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:
1,751
Reviews:
398
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to DarthKostrizer for the growler share and Alucard4 for picking it up.

Nice crystal clear amber color with a very nice off white frothy head with excellent retention and little lacing.

Wow!! As the growler top is popped the amazing fresh hops are prolific. You can smell this amazing explosive nose just holding the beer away from your head. Wonderful floral and light citrus notes. A slight sweetness. Also kind of smells like really good weed. (pineapple express would be the perfect name for this)

Flavor is amazing as well. Excellent balance and transition from hop forward to a nice light mild malt sweetness.

Light bodied, very fresh and crisp. Nice carbonation.

Overall IMO this beer, for the style deserves no less than a 5. Hands down the best IPA I've ever had. Crushes PtE!! Amazing nose, flavor and balance and so easy to drink it's crazy. Simply a perfect DIPA.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes taken on my BlackBerry Saturday 11-13-10. I think it was Monday or Tuesday last week when I got a BM from the always generous ramnuts simply titled "Citra". In the BM he went onto explain that he had a growler headed his way from arbitrator and wanted to share it! So a big thanks goes out to ramnuts for giving me the chance to try this improbable want and thanks to arbitrator for directing some of this CA rarity up here to North West.

The pour is yellow gold in body with a fluffy ecru head that recedes to a nice complete cap. The copious lacing looks nice. A perfect score is due!

Sweet-sweet honey tangelos sums up this aroma nicely! Pineapple comes through as well. This smells so freaking good I just hope the taste comes close.

The first sip is just glorious. The taste really is every bit as good as the smell. Bitter lemon, navel zest, and grapefruit meat are all the fantastic flavors. Citrus comes through in spades and can't get ANY better.

Thinner than expected and a highly carbonated mouthfeel. This leaves a lightly sticky residue on my lips and finishes clean. Why can't more DIPA's finish this crisp?

My notes are pretty simple on the matter of drinkability. "Super drinkable!" That's all I got. 'Nuff said, end of story, best beer EVER!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a review of the recent batch released on Feb 10.
Pint at KRBC on Feb 15. Reviewed on my phone, so its short and sweet.
A: orange haze beautiful head like the awesome beauty it is
S: what else can I say? Tangerine fruit, hops,grapefruit,apricots
T: follows the aroma...hops,orange goodness,like an orange
Julius.
M: Medium bodied resiny flavor but not lingering
D: awesome

I am glad KRBC went back to small batches on this beer and the quality shows. This reminded me of the early batches...phenominal is all I can say. 5 stars all around. Well done guys.

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