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Citra | Kern River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,757 |  Reviews: 401
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3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


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3.6/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Generously hooked up in a trade from Slaphappysnark. Fresh and sticky. Thank you Becky!

Shared amongst friends, I pour my portion into a Darkness snifter.

Bright orange pour. Colorbook like. My nieces would run wild on the walls with that color crayon. Two full fingers of off white head. Smell is deep citrus. Sweet of course. It's not pungent or aggressive just sweet. My first impression of my sip is how undercarbonated it is. It's not omg awful, it just isn't there. Taste is semi sweet tropical citrus that cuts to a dry finish. Hmmmm. (Scratches head) This has been done much better by others.

Sure the beer was good. Great? No. I don't see what all the fuss is about, Albeit, I'm glad I tried it and had the overall experience. If I'm on the West Coast i'd much rather reach Expo Hopiness, and Knuckle Sandwhich. East Coast, Hill Farmstead. Kern can't hold a candle to any of those. Competition is closed boys and girls.

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3.68/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Juicier than west coast IPAs traditionally tend to be. Brings the malt backbone that is characteristic of West Coast IPAs, imparting additional caramel sweetness. Overall very solid, but for me at least, I prefer the newer trend of hazy, juicy IPAs coming out of places in New England, from Tired Hands, and, for example, from Monkish on the left coast.

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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in sample size at the 2011 Bistro DIPA Fest. Pours a hazy golf with a dense white froth. Malty brown sugar and candied lemon hops on the nose with a piney accent. Flavor is lemon zest with a light pale malt note. I appreciate the hop focus without a syrupy malt profile but it also is allowing a soapy astringent note to come through. Solid bitterness but not really up to DIPA standards. A good beer but I'm not buying the hype here.

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Citra from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 1,757 ratings
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