty and creamy, which is right up my alley. The balance of the citra and amarillo hops is extremely unique and perfectly executed. Glad I was finally able to try this one after seeking it out for over a year. Usually breweries are accused of trying to execute a "west coast" ipa, but this more of a west coast brewery making a more east coast ipa type. Love the malty balance with the hops.

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Photo of jayhunter357
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jw1978
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SuperChugLosAngeles
4.99/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best west coast beer created, period. It does a lot more than Pliny the Elder and gives Heady Topper a run for its money. But, this beer has it all from great smell, smooth as silk, totally drinkable, I could go on and on.

I was able to purchase 6 bottles because I won the lottery. Check out my trip to the brewery!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4htUA0Cm9_0

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Photo of neurobot01
4.72/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber into an IPA glass at ~fridge temp.

Look: dark yellow with a really nice-looking 1cm foam head; good lacing.

Smell: lemongrass, lemon wedges, lemon rind, lemon pith... you get the idea.

Taste: whoa. Initial flavor is almost like chocolate covered cherries or something. Dark, rich, and sweet, without being too sweet. Citrus follows, but not bright or tangy; almost like a lemon crumb bar. Finish is lingering confectioners sugar, strawberry, lilac.

Feel: full side of medium, with great rounded carb and slightly dry.

Overall: I pretty much never give 5s, but the taste on this deserves it. It's got so much going on, but every flavor remains distinct and contributes to the whole. This is just ridiculously good.

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Photo of UCONN_HUSKY
4.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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